English Residencies

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NWLACC offers programs year-round for international families, student groups and adults.

NWLACC’s English Residencies give international visitors experience in the United States, while immersing you in the English language.  The residency is designed as a “learning vacation,” allowing you to enjoy one of the most picturesque areas of the United States while measurably improving your English.  In contrast to other English schools, NWLACC only accepts small groups in order to give individual attention to your needs.

We welcome residents from all corners of the globe, ages five to adult, and customize each program to your interests. Our philosophy is one of learning-while-doing, supporting you in improving your English skills while giving you a transformative cultural experience that will last a lifetime.  

Cultural excursions and activities are paired with immersive in-class instruction, incorporating arts and crafts, singing, drama, gardening, storytelling, cooking, sports, and movement.
“Meeting and talking to people who live on the Island and seeing their lifestyles was an experience I could not have had anyplace else.  It was of great benefit to my son, and both of us saw much improvement in our English.”

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Current Programs

To learn more about our current programs, including the cost, please click on one of the links below to download our proposals.

English Language and Culinary Arts in America: a program for adults

Culinary Proposal for Adults

English Weekend Retreat: a program for adults

English Weekend Retreat for Adults

 English Language & Life in America: a program for student groups

Student Group

Learn English in America: a program for families

Parent and Child Program

 

English Residency

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NWLACC English Residential Program Highlights

  • Lodging onsite in our charming country inn, in rooms featuring canopy beds, fireplaces and WiFi.  Adventure lodging in tents, teepees, and our treehouse is also available by request, as are home stays.
  • Meals prepared in our onsite kitchen from fresh, local ingredients.  
  • Transportation to and from airports.
  • All fees for museums and other daily activities.
  • Bilingual program coordinator and certified English language instructor.
  • Daily opportunities to form friendships with members of the Whidbey Island community.

“The food was SUPERB! We especially enjoyed the experience of getting fresh vegetables at the farm and then cooking together.

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By the program’s end, you will have improved your conversational English and gained a greater understanding of American culture.

Our campus is located within easy walking distance of Langley, a charming village by the sea with cafes, boutiques, and galleries to explore.  We are one hour by car from the city of Seattle, with its International Airport and many world-class tourist sites.

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“Excursions were magnificent. It was relaxing and exciting at the same time, and there was so much to see. The nature walks are one of the things Ian and I will remember forever! It will be a big reason for us to visit again.”

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Quotes from Previous Participants:

Do you see an improvement in your English proficiency as a result of the program?

“Meeting and talking to people who live on the Island and seeing their lifestyles was an experience I could not have any place else. It was of great benefit to my son – and both of us saw much improvement in our English. Excellent experience.”

How did you benefit from the excursions that you participated in during the program?

“Excursions were magnificent. It was relaxing and exciting at the same time, and there was so much to see. The nature walks are one of the things Ian and I will remember forever! It will be a big reason for us to visit again.”

How did you enjoy the food during the program?

“The food was SUPERB! Another reason to go back 😉 So much variety. We especially enjoyed getting the fresh vegetables at the farm and then cooking together experience.”

How comfortable was your room?

“The room was perfect. Almost too comfortable!”

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Contact us for more information!

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