Learn While Creating (LWC) is an online language learning and coaching service. With LWC, you will develop your English ability and expand your 21st-century skills through creating, thinking critically, communicating and collaborating with people around the world. LWC believes in the effectiveness of Project Based Language Learning (PBLL)
After getting frustrated with “traditional” textbooks, language courses, and approaches to learning and teaching languages while learning Japanese and teaching English, I began to search for a better way.
I was searching for a way of learning that allowed me to choose what I wanted to learn, how I wanted to learn, how I wanted to show what I learned, accounted for my knowledge, skills, and abilities, considered the interconnections of learning, and that left me with a sense of accomplishment. A sense of accomplishment because I did something with what I wanted to learn. A way that I could use to develop my language skills and develop professionally.
That journey led me to discover Project Based Language Learning (PBLL).
PBLL is a process of real-world activities chosen by the participants (You) and coach (Me), scaffolded to aid language acquisition by the coach (activities), in order to construct a product that is communicated with the world. Projects are engaging and motivating, challenging and fun, and effective and memorable.
Participants develop language fluency, interdisciplinary knowledge, and 21st-Century skills (creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication)
In order to complete the product:
-Your voice and choice in choosing the product, process, and tasks.
-Language is learned just in time to complete the project tasks.
-Learning is interdisciplinary: learn more than just language.
-Several mini-projects are completed along the way.
-A consistent process of investigation, collaboration, critique, assessment, and revision.