Monday, November 5, 2018

Transitioning from Passion Project to Sustainability


World Dance Party Shake-Out
A Fundraiser for World Language Initiative - MT
Saturday January 26th, 2019 6:30-10pm
SMALL BITES | SILENT AUCTION | RAFFLE | LIVE MUSIC & DANCING | CASH BAR
Join us at The Baxter Hotel downtown Bozeman for a fun evening out: a fundraiser where we celebrate and generate sparks for language learning through a world dance shake out.
PURCHASE WORLD DANCE PARTY EVENT TICKETS
Don't miss out, buy your ticket now. Come dressed to dance!
PURCHASE JIM DOLAN STATUE RAFFLE TICKETS
Drawing @ event. Need not be present to win


BUSINESS SPONSOR OR DONOR
It's not too late!  Become a WLI-MT World Dance Party sponsor or donor 
WORLD DANCE PARTY VOLUNTEER
Thank you to all of you who signed up to volunteer~ we had a wonderful outpouring of support and have all the event volunteers we need. See you at the party!


Not a dancer?
Come anyway, as there will also be "non-dancer" activities and a world disco lounge area in which to sit. Win raffle prizes from purchasing "sweet" re-usable disco cups (Free signature event cocktail with each purchase). Enter into one of 3 "fish bowl" raffles for bigger prize items.

Participate in our SILENT AUCTION. AND, purchase raffle tickets for a one-of-a-kind Jim Dolan statue. Thank you so much to Jim, as he graciously created it especially for this event.


Can't come to the party? ENTER INTO OUR JIM DOLAN STATUE RAFFLE
Drawing @ event. Need not be present to win


 Want to support our community's efforts in life-long language learning and 
fostering 21st century global citizens? Become a WLI-MT World Dance Party 

Monday, October 22, 2018

Sacajawea's Arabic Club Continues, on Tuesdays starting October 23rd!

Our free after-school Arabic Club at Sacajawea Middle School (SMS) continues starting Tuesday, October 23rd!

This class will run during the 2018-19 academic school year on Tuesdays from 3:30-4:30 in the Technology Room adjacent to the SMS school library.

For 2018-19, this club will be taught by Teacher's of Critical Languages Program 2017-18 Arabic educator,  Sayed Keliey. Sayed is here for Year 2 of our U.S. State Department, TCLP grant, awarded to the Bozeman School District and Irving Elementary.

So Sayed will know how many to expect, please register your intent to join the club here!

Irving's TCLP & SMS Arabic Club Instructor, Sayed Keliey
Read more about Sayed.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Enrollment begins September 1 2018-19

World Language Enrichment k-5 Classes

Classes begin the week of October 1!

Registration is now closed

For additional information, or to see if any spots become available for 2018-19 Spring Session- which begins in late January, please email us at worldlanguageinitiativemt@gmail.com

Give the gift of language and culture to your child and student. Create life long learners and foster the next generation of 21st global citizens!

Our program is dedicated to fun and exciting after-school language classes and fostering a love and affinity for language learning. Did you know? Students who are exposed to second language in elementary school are statistically more likely to fluent in a second language as adults!


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Program Overview
  • Cost: This year's program will continue to be an 18 week program. Full cost is $216 per student. All payment options are available at the end of the registration form and on our class payment page.
  • Scholarships: Some scholarships available and are based on financial need. To be considered for a scholarship you must register and fill out a scholarship application by September 10th. 
  • Program Dates: Fall sessions begins October 1 and runs 8 weeks. No classes on PIR days and the week of Thanksgiving. Classes continue the week of January 28th and run 10 weeks until mid-April. No classes on PIR days or over Spring Break.
  • Instruction: Visit our World Language Coaches page to learn more about our instructors.
An additional note: Although we try our very best to avoid it, classes are cancelled when there is less than 6 students enrolled. So please encourage your family friends and students at your school to participate in language and culture learning classes!

