With Los Angeles being a true melting pot, doors can certainly open by knowing a second or a third language. Standing at any busy street corner, one is bound to hear the sounds of Spanish, Chinese, Arabic or French between the many voices passing by. Be it for mere pleasure or with a calculated goal, the following centers can help anyone in our city who is desiring to learn a new language.
12304 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 115
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
With so many Spanish speakers in Los Angeles, it is not surprising that an entire company is dedicated to teaching this language. This outfit offers group, private, corporate and intensive classes that can be taken at the school location or arranged at a home, company or elsewhere. Learning Language was founded by Edwin Portillo, a native from El Salvador, who has worked in the United States for over a decade consistently expanding his services as a translator, communicator and teacher.
Alliance Francaise de los Angeles
10390 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 120
West Los Angeles, CA 90025
This French Cultural and Language Center concentrates in teaching Angelinos the language of France. Boasting native French-speaking teachers, the center offers classes for adults and children anywhere from beginner to advanced levels. To locate students in the proper classes, those who are not total beginners are given a placement test. The center involves its students with cultural activities like movie screenings, book reading clubs, conferences and concerts.
Los Angeles Chinese Learning Center
401 N Garfield Ave, Suite 1
Alhambra, CA 91801
The Los Angeles Chinese Learning Center offers group lessons at its offices in Alhambra, West Los Angeles and Orange County, as well as private lessons that can be arranged at a home, company or any other location. If you can't make it out to a specific location, learn Chinese online with the center's resources. These teachers are convinced that Mandarin is easy and are willing to help others learn it and believe it too. With instruction through intensive classes, this center helps travelers to China get more out of their visit.
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
439 N Canon Drive, Suite 207
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Now in business for over 15 years, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute offers instruction in over 25 languages. The institute strives to keep its class groups small so that each student can receive as much personal attention as possible. Special classes geared toward accent reduction and lessons for younger children are also available. Some classes are offered during the day but plenty of them are scheduled between 6 p.m. and 9 p.m., making them accessible to people with full-time jobs or full-time students. The institute has a second branch in Costa Mesa.
11870 Santa Monica Blvd, Suite 202
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Language Door offers lessons in more than 35 languages to small groups that range from two to eight students. These teachers believe that the best way to learn a language comes from a combination of instruction, study and practice. Therefore, they have developed a system in which their students can learn vocabulary ahead of time, attend a weekly class and put the two together afterward in a conversation session. Language Door also has branches in Orange County, the San Fernando Valley and San Diego.
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