I feel excited and honoured to be returning to Belgium for the tenth anniversary of BELTA, and I can’t wait for this event.
It feels only right to celebrate, so that’s what I intend to do with a talk that embraces what makes our profession imaginative and original. When English language teaching is at its best, creativity is at the heart of what happens. There are plenty of reasons for us to promote inspiration in our learners, but in this talk, I’m going to celebrate the inherent creativity in our profession.
Inspired by my own experiences as a materials writer, I will look at the lessons we can take from other creative people to not only recognise and embrace this essential element of our work, but to find ways to develop it in ourselves and our teachers.