Beyond Fluency workshops help you go beyond proficiency of the English language to finding your voice and identity as an English speaker.
The students really enjoyed the intersection of word play, dramatic expression and writing. I could see their confidence growing by the minute. Hoping we can work together again soon.
Being an actor working in a second language, feelings can get ‘lost in translation’ in spite of my English proficiency. Oftentimes my words felt detached from the body and I find my flow of expression better in my mother language. Liz and Katya’s workshop made me understand my creative process better and gave me a useful tool to approach the language through kinesthetic and imaginative exploration of the text.
I felt I was given space to notice my inhibitions and blocks without feeling self-conscious about it. Instead, I was able to enjoy playfully navigating through these sensations and thoughts, which ordinarily might have snowballed into larger tensions. If I had a class like this when I first came to the States at 16, it would have changed EVERYTHING.