Our History

LanguageOne was established in 1983 in the Dupont Circle neighborhood of Washington, D.C. under the name of The LanguagExchange. To coincide with the millennium change, we changed our name. We are still the same friendly company you've always known from year one! Our logo image signifies the eyes, ears and mouth necessary for effective language learning and general communication. We were looking for something fun, unique and personal to reflect what our services and environment are all about. The president and founder had been a professional language teacher and translator for several renowned language services in the DC area and left to form her own company in order to develop her own ideas for effectively teaching languages and attract professional linguists to provide an innovative service to suit the clients' exact needs. She believes that effective language teaching encourages genuine communication and hopes to play a role in bridging cultural gaps by helping others attain a better global understanding.

To that end, LanguageOne is a unique, multi-lingual service which offers language instruction, translation, interpreting and typesetting. Our language courses are designed to meet the students' precise needs and are arranged around their schedule. We represent a staff of qualified, native instructors who have been carefully screened and trained in our teaching method. We utilize a communicative, conversational technique which encourages the students to actively participate in the class and develop confidence in the target language. Students will be placed into groups according to their profession and level. For more advanced students, we will gladly design courses for their individual needs -- pronunciation, intonation and accent reduction; idiomatic expressions and specialized vocabulary; writing skills; cultural and professional protocol. We offer both private and small, group classes conveniently scheduled at your business location or ours. We will also provide telephone lessons for those who are too busy to attend regular classes.

LanguageOne's Translator Network utilizes the industry's best, certified translators and the most up-to-date information technologies to provide fast, accurate translations into or from any language in the world and has been doing so for over 25 years. Clients may send documents directly to LanguageOne by fax or email to speed up turnaround time. Typesetting is available in a wide range of typefaces, as well as camera-ready art. We are always happy to provide you with a free estimate for any document.



New Program: Spanish for the Medical Professional This tailored course would be helpful for any health professional tending Spanish-speaking patients. Cultural Event: Explore Undiscovered DCSpend a day practicing English while touring lesser-known sites in Washington, DC. New Classes Forming all of the time: Chinese, English, French, Italian & SpanishOur rotating schedule means you can start a class nearly anytime. Intensive Courses
These courses are intended to help you advance your language ability in a short period of time.


Schedule of Group Classes
Language classes are forming all of the time. Search through our weekly calendar for a group class that suits your schedule.
Free Translation Estimates
Simply fax or email your document for a quick and easy cost estimate from one of our specialists.
Free Language Evaluation
Call or email to have one of our language professors evaluate your level and suggest a program to suit your needs.
Languages We Teach
Learn more about our most popular offerings and other language studies.