I have come to ILI for two summers to study French. I have attended private classes with Marie Claire. The time has been invaluable, positive, fun and very educational. Marie Claire is creative as well as very personable and engaging. The class time flies by. Francisco is also very helpful about scheduling convenient lessons with an appropriate instructor. He is also flexible about changes in a private lesson schedule. I plan to return to my studies at ILI next summer if not before.
For YEARS I have searched for an advanced Spanish class that REALLY was advanced. This is the first one that I have found. The Advanced Spanish Media class with Magin Revillo is excellent. His method includes a variety of readings from newspapers, journals, and websites as well as recent works of fiction. Every class includes lots of conversation and discussion of current events. We also work on vocabulary and the finer points of Spanish grammar–all in Spanish, of course. Equally as important, ILI has limited the class to students of similar levels–that, in my experience, is VERY hard to find in a language course.
– Paula P.
I took a Spanish class at ILI this summer. I was very impressed and highly satisfied with ILI. My teacher kept the class engaging and the pace was perfect. She knew the material and more importantly, she knew how to convey the concepts to beginning students of Spanish. I have no complaints. The office staff is professional and very helpful. I highly recommend the International Language Institute to anyone wishing to learn a foreign language. I plan to take the intermediate Spanish class in the fall. Great job, ILI!
– Rosie D.
I feel the programs offered are excellent! Look…, I’m 65 years old. The older you are the more difficult it is to learn a language but this is not a “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks” deal. I started beginner’s French about 3 years ago and off and on again I’ve continued to where I’m now in a Pre-Advanced class. I’ll probably never be fluent but I know (because I’ve done it) I can go to France and communicate pretty well with people. I learn something new each class. The instructors are committed, they’re patient (they’ve got to be with me…) and if you’re willing to learn…you’ll learn.
– Micheal N.
I have taken French classes here before and really enjoyed them. The class was small, the teacher a native-speaker and very professional. The price of $320 for 10 week of classes was also very reasonable. I would take another class again.
– Martha S.
I just completed my first 10-week course (i.e., German). We covered an amazing amount of material in the Level I course, yet I felt the pace was just right. The instructor was amazing. German was her first language and she was a skilled and friendly instructor. She made the entire class comfortable with what I consider a difficult language through (1) her superior instruction, (2) a great deal of in-class practice and (3) homework assignments that focused our attention on the key points from each class. The class sizes are limited at ILI so you’re guaranteed that “small discussion group” experience that I think is key to learning a foreign language. Our class had only six students, so everyone could participated constantly throughout each class. No one was left out of our discussions. Also, the class schedules at ILI are ideal of working adults who need to fit these classes around work. Our class started at 6:15 pm. ILI only increased my enthusiasm for learning the foreign language I selected. I would be surprised if it doesn’t do the same for you. Give it a try!
– Newell H.
I am a huge fan of ILI. I have taken an Arabic 1 course there that far surpasses the course taught at the USDA Language School. The professor was very invested in all of her students learning to read and write MSA prior to leaving the first level! The class sizes are small enough that you do not feel overwhelmed. It is a great place to learn and I would highly recommend it to others.
– Nathasha B.
I have taken several French classes at ILI and have found them to be very good. I have had French in college and kind of lost a lot of my vocabulary. I first signed up for a basic 2 level and really enjoyed the class. the teacher was a native speaker and very good. We used French First Years as the text book and it was only $22 and just as good as any expensive college book. The class was really small, most of the time there were only 4 or 5 students and so we got a lot of individual attention and speaking time. A lot better than taking it at a community college or some other place where they cram 30 students in one of these classes.
– Susan A.