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 (Spanish, German, Italian, and French)

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.

Check back for upcoming free personal assessment dates.

"Tomoko-sensei is great! She maintains a great class atmosphere, explains things well, etc. I was impressed with how well she managed the transition to an online lesson."

Marina B., Japanese: Beginner Conversation

"This is my third class with Elena [Lori]. She's one of the best teacher's I've had and that includes my time in college. She has never missed a class and she is patient, prepared and always makes things better through her sense of humor."

Jane V., Italian: Beginner Conversation

"Neha [Coureil] did a wonderful job adapting to the zoom medium, and using various multi-media to keep the material engaging. It was helpful to use the breakout rooms too to work together. I really enjoyed this class. I would like to sign up for the Fall session."

Student, French: Beginner Level 2

"This was a very good experience considering everyone--including Carlos [Cruz]--was doing a Zoom class for the first time. Carlos made good use of the Chat option for putting up notes that would have been written on a board in a classroom and he also used the break-out rooms effectively."

Gilda B., Spanish: Beginner Level 1