Spanish Classes, Mandarin Classes, French Classes for Children and adults in Charlotte NC and surrounding areas. Our curriculum allows your child to start a class at any time!

The Foreign Language League offers classes in Spanish, Mandarin, and French to children as young as 18 months old up to adults.  With the League's unique curriculum and teaching methods, your children will not only learn the target language, but thoroughly enjoy engaging in our classes.

Our approach combines several well documented techniques that have been very successful at second language acquisition or SLA.

  • Play theory proves that using a highly imaginative theme combined with adult guidance in small groups promotes the highest level of language acquisition and social skills. 


  • Total Physical Response (TPR), exposes children a new target language using activities that provide a variety of ways to absorb and respond the target before actually speaking it. This mimics the way that children learn language naturally. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Total_Physical_Response 


  • The Rassias Method, exposes learners to new languages through dramatic communication full of emotion and feeling – the surest way to ensure that students retain what they learn. http://rassias.dartmouth.edu/method/.



With this approach at the root of how we teach kids, we make sure that in every class, our students are given many different ways to acquire and understand new sounds and concepts.

Spanish lessons

Spanish classes has been our most requested language since the day we started offering classes. Parents in every League community tell us that they feel that Spanish Instruction offers practical and cultural relevance for their children. The League offers Spanish classes for children in every area we serve.

Mandarin lessons

The popularity of Mandarin classes is growing as China's influence grows in the U.S.and throughout the world. More and more families tell us that they want Mandarin for their children and take on the rigors of learning a language that is wholly unlike English in order to gain the advantage of being able to speak the "language of the future." FLL Mandarin teachers and curriculum developers developed a curriculum for Chinese Instruction that maintains our dynamic, playful approach while respecting the particular challenges of learning Chinese language.

French lessons

French classes continues to be a  popular choice among many families. French classes for children are back, and we are proud to offer this beautiful Romance Language.

German lessons

German is our most recent addition of languages we offer.  After School and private classes are available.  


Adult classes can be offer to a group or privately. Call us to set up your session. 704-500-0143. 

Summer Immersion Camps: Spanish, French, and German Immersion Summer Camp.

Let your child be immersed in the language of your choice. There is no better way to be introduced to a language or reinforced what they have learned all year long than in three hours full of fun activities, music, games and cultural knowledge. No experience necessary, just the desire to have fun in a foreign language! See our summer schedule for a weekly class near you. 

Class Schedule Start Date Duration Instructor

Charlotte Preparatory School (Students Only) Reg. w/School
212 Boyce Road, Charlotte NC 28211
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Wednesday 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Sep 11, 2019 10 weeks Lynn Li, Mandarin Teacher
Friday 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM Sep 13, 2019 10 weeks Nadine Six, French Lead Teacher

St. Ann's Catholic School (Students Only)
600 Hillside Avenue
Charlotte, NC
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Monday 2:50 PM - 3:35 PM Sep 10, 2018 9 weeks Antje Kadau, German Lead Teacher

Ballantyne Reading Academy
9815 Suzanne Ct. A
Waxhaw, NC 28173
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Tuesday 1:30 PM - 2:15 PM Feb 04, 2020 8 weeks Lynn Li, Mandarin Teacher Register

Polo Ridge (Students Only)
11830 Tom Short Road
Charlotte, 28277
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Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Feb 05, 2020 8 weeks Alejandra Avelos, Spanish Teacher Register
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 8:15 AM Oct 16, 2019 8 weeks Alejandra Avelos, Spanish Teacher

FLL Office
4108 Park Rd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
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Monday 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Jul 09, 2018 52 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM Sep 11, 2018 52 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher
Monday 10:30 AM - 11:00 AM Jul 09, 2018 52 weeks Liliana Ramirez Porras, Spanish Teacher

Selwyn Elementary School (Students Only)
2840 Colony Road
Charlotte, NC 28211
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Tuesday 2:50 PM Jan 29, 2019 8 weeks Lynn Li, Mandarin Teacher
Wednesday 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM Feb 06, 2019 10 weeks Angelica Magana, Spanish Teacher
Monday 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM Jan 28, 2019 8 weeks Nadine Six, French Lead Teacher
Monday 2:50 PM - 3:50 PM Feb 04, 2019 8 weeks Angelica Magana, Spanish Teacher