FAQs

Q?Can you help my child to get an A?
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Yes, we can! Get results, get an A, get a smile! Each student has his or her own challenges;  to ensure top results we will focus on the areas in which they need help.

Q?Why do I need accent reduction and accent training?
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Heavy accents make it hard for others to understand the person speaking, and this can lead to frustration and misunderstandings, especially in work environments. The teachers at Language Connection CA are experts in addressing accent problem areas and in teaching individuals to reduce or eliminate accents. Accent reduction and training helps people communicate clearly and effectively.

Q?Do you offer other services than instruction?
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Yes, we offer translation, interpretation, voice recording, software testing, accent reduction, and accent training.

Q?Do you offer customized classes?
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Yes, we can build customized classes for your professional needs. For example, we can teach specific jargon for medical and legal professionals, or general information for your industry, so that you can best communicate with your international clients or colleagues.

Q?Do you offer classes for business?
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Yes. We will teach you the language, culture, etiquette, and applicable business situations for your specific needs.

Q?Do you offer classes for travelers?
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Yes, we do. If you are a beginner, you should begin your tutoring as soon as possible. The more time you have to learn, the better. If you’re traveling soon, we recommend our intensive classes which provide accelerated language training.

In our classes for travelers, you will learn how to order in a restaurant, how to ask directions, how to go shopping, how to book a hotel room, and much more.

Q?I am an adult, is it too late to learn a language?
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No, it is never too late! We will customize your training to fit your abilities.

Q?What is the best age to learn a language?
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Children typically learn faster than adults. If you are giving your child the gift of a second language, starting before his or her seventh birthday will optimize results. Also, studies show that early language training results in students having more correct accents. However, keep in mind that the best age to learn a new language is when an individual is most interested and motivated, so if that’s you – you’re at the best age!

Q?What age range do you teach?
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We tutor all ages, from preschool-aged children to adults of all ages. We can teach you and your entire family a new language and age is not a factor.

Q?What kinds of experience do your teachers have?
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All of our teachers have language degrees and teaching experience, and love their jobs. We hire instructors with more than just language skills, we recruit creative and fun tutors with outgoing personalities and smiling faces. We want you to have fun and enjoy learning your new language!

Q?How can I practice outside of class?
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We provide application exercises for you to practice outside of class. In addition to the exercises, we suggest movies, web links, books, and attending language-based events.

Q?Do you assign a lot of homework?
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Because most of our students have busy schedules, we generally don’t assign lengthy homework assignments. However, if you desire more homework than suggested by the teacher, we will provide it.

We provide quick and effective application exercises for you to practice what you learned in class, and most students complete these assignments at home or work in a short amount of time.

Q?How long will it take to speak a language fluently?
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Language Connection CA’s language training method optimizes your learning. That fact aside, the speed at which one learns a language is affected by a number of factors. Basically, the more classes you take every week, the faster you will be able to successfully communicate in your language of choice.

The number of classes you take every week, how quickly you absorb the information, and time dedicated to practicing outside our classroom will all affect your outcome.

Q?Where can I take classes?
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We hold classes at the Language Connection CA school located at 1157 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129.
However, we can arrange private tutoring in your home or via Skype, as needed.

Q?What times are classes held at Language Connection CA?
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We plan our classes to fit our clients’ needs. Sometimes we offer scheduled classes you can join, and when these are offered class times will be posted on our website. Private lessons for individuals, couples, and families are always planned around the clients’ schedules.

Q?What languages do you teach?
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We offer training for all languages, led by instructors that are native-born speakers of the language they teach. We have many teachers available at our school, but if you need to learn a language we do not specialize in, we will find a tutor to accommodate your needs.