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Teaching secondary modern foreign languages
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4.3 Ideas for creative approaches in the MFL classroom

You may have already observed teachers in your school context using creative approaches in their lessons and you may have also begun to use some creative ideas in your own teaching. Particular ways in which you could enable students to learn in a creative manner including using language in the following ways:

  • In new contexts such as drama, role-play or designing posters (for example, a ‘Wanted’ poster).
  • With new media using, for example, poetry or songs, recording jingles or dubbing a film/video clip, etc.
  • Creating materials and activities for others such as booklets or games.

Activity 6

Timing: Allow about 2 hours

There are lots of ideas for creative MFL teaching and learning on the internet.

Visit the following website and note down any of the ideas for creative language learning activities that you could use in your own school context: