Improving English Language Skills through Theatre

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In 2015, CLIMB Theatre partnered with Learning in Style and Osseo Adult Basic Education in the Twin Cities area to use theatre as a way to improve English Language Learners’ confidence and fluency speaking in common situations. “The response to these classes has been excellent,” said Buffy Sedlachek, director of the performing company for CLIMB Theatre, and curriculum developer for the project. “Our lessons have covered …

Using Theatre to Teach Job Skills

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With the help of an Arts Learning grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, in 2015 CLIMB Theatre partnered with 20 workforce service agencies across the state of Minnesota to teach employability skills to more than 800 at-risk youth. Topics included workplace persona, job interview skills, communication, problem solving, teamwork, and interacting with supervisors. “Theatre is a powerful way to teach job …