Many people are learning a language. As a hobby or as a necessity. At the moment, for example, there is a large group of newcomers who need to master the Dutch language; That is not easy for everyone. That is why we have developed training for people who have difficulty learning a new language, in which we use storytelling techniques and other non-formal learning methods.
Our method is currently being further deepened in a European partnership and converted into a toolkit that can be used by everyone. In addition, upon request, the Storytelling Centre team also provides language lessons for functionally illiterate people, using stories and the other principles of storytelling. Please contact us for more information.
Hester Tammes is an enthusiastic storytelling trainer who frequently coaches participants in Human Libraries. She trained as a lawyer, but has been working in theater for years as a producer, financial manager, writer and maker. She caused a furore with her pieces Strontvlieg (Dungfly) and Harira and was involved as a director in the storytelling show of Terra (Norihiro Terazawa).
Erma van Maris follows the storytelling developments closely. She floated on the currents of the first Storytelling Festival in Amsterdam (2008) and then worked as a producer and project manager for various festivals, performances and social EU projects. The transition to a trainer was a logical step for her.