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 15 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, 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.
Good primer for a trip, but if you don't know any French, those pronunciations are killer. At least now I can ask for directions to the metro and order wine at a cafe. What more do you need!?
perhaps a video or more commonly used phrases when traveling would have been helpufl
I love my Arabic class. Very nice teacher.
The instructor was very personable and catered to the individual needs of the students. I really enjoyed the class!
Carlos was an excellent teacher: welcoming, patient, and clear. A+ class.
Class was small, which allowed for more individual attention, the teacher was helpful and informative
Wonderful! highly recommended
It was ok, but I was not sold on the school.
I felt the other people in the class knew some Polish before they took the class where as I knew nothing. The teacher was very good and worked hard with me. I am grateful for her patience with me.