My talks in 2017 and 2108 at the annual IATEFL conference in the UK included live remote plays performed through Zoom by children in Palestine. This year we did something different. The participants in my workshop – teachers, teacher trainers and ELT authors from around the world -were organised into groups and given an excerpt from a script from one of three plays that were submitted for last year’s competition.
Their task (and they only had about 10 minutes to do this) was to prepare a performance of the excerpt they’d been given, and then perform it through zoom to the children who had originally created and performed it. The children and their teachers then gave the teachers feedback on their performances. Here’s the recording of the performance and feedback stage..
I think it’s clear that this is a lot of fun and also a valuable experience for everyone involved. How about arranging something similar in one of your English classes somewhere in the world? The plays in this book could be a very good starting point for this.