The Seattle Language Academy has been hit hard by the sluggish economy. After 14 years, the academy at 126 NW Canal Street may have to close. In a campaign that started two weeks ago, they’re trying to raise $125,000 in order to stay open beyond this quarter. In a letter to former students and supporters, Executive Director Marc Mariani writes, “It may be that SLA will have to close definitively. But we remain hopeful that, with a tremendous show of support from our students and friends and the community at large, we can weather the storm and set the school on a path towards a better and more stable future.” As of today, SLA has raised $35,000, which Mariani says is extremely encouraging. Mariani hopes to know their fate by the end of May, in time for them to hold summer classes.