WHAT WE DO
Like you, we both wear a lot of hats.
curriculum creator, editor, consultant, teacher trainer, web designer
We spend a lot of time answering emails, planning PD’s, searching the internet for exciting new resources, creating lesons, and drinking coffee. ☕️
WHY WE DO IT
We’ve been there.
We know what it feels like to have multiple preps, big classes, long days, and challenging situations.
We also know how it feels to be emporwered by valuable PD, inspired with new tools, and encouraged by a friend.
We know language learning is important
and that means language teachers need resources, practical training and support so they can do the big job…
to help students learn!
WHAT WE BELIEVE
Learning a language should be about communication.
Lessons should be inspired by authentic resources and target cultures.
Instruction should be 90% in the target language.
Learning should connect with real experiences and future careers.
Student performance should be measured by proficiency and improved by individualized feedback.
Languages are for everyone.
Thank you for your hard work and all you do to inspire language learning!
Kara and Megan are educators and bloggers with a passion for World Languages. Their blog, Creative Language Class, was started in 2012 as a way to share their journey toward a more authentic, student-centered, and communicative class. It has over 5 million views and connects with teachers from around the world to share ideas, solutions, and inspiration. Their leadership experiences include leading departments, mentoring teachers, designing district curriculum, and creating performance assessments. They are enthusiastic about showing how to transition from the textbook to proficiency-based instruction in order to positively impact students’ learning. In 2015, they began working with teachers full-time at department trainings, district PDs, and one-on-one online coaching throughout the United States and in international schools around the world. They offer trainings about uniting language programs with proficiency, creating performance-based assessments and learning to grade with a common rubric, and developing engaging lessons inspired by the target culture.
Many thanks to the teacher collaborators, native speakers, and editors that contribute on this site! We couldn’t do it without your expertise, cultural knowledge and suggestions.