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Teaching Languages Creatively

1st Edition

Edited by Philip Hood


154 pages | 19 B/W Illus.

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pub: 2018-10-12
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Teaching Languages Creatively brings together the experience of international primary language experts to explore creative teaching and learning in primary languages. Drawing on the latest research and theory and illustrated with ideas and case studies from real schools, it covers key topics, including:

  • engaging students in the target language;
  • celebrating bilingualism in the classroom;
  • incorporating technology into modern teaching;
  • integrating language learning across the curriculum;
  • successful transitions;
  • learning languages through singing, storytelling and dance.

Ideal for primary trainee teachers, newly qualified teachers, and established teachers looking for creative new ideas to enrich the learning experience of their students, Teaching Languages Creatively is an essential guide for inspiring the love of languages that is so vital for young learners.

Table of Contents



Series Editor’s Foreword

  1. Reviewing the Landscape Philip Hood
  2. Learning from creative bilingual classrooms Susan Jones and Philip Hood
  3. Creative approaches to promoting target language use in the primary classroom Colin Christie
  4. Developing speaking and pronunciation skills through storytelling on the app iTEO Claudine Kirsch
  5. Teaching languages creatively through the context of mathematics Sarah Lister and Pauline Palmer
  6. From Empires and Eruptions to Lost Worlds: Placing languages at the heart of the primary curriculum Elaine Minett
  7. Ahoy there, me hearties! Combining foreign languages and dance in the primary curriculum Elaine Minett and Laure Jackson
  8. Teaching the youngest learners Kristina Tobutt and Philip Hood
  9. Creativity around transition Katherine Richardson
  10. The next stage of a journey? Lessons learned from Scotland Lynne Jones and Fhiona Mackay
  11. The next stage of a journey? Lessons learned from this book Philip Hood

About the Editor

Philip Hood works as a part-time tutor at the University of Nottingham after his retirement in 2017.

About the Series

Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series

The Learning to Teach in the Primary School Series offers support and ideas for student and practising teachers, enriching their knowledge, understanding and pedagogic experience in relation to creative teaching and learning. Packed with imaginative ideas and practical suggestions, the books are underpinned by theory and research to help teachers develop more creative approaches to teaching and to successfully engage their students with the subject. Theoretical perspectives from both the particular subject domain and field of creativity are included throughout to widen teachers’ knowledge and increase the contemporary relevance of the texts. The books highlight the importance of developing children’s knowledge, skills and understanding, as well as their attitudes and engagement in learning, while references to relevant research help to inform teachers’ own research and writing for initial teacher training and professional development purposes.

The series complements the textbook Learning to Teach in the Primary School, edited by J. Arthur and T. Cremin, but the books are also able to stand alone. They reflect the evolving nature of subject teaching in the primary school and profile the integration of the core curriculum into a wider, more creative, primary curriculum.

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