PDL apprenticeship for language coaches

January 2014 - June 2014

with Aurora Floridia

You are a language coach... 

And want to learn new techniques neue to make your classes even more effective.

You are looking for new ways to get out of your class routine.
You wish for new, innovative methods and exercises, so your participants learn to master the language better and can use it actively.
You want to break down the inhibitions to speak the language... This and more offers the PDL apprenticeship.

On six weekends (January 2013 - June 2013) we will familiarize you with theory and practise of the PDL (Psychodramaturgy for language acquisition), an approach to studying languages, based on the participants and the group.



What is PDL
(Psychodramaturgy for language acquisition)?

Ways to an education of being

The PDL-methode is an innovative and effective approach to learn and to teach languages.

The PDL goes new ways in the world of learning and education by offering a direct and personal access to the language.

It creates a frame, which makes it easier to express own thoughts and topics and thus helps to identify with the new language.

The motivation to speak increases thereby.

Through the individuel contact with the language and the interaction with the language coach and the other participants, the new language is experienced as a tool to meet others. 

With PDL the language coaches change their perspective. By becoming companions in the process of learning, they discover new ways to teach and experience the creative potentiel of their participants.  
The PDL methode is being developed since 1977 by Dr. Bernard and Marie Dufeu.

You will find more information in German about the PDL method under:




What does the apprenticeship include?

    • Warm up exercises and exercises for in between to develop the essential abilities and skills for learning a language and cultivating the relationships within the group.
    • Main exercises and techniques of the PDL, which accompany the participants progressively in discovering and developping their personal expression in the new language.
    • Use and function of recreation exercises.
    • Techniques to observe and master the different pronounciation accurately.
    • Breathing techniques and voice exercises for a better perception and a conscious use of language.
    • Restart-techniques as an effective tool to enlarge, strenghten and ameliorate language skills.
    • Methods to project, associate and identify for educational use.
    • Group dramaturgy and role plays.
    • Work with fairy tales, myths, literary texts and poems: selection criterion, possibilities of use and effect.
    • Special written exercises in PDL.
    • Psychodramaturgical knowledge transfer of grammar.
    • Group dynamical aspects and self-perception.
    • Creation and preparation of own class material.



    17 - 19 January 2014
    14 - 16 February 2014
    21 - 23 March 2014
    11 - 13 April 2014
    23 - 25 Mai 2014
    20 - 22 Juni 2014

    Each time
    Fr.  05.00 pm – 09.00 pm
    Sa. 09.30 am – 07.30 pm
    Su. 09.30 am – 01.30 pm

    Ausbildungsumfang: 120 UStd.

    Teilnehmerzahl: 8 - 12 participants

    Your investment: 1.250,- €

    acontatto, Villa Gelmi,
    Via Gardesana 222,
    I-37018 Malcesine


    Die Trainerin

    Aurora Floridia, Studium der Germanistik und der Anglistik, offiziell anerkannte PDL-Trainerin und -Ausbilderin, seit 1990 im Fremdsprachenunterricht tätig. Leiterin des italienischen acontatto Institutes in Malcesine. Mehr Infos unter: PROFIL

    Sonja Winklbauer, Studium Lehramt Französisch und Deutsch, Zusatzausbildung Deutsch als Fremdsprache, PDL-Ausbildung und PDL-Train-the-Trainer-Ausbildung bei Bernard und Marie Dufeu in Mainz, Theaterpädagogin und Mediatorin, Psychodrama-Rollenspielleiterin (in Ausbildung), in der LehrerInnenweiterbildung tätig, Leiterin des Sprachenzentrums der Universität Wien