Learning a language as an adult can be very difficult. You can try purchasing a book or tutorial to study on your own, but you’ll find a much higher success rate among those adults who take the time to attend language classes. Whether you want to learn Spanish, French, German, Italian or Mandarin, there’s a class for you in the Denver area. You’ll find programs for beginners as well as advanced speakers and everyone in between, plus different classes for children, teenagers and adults. So start planning your own educational journey this summer and sign up for that language class you’ve always wanted to take.
Colorado Free University
7653 E. 1st Place
Denver, CO 80230
(303) 399-0093
www.freeu.com

One of the best places in town to learn Spanish is Colorado Free University. You’ll find a variety of classes geared toward every level, with small class sizes and very affordable prices. The Spanish Center at Colorado Free University offers interactive classes and immersion days, or you can even bring the classes to you, should you want to provide Spanish classes for your office, hospital, library or any location that could use these quality programs. You’ll also find classes geared to teachers, travelers or conversational skills, so it’s easy to find the perfect class for you. Just take a look through the huge variety of classes offered and you’ll definitely find the right fit for the skills you’re seeking.

Italian Language Classes
Dante Alighieri Society of Denver
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
3549 Navajo St.
Denver, CO 80211
(303) 810-9042
www.dantealighieriofdenver.org

The Northside of Denver is known as one the home of Denver’s Little Italy. Once upon a time, it was home to most of Denver’s Italian residents, and now you can still take Italian language classes at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. The 90-miute classes are offered weekly for 10 weeks and classes are very small, so you’ll get plenty of one-on-one attention. Instructor Gina Cozza has a Masters’s Degree in Italian language and literature and has taught language all over the world, including a stint teaching English to Italian students at the American Language Cultural Association. In addition to Cozza, Jim Brunetti also teaches Italian language classes here, and his extensive resume includes time working as a tour guide at Berlitz International School in Rome. Clearly you won’t find two more qualified instructors to help you discover your own Italian language skills.

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Alliance Francaise de Denver
571 Galapago St.
Denver, CO 80204
(303) 831-0304
www.afdenver.org

If you’ve always wanted to learn how to speak French, then this is the school for you. The Alliance Francaise offers French classes for travelers, beginners, children, adults online and even in private classes. If you take one of the traditional classes, however, you’ll still be treated to small class sizes that don’t exceed 12 students, and the instructors are all native French speakers. You’ll be immersed as the instructors emphasize conversational skills, conducting the classes almost entirely in French, so you’ll have ample time to practice your newly developing language skills. Classes are offered year-round, so sign up soon to start your new French language classes at the Alliance Francaise de Denver.

Schulhaus
Messiah Community Church
1750 Colorado Blvd.
Denver, CO 80220
(720) 272-0971
www.schulhausdenver.com

Those looking to learn German will find Schulhaus the perfect place to brush up on existing language skills or to start with the basics for a new language learner. Classes are offered for all ages, taught by naïve speakers and are designed to bring the most out of your educational experience, whether you are nine years old or 99 years old. You can get classes in one hour blocks or 90 minute blocks, depending on how much time you have available, and classes are available for beginner, intermediate or advanced German speakers. For those that have always had “learn to speak German” on their bucket list, here’s your chance to cross that item off, and begin speaking like a native yourself.

Hong Tu Chinese Language Center
6343 W. 120th Ave., Suite 221
Broomfield, CO 80020
(720) 675-9825
www.hongtu-chineselanguagecenter.com

It’s one of the most difficult languages to learn, but don’t let that scare you off. You can learn to speak Mandarin Chinese like a native speaker with classes from Hong Tu Chinese Language Center. You can start off with a free language class, just to get a feel for how the program is taught, then join in on a class that meets once a week for just one hour. You’ll be doing some study on your own as well, but it’s a great way to learn the language without having to commit to more time than you have. Classes are taught for older teenagers and adults and both group and private lessons are available. There are lots of different options available for every learning style, so check out Hong Tu Chinese Language Center and begin speaking Mandarin Chinese before you know it.

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