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ABC Languages

ABC Languages

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Chelsea, New York, New York
(236 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

(236 Reviews)
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.

French Crash Course for Travelers

9/24/2018
Anonymous

Attended: French Crash Course for Travelers


The teacher was very energetic and knowledgeable. This is a good course if you have no or little knowledge of the French language - it is a quick basic lesson.

Italian Conversation Practice Group

9/19/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


Mi piaciuto molto. Grazie mille!

Spanish Past Tenses Review

9/9/2018
Tawny L.

Attended: Spanish Past Tenses Review


Hector was great!

French Crash Course for Travelers

8/18/2018
Ann W.

Attended: French Crash Course for Travelers


Instructor was great! Would love to take another of her classes

German Crash Course for Travelers

7/29/2018
Anonymous

Attended: German Crash Course for Travelers


Great class and instructor!

French Pronunciation Bootcamp - An Actor's Approach

7/27/2018
Cassie B.

Attended: French Pronunciation Bootcamp - An Actor's Approach


A fantastic class! The instructor was patient, articulate, creative in her approach, and hilarious. Her approach to the class was unique and she balanced teaching with wit and made me laugh at myself when I simply could not pronounce something. Refreshing to be in a class were curiosity and laughter are used as tools for learning. Will take again for sure.

Italian Conversation Practice Group

7/18/2018
Marianna G.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


Instructor has infinite patience!

Russian High Beginner

7/3/2018
Joe O.

Attended: Russian High Beginner


The class was more advanced than I anticipated, all the more underscored by the number of sessions that this class already had together. That said, the instructor was quite pleasant and the class by and large had reached a level in which they could interact well with the lessons and the teacher. So.....I will take the Beginner II class which I think should prove reasonable. If there are materials/homework that was assigned at last meeting that could be emailed to me, I would review them. At first impression, the organization appears a combination of very good qualities: friendly, capable, earnest and professional. Thank you. See you on July 7. Let me know if you need anything else from me at this juncture. Joe Olha

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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

Italian Conversation Practice Group
Italian Conversation Practice Group
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 19th, 6pm - 7pm

Russian Intermediate 2
Russian Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 19th, 6pm - 7:30pm

German Intermediate 1
German Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 19th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Russian Intermediate 1
Russian Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 19th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Italian - Total Beginner
Italian - Total Beginner
Next start date:

Tuesday Feb 19th, 7:30pm - 9pm

Spanish Intermediate 2
Spanish Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 10:30am - 12pm

Portuguese Beginner 2
Portuguese Beginner 2
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 10:30am - 12pm

French - Advanced Conversation
French - Advanced Conversation
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 12pm - 1:30pm

French Intermediate 1
French Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 1:30pm - 3pm

Spanish Beginner 2
Spanish Beginner 2
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 2pm - 3:30pm

Spanish Intermediate 3
Spanish Intermediate 3
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 2:30pm - 4pm

Italian Intermediate 1
Italian Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Italian Intermediate 2
Italian Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Italian High Beginner
Italian High Beginner
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

German Intermediate 2
German Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Spanish Intermediate 1
Spanish Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Wednesday Feb 20th, 7pm - 8:30pm

French Intermediate 3
French Intermediate 3
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 21st, 12pm - 1:30pm

French Pronunciation Bootcamp - An Actor's Approach
French Pronunciation Bootcamp - An Actor's Approach
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 21st, 3pm - 4:30pm

Spanish Past Tenses Review
Spanish Past Tenses Review
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 21st, 4pm - 5:30pm

French Crash Course for Travelers
French Crash Course for Travelers
Next start date:

Thursday Feb 21st, 5:30pm - 7pm

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