Washington Academy of Languages

Join us for language learning and teaching! 501(c)(3) nonprofit educational institution.

Connection to CityU

In our ongoing effort to improve educational opportunities for students around the world, Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) became a division of City University of Seattle (CityU) in 2012. CityU is a not-for-profit university headquartered in the Seattle area. Its mission is to change lives by offering a quality education to anyone with the desire to learn. CityU has been offering a high-quality, relevant, higher education for nearly four decades and is pleased to have WAL join it in serving its mission.


This is fascinating. Watch til the end to see the update on old research.

Why so many languages invented words for colors in the same order.

This looks like fun!

[05/11/17]   Edit- All is working now. Thanks!

Our www.wal.org site is not working at the moment. We are working to correct the problem. Thanks for your patience!



I think "Yes, it’s Jordan" is my favorite.

Can't argue with that... :) [smile emoji]

Picture Description: A map of the world with the names and slogans of each country. See here for a text list: https://www.familybreakfinder.co.uk/holidays/map-every-countrys-tourism-slogan/


Getting ready for tonight! Hope you can make it!

TESOL Meet and Greet
Bratislava classroom

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World Language Class Registration

Registration deadline is May 7th!

wal.org Spring Session B Schedule: Chinese 3, Japanese 2, and Korean 3 require the previous class or a placement. New students may request a placement here. Placement

[05/02/17]   Classes are scheduled to proceed EXCEPT the following classes are canceled:
Chinese 1 (Ruiqin Miao)
Japanese 1 (Hideki Aikoh)
Japanese 18 (Mitsuko Okada)

[도깨비 OST Part 1] 찬열, 펀치 (CHANYEOL, PUNCH) - Stay With Me MV


Any K-Pop fans? Here is the top hit in South Korea this week

Image description: South Korean singer Park Chanyeol with a baseball cap and headphones sings into a microphone.

엑소 찬열X펀치, '도깨비' OST 대망의 첫 주자로 나선다! - 명품 배우, 명품 제작진에 이어 명품 OST 라인업의 첫 발걸음!! 한국을 넘어 글로벌한 인기를 누리고 있는 엑소(EXO)의 멤버 찬열과 감성 보컬리스트 펀치(Punch)가 tvN 10주년 특별기획 금토드라마 '도깨...

TESOL Meet and Greet


You are invited to our TESOL Meet and Greet! Come learn about our program from faculty and a current student. We will focus on the upcoming summer intensive program, but will also discuss online and MEd options.

eventbrite.com The TESOL Meet and Greet is an opportunity to learn more about the TESOL graduate certificate. We will have a short presentation, followed by a Q&A session with our instructors, a current student, and a representative from the MEd in Adult Education degree. Feel free to come and go as needed.  We wi...

You Are Welcome Here



Watch til the end!

City University of Seattle is a welcoming and inclusive place. The International Student Office would like all students to know that they are welcome here. L...




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