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Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What classes does SJLC offer?
  2. How much are the classes?
  3. How much are the private lessons?
  4. How long are the programs?
  5. Are the materials included in class?
  6. How do I set up Private Lessons?
  7. How do I set up Corporate lessons?
  8. When will the next program begin?
  9. Where is SJLC located?
  10. Is there public transportation near the school?
  11. Is there free parking at SJLC?
  12. Does SJLC offer student Visas?
  13. Does SJLC offer High School or College credit?
  14. Does SJLC offer Certificates for completing a program?
  15. What happens if I miss a class during the program?
  16. What if I have to miss or cancel a private lesson?
1. What classes does SJLC offer?

The San Jose Learning Center offer group classes and private lessons for over a dozen foreign languages. Our group classes are for teenagers and adults, and meet on weekday evenings and Saturday mornings. Our private lessons are for all ages and all levels. With private lessons, students may request the day, times, location and start date of their lessons.

2. How much are the classes?

All our group classes are $255 for the 7 week program. For most classes this includes the materials, but some classes require the purchase of a text book. Please see the language pages for the class requirements.

3. How much are the private lessons?

SJLC offers 3 types of private lessons to fit your needs:

  • In Person Private: $50 - $65
  • In Person Semi-Private: $65 - $80
  • Skype Private: $45 - $60
  • Skype Semi-Private: $55 - $70
  • Test Prep Private: $60 - $75
  • Test Prep Semi-Private: $75 - $90
4. How long are the programs?

The regular weekday Language classes meet for 7 weeks, 1.5 hours per class. The Saturday Intensive Language classes meet for 4 weeks, 2.5 hours per class. Both class types (regular weekday and Saturday Intensive) cover the same class content.

5. Are the materials included in class?

Most of the group classes include all the materials needed for the course. Some group classes require students to purchase a book (link provided on the selected language webpage). Private lessons typically include materials, unless there is a book the teacher recommends for the students' specific need and focus.

6. How do I set up Private Lessons?

SJLC offers private lessons for all the languages offered. Simply email us which subject you would like to learn and which days and times you prefer to schedule the lessons. It is beneficial to send us further details about the student, including approximate age, experience with the subject and goal for take the lessons. Hours may be purchased at: Private Lessons or Email Us

7. How do I set up Corporate lessons?

SJLC offers on-site Foreign Language lessons for Bay Area companies. Simply email us which language your company would like to learn, as well as which days, times and exact location. It is beneficial to send us further details about the students, including their experience with the language and how many students will be in each group. Email Us

8. When will the next program begin?

SJLC offers a new program every two months. Most classes currently offered will be offered again the following program. The programs start the first week of:

  • January
  • March
  • May
  • July
  • September
  • November

Please see class page for start dates.

9. Where is SJLC located?

The address is 490 W. San Carlos St., San Jose, CA. The school located right off the 280 and 87 freeways, near downtown San Jose. Our cross streets are West San Carlos and Josefa Street.

10. Is there public transportation near the school?

Yes. VTA Lightrail is two blocks away at the Discovery Museum station. Caltrain is a 15 minute walk away at the Diridon Station. And there is a bus stop located directly in front of the school building.

11. Is there free parking at SJLC?

Yes. SJLC has 2 private parking lots. One is located behind the main building, and the 2nd one is directly behind it. To get to the 2nd parking lot, simply turn off W. San Carlos St onto Josefa St and turn in to the 2nd driveway on the left. There is also free and unrestricted parking on W. San Carlos St after 6pm on weekdays and all day on weekends.

12. Does SJLC offer student Visas?

No. SJLC does not issue any student Visas, including the I-20.

13. Does SJLC offer High School or College credit?

No. SJLC classes do not qualify for High School or College credit.

14. Does SJLC offer Certificates for completing a program?

Yes. SJLC students will receive a Certificate of Completion after completing a program. Requirements to receive this certificate is a 100% attendance record for the full program.

15. What happens if I miss a class during the program?

If you miss a class out of a 4 or 7-week program, you will not receive a free makeup class. However, to help you stay up to date with the class material, we do offer a 30 minute make up session for $15. This make up session is completely optional. To schedule a make up session, please Email Us

16. What if I have to miss or cancel a private lesson?

You may reschedule your private lesson at no charge with a minimum of 24 hour notice. If you cancel your lesson within 24 hours or simply do not show up, the lesson will be considered taken.