Orange County’s Premier Language School

Whether your goal is to communicate more effectively, travel abroad with more ease, discover another culture, meet new people, understand your foreign relatives, or simply broaden your world view, learning another language can be a wonderful and rewarding pursuit.

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Best Value

Tuition prices are kept low, but not at the sacrifice of high quality faculty, facilities and staff attention. We set textbook prices at cost so that our students can afford the highest quality university textbooks without breaking the bank.

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Best Teachers

We carefully select our faculty and attract the best teachers with very competitive compensation. Our teachers care about their students and create a dynamic, supportive environment which is most conducive to learning.

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Best Location

We are located in the very best location in the heart of the Segerstrom Center for the Arts complex, next to the South Coast Plaza in Costa Mesa, in walking distance to superb dining, shopping and cultural venues.

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Our Orange County language courses include:

  • Lively courses in 20 languages
  • College level faculty and textbooks
  • Classes offered in Spanish, French, Italian
  • Many other languages also available including Chinese, English, Japanese, and many others
  • Convenient weeknight classes meet once a week in 80-minute sessions for eight weeks
  • All classes are limited in size to ensure optimal learning

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We also offer a full complement of language services that can be tailored to meet individual needs.

About the Institute

The Orange County Lingual Institute is Orange County’s premier language school offering an unparalleled and comprehensive schedule of Orange County French Classes, Orange County Italian Classes, Orange County Spanish Classes and language classes in 20 languages.

The Orange County Lingual Institute is conveniently located near the South Coast Plaza in Orange County and has been in business since 2012. All scheduled classes are held at our beautiful facility located next to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa.

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Susan S.
October 18, 2023

I highly recommend the O.C. Lingual Institute. I have attended several semesters of Spanish classes on-line with Areli as my instructor. Areli is an...
Pamela S.
August 22, 2023

I wanted to pop in here and leave a review of this school. I wanted to learn some Vietnamese, just to learn and to speak a little with my Vietnamese friend....
Alisa A.
July 3, 2023

Excellent classes, small class sizes, great professor and great administration.
Phia S.
January 12, 2023

After moving to a bigger city, I am adoring all of the amenities OC has to offer; OC Lingual institute being high on the list! I speak conversational...
Eva C.
December 11, 2022

I’m currently a student on my third consecutive class in Spanish. I’ve learned so much more than I expected, all due to my profesora Monica! She is wonderful, and has a unique was of delivering and explaining everything. She takes away all anxiety of learning a new language, I highly recommend taking her class if you’re considering learning Spanish.
Carly C.
October 12, 2022

We’ve been taking weekly virtual Spanish classes with Monica since the beginning of the year, and she has been an excellent instructor! She really takes the time to make sure you understand the pronunciation, grammar and unique colloquialisms in each session. There are typically only one or two other people in each class, so it feels like a private lesson with a casual, friendly atmosphere. I have struggled learning languages in the past, and so I have surprised myself with my growing proficiency in beginner Spanish throughout this accelerated weekly course. If I could provide one suggestion to the school, it would be to offer earlier virtual class times, as the 7:30-9 block is a little late. We will recommend this program to people interested in quickly grasping the basics of a new language!
Dave H.
September 23, 2022

I've been with mi maestra Monica since this January, starting with Beginning Spanish, and I am very happy with my progress. Monica is great at understanding the strengths and weaknesses of the class participants and she really makes the learning experience as stress free as possible while continuing to push us to improve every week. The classes are challenging, yet fun, and I appreciate the extra time Monica takes to prepare class presentations and other study material as supplements to the class textbook as they are extremely helpful as references outside the class. If my schedule permits I intend to complete the full Spanish curriculum at OCLI, and I credit Monica with helping in my belief that I can successfully get through it.

Why the Orange County Lingual Institute?

The Orange County Lingual Institute is your best choice for learning a language in Orange County. Our Orange County language courses are taught in our new facility near the South Coast Plaza next to the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. We take pride in offering the highest educational experience and pay close attention to each important facet of learning.


Anyone can learn a language at a very reasonable pace while enjoying life in Orange County, maintaining a job, and being involved in their family life. Just three major ingredients are needed:

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Success in learning a language here at the Orange County Lingual Institute can be achieved by attending an 80-minute class once a week, completing 15 minutes of homework each night, and being persistent. The classes include elements of laughter, fun and camaraderie, making it a weekly event people really look forward to attending. People are taught steadily; as they are inspired and motivated to continue, they keep at it and become more advanced in their skills.

As students progress, they continue to attend increasingly advanced classes, where they review, practice, increase their vocabulary and their speed, and become more fluent. Learning a second language enriches the lives of the speakers and is an amazingly rewarding experience.

Centrally located in Costa Mesa, our language classes are convenient for people living or working in Costa Mesa, Anaheim, Santa Ana, Irvine, Huntington Beach, Garden Grove, Orange, Fullerton, Mission Viejo, Westminster, Newport Beach, Buena Park, Lake Forest, Tustin, Yorba Linda, San Clemente, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Fountain Valley, Placentia, Rancho Santa Margarita, Aliso Viejo, Cypress, Brea, Stanton, San Juan Capistrano, Dana Point, Laguna Hills, Seal Beach, Long Beach, and other communities in Orange County.