Northwest Language Academy


Italian Language Weekend Immersion: Primavera In Paese! Beginner Level

April 18-19, 2015

In this fun, interactive Italian Immersion weekend, we’ll welcome spring Italian style and get out and about in Central Italy. From rustic Umbria to the breathtaking views of Abruzzo (and beyond) we’ll explore hill town adventures, regional specialties, and the seasonal festivals and traditions that make regional Italy so uniquely special. This dynamic 12 hour language intensive led by Professor Greta D’Amico emphasizes conversation in practical situations, complemented by cultural instruction, with tips on getting around and experiencing the local delights of the region. Together we’ll take in local activities such as village ‘sagre,’ explore special places, shopping at open air markets, and prepare and taste delicious seasonal specialty foods. Songs, lore, artistic life, and much more!

Overnight lodging available in our onsite Guesthouse. Reserve early!

$198 for each complete weekend. Includes some meals.

Volunteer and work exchange available - please inquire soon!

To register, please contact our front desk at 321-2101, email: or sign up via PayPal below:

Total: $198


Japanese Horticulture Workshop and Luncheon
With Master Gardener Masa Mizuno

May 2, 2015

We are honored to welcome back revered Japanese Master Gardener, Masa Mizuno for a pruning workshop at yet another superb private residence on Whidbey Island. The event includes a Q&A, tours of the gardens, followed by an authentic Japanese lunch.

To sign up, please contact the NWLA office. Call: 321-2101 or email:

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Total: $75


French Language Weekend Immersion:
Springtime in Paris!
Intermediate Level

May 16-17, 2015

Join us for a cultural weekend in Paris! We will visit the Louvre Museum, walk through Montmartre neighborhood, listen to typical Parisian songs and use authentic materials to better understand Parisian life style. Practice French in practical situations in a fun and dynamic way!

This Weekend Immersion will be led by Sylvie Joseph-Julien of Atelier d'Ichère. Sylvie is one of the founders and manager of Atelier d’Ichere both in France and in the United States. She is a storyteller in the French oral tradition. She has been writing and telling stories and legends to children and adults since 2007. Sylvie also leads story tours in France at the Louvre museum, the Opera Garnier and the Eiffel Tower, and at several museums in the Seattle area.

Cost: $198 for the weekend. Includes some meals.
Lodging available onsite in our Guesthouse. Reserve early.

To register, please contact our front desk at 321-2101, email: or sign up via PayPal below:

Total: $198


Save the Date! June 13
Language of Food: Midsommarfest

Mark your calendars now for midsummer revelry! Our popular Language of Food series returns with the Scandinavian festival of Midsommar! Details coming soon!

For more information, or to reserve your place, call: 321-2101 or email:


Free Weekly Chat Groups,
Now in Seven Languages!

German: Mondays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

French: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:00am

Russian: Wednesdays, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Spanish: Tuesdays, 10:00am - 11:00am

For Italian, Japanese, and Mandarin Chinese Conversation Groups, please inquire.

Are you planning to travel abroad? Would you like to tune up your skill in speaking another language, or learn some useful cultural tips? Drop in on these free-of-charge sessions led by native speakers! All levels of language proficiency are welcome, though a minimal familiarity with the targeted language is helpful. Donations are appreciated.

Private instruction can be arranged upon request. Please inquire with NWLA's office. Call: 321-2101 or email: