Shakespeare Special

Shakespeare Special: Wednesday 20th April

Thank you to the hundreds of teachers who tuned in on to our special webinar day!

If you missed it or want to re-cap on the ideas and activities our speakers shared, you can watch the recording here.

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Jeanne Perrett

Webinar 1: Helping Young Learners Love Shakespeare
with Jeanne Perrett

Our Young Learners might not be able to appreciate Shakespeare’s language, but they can enjoy learning more about the man himself and some of his characters and their actions.

Leading author Jeanne Perrett  presents some simple Shakespeare-inspired drama activities to get your learners interacting and expressing themselves, exploring emotions and above all – loving Shakespeare!

With over 30 years in language teaching business, Jeanne Perrett is author of our top-selling series Learning Stars and a wide range of English language course-books for primary and pre-primary classes as well as children’s novels.


Webinar 2: All the world’s a stage: Performance Skills for Employability
with Carol Read

“All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players”; so it’s time to take action to boost your performance skills!

You don’t need to be an aspiring actor or a Shakespeare-fanatic to benefit from learning some ‘secrets of the stage’.  From team-building to confidence-boosting – to presenting and engaging audiences; you can develop a range of skills by bringing drama into your classroom – and into your life!

Join trained actor, vocal coach and public-speaking expert Carol Noakes and discover some tricks and techniques of the performance trade – and how to use them to enhance employability.

Chris Rose

Webinar 3: Such stuff as dreams are made on – Shakespeare for Teens
With Chris Rose

Author Chris Rose adapted the Macmillan Readers version of Othello, so he knows a thing or two about Shakespeare! He’s also an Associate Teacher Trainer at NILE, so he knows plenty about teaching too!

Find out about Chris’s experience of adapting Shakespeare for Macmillan and explore some of the different ways you can use Shakespeare’s stories and language with your teenage students.

As well as practical activities ready to try out in class, by the end of this webinar you will have had the chance to:

  • see how storytelling works in Shakespeare and how you can use this in your classroom
  • look at some re-workings of Shakespeare’s stories
  • think about using Shakespeare in your teaching context

Related resource: Chris shares his top tips for teaching Shakespeare to teens