Communication skills through storytelling

Workshops for secondary students and adults

Communication skills are essential in order to perform well not only in presentations and interviews but also in the wider world of studying and work.
Unfortunately years of being in school has often blunted the sensitivity students need to utilise these skills in the adult world which is approaching them.

This workshop offers the chance for secondary students to:

  • develop an awareness of their personal communication skills
  • develop an awareness of paralanguage
  • analyse demonstrations of good and bad examples
  • practise in single and group interview simulations
  • receive feedback

The workshop uses traditional folk tales as materials but this is not primarily a workshop on storytelling.
Rather, the work is directed at implementing the skills learnt for the situations of adult working life.

The length of these workshops can vary but they should be at least several lessons, and preferably longer.

The workshop matierals and my imput is normally in English but participants may use which language they wish.
So mail me to discuss your exact needs.

Students’ comments:

  • I’ve learnt new things today.
  • I’ve taken away a lot that will be useful for me.
Teacher-training workshop

English through storytelling workshops

Corporate world: a communication skills workshop for businesses and institutions

Current workshop schedule

Workshop feedback: read what participants and organisers say

Details of previous workshops in Germany, Italy, England, Hong Kong, Singapore, India and the USA

Downloadable workshop details in Chinese (2-page pdf)

Go here for tales to watch

Go here for a list of all tales included on this site

Go here to receive an e-mail notification when new tales are added

Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright

For those who are teachers: Telling stories in the classroom: basing language teaching on storytelling