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Woodspeen Training uses drama to support ESOL classes

Drama the key for learners to immerse themselves in language 

Woodspeen Training has been supporting learners on its ESOL course to soak up the English language through the use of drama. By using drama, learners have been able to enhance their learning and understanding of the English language and have put on a play for their classmates.  

The film and drama classes have been aimed at our higher-level learners, enabling them to express themselves by reciting from scripts and working in pairs, increasing both confidence in their spoken ability and helping them create bonds that endure outside of class.  

Celebrating small wins has been a key part of the learning journey for all our learners completing ESOL courses with us. On completion of the production of ‘Evita’ the class were awarded with certificates to show how proud the team were of their achievements. The certificates were presented at a special event which further got our learners involved by bringing in a traditional dish from their individual countries into the centre to be shared amongst the group.  

Steve Kerr, ESOL skills tutor said “The awards presentation was an amazing occasion, seeing learners telling stories from home whilst sharing in some incredible food, was heartwarming.” 

“I can’t wait to get started on the next production.” Steve continued.  

Learn more about our ESOL course and other Adult Education Budget (AEB) courses. Please note our AEB courses are only available to anyone aged 19 years old or above, that lives in Huddersfield, Bradford, Halifax, Wakefield or Leeds. They are fully funded through our AEB provision. 

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