Northwest Language Center

Helping Western Washington Communicate with the World

The Northwest Language Center (NLC) at Everett Community College is dedicated to providing high-quality instruction and other world-languages services to individuals of all ages. Founded in 1998 by instructors Vidal Martin, it has served as a resource center for Snohomish County and its citizens. Thousands of individuals, businesses, schools, and organizations have directly benefitted from the NLC's services, which include:

  • a wide variety of non-credit language classes at the elementary, intermediate and advanced levels
  • customized on-site (at your place of business) language fast-track Spanish language training for occupational purposes using the Command Spanish® methodology
  • conversational and travel classes for adults at the EvCC campus
  • children's classes at local elementary schools
  • cooking classes
  • study-abroad programs in Germany and Spain
  • translation services
  • interpretation referral services
  • educational and entertaining cultural events, such as our Paella and Flamenco Festival

Whether you are taking our classes and workshops to earn a promotion at your workplace, for CEUs (Continuing Education Units), for clock hours, or for personal reasons, our programs are the key to your success in language learning.