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The Didactic Method

Learning the language through the communicative potential of Theatre

Why are language and theater linked?

Why are language and theatre linked?

Theatre is life, condensed of life. Being an audience member of a captivating story carried out entirely by native speakers immerses the student in a whirlwind of sounds, situations and emotions that involves them emotionally.

All their senses participate in the immersion as if they are experiencing history there and then. They identify with a character in the production and submerge themselves further into the plot.
The aim is to captivate them in the story to the point of forgetting that it is spoken in another language. ‘Prof. I understood everything, it was beautiful!’

But understanding is not essential. When the pupil says “I understand everything” it must be understood “I felt everything, I understood the situation and I did not think I was able”.
Learning a new language opens the mind, it is true, but teaching must also pass from the heart so that it leaves deeper and more lasting traces.

Those who teach languages ​​know this well, and those who learn them soon realise it through the discovery of methods that can make a difference. A scenario that involves emotion will never be forgotten!

Mater Lingua offers a unique learning method. It is the method created taking inspiration from how to learn the mother tongue, hence the name.



The learning of the mother tongue takes place through a natural and spontaneous process called linguistic acquisition through emotions.



A child learns the language from the mother through gestures, emotions and repetition, also through associations between physical experiences and emotional sensations. They live the language more than they learn it.

The Mater Lingua method is inspired by the didactic model which is based on the transmission of knowledge of a foreign language through emotions. Theatre is the emotional channel as it is always “alive”.

When you speak a foreign language you build your own character in that language: an alter ego that must think in the language of the other. This other “I” steals words, idioms, gestures, music of the language exactly as a child does to welcome the mother tongue. This alter ego in language is very similar to the work of an actor: to become the other while remaining myself. Attending a theatrical show, being in contact with native speakers who do not teach the language but live it through universal emotions, remains one of the most beautiful linguistic experiences.

Mater Lingua, for over 20 years, has offered a different method to complement your foreign language teaching because it wisely uses the communicative potential of theatrical language: sight, speech, body, movement, and emotions. These are the main levers, aimed at learning, which concretely stimulate the attention and emotional involvement of children.

Mater Lingua brings you many educational courses dedicated to three languages: the French language, the Spanish language and the English language.
The quality of the courses comes from the experience and expertise acquired over the years. Also thank you to discussions with the teachers. Each content of the project is given in the smallest detail: teaching materials, thematic and theoretical-practical paths, texts, posters, sets. Each of these aspects is taken care of by accredited professionals in the sector.

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The method is based on numerous pedagogical and linguistic researches that draw on language teaching, the theater of the oppressed created by Boal, the theories of Ionesco and is designed for students and teachers of first and second grade secondary schools.