Norman Roddom, Deputy Head Teacher, British Council School, Madrid warmly invites you to join us for our very special online workshop series to mark 400 years since Shakespeare’s death.

The workshops will be streamed live from the British Council School in Madrid and are bought to you by two renowned teacher educators Jamie Keddie and Chris Lima. Attending the online workshops will provide English Language Teachers with the tools and knowledge to make Shakespeare’s works come alive in the classroom to improve the experience for students of all ages and contexts.

Chris Lima: When shall we three meet again? In the classroom, online and on the stage

This session will start with some brief considerations on teaching Shakespeare to language learners and a discussion on the principles that can guide us when doing so. Participants will then be invited to take part in activities that can be used in class with learners at different language levels and in different educational contexts. For this activities, the text of Shakespeare’s Macbeth will be used, easily accessible online teaching materials, and theatre performance techniques.

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Jamie Keddie: Interactive Storytelling Workshop: THE WINTER’S TALE

Is it a comedy? Is it a tragedy? Or is it what some people refer to as one of William Shakespeare's ‘problem plays’? In this interactive storytelling workshop, Jamie Keddie will guide us through the narrative of The Winter's Tale, a story of jealousy, humiliation and a bear. He will make many stops along the way to connect Shakespearean issues and language with the contemporary world.

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The sessions will be completely interactive for attendees and we will be able to take questions in real time through the platform and on Twitter using #ShakespeareLives.

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Thursday 1 December 2016


Welcome and Introduction for both sessions from Norman Roddom

This event will be streamed live online 

British Council, Madrid

The British Council School is the only school managed by the British Council and were the first British school established in Spain, now with over 70 years’ experience. The school’s long-standing and continuing fine reputation and prestige are founded innovative spirit, highly qualified teaching staff and on standards of excellence in the British and Spanish education offered.

The school’s academic approach and environment are designed and developed to respond to present times but with an eye on the future, as evidenced by the school’s unique BiBac® system, which is complemented by the excellent results in IGCSEs, helps students to secure places at the best universities in the world.
More information can be found on the British Council’s school website.

Chris Lima, Teacher Educator

Chris is a lecturer, researcher, and teacher educator. Her research interests lie in the fields of teaching English literature and language and the history of English. Within these fields, her research projects investigate the dialogical interactions between readers and texts, the place of imagination in teaching and learning, and the roles of fiction reading in the process of language acquisition. In the area of literary studies, her main interests are in Shakespeare, the Romantics, and Tolkien. Chris has been working in partnership with the British Council for many years. She is also an member of many academic and professional organizations and the coordinator of the IATEFL Literature Special Interest Group. She is the recipient of two ELTon Awards (2007 and 2015). Chris is also a Higher Education Academy Senior Fellow (SFHEA) and currently works at the University of Leicester, UK.

Jamie Keddie

A language teacher and storyteller who has shared his insights with teachers all over the world. He is the founder of Lessonstream, and the author of ‘Images’ (OUP 2009), ‘Bringing online video into the classroom’ (OUP 2014) and ‘Videotelling’ (self-published, 2016). Jamie is an associate trainer at Norwich Institute for Language Education.