What our Students say about the Orange County Lingual Institute

The Orange County Lingual Institute knows that the real test of our success is customer satisfaction. Our students return to us term after term because their progress is palpable and their excitement in learning is sustained. They know they are gaining the skills and knowledge to truly communicate in another language rather than simply recite phrases. Our outstanding faculty, intimate classes and university curricula are worth the investment; our students see the value and return.

Students Review
Matthew L.
Matthew L.
This review is for the Beginner Tagalog classes at OC Lingual Institute.I wanted to study Tagalog to learn my native language. Both my parents are from the Philippines, and my mom speaks fluently, but we never spoke Tagalog at home, so I never picked it up.I was searching for local, Beginner Tagalog courses in Orange County (which was quite difficult to find), and found courses through the OC Lingual Institute.So far, I have taken 5 classes with a small cohort of 3 students, and our wonderful instructor, Kathryn.For anyone looking to learn Tagalog from scratch, Kathryn has been an amazing instructor. For reference, we practice through required textbooks/workbooks, which offer vocabulary word banks and grammatical structures. Kathryn walks us through the proper way to speak in Tagalog, teaches us pronunciation, and takes the time to answer our questions.My friend (who's also taking the course) and I are highly interested in continuing to higher level courses.No matter which institution/platform you decide to learn language, your ability to learn more slowly/quickly is highly dependent on your effort. Since the COVID-19 pandemic/the start of my new work schedule, the online courses have been extremely convenient/easy to learn from.I recommend the OC Lingual Institute to anyone looking to learn Tagalog in Orange County. Thank you, Jessica and Kathryn, for making the process to enroll and to learn Tagalog very smooth/fun!
Matt L.
Matt L.
This review is for the Beginner Tagalog classes at OC Lingual Institute.I wanted to study Tagalog to learn my native language. Both my parents are from...
Sophie G.
Sophie G.
This is such a great place to learn french. I decided to take french at the beginning of March 2020 and have learned so much so far. I started at Beginner II because I knew some french prior to coming to the institute.What I love most about the Institute is that the class is so small. There were about 4 other classmates in my class. (I am used to learning a language in a high school or college class of around 30+ people which is a tough learning environment for me.) Everyone was so sweet and made the class fun.I also had the BEST instructor... Laeticia!!!!! She is SO kind, funny, understanding, and extremely helpful. She pushed our class to practice and speak with one another. We also focused on reading/prononciation and translating. At times it was tough but it is so essential! Thank you Laeticia!10/10 would recommend coming to this institute if you are looking to learn a new language or improve it! Just know - it doesn't come easy and you will have to "study" and do "homework" each week so you keep up with the class.
Tom G.
Tom G.
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...
Faiçal B.
Faiçal B.
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...
Li J.
Li J.
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.
Kimberly W.
Kimberly W.
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...
Ruben G.
Ruben G.
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.
Monica S.
Monica S.
PLEASE READ MY REVIEW BEFORE YOU CONSIDER READING ANY NEGATIVE REVIEWS.I read the recent negative reviews on here and I am ASTONISHED. This Lingual...
Lori D.
Lori D.
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...
Bich-Ha Henriette R.
Bich-Ha Henriette R.
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.
Flora M.
Flora M.
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...
Kendall F.
Kendall F.
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!
Ashley R.
Ashley R.
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.
Kendall F.
Kendall F.
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...
Monica D.
Monica D.
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.
Judy T
Judy T
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.
Adedolapo O.
Adedolapo O.
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...
Nikki R.
Nikki R.
A great language school! I enrolled in Advanced German here, and my German greatly improved! My listening abilities in particular improved dramatically; I...
Fabio B.
Fabio B.
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!
Anthony F.
Anthony F.
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.
Jelena T.
Jelena T.
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.