Language Garden Academy

At Language Garden Academy, we foster an authentic environment in which second-language acquisition happens naturally. Our cohesive curriculum presents ample opportunities for children to see, hear and speak their new language through interactive and engaging activities. Our classes are capped at 6 students each, enabling us to emphasize on differentiated instructions for different learning styles and abilities. We currently offer Mandarin immersion Preschool, Parent & Child, Martial Arts, Pottery and Language & Art for grades K and up.

Iwen Chiu
Director of
Language Garden


Iwen has been a second-language acquisition specialist working with youths, ranging from infants to high school students, since 2005. In addition to teaching at her own school, Language Garden Academy,
she also presents world-language story times at Seattle Public Library branches. A true "third culture kid", Iwen lived in 4 different countries while growing up and has traveled through more than 30 nations.
She is trilingually fluent in Mandarin, Spanish and English. In her spare time, she enjoys reading,
art gallery hopping, photography, pottery making, hiking, kayaking, snorkeling and globetrotting.

A language immersion school where young linguists grow and bloom...