ABC Languages

ABC Languages

Language
Chelsea, New York, New York
(266 Reviews)

What We're About

We know from experience that there is no one-size-fits-all solution to education.  Learning a language is about forging your own path at your pace in an environment that, not only encourages, but inspires you. In fact, that is the beauty of it and why we are so passionate about sharing that. We offer group classes for adults and private instruction for students of all ages. In every instance, our goal is to help our students craft a program that best meets their learning needs. In addition to our regular private and group classes, we provide programs for schools, corporations and government agencies as well as dialect coaching for film, television and theater. 

Some Highlights of Our Group Programs:
- Flexible Enrollment Packages: We offer 6, 8 and 12-week packages for most of our group classes so you can decide how long you want to study.
- On-Going Classes: Once a group class starts, it is ongoing as long as there are enough students.
- Easy Change Policy: If you find that the pace or schedule of your class is not working for you, no problem! With our open admission policy we are almost always able to find an alternate class for you no matter where you are in your enrollment package.

Who We Are

Founders
: ABC Languages has been teaching New Yorkers 20+ languages for over 20 years. ABC was founded by polyglots and language enthusiasts Elizabeth Lunney Zackheim and Rachel Meyer who set out to create a place where students want to learn and teachers want to teach. ABC now serves thousands of students every year in New York, San Francisco, Menlo Park, Westchester/Fairfield Counties, New Jersey, Boston and Washington DC.

About Our Students
: At ABC, your goals and your learning process are our priority. Some students come looking for a quick course to prepare for a trip. Others just want to spend a few months gaining or refreshing language skills or dive in for a 25-hour per week intensive in preparation for a move abroad. Then others are here to make this an ongoing practice for self-enrichment. The point is, this is your journey and every single person at ABC Languages wants to help you facilitate that journey.

About Our Teachers
: Our teachers are our community and we are lucky and proud to work with such a wonderful, talented and international group of people.  ABC teachers are passionate about what they do. Most of our 100+ instructors have been working with us for more than 5 years. Every single one brings their own flavor and the best of themselves to the classroom. Having multiple methods at their disposal enables them to design a creative and learner-centric environment where they can have a direct dialogue with you, the student, and cater their approach to meet your particular learning needs and goals.


teacher

Reviews of ABC Languages

(266 Reviews)
French - Total Beginner

6/3/2019
Denise V.

Attended: French - Total Beginner


Class was very informative but relaxed and the teacher Leila was excellent

Italian Conversation Practice Group

5/28/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


Always love this activity—my only complaint is that there's not enough!

Italian Crash Course for Travelers

5/17/2019
Susan P.

Attended: Italian Crash Course for Travelers


Very good intro to Italian

Spanish - Total Beginner

5/7/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish - Total Beginner


Rita was a great instructor and the textbook was really helpful.

Spanish Beginner 2

4/19/2019
Jono O.

Attended: Spanish Beginner 2


Small class size which was great. Really liked the instuctor’s (Rita) teaching style. Hopefully I’ll learn a lot of Spanish here.

French - Advanced Conversation

4/4/2019
Lila H.

Attended: French - Advanced Conversation


Love the class teacher was excellent

Italian Conversation Practice Group

3/14/2019
Jared M.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice Group


always like ABC!

Italian Crash Course for Travelers

3/3/2019
Anonymous

Attended: Italian Crash Course for Travelers


Loved the instructor! I honestly wasn’t expecting much for an hour and a half course, so I’m not totally disappointed. However, I felt majority of the class was improvised on the spot based on attendee answers/questions, rather than a more structured plan of need-to-know scenarios for travelers. The resource guide that was provided outlines a lot of this, but would have been nice to go through more of it together for more context. Still helpful though! Grazie!

Russian Beginner 2

1/13/2019
Sue F.

Attended: Russian Beginner 2


I enjoyed the class very much. The instructor Dmitri was of course very knowledgeable about the language, and also is a good teacher. He was well-organized, moved the class at an appropriate pace, and added interesting and useful information that is not in textbooks. The venue was comfortable and the class size was perfect. The course description accurately reflected the level of the class.

Spanish High Beginner

1/11/2019
Katalin K.

Attended: Spanish High Beginner


It's a rolling admission, so the high beginners really have to catch up on some of the basics. Half of the class was conversation-focused, and the other half more grammar and reading. Very convenient combination, and the pace is good too. The room was really cold though.

Show More Reviews
Questions about this school?
146 W 29th St 6th Floor, New York, New York 10001
ABC Languages
Chelsea, Manhattan
146 W 29th St 6th Floor
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at ABC Languages

French Beginner 2
French Beginner 2
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 27th, 10:30am - 12pm

Arabic Intermediate 2
Arabic Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Monday Jul 29th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Arabic Beginner 2
Arabic Beginner 2
Next start date:

Monday Jul 29th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Arabic: A Gentle Intro to Challenging Languages
Arabic: A Gentle Intro to Challenging Languages
Next start date:

Tuesday Jul 30th, 6pm - 7:30pm

French Intermediate 1
French Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 1:30pm - 3pm

German High Beginner
German High Beginner
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 5:30pm - 7pm

Italian Intermediate 1
Italian Intermediate 1
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 6pm - 7:30pm

Spanish Intermediate 2
Spanish Intermediate 2
Next start date:

Monday Jul 29th, 10:30am - 12pm

Mandarin Chinese Beginner 2
Mandarin Chinese Beginner 2
Next start date:

Wednesday Jul 31st, 7:30pm - 9pm

French - Total Beginner
French - Total Beginner
Next start date:

Friday Aug 2nd, 10:30am - 12pm

French High Beginner
French High Beginner
Next start date:

Thursday Jul 25th, 5:30pm - 7pm

Arabic Intermediate 3
Arabic Intermediate 3
Next start date:

Saturday Jul 27th, 10am - 11:30am

Private French Lessons
Private French Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Russian Lessons
Private Russian Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Italian Lessons for Kids
Private Italian Lessons for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Farsi/Persian Lessons
Private Farsi/Persian Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Chinese Mandarin Lessons
Private Chinese Mandarin Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 12pm - 12pm

Private Spanish Lessons for Kids
Private Spanish Lessons for Kids
Next start date:

Monday Aug 5th, 12pm - 12pm

Russian High Beginner
Russian High Beginner
Next start date:

Monday Jul 29th, 6pm - 7:30pm

Mandarin Chinese Low Intermediate
Mandarin Chinese Low Intermediate
Next start date:

Monday Jul 29th, 7pm - 8:30pm

Show More

Teachers at ABC Languages