Exploration: Don’t Write on Walls! Playing with Cityscapes in a Foreign Language Course

  • Mélanie Péron


This exploration presents a task-based project developed for a writing course taught in the context of a short study abroad programme. Built around the notions of imagination and play, the project invites students to engage in a narrative with their host city while helping them learn organically and reconceive learning as play as opposed to learning as work.


Foreign languages Belonging Blogging Learning spaces Outdoors 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Mélanie Péron
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  1. 1.Department of French and Francophone StudiesUniversity of PennsylvaniaPhiladelphiaUSA

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