Kinetic Reading: The use of dance in the ESOL learning.

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University of Aberdeen

MacRobert Building

Room MR55 (ground floor)

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

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Kinetic Reading Workshop: Dancing through language learning. The use of dance in ESOL classroom.

With increased movement of people, migration, globalisation and diversification of societies, language learning becomes a necessity for an increasing number of adults in all paths of life. In this complex and diverse context, creative, critical and embodied aspects of language learning are yet to be fully explored. This workshop, based on the concept of kinetic reading, inscribes itself into this ambitious endeavour, exploring the potential of dance for language learning.

The workshop is open level Introduction to Kinetic Reading and offers an exciting chance to explore and experience the Language of Dance with other ESOL learners. During the workshop, participants will be led through a variety of contemporary dance techniques, textual analyses of poetry in relation to choreographic approaches in both English and other languages spoken in Scotland (incl. indigenous and community languages) and initial responses to choreographic devices.

Bringing communities together through the participants own language and ideas, we will create a live translation through our ‘dance of words’. You will learn our ‘Alphabet of Movement’ and explore multi-lingual approaches to poems and dance. Let's see how our words might look when they move and speak in our ‘Body Conversations’ - A fun and friendly way to practice and share language!

No dance experience required

Open to all English language levels.

We are delighted to collaborate on this project with Dance Ahead and Bilingualism Matters

Funded by Creative Multilingualism , University of Aberdeen and ESRC Festival of Social Science.


* event image: ‘Miscommunication Reigns’ | 2018 Dance Ahead | Photo Credit: SK Management



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University of Aberdeen

MacRobert Building

Room MR55 (ground floor)

Aberdeen

AB24 3FX

United Kingdom

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