EP. 17 - Bringing Words to Life: ESL Role Play for Online and In-Company Sessions with ESL Trainer and Actor Amanda Croft
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There’s a new way to do ESL role plays!  Business English coach and trained actor Amanda Croft shows us how to breathe new life into ESL role play activities both online and in-person.

Amanda, a sought-after trainer and Neurolanguage Coach®️, has created a career path that combines both passions: training ESL and acting, weaving what she has learned on stage into her language training sessions. She has found a way to translate her acting skills into language practice and has given multiple talks at IATEFL conferences on the topic. She has even written a dissertation on gesture and language acquisition.

Her take on role-plays offers a refreshing way to encourage learners to produce language that’s fun, inventive, and requires very little prep in advance.

In doing so, Croft has noticed how engaged her learners become and how their creativity drives the process. It often results in more learner investment mid-task, and more participant communication in the ensuing debrief.

Join us for this enlightening chat where we’ll look at how to apply Amanda’s tips to our own ESL role play scenarios whether you are training online or back in-company.

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