ATCL Teaching (Speech and Drama)
Trinity Guildhall Diplomas Studies (2012-13)


About ATCL Diploma

  • Speech and Drama has become important in the formal curriculum at schools as either an independent subject or a teaching strategy.
  • Pursuing an ATCL Diploma enables the candidate to plan and implement a Speech and Drama curriculum to a group of learners.

Qualification of ATCL Diploma

  • The qualification of an ATCL Diploma is comparable to those of other qualifications available at Level 4 in the National Qualifications Framework.
  • It is recognized globally across 50 English speaking countries including England, Wales and North Ireland.

Aims of program

  • Prepare the candidate for pursuing an ATCL Diploma.
  • Enable the candidate to plan and implement a Speech and Drama curriculum for a group of learners.
  • Add value to tutors at studios and teachers at schools.
  • Prepare the candidate for pursuing an LTCL Diploma.

Learning outcomes
For successful completion of this qualification candidates will be able to:

  • execute teaching work effectively in the field of Speech and Drama or at least one of the following areas as related to Theatre Arts or Communication Skills:
  • acting and improvisation in relation to theatre and musical theatre
  • dance and choreography in relation to theatre and musical theatre
  • singing or creative music making for theatre
  • public speaking and communication in various contexts

  • use a wide range of teaching materials
  • execute work effectively at an appropriate professional level, working in response to larger structures, and/or directions
  • of others
  • demonstrate an awareness of the wider context of the material they are working with, especially in relation to the performing arts or communication skills and education in general
  • conduct investigative projects and develop new approaches to present concepts to students
  • demonstrate command of subject knowledge and the ability to plan work for others to achieve set goals.


Program Structure
The program comprises 3 units of the ATCL requirement, all of which must be passed for successful completion of the diploma.



1 Principles of Teaching

Theories of teaching and specific knowledge on drama.

(A two hour written exam.)

2 Teaching experience

Submit two case studies, and two examples of original teaching materials

3 Practical applications

30 minutes lesson demonstration before an external examiner and 15 minutes viva voce

Program Details
Prerequisite:      Age 18 or above. Have a good command of English.
Lessons:            A total of 20 lessons (4 lessons for Unit 2)
Date:                  Thursday, from Sep, 2012 to April, 2013






Sep 13, 2012


Jan 10, 2013


Sep 27, 2012


Jan 24, 2013


Oct 11, 2012


Feb 7, 2013


Oct 25, 2012


Feb 21, 2013


Nov 8, 2012


Mar 7, 2013


Nov 22, 2012


Mar 21, 2013


Dec 6, 2012


Apr 11, 2013


Dec 20, 2012


Apr 25, 2013

Time:                            7:30-9:00pm (90 min)
Venue:                          Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Yue Tin Court, Shatin
Program Directors:       Dr. Wong Lai Ping (PhD. LTCL. ATCL), Dr. Tsin Tak Shun (PhD. LTCL. ATCL)
Tuition Fee:                  $20,000
A 10% early bird discount is offered for applying on or before July 31, 2012.
A 20% discount is offered to full time students.

The fee includes tuition and course materials, but NOT examination fees.

Application:                   Fill out the application form and mail it with a cheque
                                     Payable to “Hong Kong Teachers Drama Association Ltd”
Mailing Address:            Pentecostal Lam Hon Kwong School, Yue Tin Court, Shatin, NT. Attn: Miss Wong Lai Ping
Deadline:                       Aug 31, 2012 (Early bird deadline is July 31, 2011)
Enquiry:                         Feel free to contact us at 6859 4607

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