Teacher Training: Upcoming Courses

All courses take place at our lovely drama studio in Southgate, London N14. You can reserve a place by filling in our online reservation form.

Summer 2017 Courses

Tuesday 29 August 2017Introduction to Teaching for LAMDA Exams
Wednesday 30 August 2017LAMDA Acting and Devising Exams  FULLY BOOKED
Friday 1 September 2017LAMDA Verse and Prose and Reading for Performance Exams
Saturday 2 September 2017LAMDA Speaking in Public Exams
Sunday 10 September 2017The Knowledge Section
Sunday 17 September 2017LAMDA Introductory Exams / Drama for Young Children

Course timetable

10am–12.30pm: Morning session

12.30–1.30pm: Lunch

1.30–3.30pm: Afternoon session

Doors are open from 9.30am, when tea, coffee and refreshments will be served; and until 4pm, for those who have further questions or want to browse our materials and resources.

Price

Single course: £99

Three courses: £267 (save £30)

Four courses: £356 (save £40)

Five courses: £445 (save £50)

Six courses: £534 (save £50)

These prices include refreshments and lunch, a certificate of training and a resource pack.


Introduction to Teaching for LAMDA Exams

Tuesday 29 August 2017 • 10am–3.30pm

Our Introduction to Teaching for LAMDA Exams offers helpful advice about setting up a small drama teaching business. We will cover the whole process of entering students for LAMDA exams. We will also break down and simplify the LAMDA Exams syllabus, which is can be difficult to decipher. This course is also an excellent refresher for experienced teachers.

The workshop covers the following areas:

Preparing students for LAMDA exams

  • An overview of the levels, grades and subject areas
  • Deciding which exams to enter your students for
  • How much preparation time to allow each student

Business

  • How to get yourself DBS-checked
  • How to get yourself insured
  • How to get yourself trained in First Aid
  • How many children to have in a group and how much to charge
  • How to set yourself up as a Private LAMDA Centre

LAMDA Exams Specifications

  • Precisely what needs to be prepared for each subject and grade
  • Teaching ideas linked with different areas of the syllabus

LAMDA Acting and Devising Exams

Wednesday 30 August 2017 • 10am–3.30pm   FULLY BOOKED

This course focuses on the following LAMDA exams:

  • Acting (Monologue, Duologue and Combined)
  • Devising Drama

The course is intended for those who already have experience of preparing students for LAMDA exams or who have already attended our Introduction to LAMDA Exams.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • A close look at some of the Acting set pieces
  • How to find own-choice pieces
  • Suggestions for warm-up games and exercises to help students create and inhabit characters
  • Exercises to improve students’ technique and stagecraft
  • Lively ways of teaching the theoretical aspect of Acting exams
  • How to get started with Devising Drama exams
  • Advice on structuring a devised scene
  • How to work with a group of students preparing for different exams

LAMDA Verse and Prose and Reading for Performance Exams

Friday 1 September 2017 • 10am–3.30pm

This course focuses on the following LAMDA exams:

  • The Speaking of Verse and Prose
  • Reading for Performance

The course is intended for those who already have experience of preparing students for LAMDA exams or who have already attended our Introduction to LAMDA Exams.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • A close look at some of the Verse and Prose set pieces
  • How to find own-choice pieces
  • Suggestions for warm-up games and exercises to improve students’ breath control, diction and modulation
  • How to choose themes for Reading for Performance exams
  • Advice on structuring a Reading for Performance recital
  • Lively ways of teaching the theoretical aspect of Communication Exams
  • How to work with a group of students preparing for different exams

LAMDA Speaking in Public Exams

Saturday 2 September 2017 • 10am–3.30pm

This course focuses on the following LAMDA exams:

  • Speaking in Public

The course is intended for those who already have experience of preparing students for LAMDA exams or who have already attended our Introduction to LAMDA Exams.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • How to choose topics for Speaking in Public exams
  • How to guide your students in researching a topic
  • Advice on structuring a speech
  • Suggestions for warm-up games and exercises to improve students’ breath control, diction and modulation
  • Ways of practising impromptu public speaking
  • Advice on the effective use of visual aids
  • Lively ways of teaching the theoretical aspect of Communication Exams
  • How to work with a group of students preparing for different exams

The Knowledge Section

Sunday 10 September 2017 • 10am–3.30pm

This course focuses on:

  • Knowledge required for Verse and Prose exams
  • Knowledge required for Public Speaking exams
  • Knowledge required for Acting exams

The course is intended for those who already have experience of preparing students for LAMDA exams or who have already attended our Introduction to LAMDA Exams.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • Knowing what questions your students should expect on exam day
  • Creating worksheets for students to complete in class or for homework
  • Incorporating theoretical understanding with practical understanding
  • Games and exercises to make teaching this section fun for you and your students

LAMDA Introductory Exams / Drama for Young Children

Sunday 17 September 2017 • 10am–3.30pm

Drama is an enormously popular activity among children of this age. If your youngsters enjoy their drama, they will stick with you – perhaps for many years. This course covers all aspects of teaching groups of young children, including preparing them for their first LAMDA Exams. The LAMDA Exams syllabus requires young students to learn one short poem. Most will manage this quickly and easily. So how do you fill out the class time? This course will give you plenty of ideas.

The workshop covers the following areas:

  • Preparation for LAMDA Introductory Exams
  • How to plan lessons that will engage and inspire young children
  • How to source and make use of children’s poems and stories
  • Arranging a series of classes around a theme
  • Fun warm-ups, games and exercises that will kindle a love of drama in the young
  • Classroom and behaviour management

If you would like to attend one of the sessions above but are unable to make the date, we also offer correspondence courses and telephone consultations. Please contact us for details.

Please note that the teacher training sessions listed on this page are not endorsed by LAMDA.