Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education 1808 5th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Golestan Center for Language Immersion and Cultural Education helps children learn the Iranian language Farsi and…More informs them about the country's culture. It works with other language immersion programs to identify best practices. The website features great resources for parents who want to raise their children to be fluent in multiple languages. Toddler, preschool, after-school and summer camp programs, all of which use the Montessori model of education, are available.
UC Berkeley-East Asian Languages and Cultures 3413 Dwinelle Hall, Berkeley, CA94720 The Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures is one of the oldest at Cal and boasts the university's first…More endowed professorship, dating all the way back to 1872. It offers undergraduate majors in Japanese and Chinese languages, as well as minors in Japanese, Chinese and Korean languages and in Buddhist studies. Master's and doctoral degrees are conferred in Japanese and Chinese; there is also a master's program in Asian studies. Ten-week summer intensive language courses in Japanese, Chinese and Korean are open to the public. The offices are on the third floor of massive, maze-like Dwinelle Hall; easiest access is from a side door off Cal Hall, opposite the Chinese lion statues.
Language Studies International 2015 Center St, Berkeley, CA94704 Language Studies International is part of an extensive network of specialty schools located around the world. The school…More was founded in 1965. This Berkeley location has been here since 1980. The schools teach Russian, Italian, Spanish, German, English and French. Host families are available while you are traveling and learning a new language.
English in Action 2600 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 The best way to learn a language is to be immersed in the language's culture. English in Action—located in the…More YWCA—provides a setting for non-English speakers to meet with volunteers who spend an hour each week casually conversing in English. The program gives participants a safe place to practice their language skills. These meetings are scheduled to accommodate both students and volunteers.
Thai & Lao Language Services 1442 Walnut St, Berkeley, CA94709 This independent, female-owned business offers English, Thai and Lao interpretation services for almost any occasion.…More Services include English, Thai and Lao interpreters. Most of the interpreters at the small company are native speakers of the language they are translating.
LeConte Elementary School 2241 Russell St, Berkeley, CA94705 LeConte Elementary School is famous in Berkeley for its butterfly garden, landscaped with butterfly-attracting plants.…More LeConte's Farm and Garden program is entering its 25th year; kids care for chickens and bunnies as well as plants. LeConte has a two-way Spanish/English immersion program in which native speakers of each language become proficient in both languages. Cheryl Wilson is the school's principal.
Taiwan Restaurant 2071 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 You know a place is authentic when the menu is written in a language you can't understand. But don't worry, the Taiwan…More Restaurant, which has had the same chef since 1972, subtitles its dishes for those of us who can't read the language. Regular guests recommend the Mongolian beef and beef noodle soup dishes.
Center for Early Intervention Deafness 1035 Grayson St, Berkeley, CA94710 This Berkeley center was designed for the needs of kids with hearing impairment and offers a preschool in which…More instruction is given both in English and in sign language; there are also programs to teach "total communication." This approach involves the use of speech, sign language and hearing aids and develops a customized education for each child based on their needs and learning style. See the website for more information or for information about donations and volunteering.
Lehrhaus Judaica 2736 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA94704 "Lehrhaus" means "house of learning" in Hebrew—you would have known that had you taken language classes at this…More non-denominational center for Jewish studies located across from the UC Berkeley campus. Here, adults of all religions can study with distinguished scholars all aspects of Jewish arts, religion, history, language and life. The courses change frequently and are offered at various locations throughout the Bay Area. The center also houses an extensive library on Jewish studies that is open to the public and hosts study tours of areas of interest around the world.
Berkeley City College 2050 Center St, Berkeley, CA94704 Berkeley City College offers programs in such subjects as business, English, multimedia arts, mathematics, American sign…More language, social science and women's studies. A variety of scheduling options are available to best accommodate your schedule, with classes offered on the weekend and online.
Jeffrey Wood Music 2600 10th St, Berkeley, CA94710 Jeffrey Wood is an award-winning music producer and composer with additional experience in mixing and editing, label and…More management and location recording. Mr. Wood has done work in six countries and eleven languages.
Bank of America 1516 Solano Ave, Albany, CA94707 This Bank of America location offers online banking services, commercial and personal bank accounts, mortgages, home…More equity lines of credit, 24-hour ATM machines, small business loans and merchant services such as payroll solutions. Tellers speak a number of languages in addition to English, including Spanish, Chinese, Korean, French, Russian and Portuguese.
Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services 2975 Sacramento St, Berkeley, CA94702 The professional staff at the Berkeley Addiction Treatment Services helps people overcome substance abuse. This includes…More detoxification and buprenorphine services for methadone addiction and treatment for alcohol addiction, postpartum and pregnancy-related issues. The company provides Spanish language services.
Ashby Care Center 2270 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA94705 Ashby Care Center offers a wide range of clinical and medical services, including dental, dietary, housekeeping,…More nursing, occupational therapy, pharmaceutical, physical therapy, physician, podiatry, social work, speech and language pathology and diagnostic radiology. Ashby Care Center features 90 patient beds.
Berkeley Pines Care Center 2223 Ashby Ave, Berkeley, CA94705 Berkeley Pines Care Center provides beds for 36 clients, as well as amenities such as cable TV, housekeeping and a…More beauty shop. Though the primary language is English, Spanish and Tagalog are also spoken. The center accepts a number of insurance carriers.
Daruma no Gakko 2342 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA94704 Founded by mothers of Japanese descent, this four-week summer school program offers children grades K - 6 a chance to…More learn about their Japanese-American history, art, cuisine and language. All ethnicities are welcome, and the half-day program is remarkably affordable.
Berkeley Russian School 1316 University Ave, Berkeley, CA94702 Berkeley Russian School is a unique institution offering instruction to children ages three through 16. Located on the…More Berkeley campus, it offers advanced and beginner classes in Russian and Russian language classes in math, history, music, drama, dance and chess. The school was founded in 1995.