Cortina Learning International, Inc.
Leading publisher of home study courses
Cortina Learning International, Inc. (CLI) is a multimedia publishing company specializing in instructional materials and educational programs for individual home study in foreign languages, English as a second language, fine art, commercial art, and fiction and non-fiction writing.
Founded in 1882 as Cortina Academy of Languages by Professor Rafael Diaz de la Cortina, CLI originated the recorded method of language learning, using early cylinders developed for Cortina by Thomas Edison. Since its founding, Cortina has been in the forefront of the language learning field, and offers both short and advanced Courses in CD and cassette format, including textbooks and other supplementary materials.
In 1981, CLI expanded its distance education curriculum by acquiring Famous Schools, publishers of the Famous Artists Courses and Famous Writers Courses. These thorough and comprehensive Courses feature extensive instructional materials in addition to the individual attention of accomplished artists and writers who critique each student’s assignments. We invite you to visit our educational material sites and see for yourself the depth and quality of our Course offerings.
In addition to the FAS Courses in Fine Art and Career Art,
Cortina Learning Offers the Following:
Foreign Language Courses
Our foreign language home study courses are available on high-quality cassettes or CDs. Course contents include companion texts, conversation books, language study guides, bilingual dictionaries, self-correcting exercise books, comprehension tests, final exams, and a year of personal consulting. The courses are packaged in handsome bookshelf albums.
Aprender Inglés (Learn English)
El Curso de Inglés Cortina es el camino mas fácil para aprender Inglés … con tan sólo unos minutos por día. Usted recibirá todo este material al inscribirse en su Curso. Será suyo y podrá usarlo … ¡Siempre!
- Libro de Texto Básico
- 8 Cintas/Cassettes o en CDs de Audio
- Libro Complementario de Conversación
- Diccionario Bilingüe
- 2 Libros de Ejercicios
- 2 Pruebas de Comprensión (cassettes y hojas)
- Grabación y Libro de Práctica
- Examenes de Repaso No. 1 y No. 2
- Guía del Alumno
- 2 Estuches de Lujo
- Servicio Personal de Consulta
Fiction & Non-fiction Writing Courses
Famous Writers School is a unique system of writing training in which you are taught by professional authors and editors — in your spare time, without leaving your home. It’s a complete course of study which starts with basic principles gleaned from the knowledge of some of America’s best-known writers — presented in a set of handsome textbooks. Through your Home Projects and Assignments you hone your skills in every aspect of writing under the guidance of instructors who give you personalized help with each piece of writing you do.
Famous Writers School offers three courses:
- Famous Writers Certificate Program in Effective Writing. This Course includes six textbooks
(Principles of Good Writing I and II, Fiction Writing I and II, Non-Fiction Writing I and II), Study Guide with
Home Projects and six Lesson Assignments for submission to Famous Writers School, How to Turn Your Writing
into Dollars (market service manual), Reader’s Encyclopedia, and six personal Lesson Critiques
from your Famous Writers School instructor.
- Famous Writers Master Program in Fiction Writing. This Course includes the textbooks, supplementary books, and Assignments listed above, plus the Study Guide with Home Projects and twelve Lesson Assignments in Fiction Writing, and a total of eighteen personal Lesson Critiques from your Famous Writers School instructor.
- Famous Writers Master Program in Non-Fiction Writing. This Course includes the textbooks,
supplementary books, and Assignments listed above, plus the Study Guide with Home Projects and twelve Lesson Assignments in Fiction Writing, and a total of eighteen personal Lesson Critiques from your Famous Writers School instructor.