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?
Mondays & Fridays: 9am to 5 pm
Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays: 9 am to 7 pm
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.
• Chinese, Japanese and Korean, offered by the Institute of
• 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
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
• 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
Who will be my language tutor and what are his/her
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
How many individual appointments can I make per
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
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 by
clicking on the link “Cancel Appointment” from the screen detailing
your reservation, or by calling our help desk (718) 990-6293 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
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: