Summer World Language Program

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Courses Offered

Mandarin Chinese
Level 1A and 1B
اللغة العربية
Modern Standard Arabic
Level 1A and 1B
Level 1A and 1B

Sessions Offered

Session One

Dates: June 29th – July 17th

Courses offered: Chinese 1A, Arabic 1A, and Korean 1A

Content: the equivalent of a first semester high school class

This class is right for: students with no background in the language they are studying.

Session Two

Dates: July 27th – August 14th

Courses offered: Chinese 1B, Arabic 1B, and Korean 1B

Content: the equivalent of a second semester high school class.

This class is right for: Students who completed Level 1A in their language or have equivalent prior knowledge.

Class Schedule

Classes run from 9am – 11am Pacific Time Monday through Friday during each session, with about 1 hour of independent work expected each day outside of class.  The independent work must be completed in order to earn credit.

Here is a sample schedule for a given week:

A sample schedule for a week of OneWorld Now!'s online summer program

For students in the Seattle area, if public health conditions allow, we may also offer optional in-person cultural activities on some afternoons.


Tuition is on a sliding scale to allow as many students as possible to access the program; use the tuition calculator under “How much does the program cost?” to calculate your family’s tuition. There is a $10 registration fee to hold a student’s place, which counts toward tuition.

Registration deadline

June 12th, 2020 is the final deadline to register.

Early bird tuition discount

Students who register before May 29th will receive a 10% early-bird discount on tuition payments made at the time of registration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Students with a high school graduation year of 2020 – 2024 (enrolled in 8th – 12th grade in the 2019-20 school year) are eligible to enroll.

To attend this class, you will need either a smart phone, tablet, computer or other device that is connected to the Internet, can download Zoom, and has a front-facing camera.  If you need assistance getting access to appropriate technology and you are in the Seattle area, please contact

OneWorld Now! is an accredited Supplementary School through Cognia (formerly AdvancEd). Students enrolled in Seattle Public Schools will receive 0.5 credit per session, or 1.0 credit for the summer (the same as taking one year of language class in your school).

If you are enrolled in a school outside of Seattle Public Schools, contact your counselor to find out if your school will accept credit from OneWorld Now!.  You may also contact if you have additional questions.

Students will receive a grade of P (Pass) or NP (No pass) at the end of each session.  In order to receive a grade of Pass, students must:

  • Attend and actively participate in all online classes, with no more than 3 excused absences.
  • Complete at least 80% of all independent study work and homework.
  • Meet or exceed expectations on all class assessments.
OneWorld Now! classes charge tuition on a sliding scale based on family income in order to make classes accessible to as many students as possible. Tuition for students receiving free or reduced lunch is $40 per Session ($80 total for Session One and Session Two combined). For all other students, please consult the calculator below to find your family’s tuition level. Students who register before May 29th will receive a 10% early-bird discount on tuition payments made at the time of registration. If the Covid-19 pandemic has affected your family’s income, please select a tuition payment based on your best estimation of your family’s income level for 2020. The registration fee is $10, which may be paid via credit card at the time of registration, mailed as a check to 610 Maynard Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104; or dropped off in the mail slot at the OneWorld Now! office (same address). Your registration fee is nonrefundable and will be considered a first payment toward your tuition balance.  The registration fee must be paid within two weeks of registration. Tuition is due by the first day of each session; extended payment plans are available upon request (please email to inquire).

Please send an email to describing your background in the language you would like to study. Let us know where and when you previously studied it, for how long, and how you studied (e.g. in a school program, on your own, etc).  We’ll get back to you with a recommendation of which level would be right for you, or connect you with the teacher for an evaluation.

Special thanks to our Summer Program sponsors & partners

University of Washington Center for Global Studies, Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies
University of Washington Middle East Center, Henry M. Jackson of International Studies
Seattle Public Schools
Qatar Foundation International, LLC
Confucius Institute of the State of Washington
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