Creative Writing

Arguments for Creative Writing in the L2 Classroom

Creative writing allows students to experiment and play with the language, and thus, to take ownership of the language. In addition, creative writing is usually engaging and motivating for students. It also helps learners view language as an authentic communicative tool, with a focus on meaning, not merely as a linguistic system.

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Different types of creative writing activities.

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Creativity in writing can be as simple as learning calligraphy. Watch the following video with Professor Esther Raizen (Hebrew) and note when, why and how she introduces calligraphy in teaching Hebrew.

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Professor Raizen on introducing calligraphy in teaching Hebrew.

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