WAL Lunch Bites, Macaroni & Cheese, and Basketball:  The Perfect Recipe for a New Friendship!

WAL Lunch Bites, Macaroni & Cheese, and Basketball: The Perfect Recipe for a New Friendship!

by Debbie Chan, WAL Student Services & Activities Coordinator One day in January 2017, I was helping Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) host a Lunch Bites party in the CityU Library for our English language students and other CityU friends….

Top 5 Ways to Use Languages in Everyday Life

Top 5 Ways to Use Languages in Everyday Life

by Adam McGarity, Program Manager As world language students, we probably agree: studying language is important. But to learn a language well, you have to do more than just attend class. The fact is, you need to use the language every…

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Interview with Moni Carlisle

Moni Carlisle’s academic and career choices have allowed her to combine her love of teaching language with content focused curriculum design. Teaching in both the Washington Academy of Languages ELP Program and the assisted MBA program (focused on the Sustainability…

Language Buttons, if you please!

Language Buttons, if you please!

It’s pronounced [pɪn] not [pɛn], although depending on where you are from, it may be the same thing. Is windy and Wendy the same for you? Luckily, we can just call it a button! Washington Academy of Languages instructors have…

What To-Do Over Winter Break in Seattle

What To-Do Over Winter Break in Seattle

Steve Will, Advisor at Washington Academy of languages, has some great advice to stay busy over winter break! Many students choose to go home during Winter Vacation, but there are also some of us who will be staying in the…

Take a Trip with us!

Take a Trip with us!

Our levels 7 and 8 English Language Program students took a trip to the K5 newsroom. The students used this opportunity to see how to conduct smooth transitions in dialogue and how to conduct interviews. Take a trip with us…