World Languages

Whether you need to learn a new language for work, are planning a trip abroad, or want to improve your existing language skills, our language classes cover everything from basics to advanced topics.

World Languages at CCAE

With a friendly group setting and students from all backgrounds, our classes empower students to use languages confidently with plenty of opportunity for practice and participation.

We use the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) to guide our language programs. Language schools around the world use the CEFR to assess students and give direction to instructors. Learn more about our language levels.

What level is right for you?

Can't come to one of our personal assessment days? Visit for an online self-assessment and descriptions of the levels using the Common European Framework of Reference.

More questions? Contact program manager Francesca Ferraris at 617.547.6789 x 112 or to find what level is best for you.

Free Personal Assessment Days

If you do not know your level, or would just like to know more about our classes, CCAE offers free personal assessment days for students to take a placement test and learn more about our language program.

Free personal assessments are now being held on Zoom!

Language Assessment in Spanish, French, Italian, German |
Tuesday | June 16 | 5-7 pm | Register

"Elena [Lori]'s so passionate about teaching. I love how much she shared Italian culture."

Ben J., Italian: Beginner Level 1

"The instructor was great—spoke Portuguese throughout, friendly, organized, prepared, knowledgeable about grammar."

Leigh M., Brazilian Portuguese, Beginner Level 1

"The instructor, [Katya Maher], was awesome. She adapted to the level of each student and always kept it interesting."

Len W., Russian: Beginner Level 3

"Michelle [Abadia] is an incredible teacher! Makes learning so fun and inclusive."

Ryan D., Spanish: Intermediate Conversation