Programs

The Language Center has a variety of courses and workshops for students of all ages, from children to university students to adults. We offer group and private classes that are held either here at the center or at another location outside of the center.

Children’s classes usually meet one to two times a week for one hour each and involve a full-immersion play and learning with younger children, while older children begin developing literacy skills along with spoken language. Adult classes are usually between one and two hours.

There are ongoing courses available throughout the year as well as courses and workshops with set beginning and end dates. Students can join an ongoing class at any time and can also opt to arrange classes based on the availability of both the teacher and students. However, we also offer scheduled courses and workshops throughout the year with specific session dates and times. To find out about the current days and times for a specific class that is ongoing or for a class you are interested in taking, please inquire via email or phone. Special workshops and session dates can be found here and on our Facebook page.

Our classes are based on meaningful interaction and conversation to create an authentic learning environment. What’s more, we have fun and enthusiastic teachers who love to share their experience with the language and culture. Contact info@apecenter.org with questions or visit our Foreign Language Classes or ESL Classes pages to sign up.

Payment and Cancellation Policies

Classes of three or more people are $10 per hour per person. A class with only two people is $15 per hour per person. Finally, individual tutoring is $25 per hour. We ask that students pay a month in advance.

Since teachers prepare for their classes and mark their schedules ahead of time, students who cancel in a group class receive no reimbursement nor make up class; students are responsible for attending their scheduled classes. However, if teachers cancel the class, students are entitled to having a make up class or crediting a future class. For private classes, students can cancel without penalty if requested at least 24 hours ahead of time. Teachers and students in a private class can then arrange a make up date among themselves.

English as a Second Language (ESL)

DSC_0159Intensive English, ESL for Kids, TOEFL iBT and IELTS Preparation, Pronunciation and Conversation, American Culture & Conversation, tutoring, and more. Click here for more information or to sign up for ESL classes.

Foreign Languages

APE-french-fall2013Language classes for adults and children. Click here for more information or to sign up for foreign language classes.

We currently offer Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Thai. Romanian, Arabic, Chinese and Russian will be scheduled soon.

Tutoring

vinicius-valePrivate one-on-one tutoring and pair tutoring are available in all languages. Click here for more information about tutoring, or visit the ESL Classes or Foreign Language Classes pages to sign up for a tutor.

Test Preparation

The Language Center offers test preparation help for SAT, ACT, TOEFL, TOEFL iBT, and more. E-mail info@apecenter.org for more information.