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

Optional package discount: 10 sessions, prepay ($550), and get 1 free session ($55)

Private lessons online: $45 per session

Optional package discount: 10 online sessions, prepay ($450), and get 1 free session ($45)

Semi-private lessons: $40 per person, per session

Optional package discount: 10 sessions, prepay ($400): get 1 free session ($40)

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

Optional package discount: 10 sessions, prepay ($300): get 1 free session ($30)

One-time registration fee: $35

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

Cancellation policy: Please email at saga@sagalingua.com 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)

Every Friday at 10 a.m. – 11:25 a.m.

Teacher: Dora

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

Every Monday at 7 p.m. – 8:25 p.m.

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 in the center is $25 per student per session; online is $20 per student per session 

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

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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Self-Expression for Teens 1 (Beginning and Intermediate level)

Teacher: Kerstin

One hour twice a week; three weeks (six hours)

This small-group class offers a playful and supportive environment for teens to gently try out their ability to express themselves in English, and to learn to take small risks in speaking more and more. The class is based on playing games that offer fun opportunities to practice action words, words for emotions, describing words, and more. 

Group meeting in the center $150 per student; online $120 per student  

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

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Self-Expression for Teens 2 (Intermediate and Advanced level)

Teacher: Kerstin

1.5 hours twice a week; three weeks (nine hours)

This small-group class offers a playful and supportive environment for teens to practice expressing themselves in English in creative ways that allow them to share their own thoughts and personalities. Students will play fun games to practice vocabulary and simple common exchanges of dialogue in casual American speech. Students will be invited to share their own talents or interests, and to develop small performances that show them off, if they desire. 

Group meeting in the center $225 per student; online $180 per student  

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

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Seattle’s Secrets (Intermediate and Advanced level)

Teacher: Kerstin

One hour every other week: Wednesday 11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

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 in the center $20 per student per session; online $15 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; online $20 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 in the center $25 per student per session; online $20 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 week: Thursday 6:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.

Teacher: Kyunghee


Mandarin Conversation Group (Low Intermediate level) 

One session every other week: TBA

Teacher: Xin (Kelly)


Polish Conversation Group (all levels invited) 

One session every week: TBA

Teacher: Hanna


Russian Conversation Group (all level invited) 

One session every week: TBA

Teacher: Galia


Italian Conversation Group (Intermediate level and up) 

One session every week: TBA

Teacher: Annalisa


Spanish Conversation Group 1 (Intermediate level and up) 

One session every week: TBA

Teacher: Alejandra


Spanish Conversation Group 3 (Intermediate level and up) 

One session every week: TBA

Teacher: Esther


Portuguese Conversation Group (Intermediate level and up) 

One session every week: TBA

Teacher: Golda

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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After-school language programs (Eclusive for Medina Elementary school students)

Designed for kids who wants to learn basic language skills while having fun. All teachers are native speakers with prior teaching experience with children. They practice reading books, working on arts and crafts, singing, and playing games to involve kids in the immersion program. 

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Book & Movie Club

Join us to discuss a book or movie from another culture! Every 2nd Thursday of month from 1:30 p.m. to 3 p.m. Space is limited.

Cost: $10 per session or $120 for the year, payable January 2021 

Click here to register every month to help us with our planning or email us at saga@sagalingua.com

Thursday, January 14th 

Movie: Marriage story (2019) USA

MARRIAGE STORY is Academy Award nominated filmmaker Noah Baumbach’s incisive and compassionate look at a marriage breaking up and a family staying together. The film stars Scarlett Johansson and Adam Driver. Laura Dern, Alan Alda, and Ray Liotta co-star.

Thursday, February 11th

Book: UPSTAIRS AT THE WHITE HOUSE: MY LIFE WITH THE FIRST LADIES

By J. B. West

B. West, chief usher of the White House, directed the operations and maintenance of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue—and coordinated its daily life—at the request of the president and his family. He directed state functions; planned parties, weddings and funerals, gardens and playgrounds, and extensive renovations; and, with a large staff, supervised every activity in the presidential home. For twenty-eight years, first as assistant to the chief usher, then as chief usher, he witnessed national crises and triumphs, and interacted daily with six consecutive presidents and first ladies, as well as their parents, children and grandchildren, and houseguests—including friends, relatives, and heads of state.
J. B. West, whom Jackie Kennedy called “one of the most extraordinary men I have ever met,” provides an absorbing, one-of-a-kind history of life among the first ladies. Alive with anecdotes ranging from Eleanor Roosevelt’s fascinating political strategies to Jackie Kennedy’s tragic loss and the personal struggles of Pat Nixon, Upstairs at the White House is a rich account of a slice of American history that usually remains behind closed doors.

Thursday, March 11th

Movie: Breathe (2017) UK

When Robin (Andrew Garfield) is struck down by polio at the age of twenty-eight, he is confined to a hospital bed and given only a few months to live. With the help of Diana’s (Claire Foy’s) twin brothers (Tom Hollander) and the groundbreaking ideas of inventor Teddy Hall (Hugh Bonneville), Robin and Diana dare to escape the hospital ward to seek out a full and passionate life together, raising their young son, travelling, and devoting their lives to helping other polio patients.

Thursday, April 8th

Book: THE GIVER OF STARS

By Jojo Moyes

Alice Wright marries handsome American Bennett Van Cleve, hoping to escape her stifling life in England.  But small-town Kentucky quickly proves equally claustrophobic, especially living alongside her overbearing father-in-law. So when a call goes out for a team of women to deliver books as part of Eleanor Roosevelt’s new traveling library, Alice signs on enthusiastically.

The leader, and soon Alice’s greatest ally, is Margery, a smart-talking, self-sufficient woman who’s never asked a man’s permission for anything. They will be joined by three other singular women who become known as the Packhorse Librarians of Kentucky. 
What happens to them–and to the men they love–becomes an unforgettable drama of loyalty, justice, humanity, and passion. These heroic women refuse to be cowed by men or by convention. And though they face all kinds of dangers in a landscape that is at times breathtakingly beautiful, at others brutal, they’re committed to their job: bringing books to people who have never had any, arming them with facts that will change their lives.
Based on a true story rooted in America’s past, The Giver of Stars is unparalleled in its scope and epic in its storytelling. Funny, heartbreaking, enthralling, it is destined to become a modern classic–a richly rewarding novel of women’s friendship, of true love, and of what happens when we reach beyond our grasp for the great beyond. 


Social Club 

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

Who: Sagalingua curent 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 galia@sagalingua.com 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!