Spotlight on ADL

CEO Message

Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC takes pride in the group of dynamic, fun and knowledgeable instructors and interpreters who are the driving force behind its

continuous success. Although scattered over the Greater Pittsburgh area, these instructors and interpreters share the passion of teaching, the love of foreign

languages, and the great joy that one could only get from rich cultural exchange.

Our team strives to be Pittsburgh’s leading foreign languages organization. The purpose of our company is to promote the learning of foreign languages and to

facilitate communications between the local organization and the growing Pittsburgh immigrant population.

Teaching and interpreting foreign languages and cultures is my deepest passion, and it has been a great joy to dedicate all of my energies towards Atlas Dreams and to

meet each of you along the way. I am proud of our growth to date, and excited about what the future will bring. I’ll look forward to meeting each one of you!

Immigrant Woman Talk Podcast

Women & Girls Foundation

Zineb at Atlas Dreams Languages PittsburghZineb Outnouna was a 2013 Celebrating Women! Having a Global Impact Nominee by the Women & Girls Foundation in Pittsburgh, PA.  The Woman & Girls foundation strives to promote the rights of women to have equal access, equal rights and influence in both their pubic and private lives.

WGF considers all initiatives and programs through the lens of five core values:

  • We believe that when women and girls thrive, communities prosper.
  • We seek equity for all women without discrimination on the basis of nationality, economic status, class, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, or marital status.
  • Our programs and initiatives drive statewide solutions to the problem of gender inequity.
  • Empowering girls, as well as women, is central to our mission. We engage young women as donors, activists, and leaders.
  • Engaging men as allies, partners, and champions for gender equity is vital for our mission’s success.



SCORE™ Client Atlas Dreams Languages Celebrates One Year Anniversary

SCORE™ Client Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC Celebrates One Year Anniversary; Launches New Languages {Pittsburgh, PA} Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC, has its origins in the founder and CEO, Zineb Outnouna’s, birth nation of Morocco. As a teenager, Zineb had become fluent in Arabic Modern Standard along with the Moroccan and Egyptian dialects, French, and English. She subsequently added German and Spanish to her language portfolio. After coming to the United States, she began exploring ways to use her language skills to help others. It is from this interest and passion that her business was spawned in December, 2011.

When Zineb decided to take her part-time business full-time and leave the security of a full-time position, she sought out SCORE for assistance. Her SCORE counselor, Bob DeGusipe, was instrumental in the launch of Atlas Dreams Languages. As Zineb stated “Atlas Dreams Languages started with a single instructor teaching Arabic and French, but thanks to Mr. DeGusipe, the company has grown since December (2011) to include thirteen languages and nine instructors.”

SCORE helped Zineb in several key areas; establishing goals that are measurable, tracking progress towards attainment of these goals, and in understanding the different facets of running a business. Her Marketing tag line “Learn a Foreign Language – Connect with the Globe” stresses the importance of having a global perspective in business and life.

The success of Atlas Dreams Languages has as its root the customized approach to each student and the way that each student learns. Atlas Dreams Languages succeeds because they learn the reasons why someone wants to learn the language, the purpose for the knowledge and the time frame. This helps them to develop a customized plan encompassing all of these factors based upon the way that the student learns.
“My clientele base is growing, the number of languages we offer continues to increase, and the business is on track to meet the numerous goals that Mr. DeGusipe helped me to create in January when I was just starting” says Zineb. She is looking to increase the number of instructors who are available. “The instructors have to be patient, caring and fun”, she says. “I can teach them how to teach by my method if they have the right blend of caring, personality and desire.”

And part of the assistance that SCORE has provided is exploring not only the short term goals of the business start-up but on sustaining the growth through the long-term. Bob is working with Zineb on documenting her business and marketing plans and has counseled her on the importance of evolving

from the teacher role to that of business owner. She has created an Advisory Board of other entrepreneurs with whom she is working, along with SCORE, to help her continue to move her business forward.
Her vision for Atlas Dreams Languages is to continue to deliver value through quality one-on-one instruction. Group sessions are in the offing and she plans to tap the corporate market as success in the global economy gains in importance. She would like to eventually expand into a storefront location to support a foreign language homework center for high school and college students. “Parents can usually help their children with math, English or science”, she commented, “but they stumble with helping them with a foreign language.”



SCORE is a business counseling/mentoring organization. SCORE provides free counseling, resources and advice to people who are in business or want to start a business. SCORE also provides free or low cost Workshops on Business Topics. Volunteer counselors are experienced owners or managers of businesses that volunteer their time to help small businesses succeed.



About Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC

Atlas Dreams Languages, LLC provides quality one-on-one language instruction based on the principles of:
• Customized instruction based on your goals and availability.
• Flexible hours.
• Convenient locations.
• Consistent progress in speaking, reading, writing, listening.
Visit our website for a complete list of languages offered.