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Do You know Shakespeare?

Distinguish between facts and assumptions in our session for intermediate learners

Please note: We are currently unable to deliver education sessions on site, but are working on an exciting range of digital and outreach sessions that can be discussed and booked upon enquiry.  

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Participants will begin by collecting facts about Shakespeare. Who was he? What do we know about him?  

Using pictures, illustrations and artefacts from the playwright’s life, the group will then be encouraged to differentiate between facts and assumptions about historical events and life in Renaissance England.

Students will receive activity sheets and a vocabulary sheet to enable them to use varied language, to record their ideas, and to help with the more specialised terminology.

Suitable for:  Beginners with at least 2 years of English (CEFR level A2) and up to intermediate levels of English (CEFR B1/B2; approximately 3-4 years of English). Please let us know the level of your students in advance.

The session will enable students to:

  • find out about Shakespeare’s life and times
  • discuss historical evidence
  • distinguish between facts and assumptions
  • speculate about the past
  • improve listening, speaking and storytelling skills
  • expand their vocabulary and acquire specialist vocabulary
  • improve the range, accuracy and fluency of expression
  • engage confidently with guides in the Birthplace Trust properties

Available:  Monday to Friday.  
Duration: 60 minutes.  Allow time afterwards to explore Shakespeare’s Birthplace.  
Group size: minimum 15 – maximum 30. 

Price: £9.00 per child; £14.00 per adult (18+)

“We will recommend your workshop to other groups who will come here from our school.”

— Lessinggymnasium Braunschweig, Germany

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