ABC Languages

ABC Languages

Language
Chelsea, New York, New York
(371 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.

Reviews of ABC Languages

(371 Reviews)
French Conversation Practice (High Beginner)

4/18/2023
Tina C.

Attended: French Conversation Practice (High Beginner)


Christine is so patient and lovely! Her writing out what is being said is terribly helpful. I would definitely recommend the class

Russian - Total Beginner

3/14/2023
Anonymous

Attended: Russian - Total Beginner


Dimitri is a good teacher Blends his teaching with a lot of humor

French Conversation Practice (Intermediate/Advanced)

3/11/2023
Amber L.

Attended: French Conversation Practice (Intermediate/Advanced)


Teacher was so kind and patient

Italian Conversation Practice (Intermediate/Advanced)

3/10/2023
Emilia M.

Attended: Italian Conversation Practice (Intermediate/Advanced)


The instructor was great, nice conversation fluid easy to talk to everyone. I really enjoyed this class and would love to continue.

Intro to Spanish Crash Course

1/20/2023
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Spanish Crash Course


The class was very fast paced. I understand that it was just a taste of what we would learn in a regular course. At least I hope so.

Intro to Italian Crash Course

1/15/2023
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Italian Crash Course


My instructor was Claudio and I had so much fun taking the course. He is very passionate, kind, and patient. I really enjoyed the class and learned so much!

Spanish - Total Beginner

10/24/2022
Sherif E.

Attended: Spanish - Total Beginner


Everything was great and yes I’m looking forward for next class.

Spanish Conversation Practice High Beginner

10/20/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Spanish Conversation Practice High Beginner


Loved my session with Juan. He was very friendly, professional and patient. He was clear and guided the conversation naturally. Would definitely want his tutelage again. Thank you Juan!

Italian Beginner 1

9/16/2022
Mary F.

Attended: Italian Beginner 1


It is fun and simple enough to follow. Ciao Mary

Intro to Spanish Crash Course

8/14/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Intro to Spanish Crash Course


Jose was a great Teacher! However, the other participant in the class constantly spoke over and interrupted Jose the entire time. The other participant basically hijacked the class to make it his own. It was very disruptive and very aggravating, and really took away from my ability to participate. Out of the 15 pages of worksheets we were to go over, we only got through 7. At the very END of the class, the other participant let it be known that he is hearing impared and usually needs to read lips. I think more questions need to be asked of participants before being able to sign up for group courses. The other participant clearly needed a one on one class and probably didn't get out of the class everything he needed either, by not indicating he needed more individualized attention.

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146 W 29th St 6th Fl, Ste 6E, New York, New York 10001
ABC Languages
Chelsea, Manhattan
146 W 29th St 6th Fl, Ste 6E
Btwn 6th & 7th Avenues
New York, New York 10001

Upcoming Classes at ABC Languages

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

Wednesday Jun 7th, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

Russian Intermediate 2
Russian Intermediate 2
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Wednesday Jun 7th, 7:30–9pm Eastern Time

Private English Lessons
Private English Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Chinese Mandarin Lessons
Private Chinese Mandarin Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Japanese Lessons
Private Japanese Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Spanish Lessons
Private Spanish Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

French - Low Beginner
French - Low Beginner
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Monday Jun 12th, 7:30–9pm Eastern Time

Arabic - Total Beginner
Arabic - Total Beginner
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Wednesday Jun 14th, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

Italian - High Beginner
Italian - High Beginner
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Wednesday Jun 7th, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

Intro German Crash Course
Intro German Crash Course
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Thursday Jun 15th, 7–8:30pm Eastern Time

Spanish - High Beginner
Spanish - High Beginner
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Thursday Jun 8th, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

Private Portuguese Lessons
Private Portuguese Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Arabic Lessons
Private Arabic Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Italian Lessons
Private Italian Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Farsi/Persian Lessons
Private Farsi/Persian Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Hindi Lessons
Private Hindi Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private German Lessons
Private German Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private Russian Lessons
Private Russian Lessons
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Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

Private French Lessons
Private French Lessons
Next start date:

Monday Jun 12th, 12–12pm Eastern Time

French Conversation Practice (High Beginner)
French Conversation Practice (High Beginner)
Next start date:

Monday Jun 12th, 6–7:30pm Eastern Time

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