Making language class fun

A Workshop for Elementary Language Teachers

Darcy Rogers presents OLA

A natural environment is the best way to learn a language. How can we make our classes natural, effective and fun? Darcy Rogers, the creator of Organic Language Acquisition, presents a special interactive workshop especially for elementary teachers.

Darcy will share activities and methods that keep students engaged while focusing on proficiency and acquisition. This two-part workshop will cover both theory and practical application. You'll leave re-energized, with lots of new tools and ideas to use in your classes.

This workshop is sponsored by Sponge, the Confucius Institute of the State of Washington and the Washington Association for Language Teaching.

Part I

Wednesday, April 10th 2013 at 6-9pm

3107 South Day Street

Seattle, WA

Part II

Thursday, April 11th 2013 at 6-9pm

3107 South Day Street

Seattle, WA

Special Notes:

This is a 2-part interactive workshop. There is an option to take Part 1 in Seattle OR in Bellevue. Details are below.

Part 1 - An introduction to OLA and activities and tips. Part 1 will be offered twice. You can take it on Wednesday evening in Seattle from 6-9 pm OR on Thursday morning in Bellevue from 9-12 pm.

Part 2 - Differentiating instruction for children at different levels, more activities and tools. Part 2 will only be offered once from 6-9 pm in Seattle on April 11.

Cost: $40 per teacher. This includes both sessions and a certificate of completion from OLA. Free clock hours are provided by OSPI World Languages Program.

Workshops will be held at Sponge locations in Seattle and Bellevue.

The cost of this program is generously underwritten by Confucius Institute of the State of Washington.


The workshop is currently full! But you can sign up for the wait-list by filling in this form. We will let you know if a space becomes available.
If you have questions, please email
We welcome new and experienced teachers.