Photos from a three-day PearsonLongman workshop at St. Paul’s School (Lam Tin), Hong Kong, Feb. 2008

The workshop began with a teachers’ session


lively discussions


learning to tell it strongly


Then the work with the students began – with a story, of course


Different activities: partner work


Re-telling a story in a small group


Group work – with assistance


A writing activity

This followed on from hearing the powerful Welsh tale of Beth Gellert – a story of misplaced anger, death and life-long regret


Work in progress …


… telling the tale in four scenes ..


… in pictures and words

(here are more picture stories created by students in Germany)


A reading activity

Storytelling offers lots of spin-off activities in the classroom – here some more writing

An amazingly polished, assured performance from Edith – for me, a genuine highlight

Go here for tales to watch

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Permission to tell outlines my views on copyright

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