Drama and Creative Activities for MFL teaching online

Two string puppets - one red and one yellow - face each other
Friday 4 December / Friday 11 December
Online (Zoom link to follow)


The workshop will be deliverd online. Registered participants will receive a link to the Zoom meeting in advance of the workshop. 


The exciting Multilingual Performance Project (MPP) has been working with teachers to showcase and celebrate the multilingual nature of schools and demonstrate how multilingualism can interact creatively with teaching in the classroom, promoting both taught languages and the use of community languages.

The project has supported schools across England and Wales to incorporate multilingual performance and drama activities in their teaching (from short sketches, play readings and news broadcasts through to full theatre productions).

We have also helped establish relationships between participating schools and their local theatres that support these multilingual performances.

The workshop:

We will demonstrate simple drama activities which can be used when teaching students online (on platforms like Zoom and MS Teams). 

Please also bring your own questions!

We would love to welcome all interested language teachers.

PLEASE NOTE: this is a re-run of workshops held earlier in the year so repeat attendance is discouraged. However, we are hopeful to run workshops with new content in 2021.


To book: 

The same workshop will run on both Friday 4 and Friday 11 December, so please just book on to one.

Fri 4:


Fri 11:



If you have any questions, please email daniel.tyler-mctighe@mod-langs.ox.ac.uk 


Feedback from teachers who attended a previous MPP workshop:

“It was a lot of fun – but also very useful. I have already tried out several of the ideas with my classes (and own children), with great success.”

“I was able to present the project at a staff meeting last week and included some of the games we were shown. I'm delighted with the feedback from my colleagues who did some of the activities with their classes the following day and told me how well the children had responded. This is really important for me as I'm the only MFL teacher and most of the class teachers are a bit scared of languages!”