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.
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. If you are interested in participating in this program, please complete the initial program survey found here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/EmployeeLang201410. The priority response deadline is Monday, December 2nd.
Registration invitations will be sent beginning on Tuesday, December 3rd. 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 (dates and times will be available during registration). If your office has a need for a language other than Spanish, please indicate on the survey.
For descriptions of course levels and recommended preparation, please refer to the Curriculum section of this web site.
Note: This program is restricted to WWU Employees.
Winter Quarter Offerings
Dates and times forthcoming.
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
Program Curriculum Coordinator - Dept. of Modern and Classical Languages
Kirsten Drickey, Ph.D.
Administrative Support - Extended Education