About us

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 the best learning experience. CCAA developed an incredibly successful and effective 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 800 schools and affiliated institutions in several countries presently use our methodology and teaching materials. CCLS integrated-skill programs include a wide range of valuable, authentic materials presented in communicative lessons followed by easy-to-use grammar. 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 15 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 those who are learning or perfecting 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 aspects. Our students hail from many different parts of the world and all walks of life, making our classes that much more interesting.

Our Mission is to contribute to an individual's education by teaching languages and providing insight into other cultures, thereby fostering personal and professional growth which will help students become informed and active members of society. To achieve this, teams of trained, motivated professionals use interactive educational techniques and technology to provide excellence in teaching.