Our corporate headquarters is located in Clifton, Virginia.
We operate language classes in over 40 states in the U.S. as well as in Canada, Mexico, Europe, South America, Asia, and Africa. We have been successfully working worldwide with the federal government since 2000 providing training in over 60 locations nationally and internationally to government linguists.
In addition to on-site courses, we can conduct group classes or even make a home visit if desired. If a face-to-face class is not possible to arrange due to your schedule or location, we offer classes remotely via free platforms like Skype, FaceTime, AdobeConnect, Zoom, and WhatsApp.
Start by completing the online needs analysis, and we will contact you to chat about your goals plans for study. After an initial discussion, if a language program with LJB sounds like a good fit, we’ll schedule an appointment to speak more in depth about your program either in person or over the phone, and plan your class and curriculum options!
Contact us to get the conversation started. One of our language specialists would love to talk with you about your company’s language needs and determine what you want and need for success. Our curriculum coordinators will then develop a program best suited to your business or organization and put together the appropriate schedule for your group language program.
That depends. Gaining fluency or proficiency is individual, although there are several factors that play a key role in speeding up the process. These factors include: prior language, how often you practice language out of class, your personal motivation, and your natural language aptitude.
We focus on proficiency (what you can or cannot do) rather than achievement (a numeric score) to assess your language level.
The ACTFL scale was developed by the American Council for the Teaching of Foreign Languages and provides values and ratings for each level of language proficiency. These guidelines represent a hierarchy of global characteristics of performance in speaking, listening, reading, and writing. You can learn more about the ACTFL scale to place, assess, evaluate, certify, hire, and qualify an individual’s language level by clicking here.
How can I read it? The ACTFL guidelines describe a sample of a particular range of ability and include a ten-level scale. Again, each range identifies what it is you can or cannot do in the four linguistic skills: speaking, listening, reading, and writing.
Why do we use the ACTFL scale? We rely on the ACTFL scale as it is currently being used worldwide by academic institutions, government agencies, and private corporations.
LJB will assess your language skills by using an online assessment and/or face-to-face assessment. Our language experts will combine and measure the results from your assessments and provide you with your current level and what you need to do to gain proficiency at that level and advance.