Experience Culture Art  the World With New Eyes

Experience Culture Art  The World
with New Eyes

Promote staff camaraderie and bonding, champion DEIA, and provide professional development opportunities through language classes. Unleash your true potential for language mastery with Diáfano’s cutting-edge language learning services.

Exclusively for American Alliance
of Museums (AAM) Members

Give Your Staff and Volunteers the Chance to Learn a New Language

Diáfano is the language learning hub of the future, with human-centered philosophy at its very core. Our specialty is creating online language cohorts within organizations. Whether you want to:

  • provide an educational perk to staff
  • increase collaboration
  • incentivize membership
  • promote community involvement
  • champion DEIA

Diáfano gives you 20+ languages to choose from, all accessible from the comfort of your home or work. We have a program for you. 

If budget is an issue, no problem. We give museums two options:

  1. Include our classes in their education or DEIA annual budget; or
  2. Allow staff and volunteers (and even members!) to sign up for classes themselves. Don’t worry, there is no management from your end, and we keep the classes running term after term. We have three years doing this at The Met!

2,000+ students have learned

The Diáfano Method
Tailored for Museums

Achieve true language mastery, create meaningful connections, and discover new ways to experience art and culture with Diáfano’s custom language programs for museums.

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Our Work & Results

We’ve worked with high-achieving individuals and institutions to create meaningful changes in people’s lives through language. Contact us to learn more about our offer for museum language classes.

The Results Speak For Themselves…In Any Language

Clients Rate Diáfano
4 or 5 Stars
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Client
Retention
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Museum Clients Save
$100k On Average

It Takes World Class People to Create a World Class Experience

Memorizing words without cultural context just isn’t enough if you want to have meaningful interactions in another language.

The Diáfano Method follows the Common European Framework of Reference for Language (CEFR) standards, but with a relevant twist that enables our clients to comfortably engage in conversations in the real world. We offer language learning programs that allow people to dive deep into the cultural context of the language they’re learning.

By creating language cohorts within institutions, we can help you expand your global reach, reduce churn, give your employees and company a competitive edge, and champion diversity & inclusion within your company. But it’s not just about teaching employees; it’s also about building a strong company culture through common purpose and memorable experiences.

Immersive Group Classes

Become conversational in a new language with group classes tailored to your workplace.

Impactful Individual Classes

Receive a more personalized experience with one-on-one language learning classes.

Cultural Competence

Gain a greater understanding of different cultures, people, heritage, and social identities. Increase diversity and inclusion at your organization and interact more effectively with people of diverse backgrounds.

Company Training In A Foreign Language

If you have company training in English that you'd like to recreate in another language for an international audience, we can help you.

Our Courses

It Takes World Class People
to Create a World Class Experience

During the era of the Great Resignation, you have to start thinking more creatively. By creating language cohorts within institutions, we can help you expand your global reach, reduce churn, give your employees and company a competitive edge, and focus on diversity & inclusion in a way that’s unique, but effective.  It’s not just about teaching employees a language. It’s also about building a strong company culture through common purpose and memorable experiences.

Impactful Language Classes for Museums

Creating language cohorts is our specialty. This is our way to build community and help employees and volunteers become conversational in a new language.

1:1 Personalized Studies

We have expanded our pricing tiers to accommodate more people who want to learn languages.

Self-Paced Video Program

Our pre-recorded program is affordable ($14.99/month) and is offered in Spanish, French, and Italian. All museums part of our network can offer our program at a discount to members, as a way to incentivize membership.

Company Training in a Foreign Language

We can recreate your company training for your organization.

Case Study

Spanish Lessons Exhibit at Marian Goodman Art Gallery

Diáfano on PBS

Start Talking
the Talk

Diáfano will have you speaking, listening, reading, writing, and even thinking in a new language. If you’re ready to lead your organization in a language learning and cultural experience that actually works, reach out to us today.

French
Spanish
Italian
German
ASL
ESL
Chinese
Japanese
Korean
Portuguese

What People Say About Diáfano

“A skilled teacher who gives structured but fun lessons; I was quite pleased with my progress over the course of five weeks...I wanted to concentrate specifically on my reading, comprehension, and pronunciation, and I needed the attention to detail that private lessons provide. The set of language-learning tools I learned [...] gave me a great boost of confidence...I get a big kick out of being able to share books with Spanish words and phrases with children whose families come from Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and, well, everywhere! "
Susan Thomsen
Former New Yorker Editorial Staff Member,
Writer, Literacy Volunteer
“Both French and Spanish classes have been great experiences! In the language classes, there are students on different skill levels. Soha and Irma are great teachers. They are super patient and accommodate students at all levels. I've really enjoyed their teaching styles as well. I've learned so much and am able to speak more confidently."
Josefa Solano-Richante
Programs Associate Family & Teen Programs,
Metropolitan Museum of Art
“A skilled teacher who gives structured but fun lessons; I was quite pleased with my progress over the course of five weeks...I wanted to concentrate specifically on my reading, comprehension, and pronunciation, and I needed the attention to detail that private lessons provide. The set of language-learning tools I learned [...] gave me a great boost of confidence...I get a big kick out of being able to share books with Spanish words and phrases with children whose families come from Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, and, well, everywhere! "
Susan Thomsen
Former New Yorker Editorial Staff Member,
Writer, Literacy Volunteer
“Both French and Spanish classes have been great experiences! In the language classes, there are students on different skill levels. Soha and Irma are great teachers. They are super patient and accommodate students at all levels. I've really enjoyed their teaching styles as well. I've learned so much and am able to speak more confidently."
Josefa Solano-Richante
Programs Associate Family & Teen Programs,
Metropolitan Museum of Art

Learn a new language with Diáfano

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Irma Cedeno

Linguist

5/5

(48 Reviews)

About Instructor

Irma is a trained linguist, native Spanish speaker, and teacher. She is the founder and CEO of Diáfano.

Curriculum

For those with no prior experience with Spanish. 9-week course.

For those who can hold a minimal conversation in Spanish, ask for directions, etc.

For those who are conversational and can express emotions in Spanish

For those who are conversational and can express emotions in Spanish. The course is designed to get you to full fluency.

Upcoming Courses

Beginner
May 1st - May 30th
Advanced Beginner
May 1st - May 30th
Intermediate
May 1st - May 30th
Advanced
May 1st - May 30th