Ever wish you could speak Bosnian, Italian, Spanish or Mandarin Chinese? University of Missouri-St. Louis’ Foreign Language Connection offers a variety of services to anyone who wants to learn a foreign language, needs translation or interpretation services, and provides workshop and enrichment programs for foreign language teachers. Develop your conversational skills and learn corresponding cultural issues in one of the two levels of courses offered in the program, taught by native speakers. Whether your desire to stretch your language skills is motivated by pure personal enrichment, the need to finish a degree or for professional development, UMSL has a program to fit your needs.
Children who learn a foreign language at an early age enjoy advanced developmental benefits. Along that premise, Los Niños Preschool and Daycare offers an educational environment of language immersion in Spanish for your young child. Along with a commitment to hands-on learning, children participate in a daily routine that is built on a foundation absorbed in the Spanish culture. Preschool classes are offered, mornings and afternoons, in four weekly sessions. Daycare availability is offered three to five days a week from 6:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. Summer camp opportunities begin in June so get your kid on the right track this year. Los Niños teachers are native speakers of the language and are excited to bring the Spanish culture to your child’s life.
Alliance Française de St. Louis
8505 Delmar Blvd, Suite G
St. Louis, MO 63124
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Alliance Française, the largest cultural network in the world, was founded in France in 1883. The network has over 1,135 associations, found in 138 countries, and 140 chapters in the United States. Its mission is to provide and be recognized as the center for fostering the French culture and language in St. Louis. Individuals, corporations and universities can look to Alliance Française to provide resources to enhance their knowledge of the French culture and language by engaging in the highest-quality language classes and equally rich cultural programs. Private classes and tutoring are available with prices ranging from $33 to $55 per hour. Classes are offered in six-week terms at a number of levels from beginner to advanced, with a children’s section and a special section that addresses conversational French in social situations. Students at Alliance are required to be members of the organization. Become a member today to participate in the conversation.
German School Association of Greater St. Louis
10073 Puttington Drive
St. Louis, MO 63123
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The German School Association of Greater St. Louis is an independent, non-profit organization that offers superior German instruction in language and culture for children and adults. In 1961, the GSA was founded to provide German language instruction to families of German immigrants to help their children effectively communicate with relatives still residing in post-WWII Europe. As time passed, the popularity of the school grew and in the 1980s, the school expanded its tutelage to meet the growing interest of adults in German language study. GSA follows a traditional school year, but allows students to enroll at any time throughout the year.
St. Louis Community College offers a variety of opportunities for prospective students who wish to think globally and study foreign cultures and languages to increase their promotion in the job market. Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Russian and Spanish are just some of the offerings for motivated students to pursue. Campuses at Florissant Valley, Forest Park, Meramec and Wildwood offer geographically-convenient locations for just about anyone in the St. Louis area. Find classes for both students and adults to finally learn that second language.