Current, comprehensive, and authoritative, this text gives language teachers and researchers, both a set of conceptual tools with which to think and talk about creativity in language teaching and a wealth of practical advice about principles and practices that can be applied to making their lessons more creative. Providing an overview of the nature of creativity and its role in second language education, it brings together twenty prominent language teachers and researchers with expertise in different aspects of creativity and teaching contexts to present a range of theories on both creative processes and how these processes lead to creative practices in language teaching.

Unique in the field, the book takes a broader and more critical look at the notion of creativity in language learning, exploring its linguistic, cognitive, sociocultural and pedagogic dimensions. Structured in four sections— theoretical perspectives, creativity in the classroom, creativity in the curriculum, and creativity in teacher development—each chapter is supplemented by Questions for Discussion and Suggestions for Further Research. Its accessible style makes the book relevant as both a course text and a resource for practicing teachers.

section I|94 pages

Theoretical Perspectives

chapter 2|16 pages

Creativity and Language

chapter 3|17 pages

Creativity and Language Learning

chapter 6|18 pages

Translating Writing Worlds

Writing as a Poet, Writing as an Academic

section II|68 pages

Creativity in the Classroom

chapter 8|16 pages

Creativity in Language Teaching

Voices from the Classroom

section III|48 pages

Creativity in the Curriculum

section IV|46 pages

Creativity in Teacher Development

chapter 14|14 pages

A Conversation About Creativity

Connecting the New to the Known Through Images, Objects, and Games

chapter 15|14 pages

Creativity as Resistance

Implications for Language Teaching and Teacher Education