EMBODIED ENGLISH LANGUAGE CLASSES
The language component of our program uses a unique methodology developed by Toronto Laboratory Theatre called Embodied English. Embodied English involves no desks, no writing and no boring memorization. Through close observation, an analysis of numerous samples of native speakers’ verbal and non-verbal behaviour, and class improvisation, students learn the differences between the language choices and strategies that native speakers of English tend to make and their own way of using English. This new awareness allows students to greatly improve their ability to communicate and be understood. The course also helps learners of English to improve their pronunciation: specifically intonation and speech rhythm, both of which are aspects of pronunciation commonly ignored by other ESL programs.