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1008, 2020

Small Youth Language Groups

By |August 10th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

Ready to help your kids learn a new language? Recently a lot of parents have been interested in language classes for groups of 2-5 students. We've been having them all outside or remotely and it has been really fun! This fall we are organizing more small youth language groups to meet for outdoor learning. We are planning groups of 3-5 students according to their language level and age. If you are [...]

1106, 2020

Class Outside?!

By |June 11th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

1804, 2020

Learn with Your Friends

By |April 18th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2403, 2020

Learning Opportunities from Home

By |March 24th, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

301, 2020

New Year’s Gathering Jan 9th

By |January 3rd, 2020|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2712, 2019

Bend Language Institute Scholarships

By |December 27th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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:…/ If you are interested or know someone who [...]

1811, 2019

Gift Cards for the Holidays

By |November 18th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

411, 2019

Bend Language Institute on Central Oregon Daily

By |November 4th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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: 

1410, 2019

Fall Workshops Open

By |October 14th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

2909, 2019

Thank you for joining us!

By |September 29th, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized, University News|

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!

209, 2019

Grand Opening September 27th 5pm

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

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 [...]

209, 2019

Language Groups of Central Oregon

By |September 2nd, 2019|Categories: Uncategorized|

Check out an article we are featured in about language groups in Central Oregon. This article is about an Italian conversation group that has been meeting in Sisters, Oregon. We eat, drink wine, and chat in Italian throughout the night. Bruce Williams, long-time resident of Sisters, has helped organize the group for many years. Give a shout and we'll get you connected!

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