The IES Language Foundation was founded in 1982 and was patterned after IES Schools International founded in Japan in 1975 to teach English to Japanese speaking children. The first IES Language Foundation Programs were offered in November of 1982 in the San Francisco Bay Area by Diane Levitan, current President. Diane was the original pioneer in developing the teaching system and curriculum materials for IES to use, emphasizing an o*** approach to language acquisition. Spanish was the first language offered by IES and has continued to be the most popular language offered. Since that time, IES has expanded nationally throughout the United States to include pre-school programs through grade eight in Spanish, Mandarin, Hindi, French, Arabic, German, Russian and Japanese. The IES Language Foundation is a National 501(c)3 Non-Profit Organization and continues to serve school aged children from coast to coast in the US. All IES teachers are trained in our teaching system, and utilize the curriculum and trade marked materials developed and enhanced by Diane Levitan over the years.