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Atlanta International Language Institute

Atlanta, GA

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About Atlanta International Language Institute

We offer foreign language classes:

- Spanish
- Chinese
- French
- Japanese
- Portuguese
- Russian
- German
- Korean

And many more.

We offer group classes (meeting regularly at a location in Sandy Springs) and private tutoring (held at the location of your choice).

We have the best teachers in town. All are native speakers and experienced instructors.

Location

5825 Glenridge Dr, Bldg 2, Ste 118
Atlanta, GA 30328

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  • 1/5 stars July 10, 2014

    I would highly not recommend taking a class here. They are extremely unprofessional. The teachers do not have consistent coursework or books; instead, they make worksheets on their computers and then spend half of class trying to print them for you to view. There was no syllabus, book, or structure to the course. I was told a book was included in the price of the course.

    When I emailed and called to discuss this with the management team, I was asked if they could return my call later, and I still haven't heard back. I have been trying for about 2 1/2 weeks to get in touch with someone at the school to share my experience, and no one will respond to me. I do not recommend taking a course with a company as unprofessional as this one.

  • 5/5 stars February 2, 2011

    This has to be the best place to take Spanish classes in Atlanta. There are always new classes starting up, so as I've moved through the different spanish courses (starting with the beginner 101 course and moving up, I'm feeling almost ready for my 6-month trip to Spain!) I can choose to dive right into the next spanish class right away or take a few weeks off between courses. It's intensive, but that's what it takes to learn, right?

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Group classes at our location and private lessons (one-on-one instructions).
Translations of birth, marriage certificates, legal documents, letters, websites.
Interpretations in court, immigration, depositions, medical, etc.

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. Ask to speak with the actual instructor before you sign up. Many big and brand-name schools hire anybody who is a foreigner and not necessarily an experienced teacher, and pay them minimum wage - this will impact the quality of service. Don't get swayed by marketing slogans of this or that teaching "method" - you have to study, there is not way around it.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Learning a language is a long-term commitment and the student has to do the work (i.e. study). Like a fitness coach, the teacher is here to guide you, but the hard work is your to do.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Check you schedule. Have your calendar handy.
If you are looking for a group class you need commit to 10 weeks on a regular basis.
If you would like private lessons pre-scheduling classes helps maximize your lesson frequency.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. We bring professionalism and flexibility of private tutoring under one roof. Our students get the assurance of a legitimate school at rates they would pay a freelance tutor. AILI is a small business. We hand-pick our teachers and work as a tightly-knit team. Unlike many big brand-name schools we take care of our teachers, because we believe happy teachers equal happy students.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Bringing people of diverse cultural backgrounds together and providing them with the space to learn about language and culture.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. "Are your teachers native speakers?"
"Yes, all of them"

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. Teaching a language requires passion and dedication to convey the knowledge knowledge. Our teachers spend time with you not only in class but also many more hours at home preparing lessons for you.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Our team consists of multi-nationals with the passion to share their languages and culture. Many of us have been teaching in different formats all our lives (tutoring, university, corporate, coaching)

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