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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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Blogging and Forums

Blogging and Forums

Thanks for all your replies last week. Am still reading theoretical papers concerning blogging in the university context and have a meeting with our Moodle expert on Thursday to see just what possibilities are open to our students via our on-line learning platform (ENT – Environnement Numérique de Travail) Annick Rivens Mompean makes the difference…

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