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Born and raised in Charleston, SC, CORE Languages has been providing foreign language services to local law firms, doctor’s offices, business and their families. Over the years, we have grown with our business clients to cover Upstate South Carolina as well as surrounding states. It was time to focus on providing more for our home community, The Lowcountry. We are proud to open The Charleston Language Center, which provides our local community with engaging, enriching and fun foreign language classes. The Charleston Language Center currently offers adult foreign language classes under our CORE Languages’ curriculum and children’s foreign language classes under our CORE Kidz classes. We hope to see Y’all soon…
Click on the SCHEDULE NOW button to view and join our classes, or give us a call to get a new class started for the language and age group that works for you.
FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions):
Q – How do I get signed up for classes? A – To view our classes, click on the SCHEDULE NOW button on this page. Find the class you would like to join. Before you sign up, make sure to give us a call first to be sure that you are in the best level for you and also to make sure that the class is in fact open!
Q – Why is there a “Group Class Single Trial Class”? A – If you are interested in trying a class, but not sure if you can commit, this is a great way to see what we do.
Q – How does the 4-Class Pass work? A – This Pass allows for 4 group classes of 55-60 minutes each. It is a discounted rate from our Group Class Single Trial Class and must be used within 30 days of starting your first class.
Q – What if I would like to participate in classes that are over 55 minutes long? How much do I pay then? A – All Group Passes are a variation of the original Group Class 4-Class Pass. That means that if your class is 1.5 hours long, then the Group Pass for you is 1.5 X the $75.00 rate or $112.50.
Q – Do I receive Materials for this class? A – Materials, including Textbooks and Workbooks, are used in your class. We have several copies that students can use in our classroom, but are not for take-home use. If you would like your own set of materials, they are available for purchase. Pricing for materials differed based on language and class level, but average $45.00 per set.
Q – What is your cancellation policy? A – We have a 24 hour cancellation policy for classes. If you are unable to attend your next class, please cancel your class via our online scheduling program. For Group Class Passes, you must use all 4 classes within a 30 day period from the start of your package.
Q – Do you ever offer promotions or discounts? A – We offer discounts through certain businesses that we work with and specific Meetup Groups in the local Charleston area. See the links below and become an active member in the language and culture community.
We offer our Kidz Programs at local schools near our Language Center in Charleston, SC. Check here to see if our Kidz Programs are offered at your school.
The Charleston Language Center and CORE Languages / CORE Kidz Reviews
SPANISH- I come from a spanish speaking family and did not realize how much I was missing out during conversations with family when I was younger because my father never taught me how to speak it. Despite taking spanish in middle school and high school, I still would not catch on. Thanks to the CORE Languages’ Program through The Charleston Language Center, I am actually retaining what I learn even when I take a break from the lessons and resume them later on. The group classes are so awesome, my son and I are learning together. It is worth it! It does take work. You will not learn it and speak it fluently over night, but you will be able to catch on and begin speaking with confidence.
GERMAN- I started classes with CORE Languages because I will be spending several months in Germany next year. On a previous two-week trip to Germany, I despaired because I was relying on a phrasebook and no one could understand my German. Now after only two months of study I am already able to have conversations with a German friend. She tells me that my accent has improved significantly as well! I love doing the group sessions with real instructor. The “CORE Team” are very friendly and helpful and I feel very comfortable in the sessions.
MANDARIN CHINESE- I have been studying Mandarin for a year now with CORE Languages and am getting ready for my first trip to China next month. Having studied Russian in college, I feel that the private classes available from the very beginning are critical to learning how to speak with confidence. Many people who have tried other software solutions like Rosetta Stone that I run into, don’t seem to know much beyond a 2-year old level of skill. That is the best part of the group class programs through CORE! I also use the audio, provided through the course, and am studying a lot, although I didn’t at the beginning. Now I participate in classes a few times a week and this helps tremendously with keeping all of the vocabulary in mind.
ARABIC- I need to become fluent in Arabic as I will be moving to Morocco. My friends and family speak Arabic, so I was already familiar with the language somewhat. Arabic is an EXTREMELY difficult language to learn as it has sounds not found in the English language. The writing…wow..completely different. I wasn’t even aware that the Arabic courses also teach you to read Arabic writing. The course I took really gives you a solid base for different dialects. I have several friends from different Middle Eastern countries who speak different dialects, but still understand the MSA. I looked into taking a class at the local college but it was about the same price. Yes, overall it is expensive, but I do not regret taking these courses! Now my experience in Morocco will be so much more meaningful.
FRENCH- I had no experience with French, despite its a latin language, as spanish, but the grammar is a bit different. Well its great… after complete the first course, i was able to read the culture news from the “Le monde”… Thank you Charleston Language Center!
ITALIAN- I have been traveling every summer to Italy with my husband (and now kids) the past 15 years. My husbands family is from Italy and he feels very connected to his roots. He speaks Italian well with the help of extensive private turtoring. I do not speak Italian and have always relied on him to translate. I have missed out on so much not being able to communicate with our Italian relatives or just being able to buy a espresso! After our trip this summer, I decided that this was the year I was going to learn Italian! I had tried learning with my husbands RS program, but was bored with sitting in front of the computer for hours. When I heard about The Charleston Language Center and the CORE Languages’ Programs, I felt the timing was perfect. I started with beginner level classes and have been thrilled with the results. The classes are easy to jump into. I am absolutely motived and determined to be able to communicate in Italian on our trip next summer!