About | Language in Bloom

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Language in Bloom is a learning solutions company that specializes in a task-based approach to instructional design.

The name Language in Bloom alludes to the beautiful Shenandoah Valley where I live (the Bloom is the nickname for the area’s annual Apple Blossom Festival) and it also captures the natural cycle of growth that describes the process of acquiring a new language or acquiring any new skill. In learning a new skill and developing talent, the seed of inspiration needs to be planted, then that skill needs to be cultivated and cared for in order for it to grow, flourish, and bloom.

Examples of our projects include: 



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Tammy Bjelland, founder and director of Language in Bloom, is an experienced language trainer, curriculum designer, and course creator. She moved to the northern Shenandoah Valley of Virginia after she returned to the US from Spain, where she lived off and on for a total of five years. Her passion for developing effective learning solutions for individuals and organizations comes from her intrinsic love of learning, and her wish to make others’ learning experiences as successful as possible.

About the blog: One person, many perspectives

The Language in Bloom blog is a series of observations by me, Tammy Bjelland, about all things involving teaching, learning,  language, and instructional design. These observations are told from my perspective(s) as a student, instructor, teacher trainer, skills coach, and a citizen of the world.

There are other perspectives that might sneak into some of my posts, like a critical perspective (a lingering remnant of my time in academia) or from my point of view as a business owner/director (head to my other blog to read more about my perspective on small business ownership). I’ll also include guest blog posts and resources from around the web, so that as many perspectives are included as possible.