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Learning a language as an adult can be very difficult. That is why there are a number of immersion schools and other institutions geared to help you master the language you are seeking to learn. From Chinese to French to Italian, there are schools in Denver that teach them all. If you are traveling for business or pleasure, then you’ll want to brush up on those language skills. Or if you have friends or family that are not English speakers, it would be a great way to communicate with your loved ones in their native tongue. Here are some wonderful schools offering language programs of all types in Denver.
The Language School
4730 Oakland St., Suite 200
Denver, CO 80239
At The Language School, you have your choice of four languages. You can pick up Spanish, French, Italian or Portuguese, and there are ESL classes and even occasionally classes on French, German, Romanian, Chinese and Arabic. With classes for both adults and children, this huge language institution is the perfect way to immerse yourself in several classes that are sure to be just what you are looking for, whether you are looking to be more competitive in the workplace or looking to communicate better as you travel internationally.
Colorado Free University
7653 E. 1st Place
Denver, CO 80230
If Spanish is what you are specifically looking for, then be sure to check out Colorado Free University. You’ll find small class sizes starting at just three students and no more than 12, plus year-round classes with very flexible times. Whether you need mornings, afternoons, evenings or weekends, there are classes available. The classes are specifically designed for adults, and the prices are quite reasonable, so buy a package of classes and start brushing up on that Spanish today.
Alliance Francaise Denver
571 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204
Have you always wanted to learn French? Then the Alliance Francaise is the place for you. It offers several different types of French classes for children and adults. With after-school French classes, private French lessons and even online French classes, you’ll find the perfect solution to fit your French education into your busy schedule. Classes average from five to 12 students and all instructors are native French speakers, so you will get the best instruction and a lot of one-on-one attention. It is the perfect way to maximize your knowledge of this beautiful language.
Messiah Community Church
1750 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220
Schul Haus offers classes for those looking to learn German with programs for all ages and all proficiency levels. If you already know a little German, you can brush up and advance your skills. Or if you are brand new to the language, you can get full immersion language and culture classes at this institution. Classes are designed for students to pass the German language proficiency exam called the Deutsches Sprachdiplom, or the DSD, which is an exam that is used to qualify students for study in Germany. Or if you are just looking to brush up on some conversation skills for your next trip to Germany, this is the place to visit as well.
Colorado Chinese Language Center
110 16th St., Suite 502B
Denver, CO 80202
Mandarin Chinese can be difficult but the Colorado Chinese Language Center is here to help, taking out some of the difficulty of learning this beautiful language. If you are traveling to China, then you definitely want to start with some classes here. From basic skills to more advanced learners, there is something here to benefit anyone seeking to learn Chinese. If you aren’t sure about committing, start with the basic online introductory course first. Then you’ll see just how this great school can help you brush up on your skills for your trip to China.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.