Adult Language Classes

Most of our adult group 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. Check the schedule for a complete list of all classes.

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Kids Language Classes

Little Linguals – Designed for children aged 8-12, 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 16 and above can join our regularly scheduled adult classes. Private lessons are always an option for any age. We have 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.

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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, if scheduling or privacy is a concern, or if a student’s age requires private instruction & custom curriculum.

With our large staff of native speaking teachers we can schedule private lessons in most languages. 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.

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Corporate Language Classes

In 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.

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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.

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Why Choose Us?

The Orange County Lingual Institute offers the most comprehensive selection of language classes in the Orange County area. Classes are held at our facility located near the South Coast Plaza and the Segerstrom Center for Arts at 600 Anton, Garden Suite B in Costa Mesa, CA. We take pride in offering the highest level educational experience. Check out our reviews.

Great place to learn a foreign language. They have the right ideas, good class schedule, reasonable price, and perfect class size. Spent over a year learning Spanish here, had so much fun and made wonderful friends. I'm sure I will be back for more.
Li J.
Li J.
I tried learning French through online apps and You Tube videos for months but to no avail. I am a beginner in the French language and have been taking...
Tom G.
Tom G.
Great teachers. Amazing staff supports. Best location in oc. Convenient and safe parking. Classes are rich in contents and appropriate. The private classes are reasonably priced and very very practical. Highly recommended.
Bich-Ha Henriette R.
Bich-Ha Henriette R.
I love the OC lingual institute. I enjoyed my time there by learning Spanish! The whole place and classes are clean and nice. People who work there are very...
Faiçal B.
Faiçal B.
Since the very beginning of my French journey, everyone at the OCLI has been so helpful and personable. The warmth and positive energy of the staff, teachers, and students make you want to try your best. Mary Morgan truly cares about her students and in just a year, I’ve learned so much from her. All of her students agree that she is an amazing teacher that immerses you in the French culture and mannerisms. Way more than just a textbook! The classes are smaller so you definitely get to know each other without feeling pressured. I have a difficult schedule so they’ve been able to accommodate my needs by offering makeup bonus classes. Doesn’t matter if you’re a child or an adult, everyone is welcomed! Overall 10/10 and I recommend to anyone who wants to learn another language.
Ashley R.
Ashley R.
I am taking French again after 20 + year break and Professor Marie Morgan is absolutely outstanding to learn from! She works very hard and her workshops are...
Kimberly W.
Kimberly W.
The teachers are excellent and the staff is efficient and friendly. The school is very well run and organized. My husband and I take classes there are we both impressed with the quality of instruction and the administration staff. The parking is convenient and the school validates the parking for the time in class. We would recommend this school for language students.
Judy T
Judy T
Orange County Lingual Institute is the spot to go if you are serious about learning a language. The weekly classes are set up in a way that challenges you...
Lori D.
Lori D.
What a great decision it was to start taking Spanish for the first time at OC lingual. I started with Beg 1 Spanish since I had zero Spanish. Been going for 6 months now and I love it. I should probably be studying some more at home but regardless the classes are awesome. The teacher, Dianne, is great, super patient and really helpful. Classes range from 4 - 8 people so you get lots of attention which really helps when you are struggling. I highly recommend coming to OC Lingual Institute if you are thinking of learning a new language.
Anthony F.
Anthony F.
Good place to learn Japanese.The classes are very challenging if you have no previous knowledge of the language, they are fast-paced and we learn a lot of...
Flora M.
Flora M.
I tried learning French through online apps and You Tube videos for months but to no avail. I am a beginner in the French language and have been taking lessons since the beginning of 2019. Marie, our teacher, is very patient and makes the class fun. She is an excellent teacher and I've learned so much. Her emphasis on practical vocabulary, grammar, and pronunciation gives us a well rounded language experience. She is genuinely interested in helping the students succeed. Jessica at the front desk and the other staff members are equally helpful and eager to help. They work with your busy schedule and are very accommodating. I'm so glad I am taking my classes here.
Ruben G.
Ruben G.
Great place for busy adults to learn a foreign language! As a full time worker I was nervous I would find somewhere that worked for me, enter Orange...
Kendall F.
Kendall F.
I have been going to OCLI for nearly a year, and I have enjoyed the experience of learning new languages with awesome, effective, and welcoming instructors and staff. Learning languages is important to me and I am so grateful this incredible resource is available to Orange County.
Monica D.
Monica D.
Decided to push myself and start learning French and it's crazy to think that was almost 2 years ago! That is how much of a breeze it has Benz the...
Adedolapo O.
Adedolapo O.
I’ve been taking Spanish at Orange County Lingual Institute for over a year. I started at a beginning level and now I’m taking intermediate level classes. My experience at this school has been very positive and I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to learn a foreign language. I’ve had several teachers and they have all been professional, knowledgeable and fun. One of my favorite things is that there is a variety of classes at different times of the day. It’s so great to be able to take a class at the time that works for your schedule, which is mid morning-lunch time for me. The classes are small. I don’t think I’ve ever had more than6 students in my class. This gives you an opportunity to get to know your teacher and classmates pretty well and to learn in a nice and relaxed environment. I’m pleased to say that I understand someone speaking Spanish very well now. I can carry a decent every day conversation in Spanish, too. Just one year of classes has done that and I can’t wait to see my progress after another year or two.
Jelena T.
Jelena T.
A great language school! I enrolled in Advanced German here, and my German greatly improved! My listening abilities in particular improved dramatically; I...
Nikki R.
Nikki R.
Choosing the right language-school in OC is a highly personal decision!I am a lucky person and I found the right language school for me. My experience at the Orange County Lingual Institute has been remarkable. The Institute has a pleasant and welcoming environment. It looks like a family, with totally engaged teachers. It is clear that, that the institute’s philosophy is to make sure, their students are continuously improving. This was an important value for me. By the way, my English is getting better! Many thanks to Jenna and Mary-Morgan, two incredible teachers, many, many thanks!
Fabio B.
Fabio B.
Great place for busy adults to learn a foreign language! As a full time worker I was nervous I would find somewhere that worked for me, enter Orange County Lingual Institute. The classes are catered to adults and they offer evening hours. If you are taking a popular language such as French or Spanish they have many time/day options. They offer so many different languages from basic to advanced.My German teacher Doreen is extremely nice. And I notice most of the teachers including my own bring in food or specialty items from their home country to the students. Classes are once a week, but you buy your own book and do homework. If you miss a week, they allow you to sit in on another class another day to make it up. The front desk staff is always friendly and helpful. And the facility itself is in a very nice area (business center across from South Coast Plaza), with a gorgeous courtyard, clean, and well maintained. And they leave out coffee and tea for students before class, so appreciated!
Kendall F.
Kendall F.

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