The International Institute offers a variety of foreign language classes. Why learn a foreign language? English may be the common language or business, but increasingly employers are looking for employees or interpreters who can speak additional languages to facilitate foreign trade and commerce. Foreign language students may also be interested in foreign travel, reading books, or watching films in foreign languages. It is never too late to learn something new. Our instructors are experienced educators and many of them are native speakers, so you will not only learn language by the book, but also by how people really use it.


Classes are ten weeks; each class is once a week. FEE FOR CLASSES IS $200 PER PERSON, plus a $50 registration and materials fee.

Courses require a minimum of five students to occur and maximum enrollment per class is 15 students. Students, seniors, IIMD members may qualify for a 10% discount off course registration.

Fall Semester 2017

Class Day(s) Time Dates
Spanish I Tuesday 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Sept 19 - Nov 21
Spanish II Wednesday 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Sept 20 - Nov 29
Spanish III Thursday 6:30 P.M. - 9:00 P.M. Sept 21 - Nov 30
Spanish IV Saturday 11:00 A.M. - 1:30 P.M. Sept 23 - Dec 2

If you are interested in a class (other than Spanish), please call Nada Dalgamouni at (313) 871-8600 extension 226 - For information on Spanish classes, please email Mr. Grover Toro-Lopez at


Foreign Language Classes Off-Site

The International Institute offers, by special arrangements, foreign language classes to businesses, government, educational, religious, or community groups at locations throughout Metropolitan Detroit. The article at right describes an Arabic Class taught in 2012 by the International Institute to employees of the State of Michigan Department of Human Services to better serve the large Arab immigrant population in the Detroit area.