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Dynamic foreign language training, and the full range of interpreting, translating, and cultural awareness services to business and individuals, in the Chicago area and nationwide.  We provide innovative language training at your office, in person and online.  Individual lessons are available.  Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, French, Italian, Portuguese, German, Polish, English as a Second Language, and more!

Communication is our business!


Foreign language lessons and classes for adults

bulletTry out our innovative foreign language teaching style!  Hear and learn a bit of a new language--French, Spanish,  German, Swedish, Russian, Ukrainian, or Tamil.  Click on "Practice!" above.

FoodTalk™-- an International Kitchen and Language Workshop! A combined language and cooking lesson...

and you get to eat the results! Click here for more information.


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bulletFind out about Language Resources' lively, interactive teaching method: Comfort Zone Learning™!  Click on Comfort Zone.
bulletFind out what services Language Resources offers!  We translate documents and interpret, as well as teach.  Click on Services.  Or go to Translation or Interpreting.
bulletSchedule a training program for your company.  Request a translation or interpreting estimate.  Ask us a question.  Click at the bottom of any page to send us e-mail.
bulletTry our mini language lessons:  Jump to French Practice, German Practice, Spanish Practice, Swedish Practice, Tamil Practice, Russian Practice, and Ukrainian Practice.


Company Profile

Language Resources Ltd. is a twenty-eight-year-old company specializing in foreign language services for business clients. Our core business is foreign language training (any language!), using innovative and highly effective methods to maximize learning while minimizing stress.  Our training programs are all custom-designed, for one person or a small group, and we bring the training to the client's site.  Our home office is in Lake Zurich, Illinois--convenient to the northwestern suburbs of Chicago, to the city itself, and to O'Hare Airport.  We can bring a training program to you no matter where you are!

We also provide translation and interpreting services, foreign-language typesetting, and foreign-language voice talent for audio or videotapes.


Co-Principal and founder Ruth Cassel Hoffman has studied Spanish, German, Chinese and Breton, in addition to earning her Ph.D. in French from the University of Chicago.  Prior to founding Language Resources™, she taught university-level French courses.  She is a member of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.  She is also a member of the International Visitors Center of Chicago and has sat on the Advisory Board of its Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Program: Chicago Area.

Co-Principal Miles K. Hoffman holds a Master’s from the University of Chicago.  His background includes college teaching, catalog and database marketing, grantwriting, and consulting in business development.  He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce.  He is also a member of the International Visitors Center of Chicago.  

Ruth and Miles received the Community Connections Citizen Diplomat of the Year award from the International Visitors Center of Chicago on December 5, 2002, for providing cultural and professional assistance to US State Department-sponsored visitors to Chicago.


Contact Information


Phone: 847.726.1608
Fax: 413.653.2679
Postal address: 138 Oak Street, Lake Zurich, IL  60047


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