NWLA Open House
June 27, 2013 - 5:30-7:00pm
Here's another chance to drop in during an Open House at NWLA! Live music, complementary refreshments, stimulating conversations, international friends, sneak previews to upcoming cultural opportunities - join us for a fun and relaxing time!!
Featuring acapella songs by SISTERS - Melanie Bacon, Julie Glover & Dawna Fowler!
5023 Langley Rd, Langley WA 98260
Preview 2013 Language Camps
May 30, 2013 - 3:45-5:15pm
You are invited…
Come with your children - or your grandchildren - on Saturday, June 29, 4:00 -5:30pm to experience a taste of the rich environment offered during NWLA's language and art based summer camps. Try storytelling from different cultures, French games, Japanese painting, Chinese dumpling making and much more.
Out of town visitors are invited to stay in NWLA's charming Guesthouse at 50% discount rate this one weekend only! (please mention promotional code CAMPSD13).
Nearby Langley offers a host of recreational opportunities that include a historical waterfront, miles of beach, heritage museum, art galleries, and much more. Make it a family vacation weekend!
Visit this link for more information about NWLA and camp experiences in previous years.
For more information and to reserve a room, contact our front desk: info@nwlanguageacademy or 360-321-2101
Camps are offered in FRENCH, SPANISH, JAPANESE, CHINESE, and ENGLISH.
- Camps for Preschoolers & Parent/Caregiver (2-6 yrs)
- Camps for Children (7-12 yrs)
Camps throughout July and August. To learn more about our camps, visit the Camps page.
The Language of the Heart
July 10th, 2013 - 5:30 - 9:30pm
A Words of Peace presentation, preceded by a home-cooked Indian meal with Charananand
NWLA is honored to host world traveler and inspirational speaker Charananand, for his second visit to Whidbey Island. This is a unique opportunity to spend some time with this beautiful person, who loves to feed the body and soul, and brings awareness to the simple truth of our existence with a message that goes directly to the heart.
Dinner is by donation, but places must be reserved. Seating is limited. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Talk begins at 7:00pm and is open seating at no charge.
View Charananand in this 4m Soul Biographies video.
For an introduction to Words of Peace, and Prem Rawat's work view this 15 minute video.
WELCOMING INTERNATIONAL FRIENDS
All American BBQ & Asado
On a visit to Buenos Aires two years ago, a Langley woman met 8 teenagers learning English. These young people, age 16-25 were such warm and generous hosts that she invited them to visit her on Whidbey Island anytime. They fundraised for an entire year, with the Mayor of their small village giving them airfare. They have called their group Dreamers Cañuelas - making the impossible, possible.It will be their first time on an airplane and first time in the U.S with their only stop to Seattle & Whidbey Island in July! Please join us at NWLA for a community BBQ on July 27th, to give these young people and their teacher a warm welcome. Schedule and time to be determined. Stay tuned.
Japanese & Whidbey Island Kids Meet Under the Wing of Iron Eagle
The first week of the Japanese residency program at NWLA Aug. 11-19, will not only be filled with Japanese students learning English and the American way of life, but diving in to a powerful experience of Native American culture.
Iron Eagle, a Chief and Medicine Man from the Sioux tribe, will be teaching both Japanese children and children from Whidbey Island some of the sacred ceremonies and teachings of his tradition. He will lead a blessing ceremony, tell stories around the campfire, teach them the making of traditional artifacts, and maybe even show them how to prepare Buffalo Soup using heated stones. Iron Eagle works internationally sharing his culture and encouraging people to live in harmony with the earth and with each other.
This will be a truly unique event - Japanese families and Whidbey families getting to know each other while learning about the ways of the native people of North America.
Interested? Please contact 360-321-2101 or email@example.com for more information.
Are you an artist with a studio experience to share? A farmer with adorable animals the children could meet? Please call us with your ideas of must-see excursions and experiences on Whidbey Island!
We are also looking for families willing to provide home-stays for some of our Japanese guests. Volunteers are also needed to help with the Argentinian BBQ and Native American welcome dinner and ceremony.
Please call us at 360-321-2101 with your ideas and to participate as a volunteer at these amazing cross-cultural events.
English Language & Life in America
Northwest Language Academy and Cultural Center (NWLA) offers unique, activity-based programs designed to improve English language skills, allow participants to experience American culture, and encourage lasting friendships. Our location on beautiful Whidbey Island offers the best of a rural environment—pristine beaches, forests, farms, animals, and lakes—and at the same time, is rich in cultural opportunities including music, dance, theater, and the visual arts. It is a small town with very cosmopolitan qualities, and is within driving distance of many important educational sites, including the Olympic Rainforest, Puget Sound, the Cascade Mountains, as well as the multicultural city of Seattle. Most of all, it Whidbey Island boasts a very caring and welcoming community: our teachers, staff and participants are professional, friendly, qualified, and caring.
Customizable English Language Programs
Our English language programs are unique and innovative. We believe in an activity-based, immersion approach to teaching language that includes songs, music, games, visual and dramatic arts and sports—and delivers lasting results. In addition to dynamic in-classroom instruction, we provide our participants the option to choose from a variety of cultural activities accompanied by mini-lessons focused on comprehension and vocabulary, which allows our guests to customize their learning program according to individual or group interests. Students will have the opportunity to participate in Island activities and cultural fairs, including a farm tour and farmer’s market, the Choochokam Street Art Fair, and the Island County Fair. Each program is completely unique and customizable, tailored to the needs of the student, and can vary in terms of both content and length. By the end of the program, each student will have improved their conversational English skills and have gained a greater understanding of American culture.
Cultural & Educational Experiences
Visit beautiful natural areas including beaches, woodland forests and trails.
Attend performances of music, dance, theater and other art events, and meet the artists and performers.
Sample the local cuisine, including the region’s famous seafood.
Learn about rural America through visits to its small villages, farms, markets and fairs.
Take classes in yoga, tai-chi, dance, horse-back riding or a variety of arts and crafts.
Meet and make new American friends from our very caring community eager to meet people from different cultures. Home-stays can also be arranged on request.
Program Can Include
- Lodging in a charming country inn, with the option of private rooms or shared accommodations.
- All meals – breakfast, lunch and dinner – served either at the Cultural Center or on location where our travels take us.
- Customized language instruction and a choice of cultural activities.
- Transportation to and from airports, as well as to and from activities beyond the Cultural Center.
- Mini-lessons covering the English language phrases pertaining to each activity.
- All fees for museums and other tours.
- Residential programs from ten (10) to fifteen (15) days, with the option for longer visits, including, if desired, a short home-stay with an American family.
- A competent and friendly program coordinator able to speak Japanese as well as English.
- Professionally trained English language instructors, assistants, and friends of the Cultural Center, who will be on hand to make our visitors feel at home.
The program does not include:
- Airfare and visa costs
- Medical and travel insurance
We look forward to welcoming you!
To book a reservation or for more detailed information, please contact:
Josette Hendrix Director, NW Language Academy firstname.lastname@example.org tel: 360.321.2101
Lodging At The NWLA Cultural Center Guesthouse
The NWLA Cultural Center is located on three acres of beautifully landscaped grounds just minutes from downtown Langley. With ample room to rest and relax, it is an ideal setting for a rejuvenating getaway or to host celebrations, meetings and workshops. The Center features large, comfortable meeting spaces, a spacious kitchen and dining area, 6 luxurious guest rooms with a cozy comfort all their own. Each offers a private, ensuite bath and fireplace. The two largest suites include double Jacuzzi whirlpool tubs and private patios. To book a room, or for more information, contact NWLA today at email@example.com, or 360-321-2101.