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Daring to Engage, written by David Minger

We are asking for a moment of your time and attention, to learn more about NWLACC and the Global Cultures Program (GCP), in partnership with the SW Schools, which strives to prepare students for success and leadership in our increasingly […]

A Window Into Our Chinese Residential Program

This last week we were graced with the presence of new friends who made the long journey all the way from Tianjin China to Whidbey Island.  The Northwest Language and Cultural Center (NWLACC) in Langley, has been working for the […]

Peace Education Program

It is through the discovery of personal peace that world peace will emerge. NWLACC is pleased to host the first Peace Education Program (PEP) on Whidbey Island. An innovative educational program that is currently being offered around the world, this […]

Una Festa Siciliana: The Performers

NWLACC’s fifth annual gala, Una Festa Siciliana, will take place on October 17th at a private residence on Sunlight Beach, Whidbey Island.  The event will feature the considerable talents of tenor Frank Poretta and soprano Jennifer Poretta, whose belief in NWLA’s […]

Enriching Students with Global Culture, Part 2

In partnership with the South Whidbey Schools Foundation and Langley Middle School PTSA, NWLA has created a program at Langley Middle School called Global Cultures Enrichment. In a previous post, we looked at the students’ encounter with cultures of Japan and Africa […]

Midsommarfest: Nordic Cuisine

By now, almost everyone has probably tried smoked salmon, Norway’s best-known culinary export.  And, thanks in part to the food courts at IKEA, the world has been introduced too to the traditional Nordic flavors of gravlax, lingonberries, juniper, meatballs, and […]

Enriching Students with Global Culture

With the support of South Whidbey Schools Foundation and Langley Middle School PTSA, NWLA has created a new program for the schools called Global Cultures Enrichment.  This program helps students develop a foundation for world languages and celebrates the many cultures […]

Masa Mizuno Workshop Retrospective

Our 5th annual Japanese Pruning workshop with Masa Mizuno was one of the best to date! Hosted at the lovely home of David Welton and Georgia Edwards, a lively group of participants was once again privileged to witness the magic transformations that […]

Welcome to Türkiye: Meet the Performers

We have just over a week to go until our next Language of Food Event on March 28th, celebrating the rich cultural traditions of Turkey.  In anticipation, here’s a look at some of the wonderful performers who will be bringing […]

Treasures of Turkey

A forum on contemporary Turkey- the riches it offers the traveler, and where it stands, culturally and politically, in the region and the world. Join us on March 22nd for “Treasures of Turkey,” the first event in our celebration of […]