Enhancing Creativity in a Spanish Language Classroom — Patrice Dixon, St. George's School, Canada

  • Creativity through Digital Technologies (2012-13)

This project reflects how digital technology can do more than simply enhance traditional foreign language learning. Digital technology can encourage deep and creative language learning among adolescent boys, especially when it is combined with such powerful foreign language instruction methods as TPRS, or Teaching Proficiency through Reading and Storytelling (Ray & Seely, 2008). By combining the digital program ‘Go!Animate’ with the potent story-telling circles of TPRS, a mixed-level group of Grade 10 boys experimented with the Spanish language to produce an animated dialogue. These students were given the opportunity to reflect on how they learn and make positive steps forward as independent and collaborative language learners.