After graduating in acting from the Guildhall School of Music and Drama in 1993 I realized I wasn’t really cut out for the rejection part of auditioning nor was I keen on London’s grey skies and drizzle so, after I won a grant from the “Prince’s Trust”, I changed my profession from actress to , in my mind the next best thing, acting coach and emigrated to a warmer climate. I settled in Italy where I discovered my love for Tuscany and a pace of life much more compatibleto my own.
A while after the big move I became a certified CELTA English teacher for children and adults and I was determined from the outset to create something stimulating and unique for my English students that would make them fall off their chairs with laughter rather than boredom.
I believe learning should be fun. So I started injecting some vitality into my teaching by mixing my acting techniques together with my English teaching skills to produce some strange and wonderful concoctions called ESL DRAMA GAMES. And after 18 years my experience has shown me that using innovative and dynamic drama activities in class keep children (and adults) interested and motivate them so much more.
With this blog I would like to help ESL teachers be better at what they do, feel inspired to be teachers, and stimulate their students. Being an ESL teacher involved in teaching children is a truly unique and unforgettable experience that is both challenging and rewarding. If you would like a few key tips on how to keep your students motivated and enthusiastic to learn English – then read on…..