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. 

Private lessons in-person: $55 per hour

Optional package discount: 10 one-hour lessons, prepay ($550), and get 1 free hour ($55)

Private lessons online: $45 per hour

Optional package discount: 10 one-hour online lessons, prepay ($450), and get 1 free hour ($45)

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

Optional package discount: 10 one-hour lessons, prepay ($400): get 1 free hour ($40)

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

Optional package discount: 10 one-hour lessons, prepay ($300): get 1 free hour ($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.

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

Every Friday at 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Teacher: Dora

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

Every Monday at 7 p.m. – 8:30 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 and a half hours. 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

1.5 hours per week

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 $25 per student per session; online $20 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

1.5 hours 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 hour every other week: Wednesday 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Teacher: Yoshiko

Japanese Conversation Group 2 (Intermediate level) 

One hour every other week: Tuesday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

Teacher: Kaoru


Korean Conversation Group (Intermediate level and up) 

One hour every week: TBA

Teacher: Kyunghee


Mandarin Conversation Group (Intermediate level) – for teenagers or adults

One hour every other week: Thursday 5 p.m. – 6 p.m.

Teacher: Xin (Kelly)


Polish Conversation Group (all levels invited) 

One hour every week: Monday 1 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Teacher: Hanna


Russian Conversation Group (Beginner level and up) 

One hour every week: Tuesday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Teacher: Galia


Italian Conversation Group (Intermediate level and up) 

One hour every week: Wednesday 12 p.m. – 1 p.m.

Teacher: Annalisa


Spanish Conversation Group 1 (Intermediate level and up) 

One hour every week: Thursday 4:30 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Teacher: Alejandra


Spanish Conversation Group 3 (Intermediate level and up) 

One hour every week: TBA

Teacher: Esther


Portuguese Conversation Group (Intermediate level and up) 

One hour every week: Wednesday 7 p.m. – 8 p.m.

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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Book & Movie Club

Join us to discuss a book or movie from another culture! Every 2nd Thursday of month from 1:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Space is limited.

Cost: $20 per session or $165 for the year, payable January 2020

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

Thursday, June 11th 

Book: Gentleman in Moscow

by Amor Towles

From the New York Times bestselling author of Rules of Civility—a transporting novel about a man who is ordered to spend the rest of his life inside a luxury hotel.

Thursday, July 9th

Movie: The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society (2018)

In the aftermath of World War II, a writer forms an unexpected bond with the residents of Guernsey Island when she decides to write a book about their experiences during the war.

Optional movie:Where’d You Go, Bernadette?(2019)

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery.

Thursday, August 13th

Book: Professor Chandra Follows His Bliss

By Rajeev Balasubramanyam

In the moments after the bicycle accident, he doesn’t see his life flash before his eyes, but his life’s work. All this work is killing him. He needs to take a break, start enjoying himself. In short, says his doctor (who is from California), Professor Chandra should just follow his bliss.


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!