Speaking a foreign language is helpful when a traveler needs to ask, “Where is the nearest hospital?” or “What language am I speaking?” Improve international communication with today’s Groupon: for $135, you get a six-week language course (a $220 value) with a waived registration fee (a $50 value) at ABC Languages’s San Francisco and Menlo Park locations (a $270 total value). Classes in the following languages are valid with today’s offer:
- Chinese (Mandarin)
Boasting membership in professional organizations such as the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, ABC Languages instills pupils with knowledge of foreign vocabularies in its once-weekly, 90-minute classes with all materials included. Beginner lessons focus on fundamental grammar and conversational skills to accommodate those with no previous exposure to the language, sparing novices from having to memorize the foreign-language section of instruction manuals to self-teach. Additionally, class sizes range from 3 to 10 students, ensuring individual attention from instructors. The academy claims an impressive roster of corporate and celebrity clients, including Newsweek, Gucci, the Swedish Chef, and Uma Thurman. Visit the ABC Languages FAQ page for more information.
In several locations across the United States, ABC Languages instills the basics of more than 20 languages such as Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish in those who have little to no experience with the tongue. These students have included celebrities—such as Uma Thurman, who practiced her Japanese for Kill Bill through ABC Languages—as well as employees of corporations such as the NBA and several international banks. Lessons take place in a group format (with a limit of 10 students) or one-on-one, and special lessons for kids are also available.