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We offer beginner through advanced classes in small group sessions for over a dozen languages and counting.
Select from the list or scroll below for more information and a list of current classes being offered.
Individual Instruction and additional language services are available through our affiliate Linguistic Guru.
Whether you speak English and want to learn another language, or whether you speak another language and want to learn English, we can help you reach your language goals. We are in the process of becoming an officially US certified foreign language school. We have gone through rigorous qualifications to reach this official status.
We offer beginner through advanced classes in both group and private classes in 13 languages and counting. Below is a summary of each of the languages we teach and links to our most current class schedules.
American Sign Language (ASL)
Proficiency in ASL has many applications. One typically thinks of using it in the context of communicating with deaf or hard of hearing individuals. That is definitely one field, and it is growing in importance as having signers on a company staff indicates a good faith compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and enhances the resume of a job applicant in many fields.
ASL is growing in usage every day as it is becoming clearer that nonverbal communication skills are very useful in business negotiations. Being able to better understand the significance of body language provides an advantage in any situation, from gaining trust and respect to increasing and finalizing sales. Can you imagine how helpful this skill could be in our competitive markets?
See our course options in American Sign Language
Arabic has been named a "critical language" by the State Department of the United States. It is official language of over 20 countries and it is an official language of the United Nations, The Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Conference, and the African Union. While most native speakers are in the Middle East there are native speakers throughout the world.
Job opportunities are abundant for any person speaking Arabic. Careers can be found in many areas: business and industry, journalism, translation and interpretation, intelligence, diplomatic service, and many others. Business opportunities in the Arab region are growing and their resources are important to the work market. Being able to speak the language and understand the Arab culture significantly enhances opportunities to negotiate and conduct business in all market sectors.
The world is a rapidly changing place and promoting understanding among various cultures is a positive pursuit. Through language one can learn to appreciate, evaluate, and gain insights into another culture.
Which one of us doesn't want to be prepared for future opportunities? Learning Mandarin Chinese is an ideal way to position oneself for participation in career success in any number of fields as China is the country that makes almost any product, from inexpensive items to devices on the forefront of technology; is a huge export market for the United States; is growing in influence throughout the world.
Both public and private companies are eager to expand their business dealings with countries in which Mandarin is spoken, and a person with this language skill enhances his/her value as an employee. Any parent who is considering what foreign language might best serve his child when that child is ready to enter the job market will seriously promote learning Mandarin Chinese.
As an individual enhancement, exploring the richness of the Chinese culture via language can only add to personal satisfaction. This is true in private and in business. Learning Mandarin is not as daunting as one might think. Our skilled instructors have expert methods that make the study interesting, exciting, and successful for a student of any age.
English is the dominant world language, being the official language of more countries than any other, and being spoken by native and nonnative speakers. For this reason it is likely to continue as the dominant language throughout this century.
Communication skills are essential to success in any field, and accuracy is a necessity. English is the dominant language in the business, financial, technical worlds and all other global markets, and having this language expertise is a highly marketable attribute. Being well versed in English, in both speech and writing, enhances one's value in the market place and provides ease in personal and social situations.
French is known as "the language of love," and French culture is internationally recognized as a leader in the fields of cooking, fashion, architecture, and the arts.
Speaking French enhances one's knowledge and experiences in all these fields, plus it is an advantage in the international job market. French is spoken in Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, and north and sub-Saharan Africa. It is an official language of the United Nations, the European Union, UNESCO, NATO, the International Olympic Committee, the International Red Cross and in international courts.
France is one of the world's top tourist destinations and knowing even a little French makes encounters with the locals much richer by being a participant in the culture rather than just an observer. French is a fun and beautiful language to learn and can be enjoyable for both adults and children. French vocabulary is found everywhere in English-speaking culture, from art and literature to law and government. Learning any second language requires study, but more than a third of all English words are derived from French either directly or indirectly so quickly learning a broad vocabulary is within reach of all students.
Germany is an important country in Europe with a top economic ranking, and is number four worldwide. It is home to many international companies and skill in the German language opens many career opportunities.
German-speakers are world leaders in engineering and rank high in the field of physics, chemistry and science. It is the second most common scientific language. (Albert Einstein is a notable native German speaker.) There have been eleven Nobel Prizes in Literature granted to German language writers and numerous Germans have received the Nobel Peace Prize. It is a very alive language, one of the ten most commonly spoken languages in the world, being an official language of Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Belgium. It is also widely spoken in eastern Europe.
The German culture is rich in literature and philosophy (Goethe, Kafka) and music (Bach, Beethoven) and art. Exposure to the German culture through its language is a means of deepening ones understanding and appreciate of German contributions to the international community.
Experiencing the romance of Italy and its rich history of offerings in the fields of music, art, science, religion, and the culinary arts are among the reasons to consider learning the Italian language. Being able to more fully understand the culture of this enchanting country is motivation to learn to converse with locals when traveling there and experience all things Italian at a deeper level.
Whatever your motivation is to learn Italian, AIL teachers will help you achieve your goal by providing excellent instruction in this beautiful romance language.
