Be yourself in any language!
The family of European projects Glottodrama (2008/2014), all developed with the financial support of the Lifelong Learning Programme, has introduced a new methodology to teach foreign languages through Drama. This method was conceived to overcome the most common problems related to the acquisition of oral skills in foreign language learning. The main idea was to challenge some long lasting and deeply rooted prejudices or pedagogical mistakes: the confusion between “language competence” and “communicative competence”, the separation in language learning between verbal codes and no-verbal codes, the overvaluation of written work and grammar study, the undervaluation of an active role of the students in the learning process, the lack of creativity and use of imagination in many class activities, the inadequate self- motivation of many students who fail to reach the expected objectives.
The Glottodrama method tries to overcome these problems through a holistic approach to language learning in which “mind” and “body” are both fully involved as it happens in any real communication situation. The pedagogical assumptions of the method can be summarized in the formula of a communicative approach with a humanistic-affective orientation.
The three international partnerships through which the Glottodrama Projects were developed were composed and recomposed according to the different linguistic and pedagogical skills that each objective required.
|Partner||City and Nation||
|Agenzia di ricerca Novacultur
|Rome – Italy|
|Università di Tor Vergata||Rome – Italy||–||–|
|Istituto Comprensivo D.Manin||Rome – Italy||–||–|
|Accademia Nazionale Arte Drammatica S.D’Amico – associated partner||Rome – Italy||–||–|
|Association CREI||Paris – France||–|
|Formation linguistique Langues Plurielles – Parigi||Paris – France||–||–|
|Université Paris I Sorbonne
|Paris – France||–||–|
|University of Bucarest||Bucarest – Romania||–|
|Foundation EuroEd||Iasi – Romania||–||–|
|University Tömer||Ankara – Turkey||–|
|Consulting Company Euroinform||Sofia – Bulgaria||–|
|Linguistic centre “Perugia”||Athens – Greece||–||–|
|Linguistic centre CIAL||Lisbon – Portugal||–|
|Universidad Polotecnica UPV||Valencia – Spain|