The purpose of this paper is to explore the problem of creativity in the language class, seen from two perspectives – that of the role of the teacher`s creative disposition, on the one hand, and that of the management of classroom environment, as a prerequisite for creativity development, on the other hand. The study had in view 46 teachers of English in a Romanian context. The instruments of research were the questionnaire and the sentence completion sentences. Results revealed that although all respondents acknowledged the importance of creativity in the language teaching-learning process, their disposition of being creative and offering opportunities for students to display creative potential is affected by various factors that sometimes can become even constraints for the generation of creativity.
Key-words: creativity, teachers, creative disposition, management of environment, the English class