Employee Language Program

The WWU Employee Language Program is an initiative put forth by the President's Office to support Western faculty and staff through professional development and to encourage multicultural outreach and awareness. The workshops are the result of a combined effort of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, the Department of Modern and Classical Languages, and Extended Education.

Registration Information and Spring Offerings

Western is proud to again offer Employee Language Program workshops for winter quarter.  We would like to thank President Shepard and the President's Office for their continued support of this program.

These professional development opportunities will be facilitated by upper division students in the Department of Modern and Classical Languages at Western.

*NEW OFFERING*
Spring quarter, we are offering a section of Basic Chinese Language and Culture!

If you are interested in registering, please click the "Register Now" button to complete the program survey and to register for your workshops.
Note: Those with a low need will be sent registration information on March 17th.

Register Now - Button

Please note that participants will be registered on a priority basis, giving those who work on the front line and with the public first priority. Workshops will be held twice a week on Monday/Wednesday and Tuesday/Thursday with additional conversation and culture focused sessions. Be sure to consult with your supervisor prior to registering for a workshop. If your office has a need for a language other than Spanish or Chinese, please indicate on the survey.

Note: This program is restricted to WWU Employees.

Spring Quarter Offerings

For descriptions of course levels and recommended preparation, please refer to the Curriculum section of this web site.

Workshop Days: Times Dates

Spanish: Basic Conversation, Level I

T/R: 11-11:50 AM

4/8-6/5

Spanish: Basic Conversation, Level I 

T/R: 3-3:50 PM

4/8-6/5

Spanish: Basic Conversation, Level II

M/W: 9-9:50 AM

4/7-6/4

Spanish: Basic Conversation, Level II

M/W: 3-3:50 PM

4/7-6/4

Spanish: Basic Conversation, Level II

T/R: 1-1:50 PM

4/8-6/5

Spanish: Oral/Written Comm. Workshop, Level I

M/W: 4-4:50 PM

4/7-6/4

Spanish: Oral/Written Comm. Workshop, Level II

T/R: 9-9:50 AM

4/8-6/5

Spanish: Culture & Conversation

T: 4-4:50 PM

4/8-6/2

Chinese: Basic Language & Culture

T/R: 2-2:50 PM

4/8-6/5

Program Foundations

The WWU Employee Language Program was first introduced in President Shepard's Fall 2012 Opening Convocation for Faculty and Staff (see embedded video below).


Convocation Transcript: http://www.wwu.edu/president/speeches/sept-20-2012.shtml

Contact Information

EmployeeLanguage@wwu.edu
360-650-2841

Page Updated 04.11.2014