7603 Shady Villa Walk
Monday - Friday: 7:30am-7:30pm Saturday: 9am-3pm

Houston Language School

BE BILINGUAL LANGUAGE SCHOOL SERVING HOUSTON SINCE 1989

Be Bilingual gives you access to the right tools, resources, and expert instructor’s all-in-one. We have personalized, and in-depth to help your study, work abroad, or master a foreign language for the thrill of it. Our Houston Language school provides introductory courses to help you get started on your goal to learn Spanish.

Since 1989 we have established ourselves as the go-to service to learn language effectively and use them for everyday conversation. Over 17K students have gained mastery through proprietary conversational methods, flexible and convenient lessons, and individualized learning from our Houston Language School.

Be Bilingual combines quality content with intelligent technology to deliver practical lessons so that you’re confident applying your skills in real life. We create a learning solution centered around you and adjusted to your learning pace, teaching until you feel confident speaking with new words. We teach them how to express themselves in a natural way as they would speaking their native language. Our proven learning method is great for those who want to learn Spanish from scratch or simply improving.

Be Bilingual Houston language school helps individuals and business professionals to learn Spanish according to their learning styles. We are available in 50 states and worldwide, delivering language lessons (individual and small groups) and corporate group classes in Spanish, English, Italian, German, and Portuguese. We cover corporate training to employees from numerous fields for languages and accent reduction.

Learn basic Spanish conversations, grammar, vocabulary, common words, phrases, and more with Bite-sized lessons. Start learning how to write and speak with online courses short enough to complete daily but long enough to actually get something out of.

Our instructors are native speakers and college graduates with decades of combined experience teaching and guiding learners. Each member of our Houston Language School team is a certified pro. Expert linguists and native-speaking instructors craft and refine each course and ensure every lesson is culturally relevant, grammatically correct, and conversationally accurate.

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OUR COMPANY

Be Bilingual, Inc. is your most experienced and trusted language instruction provider in Houston

Be Bilingual, Inc.  was founded in 1989, by Elizabeth Thrush Alatorre. Since then, we have been dedicated to the continuance of improving our services to better satisfy our customers . We offer our proprietary conversational method (Spanish), competitive prices, a flexible and convenient schedule of lessons as well as individual attention to learning needs.

We continue to serve our students, now with online lessons in all 50
states and worldwide.

Our Group Classes

If you need help with registration, please call us at (713) 789-6338 to register.

WHAT WE DO

Our services

Be Bilingual offers private language lessons (individual and small groups) and corporate group classes in Spanish, English, Accent Reduction, Italian, German, and Portuguese. We don’t fit you in a “same for all” course: we personalize our conversational method to fit you and your goals. We work at your pace, for you.

With our proprietary conversational method, you will start answering questions and asking them from the first day, engaging in a dialogue with your instructor and talking about what is relevant to you. With our flexible schedule, you can choose from one hour a week to our Immersion program.

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Our teachers customize all classes according to expressed goals. Our Accent Reduction program features identification and correction of pronunciation issues that interfere with speech patterns. Techniques are taught to instill independence while speaking, as well as focus on natural rhythm.

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Our native speaker teachers have many years of experience guiding students in the classroom and online. All of them also hold specific career degrees, bringing extra skills to help you. We customize your language lessons to your interests and/or your professional field: medical, IT, engineering, etc.

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Spanish Lessons

We have created a conversational method  that allows you to engage in dialogue from the first class. Our teachers are native speakers who customize each language lesson according to interests and/or professional area : medical, IT, engineering, etc

Choose from individual lessons, small group, online or preferred location. Decide your schedule and length of study commitment, whether one hour or the Immersion program of 6 hours, 5 days a week.

Be Bilingual offers one-on-one instruction customized to the students’ specific needs and schedule. Our conversational method focuses on speaking Spanish from the very beginning, working at your own pace and preparing you to build up fluency and achieve effective communication in Spanish. Be Bilingual instructors will tailor the vocabulary needed for your occupation or specific goals (traveling, volunteering, medical, sales, etc.). Our individual lessons are customized for you and your level of proficiency: if you have previous knowledge of the language, we will conduct a short oral evaluation (can be online or in person) to determine your current skill level. As a result, you will be placed in one of our levels of instruction, ranging from Basic to Advanced. We offer a flexible and personalized schedule: You set your own class schedule and frequency (we recommend at least two 90-minute sessions per week to maximize retention). Courses can be held online or our instructors can work with you in your home or at your office for a small trip fee.

