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Saturday, August 26 • 10:45am - 11:30am
Workshop 2 Space 8 (D): Applied Improvisation and Drama for Second Language Education (45 min)

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This presentation will outline and demonstrate techniques for applying improvisation and drama in the teaching of a second language, as well as discuss the strengths and challenges of this approach.  Specifically, the experiences of the speaker teaching in a Chinese language environment will be addressed.  Following the presentation, there will be practical demonstration of some techniques, as well as time for discussion and sharing among participants.


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Marc Purchin

Purchin Consulting
Building on over two decades of education and professional experience, Marc Purchin established Purchin Consulting in 1997 to help to empower individuals and communities to resolve conflicts through meaningful dialogue.  Marc has personally conducted 2500 mediations through contracts... Read More →

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John Maloney

Professor, Tainan University
John Maloney is a theater director and professor of drama living in Taiwan.  For the past ten years, he has been developing English through Drama curriculum at Tainan University of Technology, with the aim of developing confidence and fluency. 

Saturday August 26, 2017 10:45am - 11:30am PDT

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