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The Play's the Thing: Teaching World Languages Using Drama-Based Techniques

Mon, August 12, 2019 | Patton Hall, RLP 1.302B

10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Get your students on their feet, energized, and excited! Learn how to incorporate theater and other dramatic activities such as role-play, improvisation, group talk, and games in your world language classroom.


  • 9:45am coffee/tea/registration
  • 10am-11am "Off Script: Performance in the Development of Spontaneous Speaking Skills," Alex Thomas
  • 11am-noon "Theater and Storytelling: Narrating History through Performing Arts Skills," Antonella Olson 
  • noon-1pm catered lunch
  • 1pm-2pm "From Lozanov to Liubimov: Personalities, Plays, and Proficiency," Thomas J. Garza
  • 2pm-3pm hands-on

Note: While some examples may be taken from a specific language, the techniques are applicable to teaching any language.


Four hours of CPE credit is available to participants! Registration includes lunch, refreshments, and materials:

  • All students: $5. Use discount code DStudent on the payment page.
  • K-12 teachers: $10. Use discount code DK12 on the payment page.
  • All others: $20.

Visit the TLC Store to register now!

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Sponsored by: Texas Langauge Center

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