Learning to say what you want in English as a Second Language can be fun as we know at the Language Institute at Georgia Tech! On Monday, April 16, 2012, our IMPROV CLASS had a full 50-minute class period with Lesly Fredman, who I am collaborating with to build this first-time IMPROV ESL class at the Language Institute for our advanced classes. Take a look at the photos below and see some of the work we did together!
|THE WOMEN BEGIN THE HAPPINESS MACHINE.|
HERE RAKAN BEGAN BUILDING THE ADVICE MACHINE.
GIVING LESLY ADVICE.
HAMDAN IS WINNING AT THIS POINT. What was he doing and saying that "grabbed" Alejandro's attention? Look how insistent Rakan is.
GIVING FOCUS--THIS TIME WITH PAULA (center), HANA (left), and SEPHORA (right). For the time being Hana has won Paula's attention.
The specific focus for the class with Lesly Fredman was for the students to continue learning how to develop a character. Knowing who you are and what your objective is are two essential factors for building a scene--and on a larger scale for developing effective communication strategies!
BEING AN OLD PERSON. Class members got the opportunity to "be" an old person. The goal was to "enter" the stage and walk to the "imaginary" park bench and show how it felt to be old. They also had to choose an activity to do once they sat down on the park bench. Then as they "exited" the stage, they had to continue being old!
|GOOD JOB CIRO AND SEPHORA!|
|CLASS PHOTO WITH LESLY FREDMAN (take 2).|
|CLASS PHOTO WITH LESLY FREDMAN (take 3).|
|CLASS PHOTO WITH LESLY FREDMAN (take 4).|
|GREAT TEAM WORK IMPROV CLASS!|
Remember! Always make your partner look good!