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  • Day/evening classes and scheduling for individuals and small groups, from one week intensive to several weeks, months, or longer. 
  • Professional, confidential, personalized attention and services. 
  • Effective, enjoyable, affordable
  • Convenient, pleasant location, easy to reach from anywhere in the Twin Cities Metro region.


970 Raymond Ave.
Saint Paul, MN 55114

(at I-94 & University Ave, center of the Metro area)

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At Academy Mayer Language Center you will find our approach to language learning unique, enjoyable and powerful.


The right start

To begin our personalized services we give you as much of our professional attention and time as it takes for us to determine your language and scheduling needs and inform you about our program. We start by focusing on
  • your individual language objectives
  • your timetable to pursue them
  • your times available for classes
  • your experience and proficiency in the language
Now we are ready to tell you about our approach to language instruction and explore with you how AMLC can best meet your language and scheduling needs.

The AMLC approach

We create a supportive and stimulating atmosphere in a comfortable environment where students confidently practice, learn and grow in the language. Authentic pronunciation, phrase modeling and ear training are key to this process. Rather than the passive textbook grammar approach, language development at AMLC is a "conversational active," learning-while-using process. It approximates as nearly as possible the way we learned our own native language.

Going beyond the classroom

We dedicate extensive professional attention and time before and after every class to monitoring and planning each step of your progress to assure your development of active, working knowledge and skills in the language. Since 1978, a top priority of AMLC has been that our students learn realistically to control their conversational circumstances and develop as active speakers in the language community.

One of AMLC's Students Opening Doors to the Language World

Jim Seward (photo) "From a very young age, I always had a desire to understand and speak a second language. During my first trip to Mexico, it became clear to me that language would be Spanish.

"With no prior Spanish language instruction, I began taking lessons at AMLC at the age of 34. I remained committed to one class each week. Consequently, these are some of the fruits of my pursuit of a second language:"

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—Jim Seward


To quickly and easily look into language classes at Academy Mayer Language Center, select a Language below and fill out our Easy Access Form. We hold day, evening, and weekend classes of many different lengths, intensities, and levels. Let us know your language goals, your time frame, days and times, and your background in the language. We'll look into several class size/tuition options to meet your language and scheduling needs and to come up with classes for your consideration.

Academy Mayer Language Center

Professional, Personalized, and Confidential
Established in Minnesota, 1978, directed by James Mayer, Phd

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