Private and semi-private lessons

We specialize in private and semi-private lessons. Lesson schedule depends on the teacher’s availability and your time preferences. Semi-private lessons schedule depends on other student’s goals, proficiency level, and availability. After receiving your inquiry, your teacher will confirm your first lesson, conduct a level assessment, and customize your lessons based on your goals and interests.

Please note: each session is 55 minutes.

Private lessons in-person: $55 per session

Private lessons online: $48 per session

Semi-private lessons in-person or online: $30 per person, per session

One-time registration fee: $35

Materials are extra and depend on the teacher’s recommendation.

Cancellation policy: Please email at [email protected] 24-hours in advance if you need to reschedule a lesson for any reason. If you cancel on the same day as your lesson, you will be charged for the full lesson.

If you are running late for your lesson, please call the office at office at 425-454-1284; the teacher will go home after waiting for 15 minutes and you will be charged for the full lesson.

*Please note: after three consecutive cancellations, you might lose your lesson time.

Conversation groupEnglish Conversation Group 1Morning (Upper Intermediate and Advanced level)

Thursday 10 am – 11:30 am

Teacher: Dora

English Conversation Group 2 (online) – Evening (Upper Intermediate and Advanced level) 

Monday 7 pm – 8 pm

Teacher: Brandon

Practice conversation with other English speakers. We pick a topic every week to prepare for the following week’s discussion. Conversation groups are led by native speakers. Each conversation group is one hour and 25 minutes. Every week is different! 

Group meeting is $25 per student per session in-person; $20 per student per session online.

Group size: Minimum 4 students, Maximum 8 students; pre-registration required

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Language-Focused Multimedia Project for teenagers  (13 years old and older)

Teacher: Richard

Summer: Three hours once a week; three weeks (nine hours)

Prepare a multimedia project using English and technology skills. This project will include some in-depth language instruction, technology instruction, as well as open-ended language and technology exploration. It will result in a final product that can be shared with family, friends, and future teachers. Most American middle and high schools are assigning these kinds of projects, so this is great preparation for students going into one of these schools in the fall.

Group meetings in the center is $225 per student; online is $180 per student

Group size: Minimum 4 students, Maximum 8 students; pre-registration required

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Seattle’s Secrets (Intermediate and Advanced level)

Teacher: TBA

One hour every other week: TBA

This is a small-group class for intermediate to advanced English speakers who are new to the area and would like to know more about it. Bring your questions and discuss Seattle culture with a friendly and knowledgeable teacher. Where can you travel in the Seattle area for a fun weekend trip? What are the best places to bring your children for some fun activities? The teacher leading this class has lived in the Seattle area all her life. Let her know what you are interested in and she will explore the subject with you. Do you want to know which Seattle neighborhood has the best shops and restaurants? What do the different art museums offer? Are you trying to learn about the different neighborhoods of the area? What is the culture like in each area? Learn these local secrets while getting conversation practice, hearing Seattle-style casual language, and making new friends. 

Group meeting $25 per student per session

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students; pre-registration required

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Learn English through Videos (Intermediate and Advanced level)

Teacher: Brandon

One hour 25 minutes per week

Do you often find yourself online watching a video in English, but find it difficult to follow along? Have you ever been scrolling through YouTube to watch a video, but then you realize there are no subtitles in your language? 

For this class, you will work with a native speaker and other English learners to practice and enhance your listening and speaking skills. During this class, the instructor will select a video clip for all students to watch, and then for the following week, the students will discuss difficult words or meanings with the instructor and other students.

Group meeting in the center $25 per student 

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students; pre-registration required

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Conversation group sessions are for learners who want to practice speaking and using the language they are learning to speak, learn more about the culture of another country, and learn natural expressions and pronunciation from a native speaker. We pick a topic every session to prepare for the following discussion. Topics may include: art, travel, family life, music, cooking, traditions, current news, etc.

Group meeting $25 per student per session

Minimum 4 students, maximum 8 students; pre-registration required

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Japanese Conversation Group 1 (Intermediate level) 

One session every other week: Wednesday 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Teacher: Yoshiko

Japanese Conversation Group 2 (Intermediate level) 

One session every other week: TBA

Teacher: Kaoru

Korean Conversation Group (Intermediate level and up) 

One session every other week: TBA

Teacher: Judy

Playing in Spanish – Jugando en Español

This class is for kids who want to learn Spanish while having fun! We will practice our skills by reading books, working on arts and crafts, singing, and playing games. The class will be completely in Spanish, so students can learn through total immersion. There are two groups that your kids can join: one group is for kids ages 5-7, and one is for kids ages 8-10. Each group will meet four times a week, for one hour each session. 

