Student Profile: Dr. Robert Gloster, World Languages

Student Profile: Dr. Robert Gloster, World Languages

Learning to speak another language is a challenge. What about learning five languages? Or learning them later in life? Many would say it is impossible, but then they probably haven’t met Dr. Robert C. Gloster! Dr. Gloster speaks French, German,…

CityU Students Help Out at North Helpline Food Bank

CityU Students Help Out at North Helpline Food Bank

When students in CityU’s English Language Program graduate they’ll leave our university with much more than improved English. A great benefit of  CityU’s Washington Academy of Languages programs is the extra-curricular activities that allow students and alumni to not only experience American culture first-hand, but each other’s cultures…

Student Profile: Barry Wicksman, TESOL Graduate Certificate

Student Profile: Barry Wicksman, TESOL Graduate Certificate

With three degrees, and now a CityU graduate certificate, Barry Wicksman is known for his extensive range of knowledge and interests. His students at Northern Marianas College have started calling him Superman 101 because of his passion for learning anything…

CityU and WAL Students Volunteer for APEC

CityU and WAL Students Volunteer for APEC

by Debbie Chan In April the Seattle-based National Center Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation asked Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) to refer qualified and energetic business-minded students who could volunteer at the APEC Business Advisory Council event and APEC China CEO Forum,…

Sometimes the Best Trips are the Small Ones with Big Memories

Sometimes the Best Trips are the Small Ones with Big Memories

by Debbie Chan, Washington Academy of Languages (WAL), Student Activities Coordinator Yes. It’s true that a picture says a thousand words. And what do these pictures here say to you?  These photos were taken from our recent WAL student trip…

“Sushki” is not “Sushi” with a typo

“Sushki” is not “Sushi” with a typo

Actually, they have nothing in common.   Not in ingredients, taste, or place of origin.   The only similarity between the two is that they are both international food items.   Wikipedia defines “sushki” thus:   “ Sushki is a traditional Russian tea bread….