We provide the following rates* for personalized language learning in the Bay Area.
| Hours per class
|| 75 minutes
|| 150 minutes
|| 225 minutes
| Classes per week
|Classes per month
||varies with month
||varies with month
||varies with month
| Cost per month
| Additional sibling
*These rates are based on small group setting of a minimum of 6-students. Rates are for 2012/2013.
Bay Language Academy makes every effort to provide the courses and services listed in the web site and brochures. Classes are planned out and instructors are assigned to classes based on expected demand. However, If we are
unable to meet the required minimum enrollment or in case of circumstances happening beyond our control, we reserve the right to cancel any class or service and/or attempt to merge it with another
class of equivalent exposure, age/grade and/or level. If such a cancellation occurs, you will be notified immediately.
Our combined Spanish-toddler/parent and Korean-toddler/parent- classes are held once a week for 60 minutes on Fridays for the monthly rate of $115 (or $195 for one adult and two kids).
Our first level, Exploratory,
aims to introduce children to
foreign languages and cultures. Usually conducted in English, with some
basic communication in the foreign language. This level is designed to
provide limited exposure to one or more languages. In our curriculum, we integrate music, rhymes, storytelling and learning through games especially for the younger learners.
is designed for students who want to
develop high levels of proficiency in the language. Classes will be
performed primarily (but not exclusively) in the foreign language. The
language instruction is interspersed with cultural learning. In addition
to engaging students through games and activities, the classes will
provide reading and writing instruction. The Proficiency classes will
have an emphasis on building a strong vocabulary and grammatical
Our third level, Fluency,
designed for students who have been exposed to the language and who have
a good verbal understanding but who are lacking grammar and vocabulary
instruction. This mostly apply to students whose parents or grandparents
speak a language other than English at home and who can understand
native speakers fairly well. Classes will be conducted exclusively in
the foreign language.
For Proficiency and Fluency-level
students, a third session (75 minutes) is available which prepares them
for an appropriate standardized exam. Students will be able to be
assessed by a proper institution and hold a certification that could
grant them the right to study abroad.
older students, conversational classes will build upon previous lessons
where vocabulary and grammar rules are mastered, and focus on areas of
For those interested in learning English as as second language (ESL), a program is taught by TESOL certified teachers as well.
classes are mainly designed for those who took languages in high school
and/or college but who would like to refresh their memory and are in
need of practice. They are also designed for those who wished they could
learn another language but never had a chance to.
Academy operates on a quarter system for the Adult classes, with each
quarter lasting approximately 10 weeks. They are offered during the
Fall, Winter, Spring and Summer. They typically meet once each week for a
Monthly payment is due at the beginning of each month. Payments made after the 5th of the month are subject to late fees. At this time, we only accept checks. If you bank offers a bill-pay service, we suggest you use it for automated monthly payments.
Although each month may have a different number of classes, the monthly rate is calculated based on the entire program divided into monthly payments. Missed classes or short months do not affect your monthly bill.
An enrollment fee of $50 applies to all students.
Additional material fees or purchases may apply for each student and are based on the actual cost of materials.