Albuquerque Language Guide

Travel Science had its home office in Albuquerque, New Mexico for many years. As a service to that community, we have compiled a list of language resources for people living there.

We have no relationship and accept no fees from any organization or company listed here. This is a free service to the community.  If there are errors, changes or other resources you would like to add, call our present office in Jonesboro, GA (770-472-
0767) or send an email to the Director using our Feedback form.

If you print this page without bookmarking it and want to get to it again on our website, proceed as follows:

1. On our homepage (, click on About and select ExploreLanguages from the pop-down menu.

2. On the About ExploreLanguages page, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link to the Albuquerque Language Guide.

If you do not see the language you want to learn, you may contact us
our present office in Jonesboro, GA (770-472-
0767) or send an email addressed to Director using the form on the Feedback page and we will try to help. 
Or you might want to try the
New Mexico Translators and Interpreters Association (NMTIA). Sometimes their members offer private tutoring or can put you in touch with someone who does.

There are three ways to learn another language:

  • Language Classes (in the United States or in other countries)
  • Private Lessons (in the United States or in other countries)
  • Self-Taught (phrase books, audio tapes, software, web-based instruction, etc.)

Classes and Private Lessons plus more!

English as a Second Language
Mandarin Chinese
Sign Language

Local Courses and Private Lessons

Lingua Franca

Lingua Franca
5400 Phoenix NE Suite 115 Albuquerque, NM 87110
Mailing address: P.O. Box 36592, Albuquerque, NM 87176
Phone: 505 889-2991

Classes and private lessons. Classes are in the evenings and on Saturday mornings. Each term runs about 6 weeks. Individual lessons are $20.00 plus tax per hour. You can sign up to be notified of special projects (travel language classes, trips, etc.) by mail or email.

Alliance Française D'Albuquerque

Alliance Fran
çaise D'Albuquerque
Mme Claude-Marie Senninger
2917 Carlisle Blvd. NE Suite 211
Albuquerque, NM 87110
Phone: 505 872-9288
Fax: 505 344-6046

Part of a worldwide organization dedicated to the French language and French
culture, the Alliance Française of Albuquerque offers monthly social events as well as conversational French classes on all levels. Private lessons are available as is a French for Children program offering classes for infants through teens.

Albuquerque Technical Vocational Institute (TVI)
ESL Website:  Course Catalog 
Phone: 505 224-4282
Registration Office Phone: 505 277-0077
Course Information Phone: 505 277-2527
Juul Institute of International


General Information Phone: 505 250 0438
Fax:    505 890 1505
Languages English and Spanish 
ESL ESL Teacher Training Course
offered in Albuquerque and Santa Fe
  The Juul Institute provides on-site, customized English as a Second Language and Spanish as a Second Language for groups and individuals in business, management and the workforce.  Our focus is on being more effective and efficient in the workplace through enhanced communication skills. 

They also train individuals to become ESL teachers and obtain the Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) Certificate.


UNM Continuing Education


General Information Phone 505 277-2527
Languages Language Training Center 
Registration Office Phone: 505 277-6320
Fax: 505 277-8975
Web: Registration Information
  UNM can also arrange custom special language courses for business and organizations taught at either at UNM facilities or on-site. Call 277-6320.
UNM ESL Program ESL Bilingual Summer Institute
Adult Education Center

Languages for Children
Wordplay, Inc.
4611 Ridgecrest Ct. SE
Albuquerque, NM 87108
Contact Molly Luethi at 505 262-1213 or  (

Wordplay, Inc. is a non-profit organization that provides after-school classes in Spanish, French, Japanese and Mandarin Chinese for elementary school children.  Parents that wish to enroll their child in one of these language classes should contact Molly Luethi.  Wordplay, Inc. coordinates with APS for the use of classrooms or the school library at an elementary school where a class is being held.
Local Stores that have a good selection of language books, audio tapes and software.
Barnes and Noble
Language books, audio tapes.
Coronado Center-East end / Phone 505 883-8200
Hours: Mo-Th 9A-10P, Fr-Sa 9A-11P, Su 11A-8P
Best Buy Language Software
55 Hotel Circle NE / Phone 505 298-3585
Hours: Mo-Th 10AM - 9PM / Fr-Sa 10AM-10PM / Su 10AM-7PM
Books and Music
Language software, books, audio tapes.
Winrock Center / Phone 505 884-7711
Hours: Mo-Sa 9AM - 11PM / Su 11AM-8PM
CompUSA Language software.
4610 Cutler NE (at San Mateo-Pavilion Center) /
Phone: 505 830-1330
Hours:  Mo-Sa 10AM - 9PM / Su 11AM-6PM
Hastings Language software, books, audio tapes.
Hastings Multimedia Supercenter  
4315 Wyoming (at Montgomery) Phone 505 299-7750
Hours: Mo-Su 9AM - 11PM

Other Hastings Stores: 
1630 Rio Rancho Blvd SE  / Phone 505 892-3844
1201 Juan Tabo Blvd NE / Phone 505 296-6107
6100F Coors Blvd NW / Phone 505 898-9227
6001 Lomas Blvd NE (at San Pedro) / Phone 505 266-1363
Page One Language software, books, audio tapes. 
Southwest corner of Montgomery (at Juan Tabo) /
Phone: 505 294-2026
Hours: Mo-Su 7AM - 11PM
UNM Bookstore Language software (only Transparent Language Series); language books and audio tapes of many publishers.  Anyone can buy books, not just UNM students.
UNM Campus on Central / Phone 505 277-5451
Hours: Mo-Fr 8AM - 6PM /Sa 10AM-5PM / Su Closed
Waldenbooks Language books, audio tapes.
Coronado Center / Phone 505 881-1584
Hours: Mo-Sa 10AM - 9PM / Su 11AM-7PM
Internet Resources
International and Cultural Organizations in Albuquerque The UNM International programs office maintains this directory of international and cultural organizations in Albuquerque.  Such organizations often have classes in the language of their associated country or can give you names of people to contact who might be able to help.


World Language Resources  This company has the world's largest selection of language products, as well as, links to other sites.  

To find products for a specific language, you can either use their Languages or Products button. The Languages button will take you to an Alphabetical Letter search page. The Products button will take you to a nifty search page where you can select your language from a scroll list, as well as, filter based on Platform (e.g., ALL or CD-ROM, audio cassettes, Macintosh, PC software, etc.) and Function (ALL or dictionary, multimedia, etc.) You can also perform a keyword search. 

Note: If you are looking for a CD ROM or other software language product, they are listed under two categories.
Travel Science
  • Languages.  This link will take you to our Languages overview page with a list of major language companies you can order language products from.
  • Language Section. This link goes to our Language Section where we have a list of over 300 languages of the world. Select the language you are interested in and go to that page. On the page will be links to on-line lessons, radio stations, dictionaries, translators, and newspapers, as well as, other information about that language.
  • Place Section.  This link will take you to our Place Section where we list all the countries of the world. Find the country or place (island, territory, etc.) you are interested in from the scroll list. On the page for that place you will see a list of languages spoken there with links to the corresponding language page on our website.
  • City Section.  This link will take you to our Place Section where we list all the countries of the world. Find the country or place (island, territory, etc.) you are interested in from the scroll list. On the page for that place you will see a list of languages spoken there with links to the corresponding language page on our website.
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