Businesses such as Balanced Studios incorporate the Chattanooga School of Language to offer children and their parents Spanish lessons. (Photo: Contributed)

Chattanooga School of Language has found a new location and will begin offering more classes and new programs April 3.

“The school was founded in 2011, and … this is our fifth move,” owner and operator Laurie Stevens said. “We just continue to grow, [and] this new location will give us the space to accommodate our growth.”

The new location at 4122 N. Access Road is eight minutes from downtown and accessible from Highway 153, Dupont Parkway and Amnicola Highway.

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Currently, many of the evening classes are full, and some are at overflow capacity. With the new location, Stevens can offer more classes to help curtail the overflow and allow more students to enroll.

She said she is excited about how the new space can help expand current class offerings and new programs. Starting with the 2017-2018 school year, CSL will offer a daytime home-school program.

“I’m really excited about it, because I feel like it is filling a need for language learning in the home-school community,” she said.

The spring term of classes begins April 3. CSL will be offering courses in American Sign Language, Arabic, Chinese, English as a second language, French, German, Greek, Italian, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

“These classes go from beginning to advanced level, and we offer private and semiprivate classes tailored to the student’s needs and schedule,” Stevens said.

CSL has classes for students from early childhood all the way through adulthood. The classes are designed to be as compelling and fun as possible, she also said.

CSL is offering a discount on their spring term. When you enroll, use coupon code “spring17” to receive a 10 percent discount.

Details for an open house will be announced soon.

Eric Wise is a contributing writer. He is currently attending UTC, where he is a staff writer for the school newspaper, The University Echo. He also serves as the alumni relations chairman for his fraternity.

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