Be Bilingual offers the same customized and personalized instruction in a semi private setting, two people taking a lesson together and sharing the cost of an individual lesson.
Students must be at the same level of proficiency (if they have previous knowledge) and must coordinate their schedule.
Courses can be held online or our instructors can work with you in your home or at your office for a small trip fee.

Our group instruction focuses on speaking Spanish from the very beginning. Having a small group (from 5 to 7 students) guided by a professional, native speaker instructor guarantees your active participation in a relaxed atmosphere with interactive lessons, continuous dialogue and the personal attention needed to improve and build up fluency skills. With our Be Bilingual Method©, starting the first day, you will be able to learn how to ask and answer questions, as well as how to give personal information. In each lesson you will acquire new vocabulary, grammar content and conversation skills, allowing you to effectively communicate in Spanish. Materials are included. Our 90 minute group classes meet once a week for 6 weeks or twice a week for 3 weeks. You can start with our Beginners level or after a short oral evaluation, be placed in one of our levels of instruction, ranging from Basic to Advanced. Courses are held online.

Be Bilingual designed the Immersion program for students wishing to increase their level of proficiency in
Spanish. With our Be Bilingual Method©, students explore the depth of conversational skills through an
intense schedule allowing them to establish fluency, and preparing them to communicate more effectively in
business, travel or when relocating to a new country.

Be Bilingual has been offering Spanish lessons for corporate employees and instructors for workplace training since
1989. We are proud to help companies in the Houston area increase their business opportunities. Our corporate lesson packages include individual or group lessons tailored to your company’s specific needs and interests . Instruction proceeds at the class’s rate of learning. We offer flexible scheduling and lesson options.
Classes take place on-site at the company.

English Lessons

Our teachers customize one-on-one, small group and corporate English instruction according to the expressed goals of clients. Years of experience teaching international clients guide instruction.

Choose individual online instruction or agreed-upon location. Decide your schedule and length of study commitment, whether one hour or the Immersion program of 6 hours, 5 days a week.

Our teachers customize one-on-one English instruction according to the expressed goals of clients. Years of experience teaching international clients guide instruction.
Whether your goal is to improve your grammar, increase your vocabulary, develop conversational skills or prepare for the TOEFL® test, our native-speaking English instructors are experienced in assessing skill levels and will customize a lesson plan that will enable you to meet your specific goals. Lessons are a mix of conversation, reading and writing with an emphasis on correct pronunciation and grammar.
We offer a flexible and personalized schedule: You set your own class schedule and frequency (we recommend at least two 90-minute sessions per week to maximize retention).
Courses can be held  online or our instructors can work with you in your home or at your office for a small trip fee.

Be Bilingual offers the same customized and personalized instruction in a semi private setting, two people taking a lesson together and sharing the cost of an individual lesson.
Students must be at the same level of proficiency (if they have previous knowledge) and must coordinate their schedule.
Courses can be held online or our instructors can work with you in your home or at your office for a small trip fee.

We do not offer English group classes to the general public, only to corporations.

Be Bilingual designed the Immersion program for students wishing to increase their level of proficiency in English. In this program, students explore the depth of conversational skills through an intense schedule allowing them to establish fluency, and preparing them to communicate more effectively.
Our Immersion program is a week of intensive language classes. Students can opt for either a full day schedule (6 hours per day/30 hours per week) , or a half day schedule, (4 hours per day/20 hours per week).
Be Bilingual requires Immersion students to be at an advanced-beginner (or higher) level of fluency to be considered for the Immersion program.
Be Bilingual customizes our immersion program to the student’s personal needs and at their learning pace, so every experience is unique. Our immersion training engages the spoken word at least 50% of the time, and increases a student’s cultural knowledge and awareness.
Courses are held online.

Be Bilingual has been providing Corporate English language classes since 1989. Classes can be held onsite for convenience, with course content focusing on vocabulary and language most used in your particular industry sector.

Accent Reduction Lessons

There are small things that you don’t know about your English-speaking skills until you talk to a native speaker. For people who move across national borders, English lessons for accent reduction are becoming increasingly popular.

Accent-reduction courses sometimes called accent softening, help people express themselves more fluently and improve their communication skills for non-native speakers. For non-native speakers tired of being singled-out for the way they speak with questions of where they’re form, accent-reduction courses make them aware of the mistakes they make during speech and they become more articulate and clearly enunciate their vowels.

