Language Academy Testimonials
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Below you'll hear from Academy students, parents, teachers, and language directors about their experience living immersed in Spanish, French, Chinese, German and Arabic at the Language Academy.
Academy students share their favorite part of the Academy and their proudest accomplishment.
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“I plan to pursue a career in teaching Arabic.”
“I can go almost anywhere in the world knowing another language.”
“There are more possibilities for me now that I have a stronger Spanish background.”
“The Academy helped me realize that Middle East studies is what I love. Arabic is my future.”
“What you learn isn’t just Spanish. You learn how to communicate.”
“When all the hard work comes together and you can have a good conversation in German, that’s the best part.”
“The immersion experience is really one of the greatest experiences of my life.”
“It's been really fun living here and making new friends with people in the dorm.”
“I really enjoy that the vast majority of people try to stay in language 100% of the time.”
“I participated in a Tai Chi class, an ancient Chinese music class, a singing class, and a Chinese writing class.”
“They really do a good job of tying the language into the culture.”
“The Academy has taught me not just words, or vocabulary, but they’ve really tried to teach me ways of learning.”
“The immersion environment made my transition into thinking and speaking in German much more fluid.”
“That’s where the real learning comes in. Just being completely surrounded by Spanish.”
“The proudest moment was when I realized I’m thinking in German. And it’s a great feeling.”
“My language skills have improved that much. That's something that I'm really proud of.”
“My students are very independent learners, and very brave students, coming into program like this.”
“There are many activities: Chinese folk dance, pop music, calligraphy, brush painting and tai chi.”
“We all have a common way of communicating, even though we're from different parts of the world.”
"I think it's important for my son and for our entire family to be multilingual because it opens up new cultures."
“The first thing you say when you wake up and the last thing you say when you go to bed is in French.”
“When you're able to use it all day, you become more confident in your speaking abilities.”
“You can't be a global citizen if you don't know languages.”
“You're not just teaching the language; you're teaching about the culture and how to communicate.”
“I always tell my students that I want them to see themselves as a global citizen.”
“We're living our lives here in Chinese, but we're still living our lives and enjoying them.”
“I want to position my son to really be a global citizen.”
"I just can't wait to see where they'll go in the future because it's going to be amazing.”
“It's been a really enriching experience.”
“The students learn at an exponential rate; it’s astounding the progress that they make.”