4th DiE Days speakers and facilitators

And the 4th Drama in Education Days in Konstanz are history already! For “appetizers” we had asked our speakers and workshop leaders if they have any drama in education articles, books or videos in English or German that they would like to let us know about and featured them in our Facebook group. Here’s a summary (we actually had more speakers but not everyone had articles in English or German). 

Introducing DiE Days speakers #1: Barbora Müller Dočkalová teaches ELT methodology at the Faculty of Education, Charles University Prague. She has more than thirteen years of experience teaching English through drama to both children and adults, and she writes musical plays for them. Here are some of her songs for young learners, with ideas of how you can use them in your classrooms:

What Are You Doing: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=np0lnLmD63g

Good Morning, Hello: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pjSZUzqUo50

I’m Hungry: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_-tuErHKk0

Let’s Hop: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BuAtNXX7JrM

She’s also written some articles:

DOČKALOVÁ, B. (2011) Loops: A Multi-Purpose Drama Technique for the Language Classroom. Scenario, Vol. 5, No. 1, s. 66–74. ISSN 1649-8526. http://research.ucc.ie/scenario/2011/01/dockalova/06/en

DOČKALOVÁ, B. (2012) More Drama! The Importance of Dramatic Tension in Scripted Dialogues for Language Learners. Ars Aeterna, Vol. 4, No. 1, s. 46–61. ISSN 1337-9291.

http://www.academia.edu/6330980/Creativity_and_Cultural_Awareness_in_Foreing_Language_Teaching_Vol_4_No_1_2012_ (you need to be registered on academia to download this, it seems)

Introducing DiE-Days speakers #2: Brigitte Hahn-Michaeli teaches at Technion-Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, Israel and in this article describes how a multinational group of university students learning German explored Lessing’s drama “Nathan der Weise” (article in German):Wie Nathan der Weise nach Israel kam: Szenische Interpretation eines klassischen deutschen Dramas in einer multikulturellen und multilingualen Lerngruppe. Ein Bericht über die Projektarbeit.

Introducing DiE-Days speakers #3: Nina Kulovics teaches at UHA in Mulhouse, France and writes about her German-as-a foreign language projects integrating literature and historical research (articles in German) in multinational projects:

Kulovics, Nina & Terler, Kerstin (2014): Herzstück: Performatives Lehren und Lernen am Beispiel eines Gemeinschaftsprojekts im universitären DaF-Bereich oder frei nach Schiller: Von der performativen Erziehung des Menschen. Scenario VIII/2, 73-80. Online (03.06.2018): http://publish.ucc.ie/scenario/2014/02/KulovicsTerler/08/de

Kulovics, Nina & Vennemann, Aline (2016): “Oser dépasser les frontières” – Fronten aufbrechen im DaF-Unterricht durch kooperative Arbeit zwischen mehrsprachigen SchülerInnen und Studierenden im Oberelsass. Scenario X/1, 44-53. Online (03.06.2018): http://research.ucc.ie/scenario/…/01/KulovicsVennemann/05/de

DiE-Days facilitators #4: Organiser Eva Göksel is also going to offer a workshop in Konstanz – and her conference workshops are definitely worth attending See here for how a university language teacher was inspired: https://www.e-tas.ch/journal/editors-choice/etas-journal-editors-choice-number-29-april-2018

Introducing DiE-Days speakers #6: Laura Menghi is based in Munich and teaches Italian to adults. Here’s her report on how her learners made a film based on the book “Io e te” by Niccolò Ammaniti to improve their Italian (article is in Italian):

«Io e te» secondo noi“. Girare un film per imparare l’italiano di Laura Menghi (Scarica la versione PDF)


DiE Days speakers and facilitators #7: Georgina Dragovic from Fribourg University talked about her research on drama grammar. This is one of her articles (in German) on the topic:

Dragović, G. (2017): Dramapädagogische Grammatikvermittlung im schulischen DaF/DaZ-Unterricht. In: Clalüna, M. / Tscharner, B. (Hg.): Bausteine des Spracherwerbs DaF/DaZ: Wortschatz – Chunks – Grammatik. Akten der 6. Gesamtschweizerischen Tagung für Deutschlehrerinnen und Deutschlehrer – Universität Bern, 117-123.

Introducing DiE Days speakers #8: In their project “The intimate and the public” Birte Brudermann and Martina Adelsberger invited scholars, young apprentices and newly arrived immigrants in Vienna to meet at the public librabry to encounter cultural articfacts – e.g. literature or paintings – and to voice their reactions to it in the form of performances, films, discussions…
project website:
magazine article in Ö1 Kulturjournal:

Introducing DiE Days speakers #9: Anke Stoever-Blahak (University of Hanover, Germany) has created several course formats that integrate drama/theatre and performance into German as a foreign language classes at university level. She wrote her PhD thesis on fostering performance and elocution skills through poetry and at the conference will offer a workshop showing her approach.

She has published numerous articles and book chapters – for a short overview she explains her course concepts here (in German): https://www.goethe.de/de/spr/unt/kum/clg/20736959.html

You can also watch her students at work (final performances poetry and theatre courses, in German): https://www.fsz.uni-hannover.de/einzelkurse-deutsch.html

Introducing DiE Days speakers #10: Alison Larkin Koushki teaches in the American University of Kuwait’s Intensive English Program. You can also see some of her work in the posts she‘s shared in this group 😉 In this article she writes about her project of Bringing Reading to Life.

For more information on our plenary speakers Dagmar Abendroth-Timmer and Lynn Williams, go to the keynotes page.