Students from Junior One Class One in the Affiliated School of Guangdong University of Foreign Studies attended their first distinctive course on theatre English given by vice-principal of the school Ms. Chen this morning. Ms. Chen, who is responsible for the school’s foreign language teaching and foreign affairs, caught the students’ attention and aroused their interest in theatres and movies by her well-chosen video materials as well as her authentic oral English and her passion in class.
According to Ms. Chen, for every unit, the students are required to watch the movie at home before class. In the first week the teacher will give an overall introduction about the movie and intensive watching and learning movie clips will follow in the next two weeks. In week 3, the students, divided into several groups, are going to make performances by themselves and write a movie review.This classroom theatre course aims to develop students’ English proficiency in terms of listening, speaking, reading, writing and acting, as well as to enhance their interest and awareness of western culture.