25 Ways to Grow a Language School Community

Community enhances school academic and business outcomes.

David Weller
5 min readMar 18, 2023


Is your school a community?

Or is it just a place where students come, attend class, and leave? Despite what most school managers think, a community is more than a few seasonal events and some half-hearted parent communication. A good community indicates many things, but it mainly shows that active management has worked hard to establish a welcoming, learning culture amongst staff and students.

As company culture reflects the CEO’s values, a school’s culture reflects the inherent beliefs of the management. And part of that culture is having a good community — in person or online.

But developing a thriving community worth the time, energy and money? Let’s look at the benefits.

Benefits for Students

Because, after all, the school is for them, right?

1. Improved academic performance: A feeling of belonging and connection with others can help improve a student’s academic performance.

2. Increased social-emotional development: Social-emotional development can be improved by participating in school communities. This can help students develop communication skills, conflict resolution, and…



David Weller

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