Learn English through theatre! Explore new creative ways of language learning.
The idea of this project is to introduce new ways of language learning and to encourage creativity. It gives the children the opportunity to learn English by watching our carefully written and performed shows, available for all age groups!
Children are able to learn lots of new vocabulary and follow the whole performance in English. Unlike traditional language learning that focuses on the use of the left part of the brain, theatre focuses on creativity. These shows also come with after show activities, which help reenforce all of the material from the show and keep all of the children involved!
Theatre is the perfect way of learning English!
The children want to understand what the actors are saying, how they feel and take part in their adventure. This can only encourage children to become involved and to expand their vocabulary without even realising it!
This project also opens many doors for using theatre in class throughout the year. The children can carry on learning by having fun and watching performances. They will be enthusiastic about English and will be excited about language classes!
BELL BEYOND provides teachers with materials and activities to carry on teaching after the show for the following weeks and months.
We have four shows available for each age group:
During the course of one day 3 shows and 3 theatre activities are the maximum available.
The teachers pick the SHOW based on the age group and number of students.
At each show a minimum of 60 to maximum of 120 children can take part. After the show the children are divided into smaller groups for the theatre activities.
There will be 3 or 4 professional actors at each show, who specialise in TIE.
Pre teaching materials are available for all teachers, if they opt to prepare their students before the show.
Otherwise, they can surprise the children with the show and use materials after the show for further teaching.
At each school diplomas will be handed out for attending the show and taking part in various theatre activities.
AVAILABLE SPACE FOR THE SHOWS
The show can be held in any space, a relatively large classroom, gym or a small theatre if there is one at the school. For the after show activities school classrooms are sufficient. There is no need for microphones, raised platforms or special CD players. If the school does offer a sound system, the actors will be thankful to use it.
How to book a show at your school:
There is a daily minimum of students present at the show.
There is a set rate for a daily show available to a maximum of 350 students, divided into 3 shows and 3 theatre activities. The fee does not include VAT according to article 10 D.P.R. 633\72.
Teachers interested in booking a show must contact the BELL office to make sure the actors are available for the dates. There is a possibility of booking shows on consecutive days.
The teachers will then be sent an estimated cost for the shows they are interested in.
Only after the dates and times have been confirmed and the cost agreed upon, BELL will send a confirmation letter that needs to be signed by the headmaster.