After being located at 158 Danbury Road in Ridgefield for three years, The Language School (TLS) is proud to announce that it has moved to a larger space at 10 Roberts Lane, Suites 203 and 205, to accommodate its business in full growth.
The language school offers American Sign Language; Arab; Chinese; Dutch; English; French; German; Greek; Hebrew; Hindi; Hungarian; Italian, Japanese; Korean; Latin; Portuguese (Brazilian and Portuguese); Romanian; Russian, Spanish; Tagalog; Turkish; Ukrainian and Vietnamese.
With the new location comes great news! The language school is proud to announce that it will soon be an accredited school! This means that TLS students can earn foreign language credits for high school. “This fall, we are entering the final stage of the accreditation process with the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools,” said owner and founder Karen Rolfini-Beckenstein.
“I created TLS because I want to give students everything ages the challenges, excitement and satisfaction of communicating in a foreign language. Our school is based on a simple mission, Understand and be understood, explains Rolfini-Beckenstein. “Communicating and respecting each other’s cultures is an essential part of true understanding,” she adds.
Rolfini-Beckenstein makes learning a new language engaging, fun and tasty. The school’s “Language Clubs”, led by a TLS instructor, allow students to converse, share cultural traditions, sample ethnic dishes, while learning and having fun.
“Whatever the reason for learning a new language, most students are interested in the social aspect of getting to know new people. One of the best ways to improve your conversation skills is to talk with Our language clubs are a great way to dramatically improve your conversational skills while meeting other people learning the same language,” says Rolfini-Beckenstein.
In three short years, Rolfini-Beckenstein says The Language School has developed strong partnerships with other local businesses and is on a mission to give back. “A team of our ambassadors traveled to Ridgebury Primary School to explore Australia, China, France, Germany, Mexico and Ukraine, answering questions about how different cultures act in their respective countries.We have partnered with the Tutoring Club of Ridgefield and Stamford and offer language lessons at their facilities, and we have partnered with Your after school and offer language instruction at Farmingville Elementary School and Ridgefield Academy,” says Rolfini-Beckenstein.
Last year, The Language School supported Connecticut Children’s Medical Center, a member of the Children’s Miracle Network, and New England Pans/Pandas Association. “We are proud to sponsor the Memory Lane Cruisers Ridgefield Car Show* in support of Jeff Doyle, a Ridgefield resident fighting against RSD,” says Rolfini-Beckenstein, adding, “We work with At Anne’s to offer free ESL health classes to Spanish-speaking cancer patients at the Danbury Library so they can effectively communicate their health concerns with their doctors. »
Congratulations to the language school! Keep getting strong!
Learn more about the language school HERE.
*“Cruise for Jeff” will take place at Lounsbury House and is scheduled for Sunday September 2, at 316 Main St., Ridgefield, CT. The show starts at 10 a.m. and ends at 4 p.m.