Creative Multilingualism is a research programme exploring the links between creativity and languages. It began as a four-year project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council and continues to be run from the University of Oxford as part of TORCH (The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities).
This website offers a selection of resources, including blog posts, teaching ideas, and details of our many projects and events. For information about upcoming events, please visit the TORCH website.
Seven interlocking research strands investigating the creative dimension of languages - extending from cognition and production through to performance, texts and translation to language learning.
Embodying Ideas: The Creative Power of Metaphor
Creating a Meaningful World: Nature in Name, Metaphor and Myth
Creating Intelligibility across Languages and Communities
Languages in the Creative Economy
Creativity and World Literatures: Languages in Dialogue
Creating New Meanings: Prismatic Translation
Linguistic Creativity in Language Learning
Visit our Resources section to explore a variety of teaching materials which support the creative teaching of languages.
The Creative Multilingualism programme worked on a variety of projects exploring the connection between languages and creativity. See all projects here.