Within our diverse multilingual and international contexts, there is a need for knowledge about and competence in languages. At the same time, appreciation for language education (at least in the Netherlands) is waning. Different parties argue that the curriculum is too narrowly geared towards the practice of skills and strategies, while students should be offered a more broad perspective on the phenomenon of language that, ideally, sparks their imagination. In our workshop we will present the process and products of a professional learning community of secondary school teachers who, between September 2017 and now, translated their content knowledge about language (e.g. metaphor, language change, language variety, intercultural competence) to their classrooms.