Bend Language Institute is a collaboration of experienced teachers who have come together to help advance our community’s language learning needs. We offer in-person classes and private lessons in a wide range of languages including Italian, Spanish, German, Russian, Chinese, Zulu, and Japanese. Our institute is located on 416 NE Greenwood Avenue in Bend, Oregon.
All of our teachers have taught in colleges and K-12 schools across the country and are committed to providing quality education for all. By offering small class sizes of 4-10 students as well as private lessons, we seek to support our students with their specific language learning goals such as conversational practice, reading and writing skills, and advanced literature studies. We recognize that learning languages isn’t just something that one does in childhood—but a lifelong practice that stimulates critical thinking and cross-cultural appreciation.
Our Language In Actions workshops allow you to further your language skills through action-oriented immersion workshops. You can practice your language learning while cooking in Italian or going for a hike while speaking French with one of our teachers. Several of these events are offered throughout the year and are a fun way to bring language communities together.
In addition to offering private lessons, small classes and workshops, we also work with community partners to connect members of the Bend community for language conversation practice. We have conversation partners who speak Tagalog, Hindi, Arabic, and French, among many others.
We hope that you will enjoy learning and speaking languages as much as we enjoy teaching them!