Yes! Due to the pandemic, we had switched most of our in-person lessons to online lessons. We only offer in-person lessons upon students’ request. Feel free to contact us if you would prefer in-person lessons.
Kasa De Franko offers various services from group and private/semi-private lessons to translation and edition (English-Spanish & Spanish-English). We also offer other languages upon request for private, semi-private & group lessons—in person, online or hybrid. We offer lessons for all ages and all levels. For KDF’s private and semi-private lessons, students may request the day, times, location, and start date of their lessons.
Except for the Español Temático course, most of our group classes are scheduled in seven-week programs: seven sessions of 1.5 hours. The cost for our group lessons varies depending on the type of class. Students need to look at each class to see the price. Children's lesson fees are usually higher than adult lessons. Weekend program fees are generally higher than weekdays programs. We offer both adults & children group lessons. For private/semi-private lessons and other services, please check out our website.
Yes! All materials are included for all of our group, private and semi-private lessons.
To buy private & semi-private lessons, go to our website and find the section for private lessons. Then, you can simply email us the days and times you prefer to schedule the lessons. It is always helpful to send us further information about the student, such as experience with the language, goals, and how she/he plans to use the newly acquired language skills. Hours may be purchased here.
Yes! KDF offers on-site Spanish & English Language lessons for Bay Area companies. Email us with the details regarding the group: how many students per group experience with the language and goals of newly acquired Spanish language skills. Please also provide us with the days, times, and exact location of the lessons.
KDF offers a new program almost every month. Most classes are offered in monthly increments. Most of our beginner and intermediate levels usually have a week a two weeks break in between every program. Some advanced levels continue with no break.
KDF is located in North San Jose: Our address is 2300 Gateway Place, Suite 500, San Jose, CA 95110. Our school is located a few miles from San Jose Airport and San Jose Downtown.
Yes! There are two VTA Lightrail stations 10 min away (walking distance) from our location: Karina & Airport stations.
Yes! There is free and unrestricted parking in front of our main building.
Yes! Students get a Kasa de Franko’s Certificate of Completion at the end of every program. Students must attend all 10 hours of our program to get a certificate of completion.
No. KDF does not offer High School or College credit.
There is not a free make-up class at KDF. However, we would like you to stay up-to-date with your studies: We offer a 60-minute make-up session for $35. It is optional for any students to take advantage of our reduced make-up lesson. This reduced price per hour only applies to students currently registered for a program, and it will only cover material from classes missed. To schedule a make-up session, please emails us at info@kasadefranko.com
Yes, it is possible. For private lessons, students need to notify KDF 24 hours in advance of the class will be considered taken. Students may reschedule any private or semi-private course at no charge if they notify KDF 24 hours before the beginning of class.
Yes! We offer free trial lessons for beginners & intermediate students willing to register in any group lessons. Check out our calendar to find our next free Spanish lesson and other cultural events. You are more than welcomed to check out our reviews on Yelp & Google to find out what our clients & friends are saying about us. We will also be more than happy to discuss the phone or a video call any questions students may have to evaluate your level. We could also put in you in touch with our current students to ask questions about our services and the methods they use to learn the language.
On our website, you can find the class content for every level. Based on that, students can figure out their level. If still unsure, students are more than welcome to email us for a brief phone/video-call evaluation or provide them with a placement test.
Most of our group classes' programs are structured in seven consecutive sessions of 1.5 hours per week. We skip the main holidays. Ergo, we have no class on: • New Year's Day and New Year's Eve. • Memorial Day. • Independence Day. • Labor Day. • Thanksgiving and the day after. • Christmas Eve and Christmas. On our website, you can find the class content for all our courses. Our group classes are structured per level. We have two main sections: Our Introductory Courses & our Thematic Courses. Our Introductory courses are for students who are still getting familiar with the language's main concepts and the culture behind it. KDF’s Introductory Courses are divided into three main levels: Beginners, Intermediate, and Advanced. Each of these levels have five sub-levels from one to five for fifteen levels in total. Starting at the Intermediate Level, students are required to use more Spanish in class. Our advanced level is only taught in Spanish, and students are expected to speak Spanish in class. After finishing our Introductory Courses, students can take our Thematic Courses. Our Thematic Courses are for more advanced students who feel more comfortable with the language and the culture. Students must have taken before our Introductory Courses or its equivalent in other schools. Students are required to speak Spanish in class. Our Thematic courses also cover grammar and other language concepts. Students may be asked to write very short essays or paragraphs for the class.
Yes! We offer classes for all ages. We have students from the very early age of three years old. We offer our classes both at our San Jose location and in other schools. We happily provide our services to several private schools in the area. At the moment, students can set up private and semi-private lessons for kids. We will soon be offering group lessons for kids in our location of North San Jose.
Group Class Size Policy varies for each program: children and adults. It depends on the number of hours per program and the number of students enrolled. Please check out at the end of every program to find out our class size policy.
For all of our group lessons, students will be charged a $30 processing fee for cancellations at least one week before the first day of class. A $50 processing fee applies to cancellations or postponements within one week of the first day of class. After the first day of class, there is no refund. For private lessons, a 15% processing fee will be applied to cancellations requested at least a week prior to the first day of class. No refunds if refund or postponement is requested one week prior, or after the first day of class.
No! KDF does not offer student visas.