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Best Language Classes In OC

January 6, 2014 5:00 AM

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Learning a new language can be a difficult task. Whether you are trying to learn a new language before a trip or trying to brush up on one you spoke long ago, these Orange County companies can accommodate those needs. Learn a new language efficiently and effectively whether it is Japanese, Spanish or even Armenian. Here are the best places in OC to start your journey of learning a new language.

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Language Door
18103 Sky Park Circle, Suite D2
Irvine, CA 92614
(949) 833-0900
www.languagedoor.com

The Language Door opened its doors in 2004 and has since provided classes in more than a dozen languages that range from Arabic, Croatian, Farsi, Italian, French and much more. What sets this location apart from others is the wide variety of languages available and also its small group classes. These classes will help by having more interaction between the student and the teacher. The classes available include weekly group classes, private classes, crash courses, corporate classes, interpreting services, translations and after-school classes for kids. Instructors are native speakers and no class ever gets larger than eight students.

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Spectrum Languages
18662 MacArthur Blvd., Suite 200
Irvine, CA 92612
(949) 706-2661
www.spectrumlanguages.com

If you are looking for a company that can accommodate your needs and can personalize programs to meet your goals, Spectrum Languages may be the place for you. The company claims that the average size for a small group is anywhere from four to five students. The languages taught include Spanish, Italian, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese, Japanese, Armenian, Arabic, Turkish, English as a second language (ESL) and English for native speakers. The instructors are trained and do their best to develop their students’ abilities and to help them reach their goals.

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Orange Coast Gakuen
21141 Strathmoor Lane
Huntington Beach, CA 92646
(714) 235-5559
www.orangecoastgakuen.org

Looking to learn Japanese? Orange Coast Gakuen is committed to teaching Japanese to children and adults. In 2010, the school became an independent school when it was in its 35 years of existence. The school has a theme-based and content-driven curriculum that has an interactive approach. Regardless of your background or level, this school can accommodate your needs. The different techniques that it uses are providing a total language environment, enhancing teaching effectiveness and creating effective curriculum materials. Orange Coast Gakuen will help students develop reading, writing and oral language skills.

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Edinburgh – The Language Company
4300 Spectrum St.
Irvine, CA 92618
(949) 244-1747
www.edinburghco.com

Edinburgh offers a team of translators, teachers and tutors that help clients learn a new language. From corporate classes to one-on-one tutoring, the company offers a team of teachers, translators and tutors that will meet the needs of clients. It was founded in 2000 as a language solution for executives and corporate employees with the goal of improving communication skills. The company believes that “teaching is a tool that can change reality and empower students to give their best.”

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Portal Languages
1500 Adams Ave., Suite 200
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
(714) 979-1655
www.portallanguages.com

Learn a language the “natural” way, as the company claims, at over three locations throughout Orange County: Fullerton, Costa Mesa and Mission Viejo. Natural way you ask? The classroom correlates with the teaching methods mentioned in the Tracy Terrell and Stephen D. Krashen’s book “Natural Approach – Language Acquisition,” which sums up the notion that language acquisition occurs by understanding messages. The languages offered at the company include Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, English, Korean, Farsi/Dari, Portuguese, German, Russian, Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Turkish, Polish, Romanian, Bosnian-Croatian and Hindi.

Related: Best Bilingual Extracurricular Activities For Kids In Orange County

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Elle Toussi is a freelance writer covering all things Orange County. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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