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 Academic Year 2014-15.  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.

Registration Information and Fall Offerings

Fall workshops will begin on Monday, September 29th and end on Friday, December 5th, be sure to pay attention to specific workshop days and times.

If you are interested in registering, please click the "Register Now" button to complete the program survey and to register for your workshops.

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, Chinese, or French please indicate on the survey.

Note: This program is restricted to WWU Employees.

Fall Quarter Offerings

Spanish: Level 1 [M/W 9-9:50 AM, 9/28-12/3 in MH 156]
Spanish: Level 1 [T/R: 4-4:50 PM, 9/30-12/4 in BH 428]
Spanish: Level 2 [M/W: 4-4:50 PM, 9/29-12/3 in MH 231]
Spanish: Level 2 [T/R: 12-12:50 PM, 9/30-12/4 in BH 428]
Spanish: Written & Oral Comm. [T/R: 3-3:50 PM, 9/30-12/4 in BH 428]
Spanish: Club de lectura "Reading Club" [F: 1-1:50 PM, 10/3-12/5 in HU 102]
Spanish: Culture & Conversation [W: 1-1:50 PM, 10/1-12/3 in VU 567]
Spanish: Professional Communication [M/W: 12-12:50 PM, 9/30-12/4 AW 412]
Chinese: Language & Culture [T/R: 2-2:50 PM, 9/30-12/4 in MH 235]
French: Language & Culture [TBA]

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

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

Spring Showcase

For more information on the Spring 2014 Showcase, please click here.

2013-14 Annual Report

For the 2013-14 Annual Report, please click here.

Contact Information


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