Volunteer Minute with WAL at Seattle Urban Academy  - Looking Back with Joy

Volunteer Minute with WAL at Seattle Urban Academy – Looking Back with Joy

by Debbie Chan, Student Services & Activities Coordinator, Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) We always hear that a way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.   How about to a teenager’s heart, whose future seems sometimes difficult and unsure? …

WAL’s Lunch Bunch for Foodies:  Seriously Loving Food Enough to Write About It

WAL’s Lunch Bunch for Foodies: Seriously Loving Food Enough to Write About It

by Debbie Chan, Washington Academy of Languages, Student Services & Activities Coordinator A small group of WAL FOODIES (those who love to eat and cook food) headed out to the Fremont District on Saturday, January 13, and had a wonderful…

Christina Tkacs

Travel lover earns her master’s degree on the road

Christina Tkacs took a five-month motorcycle trip through Central and South America with her husband, and not only did she take in fresh sights, meet new people and explore different cultures, she discovered her next career path, too.

Students and teacher in an English class in a coffee shop

Travel the world, teach English with a TESOL certificate

Have you dreamed about living abroad and experiencing different cultures, meeting new people and becoming a true citizen of the world? This dream could become a reality if you pursue a career teaching English. Earning a TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) certificate, which is a globally recognized standard, may be your key to unlock new opportunities around the world.

Kay Le at CityU

Teacher from Taiwan earns TESOL certificate from CityU

Kay Le traveled to Seattle to study in CityU’s TESOL Summer Intensive program in order to expand her skill set and learn new teaching strategies. The program gave her the opportunity to earn her TESOL certification in five weeks.

Volunteering in the Community - Shifting Into Something New

Volunteering in the Community – Shifting Into Something New

by Debbie Chan, Student Activities Coordinator Recently at WAL, we decided to try a new approach to activities. We noticed that the interests of our international students at WAL were changing.  No longer were our weekend trips and excursions as…