Workshop Overview

Research shows that learning a second language is linked to overall better cognitive function, including better memory, enhanced creative and abstract thinking, and overall improved verbal abilities. Plus, being able to speak a second language provides greater access to other peoples and cultures.

But learning a new language is not easy! And increasing your vocabulary beyond where it is now takes a lot of effort and practice. In our Foreign Language Workshop, students of all ages and skill levels will build their vocabulary, refine their conversational skills, and learn about other cultures. Beginners will build up their conversational skills to get around town, talk about food, and get to know people in a second language. Intermediate speakers will continue to build their vocabulary in various domains. And advanced speakers will continue their efforts towards fluency status. Whether you’re hoping to learn Spanish, Mandarin, or Korean, our expert and fluent tutors can help!


Student and tutor learning Korean together.

Student and tutor learning Spanish language together.

Student and tutor learning Spanish together.

A student learning Mandarin with a tutor.


  • Spanish (Fluency)
  • Mandarin (Fluency)


Private Instruction

Students receive individualized attention from an expert Spanish, Mandarin, or Korean tutor to learn how to initiate and hold basic conversations.**



In-home or at a public library:

  • South Pasadena
  • Pasadena
  • San Marino
  • Alhambra

Zoom Sessions: Anywhere!


$960 for 16 instructional sessions ($60 per 45-minute session)



  • 8 weeks of private lessons
  • 2 45-minute one-on-one sessions per week



*The listed duration and frequency of sessions is a suggestion and can be adjusted to fit your student’s needs. You are not locked into a set number of sessions. The first session is billed separately and subsequent sessions are billed on a monthly basis.
**Those who wish to add reading and writing components to the workshop may do so.

Foreign Language Program Highlights

Hodis Learning & Music’s Personal Statement Workshop is for those who wish to gain admission to private school, college, or graduate school. The workshop focuses on writing and persuasion development that will result in at least one polished and ready-to-submit personal statement.

Begin your personal statement workshop journey here. Whether you're hoping to write a personal statement for K-12 private school, college, or graduate or professional school admissions, this workshop will help you develop a polished personal statement that is ready to submit!



Customize your workshop. You and your tutor will assess your needs to tailor the foreign language workshop.

Foreign Language Workshop Tutors

Hodis Learning & Music math, physics, and Mandarin tutor, Jacky H.

Jacky H.


Enjoys helping others succeed in their academics and language exploration. Has 5 years of experience teaching and tutoring students in Mandarin and Chinese culture.

Hodis Learning & Music English & Spanish tutor, Josh W.

Josh W.


Passionate about learning & teaching, language, music, arts & culture. Has been tutoring for several decades and is an experienced and certified teacher; Lived and worked in Spain & Argentina

Hodis Learning & Music Spanish tutor, Yan S.

Yan S.


Uses her love for her culture to help students learn Spanish and succeed in their academic and professional endeavors. Has been teaching for several years. Grew up in Colombia.


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