Language Classes

language-classThe Orange County Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Orange County area. Classes are held at our new facility located near the South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Center for Arts at 600 Anton, Garden Suite B in Costa Mesa, CA. Also known as the “Beverly Hills Lingual Institute in Orange County”, most of our classes are scheduled during the evening with the first session running from 6:00 to 7:20 p.m and the second session running from 7:35 to 8:55 p.m. Some 80-minute classes in French, Italian, and Spanish are also offered during the day. See the Schedule for a complete list of all classes. If you want details on a specific language, please use the right-hand navigation bar.

Most of our scheduled language classes are designed for adult students who want to learn a another language. We also have the following alternative program:

  • Little Linguals – Designed for children aged 6-11, the Little Lingual classes in Spanish, French, Italian, and Chinese are geared to get an early start on language learning while helping children enjoy and appreciate a different culture. This is the best time for them to learn a foreign language. Our exciting “Little Lingual” classes meet once a week during the afternoon for one hour. Class content includes: Alphabet, Songs, Games, Practical Words and Phrases, and Basic Dialogs. Ages 12 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes.
  • English – Accent Reduction – Classes evaluate the student’s problem areas and practice exercises designed to target and remedy those areas. Course includes pronunciation, stress, enunciation, diction, tonality, musicality, syntax, and articulation though use of vowel / consonant exercises, work chants, tongue twisters and readings. Individual attention is give to each student’s area of difficulty.
  • Business English – These classes are for people who want to improve their understanding and usage of English in the business world.

Private Lessons

Some people prefer to take private lessons instead of joining a scheduled class, or take private lessons to occasionally augment their classes. The advantages of private lessons are that the sessions are tailored to the specific needs of the students and they can be useful if the student’s language knowledge is uneven, if a more intensified study program is needed, or if scheduling or privacy is a concern. With our large staff of native speaking teachers we can schedule private lessons in most languages.

In addition to the languages with scheduled classes listed above we also teach (or have taught) private lessons in languages including Armenian, Bulgarian, Cantonese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, Hungarian Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Romanian, Swedish, Thai, Turkish and Urdu. Some of the languages on this list are also offered at our facility in Beverly Hills.

We sell our private lessons in packages of eight 80-minute sessions unless you are enrolled in a class and then they can be scheduled individually. Please call us at (714) 662-5400 for more details.

Corporate Classes

corporate-language-classesIn today’s competitive global marketplace, greater job success often depends on foreign language skills and knowledge of other cultures. The ability to overcome cultural barriers within international corporations, meet foreign partners and clients on their own turf, and move fluidly between cultures is in demand. A multilingual resume is no longer a luxury but a career requirement.

Our customized corporate training programs focus on coaching professionals: from assistant personnel exposed to international calls and foreign correspondence to the highest corporate executive required to negotiate, evaluate and represent a corporate agenda on an international platform. Our programs consist of tailor-made, industry-specific packages that train students in not only the foreign language but also related communication skills and job specific terminology. We follow the principle that the role of successful language training is to increase the student’s overall communication skills while operating in a foreign language or while dealing with foreign partners.

The unique success of our language and communication training is based on our philosophy that language learning is an integral part of focused communication development and job specialization. Our training concept combines the highest academic standards with business-savvy communication skills such as intercultural business relations and targeted job specialization.

Translating and Interpreting

Combined with our sister organization in Beverly Hills, the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute, we have a roster of over 80 native-speaking teachers in over 30 different languages and the expertise to address many translating and interpreting challenges. This is a highly customized offering, so please call us at (714) 662-5400 to discuss your translating or interpreting requirements.