Overview

LanguageBird creates a community of learners who master speaking new languages with confidence. Students connect one-to-one with an engaged instructor for accredited, self-paced language learning and cultural discovery. Choose from 13 languages. Engage with native speakers live via video chat on your schedule.

LanguageBird® provides learners with connection and access anytime, anywhere to passionate, experienced teachers who love to teach their language and culture. An individual approach, flexibility in scheduling, world-class instructors, and an exceptional curriculum are a part of what every student experiences with LanguageBird®.

LanguageBird® is the premier online world language program for middle and high school students. We are the first accredited online provider specializing in a one-to-one, 100% live experience in 13  world languages. LanguageBird® is the world language expert providing an unparalleled experience for teens online. There is no better classroom ratio than 1 to 1. Our online setting allows the flexibility needed for today’s students, as well as the learning experience to mirror the future of their education and careers.

All of our lessons are taught by connecting students to fascinating people from around the world. LanguageBird believes learning a language is about creating connections and relationships not logging into software. Our courses are 100% live instruction via video chat.

Students have flexibility in their schedule and can earn high school credits from anywhere in the world. We offer very beginner to the most advanced levels of study in 13 languages. Students connect globally and engage in cultural studies with a native speaker increasing their digital citizenship skills and offering them the opportunity to practice speaking comfortably, fluidly and confidently.

LanguageBird® is Flexible: 

We work with your schedule. A private instructor comes to you! Students use our courses to make more room in their daily school schedule, to get ahead, make-up a class or study a language not offered at their school. Our courses run year-round and students can start anytime. Lessons do not expire and can be paused if needed. Cancel a lesson and reschedule with 24 hours’ notice.

Our Languages

  • American Sign Language
  • Arabic
  • French
  • German
  • Hebrew
  • Italian
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Mandarin
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish 
  • English (ELL)

 LanguageBird is accredited by two accreditation agencies: the Western Association for Schools and Colleges (WASC) and AdvancED (Cognia).

Our courses are also approved by the NCAA for student athletes and the University of California (UC).

Our accreditation sources articulate and are reciprocal with other regional accreditation agencies, meaning earned credits through LanguageBird are generally transferable to other secondary educational institutions. 

How do I get high school credit?

LanguageBird will send a transcript to your high school or any colleges you apply to via Parchment (electronically) or through US mail. Grades from our courses can be transferred to your high school transcript. If you have not met your high school graduation requirements for world language, we recommend you talk to your school counselor and let them know you would like to take a LanguageBird® course. Most college-prep high schools require 2 years of world language. Some high schools will have you fill out a concurrent enrollment form or ask you to send a transcript once your LanguageBird® course is complete. We are happy to work with your high school administrator and counselors!

TUTORING AND TEST PREP AVAILABLE: 

World language lessons with a private instructor at your pace and convenience. 100% 1-to-1 live

  • Engage with face-to-face, personalized, tutoring or test prep just for you.
  • Customized learning. We meet you where you are.
  • Let us help you pass your class. Help with homework. Prepare you for exams.

Customized Schedule:

Life is busy. Let us work with your schedule.

  • Learn more, faster and have fun on your time at your pace
  • Start any time of year. Why continue to struggle at school?
  • Preparing for an exam? Let us help you set your study schedule.

World Class Instructors:

  • People, not software.
  • Better teachers, better results.
  • Positive relationships & meaningful connections.
  • Learn culture and language without travel!

LanguageBird Tutoring and Test Prep is:

Customized to your strengths, interests and learning style. Our instruction will focus on what you need most. Every student is different. In a one-to-one setting no one slips through the cracks. We can customize learning for each student. Review only what you need and even get ahead of the class.

Supportive and collaborative. During our lessons, there is no fear of making mistakes in front of classmates. No raising hands, no fighting for attention in a large class. Learning a language requires making mistakes. Our students meet with the same teacher for each lesson. They build a relationship of trust key to language learning.

Like going abroad without leaving home. Our teachers live all over the world and bring their language and culture to you. Whether you’re not quite ready to go abroad or getting ready to do so in the future, you’ll become more culturally and globally aware. They will help you excel in your course or prepare you for exams.

Key Course Features:

  • Accelerated learning. The fastest way to learn is with one to one instruction.
  • Flexible Scheduling. Take your lessons anytime. Schedule as frequently as you like. Something comes up? Give us 24 hours notice.
  • Vacation planned or need to take a break? We don’t recommend taking too much time away but your lesson credits don’t expire. Schedule when you come back.
  • Resource Library. Gain exclusive access to the LanguageBird Resource library for additional tips, tricks and sources to make your language skills soar.
  • Notes and Feedback. Teachers take notes during your session so you don’t have to.

