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Seattle Language Academy Closes Its Doors

By Sean Keeley · December 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The Seattle Language Academy, located at 123 NW 36th Street, has unfortunately shut its doors for the final time according to an email sent out on Wednesday.

The Academy had filed for bankruptcy court protection back in October in an attempt to reorganize its finances.

SLA was founded in September 1996, originally based in Capitol Hill. They relocated to Fremont in 2003 after becoming a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization. At the time of its closing, it was home to nearly 500 students, 40 instructors, and 10 full and part-time staff members, making it one of the largest foreign language instruction centers in the region.

The Academy taught Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Turkish, amongst many other languages.




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