Our team of passionate and dedicated language coaches will provide you with the support you need to achieve your language learning goals - whatever those may be.

CSL was
founded in




To create a more aware, educated and inclusive community through the teaching of language and culture.


Interactive, interesting and
comprehensible content is key to language comprehension and acquisition.




your roadmap toward proficiency and reaching your language learning goals

View the CSL Student Roadmap

True Beginner

Novice Low (<A1)

At this proficiency level, you have very little or no previous experience with the language. You can use some words to communicate.

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Beginner 2

Novice Mid-Novice High (A1-A2)

At this proficiency level, you can use words, phrases and some single sentences to communicate. You have a basic command of the language, are familiar with everyday expressions, and are able to make very simple sentences.

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Intermediate 1

Intermediate Low-Intermediate Mid (B1)

At this proficiency level, you can describe experiences, events, dreams and expectations and give your own opinion. You often use sentences when required, using strings of sentences and connectors.

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Intermediate 2

Intermediate High-Advanced Low (B2)

At this proficiency level, you can understand the main ideas of complex text and can produce clear detailed text. You can spontaneously enter into a conversation and express yourself fluently. You can use the language flexibly and efficiently for social, academic and professional purposes.

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Advanced Mid-Advanced High (C1-C2)

At this proficiency level, you can express yourself spontaneously, very fluently and precisely, differentiating finer shades of meaning even in the most complex situations.

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Passionate. Dedicated. Encouraging. Trusted. 

Meet the CSL Team!


Debbie Ingle

Mother of a CSL Spanish homeschool student

"At Chattanooga School of Language, my daughter has done more than just checked off a box on our list of classes for her to take. She is actually acquiring a new language. I fully expect her to reach fluency. CSL is not drill and kill book work. The teacher and students speak to each other in the target language....just like parents teaching language to children at home. It really works!"

James McKissic

Former Director of the Office of Multicultural Affairs,
City of Chattanooga

"City government has worked with Chattanooga School of Language (CSL) to offer Spanish classes to our employees, police officers, and firefighters. This partnership has improved our front line interactions with the public. CSL is an amazing partner and one of the businesses we rely on to make sure that Chattanooga is a welcoming city."

Vincent Phipps

Certified Speaking Professional & Owner of VincentPhipps.com

"Working with CSL has been fantastic! As the owner of a communication company, I want to be a good communicator in another language. CSL was patient with my learning style and resourceful when I was faced with language difficulties.  Although I have a long way to go, CSL is giving me a solid language platform."

MOCA Logistics & Industrial Solutions LLC

Giancarlo Motta
Managing Partner / COO

“Since MOCA team members started our customized English language training with CSL, the communication with our customers has been smoother and more effective.

When CSL talks about customized, they mean it. They have gone above and beyond to accommodate our schedule and programs to fit our needs, making this learning plan a true success. For our company, we consider this an investment instead of an expense.