Contact us for more information today or to request a free 30 minute trial lesson.

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“LanguageBird is one of the tricks I share with the families I work with in my college counseling practice. Students who take a foreign language throughout high school have increased odds of getting accepted to top universities and increased opportunities for scholarships. My clients who dropped foreign language because it was too hard, too easy, they were too busy or their school didn’t offer it can take LanguageBird courses on their own time at their own pace. It shows colleges you are committed to seeing your studies through, you don’t quit and you value learning and have a global consciousness. LanguageBird’s one-to-one personalized approach and flexible schedule allows my students to continue their language studies throughout high school or make up courses they didn’t do well in earlier in high school. It’s a great learning resource for my students.”

- Dr. Lesa Weber - April 13, 2019

“LanguageBird has provided me with opportunities that many other places did not. It allowed me the chance to learn a language in the comfort of my own home, with learning options that fit to my preferred schedule. The teacher I was assigned was one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever been able to work with!”

- Mary P. - June 2, 2019

“Dr. Koven and the staff at LanguageBird have been amazing. My son is a high school age student athlete who plays baseball for Team USA and travels both domestically and internationally year around. They have given him the one on one instruction he needed to master his foreign language and succeed. Their staff has bent over backwards to meet my son’s travel and playing schedule. In the standard classroom setting, my son was falling behind and getting lost. Thank you LanguageBird.”

- Jayme R. - May 6, 2020

“I highly recommend Language Bird! After 3 years invested in studying Spanish in middle school, my son’s high school offered sub-standard Spanish classes, and he wanted to know how to speak and understand the language, not just get a good grade. LanguageBird was a great solution! His teacher, was patient and engaging, and he learned so much more, much faster, than he would’ve at school. His classes were scheduled at times convenient for him when he was alert and relaxed. Now his college requirements are met, he has a renewed interest in the language, and he was also able to schedule another elective in his high school schedule in the slot where Spanish would’ve been.”

- Kim B. - March 16, 2020

“We have loved our experience with LanguageBird. Thanks you so much Mercedes for the experience, knowledge and care you have brought to your lessons with Grace. When I have the opportunity to overhear her speaking in Spanish during lessons I beam with pride. The gift of speaking a second language was something I always wanted for my children. Thank you again for being such a great fit for Grace’s Spanish class needs this year. ”

- Courtney P. - May 11, 2020

Participant Reviews

Write a Review

This program hasn't been reviewed yet. Write the first review!

Testimonials

“LanguageBird is one of the tricks I share with the families I work with in my college counseling practice. Students who take a foreign language throughout high school have increased odds of getting accepted to top universities and increased opportunities for scholarships. My clients who dropped foreign language because it was too hard, too easy, they were too busy or their school didn’t offer it can take LanguageBird courses on their own time at their own pace. It shows colleges you are committed to seeing your studies through, you don’t quit and you value learning and have a global consciousness. LanguageBird’s one-to-one personalized approach and flexible schedule allows my students to continue their language studies throughout high school or make up courses they didn’t do well in earlier in high school. It’s a great learning resource for my students.”

- Dr. Lesa Weber - April 13, 2019

“LanguageBird has provided me with opportunities that many other places did not. It allowed me the chance to learn a language in the comfort of my own home, with learning options that fit to my preferred schedule. The teacher I was assigned was one of my favorite teachers I’ve ever been able to work with!”

- Mary P. - June 2, 2019

“Dr. Koven and the staff at LanguageBird have been amazing. My son is a high school age student athlete who plays baseball for Team USA and travels both domestically and internationally year around. They have given him the one on one instruction he needed to master his foreign language and succeed. Their staff has bent over backwards to meet my son’s travel and playing schedule. In the standard classroom setting, my son was falling behind and getting lost. Thank you LanguageBird.”

- Jayme R. - May 6, 2020

“I highly recommend Language Bird! After 3 years invested in studying Spanish in middle school, my son’s high school offered sub-standard Spanish classes, and he wanted to know how to speak and understand the language, not just get a good grade. LanguageBird was a great solution! His teacher, was patient and engaging, and he learned so much more, much faster, than he would’ve at school. His classes were scheduled at times convenient for him when he was alert and relaxed. Now his college requirements are met, he has a renewed interest in the language, and he was also able to schedule another elective in his high school schedule in the slot where Spanish would’ve been.”

- Kim B. - March 16, 2020

“We have loved our experience with LanguageBird. Thanks you so much Mercedes for the experience, knowledge and care you have brought to your lessons with Grace. When I have the opportunity to overhear her speaking in Spanish during lessons I beam with pride. The gift of speaking a second language was something I always wanted for my children. Thank you again for being such a great fit for Grace’s Spanish class needs this year. ”

- Courtney P. - May 11, 2020

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