Creative Language Practices through a Translingual Lens: A Toolkit
The following activities are part of a creative toolkit which we make freely available to language teachers and practitioners in a variety of contexts. The activities could be used separately or as a set. They also exist in a physical copy at the Mitchel Library (Glasgow) and can be checked out upon request starting with June 2019. For each activity, we have provided instructions, materials needed, as well as other relevant resources. If you have any suggestions or special requests, please contact us at Lavinia.Hirsu@glasgow.ac.uk
The Language Kit
An Introduction to the Language Toolkit
Languages in artists’ hands
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Tip: Tossing the blocks from one hand to another may cause the writing to fade away. You can either write the words on a piece of paper and tape them on each side of the block, try different markers to see which ones are more durable, or encourage children to learn the words quickly. Language is not always sticky and requires agility and practice!
Creative Language Geographies
Giving Meaning to/through Bits of Language
Translanguaging and Poetry
For this game, you will need to print out 6 copies for each shop and cut the images into cards so you can assemble a full deck of cards for 30 participants.