DESCRIPTION OF THE GLOTTODRAMA TRAINING COURSES FOR TEACHERS
The Glottodrama Academy is a research and teaching centre member of EUROPEARLL (European Association for Performing Arts Applied to Language Learning). From 2017 the name of the managing organization is changed in International Language Academy and has moved from Rome to Fermo. Here the Glottodrama Academy is part of the University College San Domenico of  Fermo. The college is located in a magnificent and ancient building in the heart of city centre. The town of  Fermo is a medieval “pearl” full of art and history and it is placed on a hill overlooking the Adriatic Coast. It is just a few minutes away from beautiful sandy beaches and students who will join our summer sessions will have also the chance to combine the course with a beach holiday. If you want to start a virtual tour of Fermo and its fascinating surroundings, please visit the following link: www.comune.fermo.it/en/ (click in the window the icon on the bottom right to activate the audio of the video-clip).

Each session of the course lasts 2 weeks and provides lessons from Monday to Friday. A programme of cultural and social activities, organized in the afternoons and during the week-end, completes the course with excursions to art cities (Rome, Florence, Venice), guided visits of the beautiful surroundings, wine tastings and culinary experiences.  Cost of the course (tuition only) is 700 Euro.
The main objective of the training is to make candidates familiar with the theoretical principles and the practical application of the Glottodrama Method. The method, which integrates drama techniques in language teaching, shares the principles of the communicative approach and proposes an original CLIL solution strongly action-oriented. The Glottodrama has been developed by an international consortium through three consecutive projects supported by the European Lifelong Learning Programme (2007/2014): www.glottodrama.eu
The Method has been successfully tested by several educational institutions in 8 European countries with excellent results in terms of improvement of oral and written skills. Today it is applied with the support of specific pedagogic materials to the teaching of 9 idioms as FL/L2: English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, French, Romanian, Bulgarian, Greek and Turkish. The Glottodrama Projects have been awarded twice with the European Language Label (2010- 2014), a seal of excellence given by the EU Commission to best projects in the field of language learning.
The final scope of this training is to enrich the professional background of language and drama teachers in order to exploit the pedagogical advantages introduced by the method and with a wide range of beneficiaries: pupils, university students, adults, immigrants, professionals. Therefore this course is suitable for teachers and instructors operating in any educational institution from primary school to higher education.

TEACHING PROGRAMME
According with this format the course lasts 2 weeks and provides 40 hours of class tuition. 10 lessons of 4 hours (Monday to Friday) in the morning  plus some homework and self-study in the afternoon. English is the basic working language of this international seminar.
The programme is both theoretical and practical and it is sub-divided in 3 phases. In the first step an introduction to the principles of the communicative approach is provided and the structure of the Glottodrama method is presented together with some specific teaching aids.
In a second step the candidates taste a real application of the method and experiment directly the wide range of learning activities through a short “Glottodrama workshop in Italian as a foreign language” where they become “students”. In a third step, after a common discussion  of the workshop activities that always end with a video-recorded acting performance played by all participants, the candidates are required to plan a Glottodrama Teaching Unit applied to their native or working languages. Then these projects are evaluated by tutors and discussed with students. All candidates receive learning tools in a digital and paper format including a Guide to Glottodrama Method and a Glottodrama Resource Book both available in 9 languages. An attendance certificate is issued to successful candidates along with the Mobility Europass upon request. The registration fee for this course in 2018 is 700 Euros including tuition and teaching materials. Pre-course and follow-up activites are envisaged by the programme.
Before the starting date each candidate receives via mail some teaching materials and a questionnaire. At the end of the course all successful candidates, holding the required professional background, will become  “Glottodrama Qualified Teachers” and will be registered in the International Directory of Glottodrama Tutors. A basic requirement in order to teach in any official Glottodrama class organized all over the world by the members of the Glottodrama Academy.

ACCOMMODATION IN FERMO
We have an agreement with a  Hotel*** in Fermo. Our candidates can profit by a special offer during their stay: double room (B&B), Single Use Euro 40 per night, 2 occupants 60 Euro per night. In order to get this discounted rate, we need to make a pre-booking for you. You will pay the room directly to the hotel.

TRANSPORTS
Fermo is very well connected with Rome and its airports. There is a direct bus from and to Fiumicino Airport; a direct bus from Railway Station Tiburtina (underground Stop Line B) to and from Fermo. Both journeys take approximately 3 hours. Moreover you can choose to reach Fermo by train (Stop in Porto San Giorgio) or by car via motorway.

CALENDAR OF TRAINING SESSIONS 2019
Intensive courses of 2 weeks in Fermo. Fees per candidate: 700 Euros.

Month Dates Venue
June 17.06.2019 – 28.06.2019 Fermo (Marche)

HOW TO APPLY
Choose your favourite session and apply by email to our office or download the registration form and the regulations from the website. Upon receiving an international transfer of the deposit due (Euro 100) we will finalize you pre-registration and secure a place in the chosen course. If you are applying for a European Grant under the Erasmus + Programme the deposit is not due but we need an evidence of your application. Moreover in this case you are expected to pay the deposit immediately after receiving the announcement from your National Agency. In any case the entire balance of the fees must be settled down at least 15 days before the starting date of the chosen course. Please take note that the organizer can cancel a course session if a minimum number of candidates is not registered. In this case, the whole amount paid is fully reimbursed. Therefore you should always wait until you receive from our office a final confirmation of the chosen session before booking flights and accommodation. For more information, FAQ and also testimonials from previous participants, visit : www.glottodrama.eu.

Glottodrama Academy
Via dell’Università,16/D – 63900 Fermo
Tel.+39.0734.217277 –  
info@glottodrama.eu
www.glottodrama.eu