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CLA Provides Individuals And Corporations Highly-Productive Chinese Language Classes And Fast Communication Solutions.
Chinese Classes in LA

A National Brand


First-rate Mandarin Chinese Course in LA, DC and NYC

Best Mandarin Instructors

300:1 Applicant to Hire Ratio to Ensure CLA Teachers Are The Best In Each Region

CLA's Innovative methods have been testified by thousands of students' success in learning Chinese

Top University Program Quality with Flexible Schedules

Federal Government Chinese Language Program Officer

University Instructor in Chinese Mandarin
Certified Assessor for the Mandarin Proficiency Test (PSC)

Interpreter for U.S. Congressmen

Speaker at conference of United Nations
The Basics
Student Stories
CLA has a brilliant alumni network. Click to hear the students' stories.

As a student, I majored in Japanese and studied at the undergraduate and graduate levels at Duke and Stanford. I've spent many, many hours in language classes. I have to say that Ysabella is a first-rate teacher, and her program and teaching methods are on par with top university programs. She has an absolute mastery of the Chinese language, and she's designed a program that makes incredible, intensive use of the 4 hours of study per week. 

-Aaron Benay, Writer/Producer


The CLA Crash Course is efficient, effective, and affordable. The skilled and expert teachers know how adults learn a foreign language. In addition to conversation, characters, and grammar, we learned deeper cultural points and had fun!


-Dr. Ann Marie Plubell, Non-Profit Organization Executive

I am so happy to be learning here at the Chinese Language Academy. They make it very easy because the teachers are so accommodating and so encouraging. For me, this has been an incredible experience.


-Callan McAuliffe, Actor

CLA at Los Angeles feels more like a family than anything else. I look forward to class each week, because I know it will bring not only new language insights, but also A LOT of laughs. For someone who has tried studying Chinese using audio programs in the car for years, trust me when I say CLA makes learning a difficult language like Chinese a lot easier and WAAAY more fun.


-Paul Tomko, Bodybuilder/Fitness Coach

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