Alliance Francaise de Washington French classes available at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels. $270–$360; textbooks and materials not included. 2142 Wyoming Ave. NW. (202) 234-7911.

Casa Italiana Language School Classes available in a range of instruction levels for students with no or some previous exposure to, a basic knowledge of, or a good command of Italian. Children’s programs for kids 3 to 13 also available. Classes start at $305. 595 3rd St. NW. (202) 638-1348.

Chinatown Community Cultural Center Conversational English for adult beginners and U.S. citizenship classes in English and Mandarin. Free. Adult Chinese language classes teach greetings and vocabulary and begin at $120. 616 H St. NW, Suite 201. (202) 628-1688.

D.C. Department of Parks and Recreation Group classes in French and Spanish. Free. For locations, call (202) 673-7647 or visit at

D.C. Public Library Beginning- and conversational-level group classes in American Sign Language. Free. For locations, call (202) 727-0321 or visit

Embassy of Indonesia Bahasa Indonesia class teaches a communicative approach in reading, writing, speaking, and listening for varying levels of beginners. Free. 2020 Massachusetts Ave. NW. (202) 775-5200.

Global Language Network Group immersion classes at five different skill levels available in over 50 languages, including Bosnian-Serbo-Croatian, Dari, Georgian, Pashto, and Quechua. $150 deposit required. 800 21st St. NW. (202) 684-6627.

Goethe Institut German at all levels. Advanced classes include German film, politics and culture, and reading scholarly German. $310–$415. 812 7th St. NW. (202) 289-1200.

International Center for Language Studies Private classes in Haitian Creole, Ilocano, Kurdish, Sinhala, and Xhosa begin at $46 per hour with a $75 registration fee. Initial commitment of 30 hours of instruction required. 1133 15th St. NW, Suite 600. (202) 639-8800.

International Language Institute Group classes in Chinese Mandarin, German, Hindi, Persian, and medical Spanish begin at $340 per term. Private tutoring in Bulgarian, Kazakh, Mongolian, Turkoman, and Uzbek begins at $40 per hour. 1337 Connecticut Ave. NW #4. (202) 362-2505.

Sixth & I Historic Synagogue Hebrew language classes at the beginning, intermediate, and advanced levels address reading, grammar, and conversation. The eight-part series is $148. 600 I St. NW. (202) 408-3100.