Dr. Víctor Huertas
Víctor Huertas Martín is a researcher in Literature, Drama and Film. Having developed his PhD dissertation on Shakespeare, Television and Film (UNED), he is currently dedicated to hybridity as vehicle to negotiate the oscillations between the languages of film and theatre on the TV screen. He has published a number of papers on Hamlet and Macbeth on the television screen. Apart from this, his interests are focused in the uses of transmedia, convergence culture and live cinema performance as means to translate theatre to the big and the small screens. Apart from this, his interests in the field of education are oriented to the application of literature, drama and cinema in the classroom. Thus, he has been writing about the use of creative writing to enhance linguistic skills in the bilingual classroom. At present, he is a lecturer at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. Apart from this, he has ample experience as an English teacher as well as a Literature teacher in middle school as well as superior education. In addition, he has tought a number of subjects connected to Literature, Drama, Film, Culture and Education. He has been lecturer at the Universidad Camilo José Cela, Universidad Francisco de Vitoria and CES Don Bosco. He has been trained as an actor and stage director and, apart from taking part in a series of stage productions, he has experience as a drama teacher.
In this workshop, we are going to carry out some collective research on the potentialities of drama as a vehicle for learning languages in all education stages. Generally regarded as a motivating activity and an ideal way to help the students gaining confidence in the foreign language, it is, nevertheless, challenging to explore the possibilities of drama meaningfully. In this workshop, at least, I will provide what can be considered as the three ‘musts’ in drama-based classes: preparatory stages, developmental stages and production stages. In this way, what I pursue is to provide easy and user-friendly steps with which teachers can easily apply drama techniques to all types of subjects.