• Winter Classes

    Registration for late winter classes ends soon

    You can still register for our late winter/early spring group courses at both our Carmel, Indiana and North Palm Beach, Florida locations. We had a fantastic registration period this winter and want to repeat that in February. This is the last weekend to register for any class.

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  • English for All Levels

    Everyday English, Business English and TOEFL Prep

    Gain confidence when speaking in everyday life situations. Our courses cover different levels and teach the essential vocabulary, grammar, and everyday dialogues you need to know. We also offer a TOEFL Prep course to help you achieve the score you need to get into college.

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  • Learn ASL This Winter!

    Classes for Beginners and Parents with Newborns

    Enter the fascinating world of a language without sound. Our ASL classes are taught by deaf instructors who know how to get you signing from the first class. You will also learn about deaf culture and have a lot of fun! We also offer a special class for parents who want to teach their newborns sign language before they can speak.

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Language Profile: Italian

Italian PromoItalian, the national language of Italy, is a Romance language with about 60 million native speakers in Italy, Switzerland, San Marino, the Vatican City, Malta and Eritrea, and an additional 4 million or so worldwide.

The many regional dialects of Italian began to emerge from Latin in the 10th century. The central Tuscan dialect began to emerge prominently in the 14th century and was eventually standardized into modern standard Italian—although only about 50% of Italians speak it as a first language. Other regional dialects prevail, some with a high degree of variation. Speakers of Tuscan would find Venetian and Lombard to be very different and would have difficulty understanding Napoletano; meanwhile, Sicilian and Piemontese are so different from Tuscan that they are often regarded as separate languages altogether.

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