Creativity in the English language classroom
The activities will help teachers to explore the role of creativity in the classroom both in the sense of helping students to express their unique creative identity and also by helping them to think about and use language in a creative way. The activities are suitable for a broad range of students from young to old and from low to higher levels and can be used alongside your existing syllabus and course materials to enhance your students’ experience of learning English. This book is free to download below as a pdf file.
Edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey
Integrating global issues in the creative English language classroom: with reference to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
This publication has a twofold aim – to help students learn a language creatively whilst at the same time raising awareness of the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through bringing together a range of innovative ideas for teaching creatively and addressing these key issues. The activities include enabling students to think creatively about sustainable food and food supplies, creating energy which does not harm the environment, and collaborating with other students globally to diminish the digital divide.This publication is free to download below as a pdf file.
Edited by Alan Maley and Nik Peachey
Humanising Language Teaching Magazine - Special C Group Issue
The special issue of HLT, which brings together language teaching and the creative arts: drama, sculpture, visual arts, dance, poetry and story. The special issue sprang out of an idea which began in 2015, to bring together ELT and modern language teachers and to find out what they can learn by working with artists of word, movement and image for a day. The event took place in May 2015 at Oxford Brookes University and many of the contributions in this special issue are inspired by what took place. The contributors write from Brazil, Malta, Czech Republic, Kazakhstan, France, Germany, Italy, Greece, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, New Zealand and the UK. Such a breadth of response must reassure teachers inspired by the join between language and creative arts, that they are not alone. As one teacher unravels the language of a vase in a Kazakh museum, in Italy another teacher is using Kandinsky as a springboard for a class project and another public art in the Czech Republic.
Edited by Hania Kryszewska and Jane Spiro
Creativity in the English Language Teaching
The ELT Council, Malta has published this free downloadable book. This book presents the views of a group of teachers, trainers and researchers, all of whom share the belief that creativity needs to be an intrinsic aspect of English Language Teaching.
Edited by Daniel Xerri and Odette Vassallo
Creativity and English Language Teaching: From Inspiration to Implementation
This book offers a unique perspective on creativity in an educational environment where there is a relative dearth of literature on this subject. The authors link practice and principle to provide a practical and valuable guide for more creative language learning and teaching, using not only theoretical ideas but useful practical advice and recommendations on how better to introduce creativity into teaching and daily life. This innovative volume is sure to become a crucial reference point for teachers and practitioners of language teaching, and anyone interested in the ways in which creativity can be channelled into the teaching and learning process.
Authors: Alan Maley and Tamas Kiss
Creativity and Innovations in ELT Materials Development
This book brings together renowned scholars and new voices to challenge current practices in ELT materials design in order to work towards optimal learning conditions. It proposes ideas and principles to improve second language task design through novel resources such as drama, poetry, literature and online resources; and it maps out a number of unusual connections between theory and practice in the field of ELT materials development. The first section of the book discusses how innovative task-writing ideas can stretch materials beyond the current quality to make them more original and inspiring; the second part examines how different arts and technologies can drive innovation in coursebooks; the third section describes how teachers and learners can participate in materials writing and negotiate ways to personalize learning.
Edited by Dat Bao