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Podcasts with Patrice Baldwin

Here are two podcasts that TESOL-Drama member Susan Hillyard made with Patrice Baldwin, President of National Drama UK and IDEA. Thanks, Susan, for sharing with us! You can download the MP3s from:


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Week 2 Information

For week 2 (Jan17-23), we are going to discuss the first 10 process drama conventions. Please start by looking at this introduction to process drama conventions (PDF).

The first ten conventions are:

  1. Teacher in role.
  2. Stranger in role.
  3. Mantle of the expert
  4. Narration
  5. Meetings
  6. Interviews
  7. Hot seating
  8. Improvisation
  9. Collective role play
  10. Pantomime/movement

Here are some questions we can discuss on the Y!Group list: If you have used any of these in your work, could you tell us how you implemented the activity, how it worked, what the goal was, and how many students were participating?


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Week 1: Introductions (Jan 10-16)

Agenda for this week:

  • Introduction of moderators and participants.
  • A discussion of what process drama is and how it is beneficial to second language acquisition.
  • The PD approach is summarized for overall understanding.

This week, please read:

In addition, please watch these videos:

We have checked all the Word documents for viruses, and we are confident all our resources are safe, but if you encounter any difficulties, please email us and we’ll upload them in another format.

Please also check out the links posted on the right of this page!

Your discussion leaders for this week are Gary Carkin and Shin-Mei Kao. We will be talking about these readings and videos on our YahooGroups mailing list. We’d like to hear about:

  • your experiences with process drama
  • and/or your responses to the readings and videos (especially if you’ve never heard of process drama before!)

To participate, please email We look forward to hearing from you!

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EVO2011 Syllabus

EVO 2011: Re-Playing Process Drama

The 2011 TESOL-Drama/EVO_Drama online workshop will allow participants to experience the work of Process Drama within a new framework, one especially designed for NEWCOMERS to drama and especially to Process Drama.

TESOL-Drama began looking at process drama in the 2010 workshop. This year, we will approach process drama from the more practical perspective of process drama activities and conventions, and then move to the discussion of how these may be utilized within different contexts.

The workshop will thoroughly examine the techniques and strategies used in forming a process drama, explaining what they are and how they may be implemented, in what contexts they might be used, and through what roles the emerging drama might best be expressed.  We will call upon workshop participants to contribute examples of techniques and strategies that they have found successful and the contexts to which they were applied.

Finally, we will solicit examples of lesson plans that illustrate the use of the strategies in an ongoing fashion and how they were, or could be, utilized to fashion a complete process drama.

Target Audience: All ESOL teachers

Sponsors: SPLIS and TESOL-Drama


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