For anyone seeking to immerse theirself in understanding another culture, learning the language is an essential starting point. In mastering the Japanese language a student also learns the rules of social conduct that are actually written into the language. A person who studies Japanese demonstrates conscientiousness, self discipline, skill in critical thinking, respect for another culture, and a desire for continual learning. It is an excellent skill to list on graduate school and job applications.
Studying Japanese means exposure to a culture completely different from that of any other group. It expands world view. Because the structure of this language is so different from European languages it is difficult in ways that they are not, but also quite easy in ways that they can be difficult. Our instructors can make your journey to success in Japanese a rewarding endeavor.
Historically Korean has not been studied by many native English speakers but this is changing, largely due to South Korea's growing role in the world economy and global popular culture. Additionally, there is a large, vibrant and growing Korean community in north metro-Atlanta that is contributing to the local interest in learning Korean - and in local Korean's learning English.
For individuals interested in the structure of languages, Korean offers something vastly different from most European languages. The Korean alphabet, Hangeul, is phonetic with twenty-four (24) letters and is considered very easy to read and write. It is especially interesting in that the language has many unique linguistic and cultural aspects.
Portuguese is one of the "Top 10 Most Spoken Languages in the World." Most people associate it with Portugal, where it is an official language (used by government for administrative purposes), and Brazil, where it is the national language (spoken by a large number of people in that country). Portuguese is also used in Mozambique, Angola, East Timor, Guinea-Bissau, Equatorial Guinea, Macau, Cape Verde, São Tomé and Príncipe.
Many people have been exposed to Brazilian culture due to the popularity of this beautiful country as a tourist destination, and also through devotion to the sport of soccer. Knowledge of the Portuguese language can be a wonderful means of connecting with the warm and welcoming people of Brazil.
Brazil is becoming increasingly influential in world markets. It's economy is the world's seventh largest by GDP and São Paulo and Rio de Janeiro are among the biggest urban centers in the Americas. Business opportunities are expanding and expertise in Portuguese can help one skillfully conduct business with native speakers.
There are many reasons to study Russian and among the "Top 10 Reasons to Study Russian" one will find these: Russian-language specialists are in great demand for US Government jobs. The State Department has labeled Russian as a "priority language" and with proficiency in this language job opportunities are vast.
Russia is making headlines daily as a significant world power, working to regain dominance on the world stage. Russia is a resource-rich country and it is highly advanced in the fields of technology, chemistry, physics, math, and biological and geological sciences. This fact creates many opportunities for careers in any of these fields. Students who study Russian have a high rate of acceptance for graduate study in professional programs such as law, business and medicine.
The Russian culture has contributed greatly in the fields of dance, literature, music and art. A few world renown individuals are George Balanchine, Mikhail Baryshnikov, Anton Chekhov, Constantine Stanislavsky, Dostoevsky, Shostakovich. Knowing Russian allows a person to see the world in another manner. For example, Russian speakers have an infinite number of words to describe such things as colors, giving a person an extraordinary ability to discriminate shades. Opportunity to learn about another captivating culture.
Spanish is the fourth most commonly spoken language in the world, is the official language on four continents and is the native tongue in twenty-one countries. With this widespread usage it is a very popular choice for study.
In North America, Hispanic consumers are the fastest growing market segment. It is increasingly important in commerce to have dual (or multiple) language abilities because direct communication with consumers enhances any business. In the United States knowing Spanish can be particularly helpful in the fields of healthcare and education. In the business world, being bilingual provides a distinct advantage when securing a job and being effective in it. With the widespread use of Spanish throughout the world, it is a wise choice when deciding what other language might be most beneficial to know.
For those who seek enriched travel experiences, knowing the local language adds immeasurably to fulfilling that goal. Because Spanish is spoken in all South American countries, as well as being highly utilized in the United States and Europe, it is likely to be helpful to any traveler. Direct communication with locals can provide cultural insights and personal encounters enjoyed only by those who share a common language. Hispanic culture is warm and welcoming, and using one's Spanish language skills will heighten any travel experience.
Vietnam is the country consistently makes it into “world’s top 10 lists” by reputable travel sites and newspapers like The Guardian, CNN, Lonely Planet, TripAdvisor and Rough Guides.
Most travelers to Vietnam are attracted by the country’s wonderful natural beauty. From the green rice fields in the north to the fascinating bustle of the Mekong Delta in the south. Vietnam however is also a country with a long history and ancient traditions. It has many historic attractions and old temples. An overview of the most amazing tourist attractions in Vietnam is a country on the move. Access is now easier than ever. Tourists find their way here with the country-side roads leading to the most famous caves such, Son Doong Cave and Phong Nha cave. It offers the cities, where we can find ourselves immersed in the beautiful beaches.
After the revolution that ended the French colonial rule, Vietnamese became the national and official language of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam where it is spoken by the majority of the country’s population. It is used in Vietnam throughout all levels of the educational system, including higher education, for all official and non-official communication, in the media, and in publishing.