Accent Reduction classes are taken by many professionals working in an English-speaking environment. Lessons include how to reduce unclear sounds and safeguard against mispronouncing words. If changes in speaking are practiced, significant improvement will be noticeable during conversations.

To maximize improvement of your accent, lessons should be, at least, two times per week, requiring approximately a three-month commitment.

Additional sessions can be purchased to supplement further success in accent reduction.

Prices of packages vary according to the number of lessons purchased.

On the other hand, an accent can change only subtly over time. For those who learn English as adults, it’s nearly impossible for a non-native accent to entirely disappear after such a course, even after years of practice. Subsequently, small improvements with focus on the glaring issues like repeated patterns of error in speech can boost self-confidence and make you sound less foreign.

Notably, developing habit formation allows students to self-correct after the lessons are done. Unsurprisingly, many non-native speakers still have problems with English intonation, and the pitch level of the voice. English lessons on accent reduction bring improvement with their pronunciation and the rate of speech.

Also, most courses are designed to cover all areas of pronunciation difficulty. Some courses are tailored to the student’s first language. Therefore, someone from China will study different English Pronunciation lessons to someone from India or France. Establishing a routine after the initial accent-reduction course can be the biggest challenge. With practice, skills quickly learned in class will ultimately become second nature.

Our Accent Reduction program features identification and correction of pronunciation issues that interfere with speech patterns. Specific challenges are isolated and correction techniques are taught to instill independence when speaking. Focus is given to the natural rhythm of spoken English with emphasis on individualized vocabulary building.
As with all Be Bilingual programs, instructors tailor our Accent Reduction course to the students’ needs and flexible schedules.
Courses can be held online or our instructors can work with you in your home or at your office for a small trip fee.
We do not offer accent reduction group classes to the general public, due to the differences in accents.

Provided that all students speak the same native language, our Accent Reduction program can be taken in small groups. This program features identification and correction of pronunciation issues that interfere with speech patterns. Specific challenges are isolated and correction techniques are taught to instill independence when speaking. Focus is given to the natural rhythm of spoken English.
Classes can be held onsite for convenience.

Italian, Portuguese, German Lessons

Our native-speaking teachers create conversational lessons customized to meet individual goals at an appropriate pace of learning.
Choose your individual lessons to be online or at your place of preference. Decide your schedule and how many hours you want to study.

Our native-speaking teachers create conversational lessons customized to meet your individual needs and learning pace.
We offer a flexible and personalized schedule: set your own class schedule and frequency (we recommend at least two 90-minute sessions per week to maximize retention).
Courses can be held online or our instructors can work with you in your home or at your office for a small trip fee.

Be Bilingual has been providing Corporate language classes since 1989. Classes can be held onsite for convenience, with course content focusing on conversation and customized vocabulary most used in your particular industry sector.

Employee Language Lessons

We have decades of experience providing corporate training to employees from the Oil and Gas Industry, Information Technology, numerous medical fields.
We provide the most experienced teachers who teach and motivate students to achieve the expressed goals of your company.

Be Bilingual, Inc. was founded in 1989, by Elizabeth Thrush Alatorre.

Along these many years we have successfully served more than 17K students, including employees from Corporations from the Oil and Gas industry, Human Resources, Medical field , IT, customizing our lessons to their needs and making them available online, at residences or office locations.

Preferred Corporate Provider

Be Bilingual, Inc. became the preferred language school provider for 5 major oil companies in Houston during the 1990s.
Due to the high demand for individualized language instruction and our extremely high standards for instructors, Be Bilingual continues successfully to teach language skills to students of all levels and walks of life.

Innovating Online Language Learning

During the last 5 years, Be Bilingual Inc. has been providing online lessons to meet client needs when traveling or vacationing. Therefore, our teachers have years of experience guiding students in the classroom and online. In fact, Be Bilingual has used online teaching before it became popular.

INSTRUCTORS

All of our instructors are native speakers. They are all college graduates and have years of experience teaching and guiding students to achieve their goals effectively in the classroom and online. In addition, our instructors pass rigorous training before qualifying to teach at Be Bilingual

WE ARE PROFESSIONALS

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Hours of Operation
Monday-Friday: 7:30am-7:30pm
Saturday: 9am-3pm
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(713) 789-6338
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