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Top Language Classes In South Florida in 2015

For the rest of the country, it would be hard to imagine a place in the United States where guests are initially greeted in a language other than English when walking into an establishment. However, South Florida residents, and perhaps some visitors, can attest to having experienced this when walking into not only places like La Carreta and Sergio's, but also into national chain stores such as Publix and CVS. The truth is that in this day and age, it's almost mandatory to speak a minimum of two languages (English and Spanish) to live in South Florida. Furthermore, with the increasing influx of Brazilians, Haitians, and French population to the region, South Florida is slowly become the most eclectic melting pots in the United States. That's why the following five Top Language Classes in South Florida just might come in handy now and in the near future.
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South Beach Languages
227 9th St.
Miami Beach, FL 33139
(305) 397-8298

Even though the name is clearly South Beach Languages, students now have the option to take classes in either Miami or Ft. Lauderdale. The main (Miami) center is located between Washington and Collins Avenue, the new location also happens to be just one block away from Ft. Lauderdale Beach (938 N. Victoria Park Road). And while most of the aforementioned schools offer a variety of languages, South Beach Languages focuses extensively on English and Spanish.

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Tradfax International
25 S.E. 12th Ave.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301
(954) 523-9392

Specializing in three main languages, Tradfax International Inc. is also among the top spots in South Florida to learn a new language. Conveniently located in Ft. Lauderdale in Broward County, Tradfax offers classes for students of different levels in the following languages: Spanish, Portuguese and English. Those looking to learn Spanish can choose from any of the following options: regular Spanish lessons, teen Spanish lessons, Fidescu Test Prep, DELE Test Prep, and others. Meanwhile, Portuguese courses go as follows: regular Portuguese lessons, kids Portuguese lessons and business Portuguese lessons. Another quality that makes Tradfax unique is the fact that patrons can either attend class in person or online via Skype.

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Little Haiti Cultural Complex
260 N.E. 59 Terrace
Miami, FL 33137
(305) 960-2969

Haitian Creole classes are now being offered at the Little Haiti Cultural Complex in Little Havana in north Miami-Dade County. Classes are available for students of all ages and skill levels, from beginners to advanced speakers. For more information about scheduling and times please call the number listed above or contact Ms. Pierre at (786) 306-7347. It's certainly worth noting that an LHCC registration fee is required in addition to the cost of the actual classes.

Related: Top Spots For Language Classes In Miami

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Miami Chinese Language School
Coral Gables Senior High School
450 Bird Road
Miami, FL 33146
(305) 443-4871

Miami Chinese Language School was established in 1978 and it offers classes for children and adults. Classes are held at Coral Gables Senior High School every Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. Class schedule goes as follows: First period from 9:00 to 9:50, second period is from 10:10 to 11:00 and third period is from 11:10 to noon. The best way to contact MCLS for more information is to send an email to the following address:

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Ceves Spanish School
25 S.E. 2nd Ave. Ste 1242
Miami, FL 33131
(305) 420-6802

As the name suggests, Ceves School focuses on one language and one language only: Spanish. It's no wonder this is becoming one of the top spots in South Florida to learn Spanish for personal and/or professional reasons. For over two decades, Ceves has offered a number of Spanish courses, highlighted by the "Fast Track" program, which consists of 16 classes, along with free registration and materials for an affordable price. For those looking for a more personal experience, Ceves offers the Intense Spanish Course, a semiprivate regimen of group classes of four students maximum. Other courses include: Extra-Intensive Spanish Course, Private Spanish Courses, Express Spanish Courses and other affordable options.

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