Do you remember being in school and trying to convince your teacher to have class outside? Well now the teachers are coming together to give everyone the opportunity to learn in the open air. We’ve set up an outdoor classroom just around the corner from BLI on a quieter street so we can practice our language skills when the weather is nice – so basically 90% of July and August in Bend. Learning outside is a fun and safer way to take an introductory class in Spanish, Italian, French or Japanese or meet one-on-one with a teacher. And don’t worry, we [...]
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Small Group Private Classes Want to learn another language with two of your good friends? We've had a few of these requests for adults as well as kids from the same class and they are a lot of fun. This is a great way to develop your skills and socialize - we can host them digitally so you don't even have to live in the same state! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call at (541) 728-3022 to learn more about this opportunity. Small group rates are below: Adult Prices For two adults sharing an hour we charge $48/hr. [...]
New Environment, New Learning Opportunities! In this rapidly changing environment, the teachers at Bend Language Institute are working together to adjust to our community’s language learning needs. Due to concerns over COVID-19, we will not be holding in-person classes or workshops for the months of March and April. We take social distancing very seriously and want to help protect the health of our community members. However, this doesn’t mean that we have to stop learning! We have developed a few different programs and opportunities to keep both adults and youth mentally and physically active. In addition, we are offering “drop-in” sessions [...]
New Year's Gathering at BendTECH on January 9th at 4pm Come stop by and meet the teachers! At this event you can hear more about our language workshops — Italian winemaking, Arabic cooking, yoga in Spanish, as well as our eight-week courses and new youth immersion program. Join us for snacks and refreshments, as well as some engaging conversation. We would love to see you there! See more about the event and location here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bend-language-institute-new-years-gathering-tickets-88016574945?ref=eios
Scholarship announcement! We are offering scholarships for winter term to individuals who work with local nonprofits. Scholarships can be used to cover an eight-week course at BLI, or two five-week youth classes for a nonprofit worker’s dependent/child. We want to give back to the people who are supporting our community! You can see a press release about our scholarships on CBN: http://cascadebusnews.com/bend-language-institute-offering…/ If you are interested or know someone who might be - please share and send us an email at email@example.com for more information. Happy Holidays!
Wondering what to get your family and friends for the holidays? Try a fun, cultural experience! Our language of food workshops -- such as German baking, French quiche, or Chinese potstickers -- make for a great gift and an enjoyable evening. Or, you can help support your family as they attend a language class to prepare for an upcoming trip! We have gift cards available so you and your loved ones can enjoy any workshop or class that BLI has to offer. Just send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get you all set up.
This last week we were featured in Central Oregon Daily's Origin Story Series. Thank you to Samantha O'Connor for such a fun interview! Check out the full interview here: https://centraloregondaily.com/origin-story-bend-language-institute/?fbclid=IwAR3eGOQJiiIBP1IzrsCn-2JpbqcIO8hLkIrGGvJAK0fLsj2OZadR_tsL3Lw
Fall Workshops are starting this week! We have a number of workshops that allow you to learn languages in fun and interactive ways – such as through cooking, yoga, painting and more. Be sure to sign up at least two days in advance to reserve your spot. Our upcoming workshops include: Italian The Language of Italian Food, October 18 4:30-7:30pm The Language of Italian Wine, November 16 4:30-6:30pm Spanish Yoga in Spanish, Wednesdays from 5:45 – 6:45pm from October 23 to November 13 Russian Russian through Art, October 25th from 6pm-8pm The Language of Russian Food, November 15th from 6pm-8pm Japanese [...]
A huge thank you for joining us Friday evening for our Grand Opening! We received so much enthusiasm from our teachers and students -- plus lots of tasty food from all over the world. We have finished enrollment for Fall eight-week courses, but be sure to check out all of our Fall Workshops to learn more about food, painting, culture, and yoga in all different languages!
We are happy to announce our Grand Opening on Friday, September 27th from 5-8pm. This is an opportunity to meet the Bend Language Institute team and other members of the Central Oregon community who are interested in different languages. You can check out our new classroom space while enjoying tasty food and drinks. Our space is just inside the Mactek building at 416 NE Greenwood Ave. Please invite friends and family. We look forward to seeing you!