Author: Alison

Creativity in the Classroom

Creativity in the Classroom

The Chaptal lecture hall, Montpellier. I recently had the pleasure of giving a lecture, to a group of novice (MEEF2) foreign language teachers in which we thought about what creativity means in the classroom. The lecture was very largely inspired by “Creativity and English Language Teaching: From Inspiration to Implementation” (Maley and Kiss, 2018) which…

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Sounding Board continued: Do the Stanky Leg!

Sounding Board continued: Do the Stanky Leg!

Sounding Board continued: Do the stanky Leg! Continuing on from the last post, I’ve found a few more on-line musical resources that I’d like to share with you. In Creativity and English Language Teaching: from Inspiration to Implementation (2018) Alan Maley and Tamas Kiss  discuss what makes a creative teacher and how to achieve a…

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Sounding Board: how to write something that sounds English?

Sounding Board: how to write something that sounds English?

This week is the rentrée for our students and teachers at Paul-Valéry University in Montpellier with everyone seriously back to work (including myself!) and looking forward to the next year. Our creative writing course for second-year students specialising in fields other than English students begins this first semester with fictional creative writing to be continued…

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Skullbloggery

Skullbloggery

The sun has finally come out here in the Cévennes in the South of France and holidays suddenly seem not so far away. I have a feeling the length of my posts will shorten as temperatures go up. Watch this space… I have got down to the nitty-gritty of creating the on-line course since I…

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Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging

Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging

This week, finishing off a call for communications entitled Autonomy and Creativity and Blogging. An attempt to have one’s Cake and Eat it, I used the opportunity to clarify my aims for my intended on-line, distance learning blogging course. Basically, the course intends to use blogging to practise students’ English skills, in such a manner…

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