Friday Workshops

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Andrew Wright Workshop
Using stories in language teaching
Stories are not an occasional entertainment but as essential to people as water is to fish.  Why not make much more use of stories in the language classroom?
In this workshop I will share with participants ways of making stories with students and some ways of responding to stories.  I will choose examples according to the needs of participants.  Teachers of all ages and language levels of student are welcome.  This will be a practical workshop in which participants will, ‘have a go’.

Andrew Wright is an author, illustrator, teacher trainer and storyteller.  As an author he has published: Creating Stories With Children, Oxford University Press; Five Minute Activities, Cambridge University Press; 1000+ Pictures for Teachers to Copy, Pearson Longman, Writing Stories, Helbling Languages.  As a teacher trainer he has worked with teachers in thirty countries and as a story teller he has worked with approximately 35,000 students in the last five years.
Andrew’s website is: http://www.andrewarticlesandstories.wordpress.com
 
Nick Hennessey Workshop
What are the basic skills required to tell a traditional story?
In the workshops we will be exploring the structure of the traditional story, the story that comes from the oral culture, so participants can make it their own and bring life to the telling of it. We will explore rhythms of speaking as well as the rhythms of imagery, helping us to gain a deeper understanding of the architecture of a story.

A singer, songwriter and storyteller Nick is a dynamic and passionate performer whose love for the traditional culture of northern Europe forges together the note, the song and the spoken word into a unique and engaging style. Nick Hennessey came to storytelling whilst undertaking field research for a PhD in Cultural Geography.  At this time he became a professional singer, songwriter and storyteller with a particular interest in the relationship between landscape, communities and stories and the re-invention of tradition. As an artist he has continued to research and perform internationally.

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