Message from the Director
Dear Students and Potential Students,
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute wants you to know that we are dedicated to helping you learn a new language and have implemented policies that support this effort. We strive to provide the best teaching, the best service, and the best program, at the best location in Los Angeles. Following are some of my thoughts on what we do and why we do it.
Teachers – We hire and retain the best teachers and compensate them better then any other language school. We look for teachers that… (Read Complete Letter from the Director)
When the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute was established in 1996, it began with twenty-five students and a small team of excellent teachers. The Institute’s philosophy was clear from the beginning: to place paramount importance on the caliber of instruction and to teach the highest quality curriculum in small, personalized classes. A decade later, director Dr. Karin Fallon’s original concept has contributed to distinguish the Institute from its competitors by the excellence of it’s classes. Winning the attention of both academia and the press, the Institute has received glowing reviews regarding the effectiveness of its courses.
Our roster of more than 80 teachers is the highest paid in the field. We at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute feel that this is an absolute requirement to attract and keep the best of the best. Our outstanding faculty caters to over 7,800 students each year and teaches more than 25 languages and communication skills in over 200 classes every week. Small, motivated groups, solid course programs and highly qualified instructors are our key commitment to students and clients.
We believe that small class size, quality teachers, the best facilities and the highest quality textbooks are key foundations to learning a language. However, truly learning a language requires knowledge of reading, writing, and speaking; anything less is teaching illiteracy.
Therefore, we offer a complete package of language learning similar to the approach used in universities where one begins by learning the alphabet while speaking and reading in present tense. Further tenses and more vocabulary and grammar are systematically introduced and studied as one progresses through the various levels of learning.
Our learning experience produces durable results by paying attention to the foundation of language structure. We know that effective learning requires a focused curriculum and active student participation; mere conversation is not enough to acquire sufficient knowledge in a foreign language. For this reason, we “ground” our training with the presentation and practice of grammar, targeted vocabulary building, idiomatic structures, proficiency in reading and writing, effective listening, intonation and fluency of expression.
We also understand that classes need to be exciting and looked forward to. We maintain the proper balance by creating a fun, social environment in which you can effectively learn and improve the language of your choice. In summary, The Beverly Hills Lingual Institute suggests there are four things to keep in mind when learning a language:
Follow your heart: Choose the language you will love learning and using. Your resolve will be fortified by the depth of your motivation: a pending trip abroad, expanding your business into new markets, cultivating your cultural roots, or kindling relationships with neighbors, new family or in-laws. As your knowledge grows so will your connection to the language, the people and the culture.
Just a little every day: If you study ten minutes a day, you can accomplish a lot. Consistency and perseverance pays off as learning a language is a building process. Spend the time not only memorizing new vocabulary and practicing grammar, but also having fun with the language by formulating little conversations, translating whatever you can in the world around you.
Seize the opportunity: Avail yourself of the wealth of opportunities in Los Angeles to immerse oneself in any one of an extraordinary array of languages. Television, radio, films, restaurants, festivals, newspapers, neighborhood streets all present possibilities to at least listen and absorb, if not also speak and practice. The internet also provides a direct line to resources in the language of your choice. Of course, conversing with friends and family is the very best local immersion. Then travel, immerse yourself, and enjoy your trips like never before.
Stick to it: By attending class once a week for a single year, you will build a solid foundation of vocabulary, grammar, idioms and cultural knowledge through active conversation, practice and review. Your teacher has the expertise to lead and encourage you through a well-structured, dynamic curriculum which will take you from the Beginning I to Advanced, but your tenacity is the key—the key to a new world, rich with new possibilities. A year of weekly classes accumulates into a greater knowledge that opens doors.
Our impressive faculty of native speakers is our greatest and most valued asset. Most have achieved advanced academic credentials and all possess a solid understanding of language and communication instruction and a deep knowledge in the specialized subjects they teach. Accustomed to motivational training, our teachers work under the principle that creating an enjoyable learning environment is a requirement for successful learning.
The administration staff at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute is focused on making your language study a success. They are educators first and foremost, all with advanced degrees in teaching, education and administration, and they know that your success is pivotal to your continued study. They work with students to ensure proper placement and advancement as well as with teachers to apply the most effective teaching techniques. They call students to give encouragement and homework, and contribute in many ways to ensure that the overall environment at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute continues to be the Best Experience for the student.
Beverly Hills Lingual Institute in the News:
LA Times - December 19, 2010 article featuring the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
Giada at Home - Food Network Show features students at the Beverly Hills Lingual Institute
LA Weekly - Best of LA 2009 for "Best Foreign Tongue-Twisting"
BHLI Press Release - Biggest Private Language School in the US
New York Observer - Beverly Hills Lingual Institute Sudents Unsettled by 70's Supermodel
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