• Posted On March 30, 2015
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Building Bridges Between the US ...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand The dollar is up and your tax refund is almost here… sounds like the perfect time to plan a trip abroad. If you join us in the South of France this summer, you’ll have the chance to meet Maureen (Mo) Stough and her mother, Faye Sim. In June, the two will be exploring Montpellier and its postcard-perfect e...

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  • Posted On March 16, 2015
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Student Spotlight: Todd Currier ...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand For busy professionals, sometimes the biggest hurdle to practicing a foreign language is finding the time to leave the office for a class. The Language Academy of the Carolinas can make it easy by bringing our courses directly to you! Our on location Business Programs offer the same high quality, proven language cu...

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  • Posted On February 9, 2015
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Student Spotlight: 6 Degrees of ...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand We often talk about professional reasons to study a foreign language: advancing your career, communicating with foreign business contacts, and opportunities for work abroad, among them. But there are also many great social benefits to learning a new language. At its heart, speaking a foreign language is about communicati...

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  • Posted On January 15, 2015
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7 Awesome Websites & Apps f...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand Hey, our generation of foreign language learners has got it pretty darn easy… Even though most of us can’t hop on a plane to a far away country at a moment’s notice, we can travel around the world at the touch of a screen or tap of a keyboard.  So, do it! Grab a coffee and practically any tech device to...

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  • Posted On December 19, 2014
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Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Fo...

Oh, no. Did you wait until the last minute to buy holiday gifts? Never fear! Here are some favorite books and movies for foreign language fans, as recommended by our instructors. Happy holidays! (See something you like? We’ve included links to Amazon.com for every item listed here to make your shopping a little easier…) What would yo...

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  • Posted On October 9, 2014
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Beyond the Classroom: Bringing F...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand    It’s a familiar problem: how do you find the time to learn a new skill when your day is already squeezed between a busy work schedule and family obligations? When it comes to foreign language learning, some companies are giving their employees a helping hand by bringing classes directly to them. That’s what ...

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  • Posted On September 18, 2014
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4 Ways Speaking a Foreign Lan...

by Liz Rothaus Bertrand    When the Chamber of Commerce describes Charlotte as an “international city,” it’s not kidding. With 951 foreign-owned firms in the Charlotte area and more than 68,000 people working for them, it’s clear that international companies mean big business to the local economy.¹ In this kind of economic landsc...

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  • Posted On September 5, 2014
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Teacher Insights: John Altamiran...

Learn more about the people who teach at The Language Academy of the Carolinas and their tips for improving your language skills. NAME:    John Altamirano POSITION: Spanish instructor at the LAOC since January 2014 ORIGINALLY FROM: Colombia, South America LANGUAGES SPOKEN: Spanish, English, French (basic level) FAVORITE FOOD FROM HIS HOME COUNTR...

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  • Posted On August 21, 2014
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Teacher Insights: Derya Elijah-E...

Learn more about the people who teach at The Language Academy and their tips for improving your language skills. NAME:    Derya Elijah-El POSITION: German instructor at the LAOC since 2013 ORIGINALLY FROM: Turkey LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English, German, Turkish & some French FAVORITE FOOD FROM HER HOME COUNTRY: Eggplant & hummus, black olives &...

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  • Posted On July 30, 2014
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Student Spotlight: Scott & ...

    Ever dreamed of packing up everything and moving abroad for a year? Well, Charlotteans Scott Mattei and Ashley Anderson Mattei have actually done it. They are wrapping up a yearlong adventure in Paris, along with their two kids Kate and Charlie. We asked them how they prepared and what they’ve discovered in their year à l...

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