Welcome to the
Organic World Language Community

We are excited that you are here to join the conversation about learning. We are a vibrant, passionate, and active community of educators and students dedicated to working together to establish classroom environments where learners are empowered and engaged. We believe in movement, 100% immersion and an emphasis on the importance of creating community in the classroom. The OWL techniques and strategies align with the National and World Readiness Standards, ACTFL Proficiency Guidelines, the Common Core Standards, IB and AP programs. Check out our site to learn more about us and how you can get involved!

OWL offers fun, interactive, and informative workshops for any and all educators interested in student-centered, proficiency-based instruction. Join the transformative experience of a dynamic, high-energy workshop where concepts are applied through interactive, hands-on activities and collaborations. We strive to create a sustainable professional development partnership with you and your program to provide the best possible support as you continue your journey towards best practices.


The OWL community has been growing for four years and is made up of dedicated educators working to implement techniques and strategies that elicit student-production and high levels of engagement in learning environments. The OWL forums provide a safe and vibrant space to collaborate.

OWL has completely revolutionized my teaching practice! My students speak better Spanish, I have more fun teaching, and I have stronger relationships with students.

Hannah Pratt

Once I went to an OWL workshop, there was no going back. I couldn’t return to my old ways of teaching. I have entirely left English at the door and for the first time, my students have as well.

Ruth W.

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How to Find Joy in Remote Living

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These times are full of many new adjustments, feelings and lifestyle changes. Switching to at-home and online learning brings about a new daily reality that requires flexibility and a huge…

Five Ways to Allow Yourself Grace During Remote Learning

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Imagine this scenario:  13 of 40 students are making regular appearances on daily Zoom meets, more like half have made it at least once. It took one-on-one calls to walk…

OWL Remote Instruction Collaborative Planning Session 3/19

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These are the notes from the Organic World Language Google Meet: Collaborative Planning for Remote Instruction on March 19, 2020. There is also an audio recording available here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l3QE9D2tPhk&t=92s Enjoy and…