Multilingual Performance Project: MFL Teacher Workshop

20th May 2020
Colmore Junior School, Colmore Road, Birmingham B14 6AJ


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:

There will be a short introduction to the Multilingual Performance Project followed by a workshop demonstrating simple drama activities which can be used at Primary level.

This workshop is for Primary Teachers from any Birmingham/West Midlands school.


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!”

For more information please email the project’s director:

The project is sponsored by Creative Multilingualism, a research programme led by the University of Oxford and funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council. 

We look forward to seeing you in May!