Glottodrama Transfer of Innovation
Glottodrama is a two-year multilateral research project approved and financed in 2007 by the new Life Long Learning Program of the European Union. The project is coordinated by the Laboratory of Linguistics of Culturiana Publishing Company and aims to develop and test an innovative methodology for teaching foreign languages that will integrate conventional communicative learning processes with the dynamics of the applied techniques of Theatre Arts. The project envisions the creation of courses based on in-class laboratory applications of theatre recitals conducted in the foreign language of choice, by two teachers, one of languages one of theatrical arts. The course program, after an initial phase of laboratory activities, will call for the realization of a script or screenplay on stage. The GlottoDrama project was born from the recognition of national and international experience in the application of theatre to language teaching. The recurring results from these teaching experiments have shown the potentiality of such an approach for language learning but have also highlighted the limitation of the experience when conducted without the support of acting professional. GlottoDrama can be conceived as a principal language course but also as a parallel activity, integrating with courses based on different and already established methodologies.
Consistency with the European policies in the field of language learning