Our story begins in 1961 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with the foundation of CCAA, a language school and publishing house dedicated to developing state-of-the-art multimedia language programs and delivering a great learning experience. CCAA developed and launched an incredibly successful and effective teaching method which became extremely popular and led the school to experience rapid growth throughout the country. Seeking international expansion, the Cultural Center for Language Studies (CCLS) was established in 1993 in Miami, FL and has since opened locations in several other countries. Our New Jersey branch, conveniently located in the Ironbound section of Newark, has been serving the New York Metropolitan area since 2003.
More than 700 schools and affiliated institutions in several countries presently use our methodology and teaching materials. CCLS's integrated-skill programs include a wide range of original materials presented in a highly interactive format, followed by relevant, easy-to-follow grammar lessons. Our innovative programs include humorous TV commercials and programs, documentaries, cartoons, printed ads and newspaper/magazine articles, as well as TOEFL style exercises.
Throughout its 20 years in the New York Metropolitan area, CCLS NJ has achieved an outstanding position in the language education market with a solid base and infrastructure designed to meet the different needs of adults and young adults who wish to learn a second language or perfect their language skills. We are always ready to meet our students' needs by offering courses which not only teach them a new language but also present a wealth of cultural learning. Our students hail from many different parts of the world and all walks of life, making our classes that much more interesting.
CCLS New Jersey is accredited by the Commission on English Language Program Accreditation for the period April 2021 through April 2026 and agrees to uphold the CEA Standards for English Language Programs and Institutions. CEA is recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency for English language programs and institutions in the U.S. For further information about this accreditation, please contact CEA, 1001 North Fairfax Street, Suite 630, Alexandria, VA 22314, (703) 665-3400, www.cea-accredit.org.