Jump To A Section:
Verification, Accreditation, and Certifications
2. Click on: Directory of schools
3. Type in: LanguageBird under school name
4. Click enter
2. Click on "Find Accredited Schools" link at top of page
3. Type in LanguageBird for institution name
4. Click "search"
2. Click on Help at the top right of the page
3. Scroll down to resources
4. Click on first option/link: Find your core courses. It will take you to this page:
5. In the field for high school name type: LanguageBird (all one word)
LanguageBird UC List
Note: This can only be done between Feb. 1 and September 15th .
Only schools issuing full high school diplomas have CEEB codes. LanguageBird® is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and Cognia to specialize in world language studies. LanguageBird does not offer a full high school diploma.
2. Enter LanguageBird as a school you attended and include the terms when you attended. (Later you will be able to enter the course(s) under the Language Other Than English (LOTE - E) area, the term(s) when you took them and the grade(s) you received.)
3. Enter the grading system (A B C D F), the term system (Semester (2 final grades per year)), select “No” to indicate that you will not be graduating from LanguageBird, and then press “Save & continue”.
How do you indicate on the application more details about LanguageBird?
You can only provide additional information about a school in an "additional information" section. You can write something like: LanguageBird is accredited by WASC and Cognia and is UC A-G and NCAA approved. It is an online language school where students are taught one-to-one live via video chat with a native speaking instructor at an accelerated pace.
What if the student is still enrolled and not finished with a course by the time the application is due? What will the transcript look like?If the student has finished 12 lessons they will get a mid-year grade (semester). That can be represented in the application. All classes planned but not yet taken or completed get logged onto the application as either "Planned" or "in Progress".
For any further questions regarding the UC application please contact the UC directly:
(800) 207-1710 (within the U.S.)
(925) 298-6856 (outside the U.S.)
Monday-Friday: 10am - 6pm
Saturday & Sunday: Closed
1. Start with academic history and high schools attended. You want to list all schools you attended including LangaugeBird
2. Click on add a High School
3. To be able to add LanguageBird, enter in "United States" for country and for the zip code enter "90023".
4. LanguageBird will not be on the list of schools returned, but that’s okay! Click the link at the bottom that says "can't find your school?
5. Add LanguageBird as a high school you attended as follows:
6. Select Semester as the term type
7. You will likely have already entered the high school you will graduate from into the application before you add LanguageBird. You will then see your high school as well as LanguageBird and any other schools listed at the top of the screen. Select the bubble for getting your high school diploma.
8. Proceed to enter in the course you took and the grades you earned. If a course is in progress, you will select "IP". If a course is planned in the future, select "planned."
1. In the School Lookup in the Other Schools section on the Education page, scroll to the "I do not see my school listed." option.
2. Add in the information for Language Bird. Name, School Type, Country, State, and Zip code are required.
3. Navigate to Courses and Grades.
4. Language Bird should now appear in the school list.
1. In the High School Information section, click the add a high school button. Then select “US High School”.
2. Choose “California” as the state and type in LanguageBird for the school name. Then choose “School Not Found”
3. After selecting “School Not Found” you will be able to fill out the following information for LanguageBird. Also fill in the dates when you attended. (There is a previous attendance section as well, which you do not need to fill out and can remove if you attended courses without large breaks.)
4. Select “Semesters” as the scheduling system and “Letter” as the grading system.
Courses for Credit - Curriculum and Evaluation
Of course, if you are a very beginner (levels 1-2 +), all of our teachers are fully bi-lingual and will switch back and forth between English and the language you are studying.
LanguageBird is project-based. At the culmination of the semester or full year course you will be expected to turn in a project to your instructor. Depending on your level of study this could involve a variety of activities but will always include: research, writing, listening, creating and speaking. Your final project is turned in at the end of the course to your instructor. Often it is presented and your teacher will ask you questions. Sometimes it is filmed and turned in. The student will always have input and choice as to the topic of their project.
Pace of Lessons
If your schedule does not permit you to take more than one lesson a week, that’s fine. Provided you don’t skip any weeks, you will finish a full year of study in 24 weeks! That’s still much faster than a traditional class in school. If you are not taking lessons for credit, you can schedule your lessons as frequently as you wish. Again, remember, the more consistent you are, the more quickly you will see progress!
We offer lessons on weekdays as well as weekends. Some students like to learn early in the morning, sometimes it’s after school. Tell us what you need.
You can also use the camera built into your computer or an attached web cam, which is very easy to set up. Usually you just plug it into your USB port and are ready to go. Use of a camera is mandatory. It enhances the experience!
Windows or Mac computer.
A DSL, Cable, or Fiber-Optic Internet connection.
LanguageBird Instructors are professional world language instructors who have experience working in online teaching, school, or university settings. Our instructors also come from diverse professional backgrounds. Our roster includes doctors, professors, journalists, psychologists, life coaches, and authors.
We recruit talent who possess in addition to a Bachelors, Master's Degrees, and/or PhDs in related fields such as Second Language Acquisition, TESOL, or Teaching their respective language as a Foreign Language to name a few.
Not only do our instructors possess strong academic and amp; teaching qualifications, they are personable, empathetic, and talented professionals who deliver engaging one to one lessons promoting culture and communicative teaching methods. They are all fully bi-lingual and most of all, they are passionate about wanting to share their language and culture with you!
To learn more about native speakers, read this blog. https://www.languagebird.com/what-does-it-mean-to-say-someone-is-a-native-speaker-of-a-language/
Certificate of Completion/Transcript Request
How it Works
We recommend you talk to your school counselor and let them know you would like to take a LanguageBird course if it is required for your high school graduation credit (most high schools require 2 years of world language). Some high schools will fill out a concurrent enrollment form and ask you to bring in or send a certificate of completion once your LanguageBird course is finished. We are happy to work with your high school administrator and counselors!