About Us

Company Overview

IDESLI International Institute of Linguistics is strategically based in San Francisco due to the need to equip executives, personnel, and professionals with specialized skills to communicate in a culturally diverse environment. Our clients, this city’s private and public sectors as well as its government agencies, cater to a population with a high percentage of foreign speakers. Our expertise in linguistic services and mission to improve local and global business interactions, converge into a vision that promotes and enhances successful communication through customized solutions and strategies resulting in new markets, successful transactions and higher profits.  Our commitment to exceptional work have secured and maintained the Fortune 500-caliber clientele IDESLI currently serves.

Our Offices

Language courses for professionals in Downtown San Francisco
Our office is conveniently located in the Financial District, just a few steps away from the Embarcadero MUNI/BART Station.  Our dynamic space, which we share with a select group of innovative companies and startups, lends itself for networking, interactive classes, and events.

Who’s in charge

IDESLI International Institute of Linguistics was founded by Carla Suhr and Monica C. Vivanco simultaneously in their respective countries of Spain and the United States. Their bi-national partnership served as an ideal platform from which to develop a language institute devoted to effective communication within the international professional sphere.

Carla Suhr

Language Training Director

A Linguist by trade, Carla Suhr, Co-founder and Director of Courses, is the academic infrastructure of this Institute. Specialized in Applied Linguistics and backed by a PhD in Intercultural Communication and Cognition, and Masters’ Degrees, in both, Cognitive Linguistics and Spanish as a Second Language Education, she acquired invaluable experience as a second language professor at the Complutense University of Madrid.

Monica C. Vivanco

Linguistic Services Director

Mónica C. Vivanco, Co-founder and Linguistic Services Director, is an articulate communicator with vast experience in the fields of Social and Business Research, Communications, and Program Coordination. Fluent in English, Spanish, and French, she acquired expertise in Linguistics after several years as a freelance writer and translator for numerous publications and non-profits.