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Creative Feedback

Creative Feedback

Time-consuming? Mind-numbing? Soul-destroying? Having spent too many hours marking this last holiday I’ve been thinking hard about the sort of feedback teachers give or enable and how useful it may or may not be.  Whilst it is now widely agreed that feedback is crucial in second-language learning, there is less agreement concerning what sort of…

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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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Blogs and Images

Blogs and Images

One of the first things that I have learnt is that all self-respecting blogs include images. Blogs and Images It so happened that last week I was walking through the Paul-Valéry Campus and I cam across an exhibition of prize-winning photos taken by Alison Lili Guiraud, a third-year student in info-comm (information and communication science)…

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