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Best Language Classes In Baltimore

There is something about learning another language that can make you feel cultured, accomplished and, of course, communicative. It allows you to interact with people you may not have previously understood on a more personal level. Whether for professional or private reasons, these classes in Baltimore offer a top-of-the-line education for you to learn a different language.
Wall Street Institute

Wall Street Institute School of English
1 South St, Suite 1100
Baltimore, Md. 21202
(443) 320-1110

When living in a country that predominantly speaks English, it should be the first language to learn and perfect. The Wall Street Institute starts with the basics in its effective "Three P's" rule of Presentation, Practice and Production. Students are taught alongside others at their own experience level by native English speakers to ensure a higher quality of learning and understanding. Role-playing situations are incorporated into the lessons to accustom students to a variety of interactions, from the simple daily exchange of giving directions to the more complex conversations, such as a job interview. As students gain momentum, fun group activities are held both within and out of the classroom, including holidays and karaoke nights. Don't let a limited knowledge of English restrict your opportunities. Sign up for classes today.

Spanish Language Class for Kids
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Fun With Foreign Language
6622 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, Md. 21239

224 N Main St
Bel Air, Md. 21014
(443) 616-7343

It is never too early to learn a different language. In fact, it is much easier to learn the younger you are. The classes at Fun with Foreign Language are specifically geared toward children, utilizing games, songs, arts and crafts and storytelling to learn Spanish or Mandarin Chinese. Classes range from toddlers (with an accompanying parent) up to 10 years of age, and parents are encouraged to reinforce the lessons learned with at-home activity sheets. Private, one-on-one tutoring is also available at home or in a public place. Best of all, children learning Spanish are given the opportunity to participate in the FunAbroad program where families spend a week in Costa Rica to put into practice what the student learned in the classroom. Schedule a preview today to see how the class operates.

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The Center for Italian Studies
109 W Melrose Ave
Baltimore, Md. 21210
(410) 235-0006

Ciao! Wouldn't you like to learn more about the Italian language than how to order pizza and spaghetti? The Center for Italian Studies is the perfect place to do so, located at the impressive Bryn Mawr School in Roland Park. Classes remain small in size for those looking to take elementary, intermediate or advanced Italian, as well as language classes with a focus on opera and films. Each follows a curriculum that balances "the spoken and written language with the study of grammar structures." Students can even travel on highly desirable, yearly trips to Italy during the late spring through early summer.

Sign Language Class
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American Sign Language
5900 Metro Drive
Baltimore, Md. 21215
(410) 318-6780

There are those who must use a language without words and so, to communicate with them, one must learn to speak with their hands. The Hearing and Speech Agency promotes an awareness of the deaf community through its classes for American Sign Language. The "Signing Naturally" method has been taught at many institutions across the nation, where vocal speech is oftentimes avoided in the class. Students learn the basics of signing everyday conversations and also communicating abstract ideas. These classes are perfect for all, whether you know someone who is deaf, are looking to learn it for business purposes or simply want to learn sign language.

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Baltimore French School
300 Hopkins Road
Baltimore, Md. 21212
(410) 377-9077

Imagine yourself walking the streets of Paris and, much like the odd layout of Washington D.C., you become lost somewhere between your hotel and the Eiffel Tower. Knowing the language could be a life saver. Founded in 1990, the Baltimore French School is headed by native French speaker Christiane Rothblaum, who teaches the language at both the Johns Hopkins University and the Peabody Conservatory. She offers group classes and private lessons for students at all experience levels. So whether you "parlez francais" only a little or are looking to prepare for a trip to the city of love and lights, you can learn more of the French language from her classes.

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Academy of Languages
516 North Charles St, Suite 412
Baltimore, Md. 21201
(410) 705-1762

Not sure which of the various languages you want to take? Or are you interested in learning a few of them? Improve your English or learn Spanish, French or Japanese to your heart's delight at the Academy of Languages, which has been in business for 45 years. Individual and small group lessons are tailored to both your experience level and schedule. These classes are ideal for personal growth, preparing to take a trip or professional responsibilities.

Pam Smith graduated from Penn State with a B.A. in English and a passion for writing. Her adaptive nature led her to work in the scientific, energy supply and business industries while writing on a multitude of topics for various online media. Pam currently resides in Baltimore County. Her work can be found at

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