Exercise 1: Present yourself based on the following questions. 2: read an unkown 100-word long text. Both parts will be video registered and later used during the training. (All trainees will have the same conditions and will be registered one by one in a separate room).

The questions:
My name
I come from
My profession is
How long I have been learning Esperanto
Why I applied to this project

  • what I would like to learn
  • what I expect from it
What I plan to do with the acquired knowledge
My hobbies
For the homework I chose the topic

What is improvisation?

  • in theatre: a play, where there is no script – the goal is not to practice a specific play, but to enjoy the creation / work / creativity itself
  • in life: everyday life, every question from children, first help, parties, unexpected visits, accidents,...

Improvisation is the most efficient tool against fear and neuroticism.

Situation: I will tell a real story, where I really needed to improvise in several fields. Follows: discussion with the trainees.

  • Does the teacher have the right to improvise?
Yes, of course. Teaching is a constant improvisation even despite a good preparation.

Exercise: one trainee I choose randomly has to explain at once a randomly chosen gramatical phenomenon. (1.“la“, 2.“-inda-enda-ebla-“, 3.“de/da“, 4.“pentri la knabinon staranta/starantan“, 5.“de/ekde/dum“)
Goal: the trainees should thing of their own examples, they should be aware, that one must have a set of clear ideas and tools.
My example: how to explain/teach the definite article „LA“ by diverscoloured pencils.

Exercise: create a long sentence with a lot of „m“-s (we will use it later, when it comes to public speaking)

Improvisation in teaching can be compared to improvisation in music:

interest / enthusiasm
theory of music
everyday practice
interest / enthusiasm
tools / teaching materials
didactics, language knowledge
practice – speak, write, translate, read
teaching with an experienced, teacher / with feedback
talent ???

Is it necessary to have talent, or is it enough to be hard-working?
Everyone has to work, but to be outstanding, you need to have talent / special skills as well.