After completing my university
training in my hometown Liverpool, UK, I moved to Madrid to teach in a
private British school. Theatre has always been a passion of mine and
from childhood I have been involved in amateur dramatics and
performance. 9 years ago I opened a musical theatre group for children
in English. This musical theatre group was a huge success and so now I
have decided that I want to bring the opportunity to learn English in a
fun, relaxed environment to other ‘Little Stars’ in Madrid. I look
forward to meeting you all in the classes and having lots of fun helping
you become ‘Little Stars’ too!
(CRB checked and licensed to work with children)
For more information about how to learn English in a fun and dynamic way, don't hestitate to get in touch.
Little Stars Theatre
622 757 000
It seems like a long way away but we all want to prepare our ‘Little Stars’ to be successful in adult life. There is such a huge emphasis these days on languages and learning English can open so many doors for our children, communicating with people from other countries, entering Universities outside of Spain, and eventually getting those international well respected jobs they deserve.
At times the teaching of English language in classes falls short of fulfilling its goals. Even after years of learning English in a classroom setting, children do not get the experience they need to practice using the language and develop their confidence when speaking in a relaxed setting. The practice that they do get can be limited to the material that is covered in class and not cover a wider more creative setting. They may not get the chance to communicate sharing their ideas and thoughts, emotions, adaptability and imagination. A conventional English class may focus more on the grammar and structure of the English language rather than these areas which will develop a child’s fluency. Rather than writing set grammatical answers to texts, learning English through theatre develops these communication channels too and it’s a way for your child to relate to the language. It is a way for your child to react and respond to the English language in a practical setting, and develop their self expression. Overall though, more importantly, it is a way to break the monotony of the classroom and allow children to have fun while developing their skills.
During classes the emphasis is on improvisational skills in order to improve children’s grasp of the English language. This will be done through many games. The children will learn to explore themselves and in the process build their self esteem and confidence. Teamwork is important and the mixture of ages in the class will help children relate to others and develop many life skills. Activities will be altered and suited to different ages and level of English of the children. Not everyone will become a professional performer in the future, but all will boost their English, along with their public speaking skills, self esteem and confidence, which will help them in many areas of their future lives, not just in a theatre context. Your child will have a great time building characters and situations as they stretch their minds to find the fabulous characters inside.
Focus of classes:
The classes will be held on weekdays at different locations in Madrid. They are for mixed age groups from 5 years old and the level of English is not important, a basic understanding is needed but the idea is to improve! Each class will have a minimum of 4 children and maximum of 25 which is quite small to enable me to get to know every child and their specific needs, but also big enough for us to have lots of dynamic games and fun!
Everyone wants to give their ‘Little Stars’’ the best birthday possible but what are you going to do with all those children to entertain them? Do not worry! That’s where Little Stars come in to help. We can design a package for your needs to ensure the party is a huge success, all you need to do is provide the location! By playing theatre games in English, dancing and having fun we can make your ‘Little Stars’ birthday fun in every way!
Contact me for more information and to design a personal package!
With such a huge emphasis on languages now in the workplace, it has never been more important to speak English in a fluent and confident way. Have you done all of the English courses and brushed up your English from school but still you struggle when in that situation and you have to use it? What you need is to use your English in a relaxed atmosphere, one where making mistakes doesn’t matter and above all you have fun! Practice for an interview by carrying out role plays, practice presenting that important sales pitch, use different situations to deal with problem customers, or any other situation that you may feel will benefit your professional career. Develop your confidence and self esteem in English and above all pronunciation and public speaking skills. See improvements fast and how you can apply these techniques in your everyday working life.
Classes can be arranged one to one or better still in a group for a more dynamic fun setting.
Contact me for more details and pricing.
Mother and baby groups are a great way for you to meet people who are in the same situation as you, who understand the sleepless nights, changing nappies and teething and are looking to make friends too. It is also a place where your child can start to experience other children and start to develop their social skills. What better way to do this than in an English environment!
Contact me for more details, pricing and information about groups near you!