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Teaching secondary modern foreign languages
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4 How can creativity be integrated into MFL teaching and learning?

Creativity is at the heart of teaching and learning a modern language. It can also contribute to motivating and engaging students in learning a language in a classroom environment. In this section you will consider what is meant by ‘creativity’ and what this means for MFL teaching and learning in the classroom. You will look at how creativity in language teaching can be used in practice, as well as how creativity can support independent learning and vice versa.

Reflection point

Before continuing, you might find it useful to reflect on your own views about creativity:

  • What do you understand by the term ‘creativity’?
  • How does it relate to language learning?
  • Have you observed other MFL teachers teaching creatively?
  • Do you use creativity in your teaching?