  • 2018-19 is an 18 week 1 hr/week continuous program for grades k-5. See schedule above.
  • Program begins the week of October 1. For Fall, world language classes meet 8 times, once a week. Makeups, due to coach absence or PIR days, are last 2 weeks before Winter Break. Program restarts the week of January 28th. In Spring, classes run for 10 weeks. Depending on class day and PIR days, Spring make up weeks begin either April 15th or April 22nd.
  • No world language classes are held on PIR days, Thanksgiving Week, Winter Break & Spring Break. See BSD 2018-19 Calendar.
  • Individual class schedule may vary slightly based on class day due to PIR and coach sick days.  If there is concern, please check with your world language coach for the exact schedule of your child's world language class.
  • Snack is provided on day of class.
  • Aftercare is available for world language class students on the day of class for all Bozeman GGUW kidsLINK families. Contact Karen DeCotis (406-587-2194 / karen@greatergallatinunitedway.org) if you need to register and/or to discuss payment rates.
  • Friday k-3 classes run 2:10-3:10. You will need to either pick up your child at 3:10 or arrange to attend kidsLINK aftercare on that day.
  • Refunds are available up until the first week of classes. After that date they are available on a case by case basis up until the 2nd week of class. After that date, refunds are no longer available.
  • Reminders! Before classes begin please email your child's in-school teacher to let them know the day your child will be going to world language class. This will help the teacher and school tremendously with dismissal plans and ensure the smooth transition of your child from end-of-school day to world language classes.
  • Cost is $216 for the 18 week program. Payment options are: One-time full payment; two payment installments (you will be billed for second half in January); $16 off for multiple class / sibling discount. Unless you a requesting a scholarship, payment is due upon registration. Additional after class kidsLINK care is not included in class fee, but is available at each school.
  • Scholarships are available based on financial need of family. Option to request is available at end of registration form. You must apply for a scholarship before September 10th to be considered.
  • Class size is a maximum of 12 students per class.

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Support world language education in Bozeman with Bozeman's Cosmica Boutique during Give Big May 3 & 4, 2018!


World Language Initiative - Montana (WLI-MT) is being hosted by Cosmica Boutique in downtown Bozeman for Give Big 2018. Come to the boutique between 10am and 6pm on May 4th, donate in person and receive 25% off any item in the store.

You can also donate online at any time 10pm-10pm May 3 & May 4

If you donate in person at Cosmica $50 or more, you will also be entered into our WLI-MT Give Big raffle for a 5-class pass to Zephyr Cycling Studio. Thank you Zephyr Studio owner, Carolyn Williams.


Monday, February 26, 2018

World Language Summer Camps 2018- enrollment opens March 1!

We are now offering World Language Summer Camps in Spanish, French and Chinese. These 2018 half day summer camps are in partnership with the City of Bozeman's Parks and Recreation Department. See below for more details.

Enrollment starts March 1 through the City of Bozeman's online registration system

 Register!

Summary of Summer World Language Camps (p. 18 in 2018 City of Bozeman Summer Camp flyer)

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Eat Mackenzie River Pizza on Wed., Feb. 21st and support world language k-5 scholarships and 2018 summer camps!

Print or show this voucher on Wed. Feb. 21st at Mackenzie River Pizza!

 Eating out will help WLI-MT increase their level of world language k-5 after-school scholarships for 2018-19 and launch our 2018 Summer Camps (in French, Spanish and Chinese)!

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

Mahmoud Dahroug
Irving's Arabic teacher, Mahmoud Dahroug instructing 4th grade students during Irving's Friday Hour of Enrichment


Based on a U.S. State Department Teachers of Critical Languages Program, Irving was 1 of 26 schools in the U.S. to receive a grant for Chinese or Arabic teacher to k-5 students for the 2017-18 school year.

As stated by Irving Elementary principal, Adrian Advincula "the goal is to foster global citizens".

For more information about TCLP and the ways Irving Elementary supports early language learning, read the Bozeman Daily Chronicle's January 30th article on Bozeman's Irving Elementary's Arabic language program.