Based in Beverly Hills but serving virtually everywhere via remote technology, one of the newest branches of the Oksana Management Group, Inc. has been proving to parents why giving their children the gift of a foreign language is a sound investment in their future.
by Scott A. Aruti
For the Oksana Management Group, Inc. – the Beverly Hills-based management entity behind famed pianist, composer and entrepreneur Oksana Kolesnikova – branching out into new areas of expertise while bestowing intrinsic artistic creativity into each of them was not a question of if, but when. Though she initially earned her notoriety as an international concert pianist, Kolesnikova’s deep-rooted love of music was rivaled only by her passion for linguistics, and even as a musician she traveled the world over performing for audiences speaking a myriad of various tongues. Enamored with the “beauty of words” and the way they “connect us across cultural boundaries,” she was inspired to create a school of languages like none before it.
Enter the Oksana School of Languages, which joins the Oksana School of Music and Art and Oksana Homework Tutors in the Oksana Management Group family of companies, offering exemplary service in a variety of disciplines. In bringing her vision for the Oksana School of Languages to vivid, awe-inspiring life, Kolesnikova instills a fundamental understanding that learning a new language isn’t easy – but that with the right school and effective instructors, it can indeed be an exciting foray that yields successful results.
“We wish to impress upon parents considering a secondary language course for their sons or daughters that there are a plethora of benefits associated with learning a foreign language,” says Kolesnikova. “Giving a child the gift of a foreign language is a sound investment in his or her future, and there’s no institution in the greater LA area better equipped to help get them there than the Oksana School of Languages. Our international school helps folks of all ages and skill levels learn a new language in a fashion that’s enjoyable and efficient, and our certified instructors boast years of experience that enable them to motivate students in engaging ways.”
In the area of specific languages, the Oksana School of Languages specializes in Spanish, Italian, French, Russian and Chinese, but can also fulfill requests for less-popular variants. Though based in Beverly Hills, the school serves the global village via the latest in remote technology, with LA-area students being able to learn at their instructor’s studio or in the privacy of their own home; for those students not residing in the immediate area – including those overseas – the school offers online lessons via Skype.
During its efforts to establish itself as “the authority in everything enrichment,” the Oksana Management Group, Inc. has looked at physiological studies that have found speaking two or more languages is a great asset to the cognitive process, and that the brains of bilingual people operate quite differently than those who speak just one language – these differences, it was found, offer several benefits. According to many of these studies, a good number of these attributes are only apparent in people who speak multiple languages regularly, but it was also discovered that those who begin language study in their adult lives can still achieve the same levels of fluency as a young learner, and reap the same benefits as well.
The seven cognitive advantages to learning a foreign language, which Kolesnikova herself stresses upon her own instructors, include becoming smarter; building multitasking skills; staving off Alzheimer’s and dementia; improved memory, perception and decision-making skills and, believe it or not, improved English-speaking skills.
“I wholeheartedly believe that no two students learn in the same fashion,” concludes Kolesnikova. “Thus, our teachers customize learning programs to cater to each student’s unique needs. Whether in-person or online, we provide the instruction every language student requires to succeed – in fact, we can say with confidence that by this time next year, enrollees of our programs will be communicating in the language of their choice with a precision not readily experienced.”
The Oksana Management Group, Inc. is located at 9350 Wilshire Boulevard Suite 203 in Beverly Hills, California, and can be reached by calling (323) 284-7930. Parents ready to enroll their children in premium foreign language lessons with the Oksana School of Languages can do so by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling the number above.