Kids ages 5 – 7: schedule TBA (four days)

Kids ages 8 – 10: schedule TBA (four days)

Group meeting in the center $100 per student per week; online $80 per student per week

Minimum 4 students, maximum 6 students; pre-registration required

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Book & Movie Club 2022

Join us to discuss a book or movie from another culture! Every 3rd Tuesday of month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited.

Cost: $15 per session

Click here to register every month to help us with our planning or email us at [email protected]

Tuesday, June 21st 

Book: The Four Winds

By Hannah, Kristin

Texas, 1921. A time of abundance. The Great War is over, the bounty of the land is plentiful, and America is on the brink of a new and optimistic era. But for Elsa Wolcott, deemed too old to marry in a time when marriage is a woman’s only option, the future seems bleak. Until the night she meets Rafe Martinelli and decides to change the direction of her life. With her reputation in ruin, there is only one respectable choice: marriage to a man she barely knows.

By 1934, the world has changed; millions are out of work and drought has devastated the Great Plains. Farmers are fighting to keep their land and their livelihoods as crops fail and water dries up and the earth cracks open. Dust storms roll relentlessly across the plains. Everything on the Martinelli farm is dying, including Elsa’s tenuous marriage; each day is a desperate battle against nature and a fight to keep her children alive.

In this uncertain and perilous time, Elsa—like so many of her neighbors—must make an agonizing choice: fight for the land she loves or leave it behind and go west, to California, in search of a better life for her family.

The Four Winds is a rich, sweeping novel that stunningly brings to life the Great Depression and the people who lived through it—the harsh realities that divided us as a nation and the enduring battle between the haves and the have-nots. A testament to hope, resilience, and the strength of the human spirit to survive adversity, The Four Winds is an indelible portrait of America and the American dream, as seen through the eyes of one indomitable woman whose courage and sacrifice will come to define a generation.

Tuesday, July 19th

Polina, danser sa vie (2016) – IMDb

A young girl from a modest Russian family studies classical ballet. After many difficulties, she succeeds as a young woman to enter the prestigious Bolchoi. However she turns to modern dance, then improvisation, then choreography. The movie includes beautiful dances from acclaimed choreographer Angelin Preljocaj

Social Club 

Goal: to meet people with similar interests and enjoy cultural events together around Seattle.

Who: Sagalingua current students and teachers who enjoy going to theaters, museums, concerts, city tours and other culture events.

Language level: Intermediate or higher level is required. However, we will not have an English teacher around and we will welcome limited English speakers.

How many people: the number of people will be between 5 and 10.

When: every month we have one event. The event time could be in the morning, day, evening, weekday or sometimes weekends.

How much: every month the price must cover the ticket price, plus $5 for organizing the event.

How to register: email to [email protected] before the deadline.

Due to the COVID-19 the Social Club is postponed till future notice.

Business Communication:

Effective business language is critical for ensuring success in our global economy. This course is designed to develop and enhance your communication skills in the professional setting. You will expand your business terminology, fine-tune written communications, such as emails and reports, and hone your presentation skills. Finally, we will look at business etiquette, non-verbal techniques and cultural cues.

TOEFL Test Preparation:

In this course, we will strengthen your English skills to prepare you for the TOEFL exam. We use TOEFL- tailored reading, writing, listening and speaking materials and a practice exam to help improve your proficiency. This course also includes test-taking strategies and helpful tips for taking the exam.

Pick up a Language: Sagalingua Express Program (on-demand, for groups of more than four students)

Are you planning to travel overseas and don’t have time to become fluent in that country’s language? Try Sagalingua’s Express program with focus on travel vocabulary and basic communication skills.

  • Ten lessons in ten hours: $250 per person
  • Plus two hours of country orientation
  • Focus on conversation – no grammar, quizzes, or homework
  • Native coaches specially trained for immersion
  • Small groups (4-10 travelers)
  • Beginners and up
  • Includes Survival Phrases List
  • Schedule is flexible and depends on student and teacher availability

Make your travel experience much better and spend your time and money during the trip more efficiently. Try the Sagalingua difference!