The Language Learning Institute Opens Satellite Location in Saratoga

For Immediate Release

Nancy Scarselletta
518) 346-7096

ALBANY, NY – The Language Learning Institute has opened a new educational center in Saratoga to help adults and children learn French, Spanish, Italian and Portuguese.

“We want to bring the love of language to as many people as possible,” said Nancy Scarselletta, the school’s founder. “While we have always been proud of our Albany base, we realize it is not convenient for everyone. With our arrival in Saratoga we will be able to help many more people learn new languages and cultures. ”

The Language Learning Institute has been helping children and adults interested in learning French since it was founded in 2006. A few months after its establishment in 2006, Italian language classes became available as well at its Albany location. Since then the Institute has helped children learn French and Italian as second languages, while also helping adults who need language skills for pleasure or business purposes.

“As part of our ongoing expansion, we will also be offering classes in English As A Second Language in the very near future, “ Scarselletta said. “It’s part of our mission to help upstate New York residents communicate with their neighbors and generate an overall sense of community.”

In order to give people a sense of what the educational experience will be like, the Language Learning Institute is offering free half-hour sample classes. These sample classes will be held in the Susman Room of the Saratoga Library, on the ground floor.

Sample classes for children will be from 4:30 to 5 p.m. on the following dates: May 31 (Spanish), June 1 and June 22 (French), and June 7 (Italian).

Sample classes for adults will be at the following dates and times: May 26, 6:30 p.m. (French); June 18, 10:30 a.m. (Spanish); and June 18, 10:45 a.m. (Italian).

“We picked a variety of times and dates for the sample classes in order to give people as much flexibility as possible,” Scarselletta said. “We want to show them that you are never too young or too old to learn a new language.”

Scarselletta feels it’s important for people to learn the cultures associated with the languages as well.

“The more you learn about other cultures and languages, the more you will understand yourself, your own culture and your community,” she said.

Additional information is available at the Language Learning Institute website:

What Our Students Are Saying

“The Language Learning Institute is the only venue which teaches more than just conversational Italian, other than enrolling in a college course. I had tried a few Italian language classes from other continuing education places but it was always the same: the class was dominated by those planning a trip to Italy and wanting to have travel vocabulary and phrases under their belts.

The Language Learning Institute teaches Italian as a true language-you learn by listening to Italian, speaking it, reading it and writing it. We have a text book and a workbook, and are tackling all the basics of a language-alphabet, grammar, idioms, the way the Italians think. The price is reasonable, the pace is great for working people, and the staff is extremely knowledgeable.”

— Katherine Better (Loudonville, NY)

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