Image from Kampot, Cambodia teacher workshop

Photo left: TESOL Candidates in Kampot, Cambodia, create a “chair” as part of the workshop series “Engaging Activities for Young Learners” July 2019

Hi, I'm Richard, an English Language Learner and drama teacher based in a grade 6-8 public school in Berkeley, California. I am a former English Language Fellow with the U.S. Department of State in Cambodia where I trained and continue to mentor novice and experienced teachers in various aspects of English Language Teaching methodology and strategies. I have just finished (July 2019) a series of TEYL trainings for primary teachers and teacher candidates throughout Cambodia as an English Language Specialist with the U.S. Department of State’s English Language Programs. I also teach English through Drama to High School students in Nansha, China, as a guest Teacher Consultant with the University of California’s Bay Area Writing Project. On this website I share drama based activities and lessons that I have used to introduce, develop and extend English language capacity for all levels of students. I provide video examples of students engaged in the activities where possible. Click on the "start here" button below to go directly to the drama lessons or explore the menu above to see, among other things, a list of workshops that I can provide for your team (the about button) or to see my favorite resources that continue to inspire my work. Please subscribe to get updates directly in your inbox.

Updates

October 5, 2019 Rasa Boxes, Part II: Gallery Walk

https://www.richardsilberg.com/rasa-boxes-gallery-walk-part-ii

September 24, 2019: Rasa Boxes, Part I: Introduction

https://www.richardsilberg.com/rasa-boxes-introduction

September 7, 2019 Degrees of Emotion Scene Creation. https://www.richardsilberg.com/degrees-of-emotions-scene-creation

August 28, 2019: Go, Stop, Hands, Knees…https://www.richardsilberg.com/go-stop-hands-knees-

May 19, 2019: Sentence Patterns with Story Cards. https://www.richardsilberg.com/sentence-pattern-with-story-cards

Link to power point of TESOL March 2019 Presentation on English Language Teaching and Drama:

Using Drama to Access Text and Vocabulary

Click here to see a video of my newcomer student’s (grades 7-8) shadow theatre production. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wFtirqs3clI&t=1s

Teaching primary teachers in Kampot, Cambodia, “This is not a Kroma, it is a……” as part of TEYL workshop series July, 2019

Teaching primary teachers in Kampot, Cambodia, “This is not a Kroma, it is a……” as part of TEYL workshop series July, 2019

Newcomer Middle School Student in Berkeley, California, working with Rasas

Newcomer Middle School Student in Berkeley, California, working with Rasas