Gary Carkin's ESL/EFL Drama Log

Home | ESL/EFL Drama in Poland | The London School of Language and Drama | Alexis Gerard Finger | Julie O'Sullivan and Duchess County Community College | Julie O'Sullivan's Class | Julie O'Sullivan's Class -- Part Two | Julie's Class -- Part Three -- Work on the Plays | Christine Parkhurst and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences | George Plautz and Drama at ELI, University of Utah | George Plautz -- Part Two -- The Performance | Video Clips | Nicole Kupfer | Nicole Kupfer's Approach | The Color of Life -- Scenes One -Three | The Color of Life -- Scenes Four and Five | The Process of Play Production and Language Acquisition | Gluing the Parts Together -- Working the Language | DE or Dramatic English | Stephanie Fuller and Hong Kong's Dramatic English | Stephanie at DE continued | Stephen Rhind's Class/ DRAMATIC ENGLISH | Improvised Drama | Improvised Drama 2 | Scripted Drama | Scripted Drama (cont'd) | About Me | A comedy performed by the International Drama Club at SNHU | The Princess and the Pea | Favorite Links | Let's interact: visit my BLOG

DRAMATIC ENGLISH OF HONG KONG

The world's most developed teaching English through drama program.

hk046.jpg

In 2008, I had the distinct pleasure of visiting the Dramatic English program based in Hong Kong. It is the world's largest and most sophisticated enterprise related to teaching English through drama. It is run by Mr. Man Cheung, M.A., a man of mixed Irish and Chinese heritage who grew up in Australia. The overview below is taken directly from DE's website and you may click on the titles to access all that's on the site.
 
 
 

DE Education Service:

  DE offers comprehensive services to all Secondary and Primary Schools in Hong Kong. Below are some of our hot services:

 

  NEDT (Native English Drama Teachers) Services
  • To send DE's native English teachers to your secondary school to teach junior forms English DRAMA & LANGUAGE ARTS lessons during regular school hours.
  • To send DE's native English teachers to your secondary school to teach NSS English LANGUAGE ARTS electives during regular school hours.
  • To send DE's native English teachers to your primary school to teach P4 to P6 English DRAMA & LANGUAGE ARTS lessons during regular school hour

Professional Development Workshops for Secondary and Primary Teachers

Directing and Producing professional school based musical theatres

Directing Drama groups to compete in the Drama Festival

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Dramatic Phonics Courses
  • English Musical Preparation Courses
  • English Drama Preparation Courses
  • English Speaking & Presentation Courses
  • English Debate Courses

Summer Courses and Camps

Summer Bridging Courses

  • Helping pre-S1 students to adapt to secondary school's English intensive environment.

Please click any of the above for more details of each service.


DE Studio

 

DE operates a unique education centre in Jordan, Kowloon, open to the public, offering unique training courses in English musical theatres and English drama; as well as many English and language arts courses for children and teenagers.

The DE Studio also offers the unique Dramatic Business English Course (a Continuing Education Fund re-imbursable course) for adults.

DE Theatre in Education TIE Ensemble

 

DE has established this professional TIE ensemble for over 2 years. Hong Kong's professional theatre is dominated by ensembles in Chinese. As an international city, Hong Kong needs to have more professional shows in English. DE's TIE Ensemble devises and performs original plays and musical in English. We have toured our shows to over 100 schools in Hong Kong; we are performing in the Wetland Park which is sponsored by the HSBC; we are also performing in the Heritage Museum which is sponsored by the LCSD of the Government of the HKSAR.

 

Active Theatre

DE uses the concept of a large scale improvisation theatre to lead large groups of students to experience/participate in a big show or big game together. A unique, fun and effective approach for students to practice their English, an experience they will remember for a long time.

Please click for more details

 

DE Publishing

  Consolidating the experience of applying drama techniques and training into language learning, DE also publishes textbooks in Drama and the Language Arts for junior secondary and senior primary students. The Dramatic English Language Arts Series comprises practical textbooks for students to step into the wonderful and interesting world of English. The series of books also come with comprehensive Teachers’ Books to guide teachers to deliver the curriculum with ease.

