Creativity in foreign language teaching


  • Monika Ševečková Masaryk University, Language CentreKomenského nám. 2, 602 00 Brno



Cognitive linguistics, creativity, folklore, foreign language, game, motivation, pedagogy, Russian


Developing creativity in foreign language teaching provides students with the opportunity to effectively build language skills as well as increasing their motivation for learning. Practical examples are given using folklore materials (songs, tales, etc.) in learning Russian, as well as contemporary materials reflecting the culture of Russian speaking countries (films, poems, etc.). As well as increasing their ability in the target foreign language students also acquire factual information (realia) through creative language games. In this paper we describe recent findings in the field and propose possible directions for future research.


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Author Biography

Monika Ševečková, Masaryk University, Language CentreKomenského nám. 2, 602 00 Brno

Graduated with a Master´s Degree in Russian and Ukrainian from Charles University, Prague (2003), obtained Ph.D. from Masaryk University, Brno (Paleoslavic studies, 2014). As an assistant professor she teaches Russian for Specific and Academic Purposes at the Language Centre, Masaryk University, Brno. She specializes on translatology, didactics, effective and creative teaching and bilingualism


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How to Cite

Ševečková, M. (2016). Creativity in foreign language teaching. Journal of Education Culture and Society, 7(2), 180–188.