One Day On Earth


Documenting our our lives, interconnected and often overlapping due to the English language is an awe-inspiring task. SCEL students are encouraged to take in cultures from all around the world. #studyHUMANITY #SHAREourEARTH #LOVEculture


Earth Day Spokane! April 22nd and 23rd, Riverfront Park Pavilion

Earth Day Spokane

Spokane’s Fifth Annual EarthDay festival will happen April 22nd and 23rd in the Riverfront Park pavilion and Central Meadow! This is an event that celebrates the diversity in our community and our planet.  This year’s festival will be double the size as previous years.

Earth Day Spokane, 2017, promises the best of our community’s art and culture showcased between two stages!

The first-ever Earth Night will feature concerts held in a duo of dome structures, with live artists, dancers, and aerial performers! Both domes will have a fully projected visual experience, and music from sundown until the local noise ordinance takes effect (10PM). While Earth Day is free, Earth Night tickets bought in advance are $15


April 22 / Earth Day / 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
April 22 / Earth Night / 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
April 23 / Earth Day / 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Oh Yeah! It’s Record Store Day, Saturday April 22nd

Stop by 4,000 Holes to buy some records/CDs/Tapes/Memorabilia, hear live bands play and get some free stuff (picture below) on Record Store Day 2017.  The store opens at 9am and can be found here.  4,000 Holes has been operating in Spokane for nearly 30 years and holds a firm place in the heart of music makers and music lovers of the Inland Northwest.  For details and questions, call (509) 325-1914

Spokane: Vietnamese Heritage Day

Join the cultural festival:

“Presented by the Vietnamese American Senior Association of Spokane. This event (called Giỗ Tổ Hùng Vương in Vietnamese) is an expression of gratitude to Vietnam’s Founding Fathers, the Hung Vuong Kings who established Vietnam, which has had its distinctive ancient civilization in Southeast Asia since more than 5,000 years ago. Vietnamese Heritage Day is part of the effort to continue Vietnamese cultural traditions in America for Vietnamese refugees and immigrants, foster solidarity among Asian-American and Pacific Islanders and extend a comfortable friendship within the local communities in the Spokane area. In addition, on April 21 at 11 a.m., the flag salute for the Vietnamese freedom flag flying will take place in front of City Hall. For more information, please contact Mary Nguyen, VASAS secretary by emailing”

When: 2-4:30 p.m.

Where:Service Station, 9315 N. Nevada St., Spokane, WA

Phone:(509) 466-1696

Get Lit!

During Get Lit!, Spokane’s annual literary festival, you can meet famous authors, go to a workshop and even attend a poetry slam.  The Get lit! Festival is now in its 19th year, and serves as one of one of our teachers’ favorite events.  Students will enjoy the festivities as well!  The festival has events every day from April 17-30, 2017.  For a full list of events and venues, click here!  More information can be found on the Get Lit! website.

Spokane’s 50-hour Film Slam! May 6th @ the Bing!

50 Hour Slam: A Time Based Filmmaking Competition & Festival in Spokane, Washington

New and emerging, as well as veteran film makers in Spokane are challenged to create a 3 to 6 minute film within a time limit of 50 hours. Currently, filmmakers know just one rule– at some point in the film, there must be a penny.  Check out the results on May 6th at the historic Bing Theater.

Last year’s festival produced some memorable short films on the subject of dance, requiring the line of dialogue “Have you ever been to a farm? …It’s not for everyone.” and shots of famous Spokane landmarks.  You can see last year’s winners and buy tickets on the 50 Hour Slam website found here:

Drone footage of the majestic Spokane River!

Don't ever forget, Eastern Washington is beautiful too. Check out this fantastic aerial video over the falls at Spokane Riverfront Park, courtesy of Jim Bolser!

Posted by Q13 FOX on Monday, March 20, 2017

Beautiful Spokane…

Drone footage of our beautiful city and the majestic Spokane River!

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This week, Best of Spokane looks at Spokane restaurants!  Spokane’s food culture has been featured  in the LA Times (in this article), it’s hosted as an annual week-long event during Inlander Restaurant Week, and it’s celebrated amidst internationally acclaimed musicians during our annual Pig Out in the Park.

As lifelong Spokane residents, and transplants from other areas, our staff and teachers offer advice about the best places to dine out in Spokane.  Among the top picks are Durkin’s, The Flying Goat, Mizuna and Churchill’s.

Durkin’s offers such tasty treats as confit duck leg, beef tartare, ox tail and craft cocktails, situated in an environment focused on the Americana style.

The Flying Goat is described as appearing to be the type of pub one would expect to find on the streets of England, Ireland or Scotland.  It features Neapolitan Style pizza, sandwiches named for Spokane neighborhoods, delicious appetizers, and a carefully chosen selection of fine beers.

Mizuna is said to nourish both body and spirit.  It features local and organic produce, many vegetarian options and fine spirits.  It opened in 1996 and has been one of Spokane’s top fine-dining spots for years.

Finally, many Americans love their steak.  Churchill’s steakhouse prides itself on its Chicago-style steakhouse atmosphere and is described as “the most exciting and elegant restaurant in the entire Northwest.”  Take a virtual tour by clicking here, and be sure to sink your teeth into one of their acclaimed steak and seafood dishes when you study in Spokane.

Spokane offers excellent food choices from the USA, as well as around the world.  Our restaurants feature modern and classical atmospheres while offering something to please everybody.  Our teachers and students all speak well of the choices and quality of food this beautiful city has to offer.  When you come to study at the Spokane College of English Language, don’t miss out on this important aspect of our culture.

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SCEL Presents: YWCA of Spokane ‘Healthy Relationships’ Workshop

The Spokane College of English Language is delighted to host Nicole Nimens, the YWCA of Spokane’s expert on healthy relationships to lead a discussion and activities centered on healthy social and private relationships.  The discussion will be focused on what a healthy relationship is, what to avoid, and offer resources for participants.  This event will take place at the Spokane College of English Language (SCEL) 718 W. Riverside Ave, 2nd floor, Spokane, WA, on March 23rd, from 11AM-12PM.  This event is free and open to the public.  If you have questions, please call 321-7367

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