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ABC Languages

ABC Languages

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Chelsea, New York, New York
(263 Reviews)

What We're About

We know from experience that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to education.  Learning a language is about forging your own path at your pace in an environment that, not only encourages, but inspires you. In fact, that is the beauty of it and why we are so passionate about sharing that. We offer group classes for adults and private instruction for students of all ages. In every instance, our goal is to help our students craft a program that best meets their learning needs. In addition to our regular private and group classes, we provide programs for schools, corporations and government agencies as well as dialect coaching for film, television and theater. 

Some Highlights of Our Group Programs:
- Flexible Enrollment Packages: We offer 6, 8 and 12-week packages for most of our group classes so you can decide how long you want to study.
- On-Going Classes: Once a group class starts, it is ongoing as long as there are enough students.
- Easy Change Policy: If you find that the pace or schedule of your class is not working for you, no problem! With our open admission policy we are almost always able to find an alternate class for you no matter where you are in your enrollment package.

Who We Are

Founders
: ABC Languages has been teaching New Yorkers 20+ languages for over 20 years. ABC was founded by polyglots and language enthusiasts Elizabeth Lunney Zackheim and Rachel Meyer who set out to create a place where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. ABC now serves thousands of students every year in New York, San Francisco, Menlo Park, Westchester/Fairfield Counties, New Jersey, Boston and Washington DC.

About Our Students
: At ABC, your goals and your learning process are our priority. Some students come looking for a quick course to prepare for a trip. Others just want to spend a few months gaining or refreshing language skills or dive in for a 25-hour per week intensive in preparation for a move abroad. Then others are here to make this an ongoing practice for self-enrichment. The point is, this is your journey and every single person at ABC Languages wants to help you facilitate that journey.

About Our Teachers
: Our teachers are our community and we are lucky and proud to work with such a wonderful, talented and international group of people.  ABC teachers are passionate about what they do. Most of our 100+ instructors have been working with us for more than 5 years. Every single one brings their own flavor and the best of themselves to the classroom. Having multiple methods at their disposal enables them to design a creative and learner-centric environment where they can have a direct dialogue with you, the student, and cater their approach to meet your particular learning needs and goals.


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Reviews of ABC Languages

(263 Reviews)
French - Total Beginner

6/3/2019
Denise V.

Attended: French - Total Beginner


Class was very informative but relaxed and the teacher Leila was excellent

Italian Conversation Practice Group

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


Always love this activity—my only complaint is that there's not enough!

Italian Crash Course for Travelers

5/17/2019
Susan P.

Attended: Italian Crash Course for Travelers


Very good intro to Italian

Spanish - Total Beginner

5/7/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish - Total Beginner


Rita was a great instructor and the textbook was really helpful.

Spanish Beginner 2

4/19/2019
Jono O.

Attended: Spanish Beginner 2


Small class size which was great. Really liked the instuctor’s (Rita) teaching style. Hopefully I’ll learn a lot of Spanish here.

French - Advanced Conversation

4/4/2019
Lila H.

Attended: French - Advanced Conversation


Love the class teacher was excellent

Italian Conversation Practice Group

3/14/2019
Jared M.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


always like ABC!

Italian Crash Course for Travelers

3/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Italian Crash Course for Travelers


Loved the instructor! I honestly wasn’t expecting much for an hour and a half course, so I’m not totally disappointed. However, I felt majority of the class was improvised on the spot based on attendee answers/questions, rather than a more structured plan of need-to-know scenarios for travelers. The resource guide that was provided outlines a lot of this, but would have been nice to go through more of it together for more context. Still helpful though! Grazie!

Russian Beginner 2

1/13/2019
Sue F.

Attended: Russian Beginner 2


I enjoyed the class very much. The instructor Dmitri was of course very knowledgeable about the language, and also is a good teacher. He was well-organized, moved the class at an appropriate pace, and added interesting and useful information that is not in textbooks. The venue was comfortable and the class size was perfect. The course description accurately reflected the level of the class.

Spanish High Beginner

1/11/2019
Katalin K.

Attended: Spanish High Beginner


It's a rolling admission, so the high beginners really have to catch up on some of the basics. Half of the class was conversation-focused, and the other half more grammar and reading. Very convenient combination, and the pace is good too. The room was really cold though.

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146 W 29th St 6th Floor, New York, New York 10001
ABC Languages
Chelsea, Manhattan
146 W 29th St 6th Floor
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at ABC Languages

Russian Beginner 2
Russian Beginner 2
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 29th, 10:30am - 12pm

Russian Intermediate 1
Russian Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Monday Jul 1st, 7:30pm - 9pm

Spanish Beginner 2
Spanish Beginner 2
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 29th, 10:30am - 12pm

French High Beginner
French High Beginner
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Friday Jun 28th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Private Japanese Lessons
Private Japanese Lessons
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Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Polish Lessons
Private Polish Lessons
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Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Private French Lessons for Kids
Private French Lessons for Kids
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Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Portuguese Lessons for Kids
Private Portuguese Lessons for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Russian Lessons for Kids
Private Russian Lessons for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Portuguese Lessons
Private Portuguese Lessons
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Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Arabic Lessons
Private Arabic Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 12pm - 12pm

Polish - Total Beginner
Polish - Total Beginner
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Monday Jul 8th, 4pm - 6pm

Spanish Intensive Total Beginner
Spanish Intensive Total Beginner
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 4:30pm - 6pm

Arabic Intermediate 2
Arabic Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Russian - Total Beginner
Russian - Total Beginner
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Spanish - Total Beginner
Spanish - Total Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 9th, 12pm - 1:30pm

Hindi - Total Beginner
Hindi - Total Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 9th, 5pm - 7pm

Japanese - Total Beginner
Japanese - Total Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 9th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Russian Intermediate 2
Russian Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 2nd, 6pm - 7:30pm

Italian Total Beginner
Italian Total Beginner
Next start date:

Monday Jul 8th, 10:30am - 12pm

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