We understand you may have concerns or questions, check out the most common ones below
The Phileas Fogg Theatre Company has over 20 years of experience working with Dutch students. We have worked with students with every level of English, from practically non-existent to fluent. Our highly experienced, professional, native speaking English actors are able to set the level of English within 30 seconds of meeting your pupils.
Most pupils are a little nervous about doing a workshop/show which is all in English, this is normal. However within a very short time they find they are enjoying it and seem to forget their initial fears. At the end of the workshop/show they come out of it with an incredible sense of achievement, which not only makes them more confident in speaking and listening to English but also more confident in themselves.
We come across them quite often and have experience on how to integrate them with the rest of class. In all our workshops/shows, pupils have to work in teams and it can be surprising to the teachers, how quickly the disruptive pupils are suddenly working as part of a team.
We normally work in a classroom, aula or gymnasium. We can send you a floorplan which gives the minimum area we need. However, on many occasions we have worked in smaller areas. Just let us know the size of the largest classroom you have and we will work it out from there.
If the area is too small, don’t worry, we work with middelbaar colleges in practically every town in the Netherlands. In the past we have used our charm (!) and “borrowed” a venue for another school or college in the neighbourhood.
The majority of Dutch people like British humour. The shows are British humour at its best.
If you would like someone to pop round to your school and help;
Phone Charlie – 061 530 5329.