Unlocking Creativity for Adult Language Learning

Fall 2023



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Author(s): Natalia Balyasnikova, York University

In this paper, I suggest that use of creative and playful tasks in the English as an Additional Language classroom is an effective way to support adult language learning and promote learner engagement. I use the term plurilingualism to refer to the learners’ ability to use multiple languages in context, often mixing and blending different languages. I pose that in such contexts, creating conditions for the playful use of non-standard language or many languages should be an intentional pedagogical practice that affirms one’s plurilingual repertoire and their plurilingual and cultural identities.

ALE Journal – Volume 5, Issue 3

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