Established in 1979, the Washington Academy of Languages is the oldest non-profit organization concerned with the promotion of language learning in the Seattle area. Our faculty and staff are the best ambassadors of a comprehensive process of learning that goes beyond language and includes understanding and appreciating different cultures and societies.The Washington Academy of Languages provides:Instruction in Foreign Languages via regular and private classes;Comprehensive TESL Certificate program;ELL and Bilingual Endorsements for WA State Certified Teachers; and ESL Instruction for Foreign Students
Mission & Purpose : The mission & purpose of the Academy is to promote cross-cultural understanding through language instruction and teacher training. The primary target population for the Intensive English Program are non-native English speakers whose objective is to improve their English proficiency in order to study in a U.S. institution of higher learning or for other purposes. WAL also trains students in a number of world languges and offers graduate Certificate Programs in Teaching ESL and Bilingual Education. University credit is offered for these programs through CityUniversity of Seattle.
Mission Summary: To promote global understanding through an individualized approach to language instruction and cultural orientation
To provide language instruction and training which facilitates personal, academic and professional growth
To provide a supportive professional environment for instructional and professional staff that allows them further growth and development. To ensure that the Academy remains a prominent innovator in the area of professional development
To continue to evolve as an institution which offers multidisciplinary programs to prepare individuals for successful international and language-related careers
Connection to CityU : In our ongoing effort to improve educational opportunities for students around the world, Washington Academy of Languages (WAL) becamea 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.