August 11th -18th in the Ecological Centre, Sremski Karlovci, near NoviSad in Serbia with Jody Medland, Vladica Rakić and Sanja Čonjagić.
This will be a very INTERNATIONAL experience with teachers of English from many countries in central and eastern Europe participating, and it always engenders a wonderful spirit of togetherness sharing the differences in our lives but realising that our calling to be a teacher is the same, wherever you live.
Vojvodina is a rich multicultural region in northern Serbia and we make full use of this during the week with visits and hopefully, even a day on an island in the Danube as well as a visit to Novi Sad itself. The Centre is used throughout the year for training and activities in education and environmental matters, and they love our groups! Everyone will be together 24/7 so the 'programme' will run from early morning (we hope we can include yoga before breakfast for those that want it). Morning sessions will be led by Jody Medland and the afternoon sessions will be a broader mix of visits, sessions in the centre, free time and the evenings offering more social time together, including an International evening.
Jody Medland is a fully credited screenwriter, a published novelist and playwright. His work is renowned for its strong characters, original concepts, and he is deeply passionate about education. He has been working with teachers to look at ways to engage students more in creative thinking. His sessions will be built around a contemporary one act play, written by himself which has been performed in various theatres already.
Over the course of 6 days, Jody will use this original play to teach the importance of plot, story, structure and character dynamics. The course focuses on both English and Drama elements, making it perfect for the development of Speaking, Observation and Listening skills in English!
The play is called Silo, it is a sci-fi drama. During a state of emergency, an inventor sends a self-building robot to care for his father in his dying days. It gets creative with the rules by which it’s governed, as a result starts to pose a threat to the whole of humanity.
The price of the course is €495 and is inclusive of everything in the programme including food and accommodation but does not include the cost of transport to and from Novi Sad/ Karlovci. Further details to follow on the website, for registration please Apply here