FAQs

Who can use G.L.C.C. services?
All students registered in a graduate or undergraduate program at St. John’s can use GLCC services.  The cost of these services is included in their tuition

What are G.L.C.C. Hours?
M, T, R: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
W: 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
F: 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.

The Center is open during the Fall and Spring semesters and during Summer Sessions I and II

Where is the G.L.C.C. located?
St. John Hall, Rooms 104, 105 and 106

What services does the G.L.C.C. offer?
The GLCC primarily offers language practice to students registered in an undergraduate language course.
It also holds regular cultural events:  lectures on language and culture, presentations by students returning from study abroad, and foreign movie nights among others.  For a list of upcoming events see St John’s central first page, link “Upcoming Events” under the icon “Global Language & Culture Center”.

For what languages does the G.L.C.C. offer tutoring?
For the 15 languages currently offered at St. John’s: 
• Chinese, Japanese and Korean, offered by the Institute of Asian Studies
• Arabic, ESL, French, German , Ancient Greek, Modern Greek, Hindi , Italian,  Latin ,Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish offered by the Department of Languages & Literatures

How do I make an appointment for a language practice session?
There are two ways:
• For group sessions: By signing up for language practice sessions as a group for  a set day and time throughout the semester. This is done during the GLCC class orientation the first week of classes. The groups are small -from 2 to 8 students of the same class level.  No need to make subsequent appointments.
• For individual sessions:  By going to St John’s central’s first page, clicking on the GLCC “Make an appointment” link,  and creating your account to log in and make your appointment.

Who will be my language tutor and what are his/her credentials?
GLCC tutors are either graduate assistants who are bilingual English-target language, or upper-classmen students who are majoring in the language and have earned at least a  3.7 GPA in the required  advanced  language courses for the major. All have been trained in the proper methodology of language practice and receive ongoing training from the various language coordinators.

How many individual appointments can I make per week?
This is determined by the availability of the tutors who must cater primarily to the regular group sessions.

How do I cancel an appointment which I cannot keep?
If you cannot keep an appointment made online for whatever reason it is important that you cancel it as soon as possible so as to give someone else the opportunity to use our services  and not waste the tutor’s time. You can cancel your appointment online by going into your account, and clicking on "cancel" in the section "Appointment Activity".  Please note our cancellation policy: only make appointments that you are planning to keep. Two consecutive cancellations or 3 cancellations in a month may result in the loss of tutoring privileges.

Who needs to take a language placement test before registering for a language class?
Only students who intend to major or minor in French, Italian or Spanish need to take the language placement test administered at the G.L.C.C. for the Department of Languages and Literatures.
Please make an appointment by calling 718 990 6293.
All others please refer to the placement policies and procedures issued by the Department of Languages and Literatures.