Organic Approaches to Language Development, Grades K-Adult

The OLA approach is non-traditional and helps students develop language proficiency beyond textbooks and worksheets in an authentic and engaging atmosphere. Through strategies in language development that involve repetition, movement, paired and group conversational activities, participants will leave this course with a new set of tools for teaching organic approaches to language development. From setting up classrooms to hands-on interactivities, a highly kinesthetic and immersive approach is used to engage and move student closer to target language mastery.

Course Outcomes:

  • Develop comfort and utility with organic and alternative approaches to textbooks and worksheets.
  • Design new lessons, or repurpose old lessons, to implement and accommodate the OAL strategies.
  • Learn how to evaluate and differentiate within the OAL to meet the needs of all students.