Language separates us from the animals, just as Funyuns separate us from our dignity. Dictate the terms of your surrender to the ultimate onion-flavored corn snack in the language of your choice with today's Groupon. For $135, you get a six-week group language class at ABC Language School DC (a $270 value), located in the New Community ArtSpace in the Shaw neighborhood. See the sidebar for a full list of languages offered.
With a variety of group classes available during evening hours, a class at ABC Language School is ideal for young professionals, middle-aged professionals, and elderly professionals. The teaching staff consists of experienced polyglots who have spent their lives not only studying and teaching language, but putting their skills to use while living and working abroad. Over the course of six weeks, once a week, a teacher will guide your progress and stretch your brain's plasticity as it absorbs the shapes and contours of a foreign language. Group classes are small, typically from three to nine people per class, and last 1.5 hours.
Although it is easier to learn a language during childhood, adults are fully capable of picking up and retaining new language skills. The learning process itself is akin to marathon training for lazy neural synapses, while acquiring a new language can open all sorts of arched doors, French windows, and Venetian blinds. Whether for a sightseeing trip to Germany or because the office just relocated to South Korea, a class at ABC Language School will enrich life and mind alike.
New York Magazine has listed ABC Language School as having the best Asian language lessons.
- I took beginner level French and loved it. Our teacher was great: thorough, knowledgeable, interesting and fun. I also liked the dynamic among the students and how that was fostered by the teacher. – abb2009, Citysearch
- Great teachers and small classes is [sic] great for individual participation and easy learning. – MetropolisMan, Citysearch
- Learned more in 12 weeks of group class than I did in 2 years of college! Excellent teachers and a courteous staff. – barbakkuchedar, Citysearch
Logan Circle - Shaw
614 S Street, NW
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