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Get creative in your classroom

Welcome back to the Teaching Young Learners Newsletter!
This month we look at the ways you can get creative in your classroom with tips, activities, and advice on how to nurture your students’ imaginations and develop language skills.
Bringing creative teaching into the young learners classroom

Bringing creative teaching into the young learner classroom by Lynne Cameron and Penny McKay helps you understand the learning needs of your students, shows you what you can do, and explains why it works.

This informative book provides creative ways to personalize teaching to inspire children, create a love of a language, and develop the skills and confidence they need for successful language learning.

Try these practical teaching ideas
Nurture imagination and creativity in the classroom

Enter the world of a young child. What might you discover? Young children squeal with delight at surprises. They love to use their imaginations. How can we as English teachers build English language skills while nurturing our young learners’ creativity and imaginations?

In this blog post, Kathleen Kampa shares ways in which you can help your students enter the world of imagination and develop language skills through the likes of songs, chants, movement, and puppets.

Read the blog post 
Global Skills: creating empowered 21st century learners

Help your learners develop the skills they need for success in a fast-changing modern world, with our free Global Skills position paper.

Global skills include:

  • Communication and collaboration
  • Creativity and critical thinking
  • Citizenship and intercultural competence
  • Emotional self-regulation and well-being
  • Digital literacies

Get expert advice to help you integrate these skills into your classroom, and receive exclusive tools to make them accessible to every learner.

Download the position paper
Monthly Motivation
Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.

Albert Einstein

Do you have an idea for something we haven’t covered yet? If there’s a topic you want us to feature in a future newsletter, email us at teaching.younglearners@oup.com – we’d love to hear from you!
Best wishes,

Katie, Teaching Young Learners Associate

Oxford University Press