Please click for more details.

 

 

 

Dramatic English Studio Hotline 2880 5085

Or send us your enquiry via our Feedback Form



 

 
 

DE Education Service:

  DE offers comprehensive services to all Secondary and Primary Schools in Hong Kong. Below are some of our hot services:

 

  NEDT (Native English Drama Teachers) Services
  • To send DE's native English teachers to your secondary school to teach junior forms English DRAMA & LANGUAGE ARTS lessons during regular school hours.
  • To send DE's native English teachers to your secondary school to teach NSS English LANGUAGE ARTS electives during regular school hours.
  • To send DE's native English teachers to your primary school to teach P4 to P6 English DRAMA & LANGUAGE ARTS lessons during regular school hour

Professional Development Workshops for Secondary and Primary Teachers

Directing and Producing professional school based musical theatres

Directing Drama groups to compete in the Drama Festival

Extra-Curricular Activities

  • Dramatic Phonics Courses
  • English Musical Preparation Courses
  • English Drama Preparation Courses
  • English Speaking & Presentation Courses
  • English Debate Courses

Summer Courses and Camps

Summer Bridging Courses

  • Helping pre-S1 students to adapt to secondary school's English intensive environment.

Please click any of the above for more details of each service.


DE Studio

 

DE operates a unique education centre in Jordan, Kowloon, open to the public, offering unique training courses in English musical theatres and English drama; as well as many English and language arts courses for children and teenagers.

The DE Studio also offers the unique Dramatic Business English Course (a Continuing Education Fund re-imbursable course) for adults.

DE Theatre in Education TIE Ensemble

 

DE has established this professional TIE ensemble for over 2 years. Hong Kong's professional theatre is dominated by ensembles in Chinese. As an international city, Hong Kong needs to have more professional shows in English. DE's TIE Ensemble devises and performs original plays and musical in English. We have toured our shows to over 100 schools in Hong Kong; we are performing in the Wetland Park which is sponsored by the HSBC; we are also performing in the Heritage Museum which is sponsored by the LCSD of the Government of the HKSAR.

 

Active Theatre

DE uses the concept of a large scale improvisation theatre to lead large groups of students to experience/participate in a big show or big game together. A unique, fun and effective approach for students to practice their English, an experience they will remember for a long time.

Please click for more details

 

DE Publishing

  Consolidating the experience of applying drama techniques and training into language learning, DE also publishes textbooks in Drama and the Language Arts for junior secondary and senior primary students. The Dramatic English Language Arts Series comprises practical textbooks for students to step into the wonderful and interesting world of English. The series of books also come with comprehensive Teachers’ Books to guide teachers to deliver the curriculum with ease.

Please click for more details.

 

 

 

Dramatic English Studio Hotline 2880 5085

Or send us your enquiry via our Feedback Form



 



INTERVIEW WITH
 
MAN CHEUNG
 
I asked Man how he happened to establish his enterprise here in Hong Kong.
 
He told me that he had returned to Hong Kong from Australia several years ago and was interested in teaching English, but found that the approaches used in the Hong Kong system did not allow for much student spontaneity and cheerfulness in the classroom. Students were not highly motivated to do much with English and more failed than passed. He thought that the use of drama would motivate young people to interact more within the classroom and do so in a way that was natural and fun. His focus was on bringing drama techniques into the classroom to develop student confidence and a sense of play while they were at the same time accumulating skills in both drama and English. He took his message to Hong Kong teachers by offering free teacher seminars and slowly they became interested in working with Man to introduce the dramatic approach in the Hong Kong schools. So, Man piloted his approach working with at first six teachers. The number quickly grew to eighteen and then to thirty-six. More than fifty schools are now being served by the Dramatic English program.
 

hk106.jpg

hk107.jpg