10 ways to learn a new language in Austin

You’ll be fluent in no time.

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Live the Language offers small in-person Spanish classes and group trips to Mexico City for an immersive experience.

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¿Hablas español? ¿Quieres hablar español?

If you answered yes — or if you had to open a tab for Google Translate — we have just the list for you. Whether it’s Spanish or Japanese, here are 10 ways to broaden your horizons and learn a new language in ATX.

Note: Prices vary depending on program and level of experience.

Live the Language | Spanish
Founded by a mother-daughter team in 2005, this business offers small-sized classes for adults and children, summer camps, and guided trips to Mexico City.

Freestyle Languages | Spanish, French, Italian, English
Take a placement quiz online to gauge your fluency before jumping into online or in-person courses with this Austin-based group.

Austin Public Library | 100+ languages
Access on-demand video courses, review resources curated by librarians, and download talking picture books for kids at your trusty neighborhood library.

Austin Sign Language School | Sign language
Learn ASL at the Texas School for the Deaf, the oldest continually operated public school in the state.

The Language House | Spanish, French
Converse with other learners in small, private group classes separated into levels ranging from beginners to advanced speakers.

Asian American Cultural Center | Chinese, Japanese
Learn Chinese for Traveling or dive deep into conversational Japanese at this North Austin facility — the organization also offers classes in Chinese cooking, art and culture, and wellness.

The Austin Central Library

The Austin Public Library offers resources to learn 100+ languages.

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German-Texas Heritage Society | German
Kids and adults can learn the language online or in-person at several locations across Austin.

JASGA Austin | Japanese
Fast-track your Japanese learning with this organization’s conversation boot camp.

Austin Spanish Academy | Spanish
Students of all skill levels are welcome at these classes for day-to-day Spanish communication.

Lexody - Austin Language Exchange | Spanish, French, Chinese, Italian, German, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Hindi, Arabic
This free app connects language learners with native speakers in their city to exchange tips and practice conversation.

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