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World Language Program

A World Language Program is like setting off on a fun adventure to learn languages from different parts of the world. It’s a cool way to explore different cultures, make new friends, and open doors to exciting opportunities worldwide. You get to practice listening, speaking, writing, and reading while discovering the amazing diversity of cultures and their contributions.

Benefits of World Language classes at ILI

  • Welcoming environment for language learners of all levels
  • Small class sizes averaging 6 to 8 students
  • Personalized attention and ample opportunities for active participation
  • Immediate use of the language
  • Cultural elements seamlessly woven into lessons
  • Diverse and interactive activities aimed at fostering speaking proficiency and cultural understanding
  • Plenty of opportunities to ask questions, share ideas, and collaborate with classmates
  • Optional homework assignments and supplementary resources provided

At ILI, we’re committed to empowering you on your language learning journey, equipping you with the skills and confidence needed to thrive in your journey.

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Who is the World Language Program for?

ILI’s World Language Program is designed for a diverse range of individuals, catering to adults aged 17 and above, including folks in their 80s. Whether you’re a seasoned professional in the healthcare, education, or legal sectors seeking to enhance your language skills for career advancement, an avid traveler yearning to connect with cultures around the world, or someone passionate about fostering connections with immigrants and refugees, our program welcomes you with open arms. Our inclusive approach embraces learners from all walks of life, providing a supportive and enriching environment where language acquisition transcends boundaries and fosters meaningful connections within local and global communities.

Does ILI offer PDPs and CEUs?

In addition to offering a comprehensive World Language Program, ILI serves as a trusted provider of Professional Development Points (PDPs) for the state of Massachusetts and Continuing Education Units (CEUs). Whether you’re a language educator looking to fulfill professional development requirements or a professional seeking to broaden your skill set, ILI provides accredited programs that meet the highest standards of excellence. Our commitment to professional growth extends beyond language proficiency, empowering individuals to advance their careers and make a lasting impact in their respective fields.

World Language Program Offerings

Here are our World Language course options for you to consider. If you need help choosing, let us know!

Learn Spanish

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Learn Spanish in our fun classes in Northampton, MA, online, at work or study Spanish abroad in complete confidence.

Learn French

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We love all things French and France, and we have a full range of programs both in the US, online or all the way over to Europe. That includes Paris of course.

Learn Italian

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Italian has a vibrancy to it like no other European language. Sophisticated and classy, yet earthy and familiar at the same time. We have many ways to learn!

Learn German

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German is a fun, quirky and strangely mathematical language, and our programs will bring out the hidden German in you! German courses in USA and Germany.

Learn Portuguese

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Learn Portuguese at ILI! The language, like our classes are full of sunshine and joy. Learn with us here in Massachusetts, or head straight abroad!

Our World Language Teachers

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Six World Language Instructors at a staff get together.

ILI instructors are skilled at collaborating with each other to create dynamic and engaging curriculum and materials based on student feedback and goals. ILI is committed to staying current with innovative teaching techniques and methodologies to bring students the best learning experiences.

Our staff has lived and worked in many countries including Spain, Mexico, China, Brazil, Italy, France, Latvia, Guatemala, Bulgaria, U.K., Germany, Italy, Japan, Peru and Argentina.

“I’ve known about ILI for years, specifically in it’s partnership with the local colleges. Their language instruction is rigorous and joyous — I highly recommend taking their classes!”

Alex learned Spanish at ILI Studied at Hampshire College

Or if you are unsure about anything…

Got a Question?

See if our frequently asked questions answer what’s on your mind…

Selected FAQs

There is no simple answer to this question. There are many factors that can both help and hinder a student’s learning. However, students will be able to start speaking immediately in the target language with appropriate grammar and vocabulary to match the level of class they are in. Read more

Yes! ILI is an approved provider of Professional Development Points for Massachusetts.

Yes, we are happy to help you to enroll in the class that’s best for your level. Assessment are painless and are done via phone and take about 10-15 minutes. Simply fill out the assessment request form and we will be in touch shortly.

We do not currently offer scholarships in the World Language program.

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What to do next

  1. Explore our World Language program options and choose the one that suits you best
  2. Register for your chosen course!

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The ILI Promise

At ILI, we believe that all our actions should stem from grace and loving kindness.

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  • We operate as an equal opportunity organization.
  • We nurture relationships beyond the classroom.
  • We are committed to providing the highest quality language instruction and teacher training.
  • We promote intercultural understanding and celebrate the diversity in our local communities.
  • We work collaboratively to build and sustain the communities we serve.
  • We believe in life-changing teaching and learning.