Hilostic learning using head, heart, hands and feet ? theatre pedagogical methods in teaching Italian The aim of this diploma thesis is to identify the potential of theatre pedagogy as a motivating, humorous and moving method in foreign language lessons. In the theoretical part the terms ?motivation?, ?movement? and ?fun? are defined, especially in the light of the situation in school, in order to approach theatre pedagogy step by step. After the clarification of this distinctive kind of pedagogy, the artistic forms of expression and positive effects that are connected with it, are described. An additional analysis shows the impact of theatre pedagogy in the field of health and social behaviour.The practical part of this thesis comprises three observed workshops on Hamlet, Minna from Barnhelm, Ghosts in Princeton, as well as a workshop on Cappuccetto Rosso, developed on my own, as examples of theatre pedagogical projects. The range of methods, as presented in the workshops, is described and analysed. The empirical study is based on a four hour theatre workshop in Italian on the fairy tale Cappuccetto Rosso (little red riding hood). The participants of this project were third year students of the BG/BRG Pestalozzi. The process has been observed as well as documented accurately and completed with an evaluation of questionnaires given to the students. The results of the study show that, concerning the foreign language skills and the use of their body language, the majority of students have benefited from this workshop.In the appendix common theatre pedagogical methods are described and copies of the workshop papers Cappuccetto Rosso as well as helpful motion and relaxation exercises for the classroom are added.