Languages

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You will learn from our experienced instructors who, depending on your convenience, choose one-on-one or group lessons. Our instructors have the expertise to adjust the curriculum and activities based on your learning speed and abilities.

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French

Speaking a foreign language can lead to better experiences in your education, career, and travel. French is one of the top three useful languages, dominating classrooms, boardrooms, and households around the globe. It’s also an official language in 29 countries with 340 million speakers.

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English

Individuals today who are proficient in more than one language can navigate the world to access information, make connections, and open doors to many new opportunities for studying or working in a new country.

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German

Since German is an essential business language in Europe and the United States, it can transform your career. Not to mention, German technology is highly sought after around the world. If you have the combination of technological innovation and language fluency, the opportunities are endless.

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Spanish

In today’s increasingly interconnected and global world, proficiency in a language like Spanish is a vital skill that allows you to engage, advance your career, and deepen your connection to other cultures.

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Italian

If you’ve been thinking about learning a new language, Italian is an excellent choice. Since the Italian words’ pronunciation is the same as they’re written, it’s a simple language to learn.

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Arabic

Learning Arabic and the culture of the people who speak it will make it easier for you conduct business as there is a high demand for Arabic speakers in different industries with few Western people who can speak it. 

If you are fluent in Arabic, you will have a competitive advantage over other job applicants in the job market. There are about 58 Nations that speak Arabic, making this one of the top 5 most spoken languages in the World; and you can be one of them!

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Hebrew

If you are:

  • Interested in research in the Middle East
  • Currently living in Israel or working with people who speak Hebrew
  • Preparing for travel or to study abroad in Israel
  • Interested in gaining skills relevant to the Jewish religion

Then, learning Hebrew is a valuable pursuit. 

The best part? The Hebrew alphabet is not complicated to learn. 

It’s grammar is systematic, built around three-letter roots, and easy to pick up on in a short amount of time.

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Russian

Knowing Russian will help you make new friends and connect with fellow speakers. Even though it may seem difficult to learn at first, once we help you learning the alphabet, you will be able to pronounce all the words in no time.

You might want to consider learning Russian if:

  • You are intrigued by the culture
  • Your significant other can speak Russian
  • Your parents are native Russians
  • If you’ve always dreamed about going to Moscow

What are you waiting for? This is your chance to learn Russia’s diverse language and culture.

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American Sign Language

There are many different forms of communicating in the world we live in today. There’s verbal, non-verbal, written, and visual to name a few. But, what about sign language? 

“Signs” in sign languages are put together with a specific range of facial expressions and certain movements to express words, meaning, tone, and so forth. After all, how often do we have the opportunity to hear the silent stories they want to share?

So, why learn to sign?

1). Sign language opens the door to communicate with the deaf or hard of hearing. 

2). It is the fourth most used language in the United States.

3). ASL helps you to be more expressive, pick up on body language, and broaden your career opportunities.

4). It creates a “secret” language between you and your friends.

5). As a visual language, sign language helps you better understand body language.

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Greek

Did you know that roughly a quarter of the English language is of Greek Origin? 

Not only is it among one of the oldest languages ever spoken, but also, it’s at the base of much of the vocabulary of European languages. For example, the word Acropolis means high city, “acro” as in “acrobat” and “polis” as in “megalopolis.”

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Portuguese

Portuguese has been considered the language of the Southern Hemisphere.

Because of this, it comes as no surprise why so many people want to learn this language.

Most Americans find the nasal-sounding accent easier than Spanish due to the simpler structure of Portuguese. Portuguese is the official language of Portugal, Brazil Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Mozambique, Angola, and São Tomé.

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Mandarin Chinese

The number one reason to learn Mandarin Chinese is that is the most widely-spoken language in the world. Learning Mandarin is also a great strategy for business as it opens up the lines of communications to land critical business deals or smooth over any miscommunications. 

You will no longer need to hire a translator to do a business deal with Chinese speakers, which will create a bonding experience that could be crucial for the decision maker in a negotiation. 

Knowledge of Mandarin is also a sign of respect and appreciation for both the Chinese business partners and the culture they abide by in their daily life.

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Japanese

Japanese can very helpful if you are dealing with information technologies and other modern industries. It ranks as one of the most important languages due to Japan’s fast rate of development and influence in the business world. 

While at first Japanese can be difficult to learn, the country’s amazing beauty, history, and culture makes it all worth the while. 

There are also plenty of opportunities to explore if you plan on traveling there such as deluxe Sushi restaurants, as well as some of the best martial arts and Karate programs in the world.

Not convinced yet? Let ACAL change your mind. Feel free to give us a call at (346)-358-3237 to schedule your first lesson today! 

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Testimonials

Here’s what our happy students had to say about our services

Growing up multilingual, I know what it takes to become comfortable in and with a language. Marissa is uniquely qualified to enhance your current skill set or if you are just starting a with new language, she can create a custom learning path for you. I found my lessons both extremely useful and entertaining. I highly recommend Marissa and her team to anyone trying to learn a new language.

Carlo van der Burg – Publisher

I took Spanish Classes with Marissa. She used her unique style to teach and tailored the lessons to my needs, allowing me to apply the learning right away in my industry.

Thomas Brooks – Marketing Executive

Marissa is a one-of-a-kind teacher. The one you´ll remember ’til the rest of your life. She changes the paradigm; she makes you jump and do things; she is upbeat and always has a positive attitude. Above all she’s a good listener. Thanks.

Shahid K – Engineer

Mrs. Burres is one of those teachers that you will remember for the rest of your life. Always welcomed you into her class with a smile, handshake, Good morning/ Afternoon, and the occasional compliment. She’s very energetic and always ready to teach and has unique was of doing so.

Haylee M. McNutt – Student

Mrs. Burres was honestly one of my favorite teachers. She made the class more exciting by doing fun art projects related to the Spanish culture, as well as fun games we would play in class to keep the class more alive. Mrs. Burres was honestly one of the best teachers I had in High School who took her time to teach the students patiently and one by one, ensuring we were all learning and not left behind.

Vera Pineda – Student

I have been attending Marissa’s Spanish group activities since 2012, and I have found her method of teaching fun and easy to follow. I also have had private lessons for 2 years with Marissa and one year with one of her instructors. The increase in my Spanish proficiency has been a valuable asset in my law practice and very useful in my trips to Latin American and Spain.

Dan Downey – Lawyer

Ms. Burres is a very knowledgeable teacher and loves her students. Her passion to teach Spanish is noticeable because she cares about her students. I didn’t know how to write Spanish until I took her courses and learned it and how apply it to the real World. I really recommend her Language School because she has the skills to help her students to succeed, speak and write Spanish.

Luis Pardo – Student