ABC Languages

Language
Chelsea, New York, New York
(202 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

(202 Reviews)

6/7/2018
Loretta A.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


very relaxed and friendly small group. Everyone gets a chance to speak Italian.

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5/18/2018
Ed K.

Attended: Spanish Conversation Practice Group


It was casual and useful. Met new people and we all had good conversations about many different subjects. Alvaro was great!

5/3/2018
Anonymous

Attended: French Crash Course for Travelers


The one thing I would recommend would be to focus mainly on phrases that are commonly used in travel. While the teacher was good (and very nice!) he was using the "text book" which should focus on things like how to say "I am an American", "I can't speak French", "Do you speak English?" - phrases like that - which it doesn't cover. For many people taking a crash course in a language before travel, you just want to be able to navigate quick conversations with people at the cafe, in the cab, etc. A couple more basic phrases should be included to help toward that end. That all said - sweet teacher, beautiful French accent, and it was a helpful class.

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4/14/2018
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish Crash Course for Travelers


I thought this was great. There was only one other student in my class so the teacher made the lesson very personalized to where we were traveling. Only criticism was that the materials provided during class could use some revisions and it would be helpful to receive additional information on topics that couldn’t be covered during class time. Overall, definitely recommend this class for someone traveling to a non-English-speaking country and hoping to learn a few key words or phrases to help them get by.

4/11/2018
Loretta A.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


Wonderful. The instructor is so patient!

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4/5/2018
Jennyvi D.

Attended: French High Beginner


It was good to learn but I think I wasn't as proficient as I should have been.

4/3/2018
Michael Jude D.

Attended: Japanese - Total Beginner


The teacher is really great at explaining things. I just wish the room were not SO hot!

3/21/2018
Jennyvi D.

Attended: French Crash Course for Travelers


It was great to know how to speak when I travel in May.

3/17/2018
Patricia C.

Attended: French Crash Course for Travelers


It was a great class. The teacher was funny and very patient.

3/14/2018
Loretta A.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


Excellent, small group, equal attention and appropriate corrections. I really enjoyed it and the hour sped by. I will be back next month.

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

Upcoming Classes at ABC Languages

French Intermediate 3
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 12pm

Italian High Beginner
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 12pm

German - Total Beginner
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Thursday Jun 21st, 1pm

French Beginner 2
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Thursday Jun 21st, 5:30pm

Italian Beginner 2
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 6pm

Mandarin Chinese Beginner 2
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 6pm

Arabic Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 6pm

Spanish Conversation Practice Group
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Thursday Jun 21st, 6pm

Spanish Intermediate 3
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 6:30pm

Spanish High Beginner
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 7pm

Portuguese Crash Course for Travelers
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 7:30pm

Arabic High Beginner
Next start date:

Thursday Jun 21st, 7:30pm

Spanish 101 in Review - A Quick Refresher of the Basics
Next start date:

Saturday Jun 23rd, 10:30am

Russian Beginner 2
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 12pm

Arabic - Total Beginner
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 12pm

Spanish Beginner 2
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 1:30pm

Portuguese Beginner 2
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 1:30pm

All About Mandarin: An Intro Workshop
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Saturday Jun 23rd, 1:30pm

Spanish Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Monday Jun 25th, 10:30am

Private Arabic Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Jun 25th, 12pm

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