Learn English fast with a talented English tutor via Zoom or Skype. Below you can watch videos, check availability and read reviews to find your ideal tutor. When you open a tutor profile, you'll also see which learning needs, ages and levels the tutor is comfortable with. If you're new to LanguaTalk, when you create an account, you'll be given a token for a free, 30-minute trial session. Use this to get to know your chosen English tutor on Zoom/Skype and to decide whether you wish to take lessons with them. Please note that not all teachers offer a trial session for free - some charge 30% of their standard price for a full lesson.
LanguaTalk is a small startup focused on facilitating effective language learning. We find and support the very best teachers who provide 1-on-1 lessons that are personalised to the individual needs of students. Tutors set their own hourly rate, so whatever your budget is, there should be a suitable tutor for you below.
I am a qualified and certified English language teacher with 5 years of experience teaching English to students of different ages and levels. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Teaching English as a Second language from the University of Portsmouth, UK.
I recently obtained my CELTA certificate where i was awarded the highest grade. English is my native language and it is my passion to share my love of the language with others. My main aim of teaching is to make learning fun and engaging, while helping you achieve your English learning needs. I strive to help my learners feel valued and appreciated in my lessons. I try to include a good balance of skills, grammar and pronunciation practice in my lessons while using a communicative approach where my learners have the opportunity to have meaningful conversations in English. I have experience in a variety of lesson types , i.e.,
I will tailor my lesson according to your specific needs which will be discussed during the free trial lesson. I use a variety of interactive online materials to make my lessons fun and effective, suitable for different interests and learning styles. I look forward to working with you and helping you reach your goals of becoming a fluent English speaker.
My name is Mark, I'm TEFL- certified and I specialize in creating a comfortable and fun English learning environment.
I have been helping adults ( ages 18 +) online for over 10 years, during which time, I have also studied Spanish, Russian and Chinese.
I understand the difficulties of learning a new language and attempt to address these issues directly in my sessions.
I believe that learning is a by-product of good teaching.
I understand that teaching is not 1 method for all situations, and requires adjusting and variety throughout the process.
I want to offer fun and excitement to the learning environment and process. Helping you become a confident and fluid speaker, requires consistency of instruction along with diligence in practice. Together we can create an amazing learning environment that will allow you to achieve your learning goals.
I can assist you with TOEFL, IELTS, CELPIP, LSAT, SAT, PTE, and other EXAM preps. I'm able to help you simply focus on conversational English, expressing yourself in everyday situations. The formal language of business English can be difficult terrain to traverse, but I can guide you through the process. Many students have just wanted to improve grammar and vocabulary, session work along with between session work (homework). We can tackle consistency and fluency.
Feel free to have a trial lesson to see how I can help you be the English speaker you want to become,
Hi, I'm Cara. I'm originally from the UK but have lived in France for 15 years. I've been teaching English for around 10 years, online and offline. I'm passionate about helping people thrive, not just survive in English-speaking countries by improving their listening skills.
So, if you're struggling to understand fast-talking native speakers without subtitles, whether in real life or when watching movies, I can help. For the last 6 years I've developed my own special method to help you improve your English listening skills with movies and TV shows.
Improving your listening skills helps you not only understand people better, but also makes you sound more natural in English. When you understand better what people are saying to you, you can pick up expressions that native speakers really use so that you can fit in better with them.
In lessons, we can work on helping you catch fast, native English better, using movies. We can also use movies and TV shows as a starting point for chatting in English and helping you learn new words and expressions. We can have general discussions about movies or we can also talk about a specific movie or TV show you're watching.
Book a trial lesson to improve your listening and talk about movies. By the way, I'm a big fan of 30-minute lessons as we can both maintain our energy levels and, as a result, get more done.
My qualifications: BA (Hons) Linguistics with French and TESOL; CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)
My name is Veronica and I was born in the United Kingdom. I have been teaching English online for several years and I have also been learning French online. I enjoy talking with other learners, sharing their experiences and helping them improve their spoken and written English.
I am TEFL certified for both Business and Classroom teaching and I also hold a Batchelor's Degree - Internet Communications. I have worked in industry and the education sector, in a professional business role, for many years. I will personalise the lessons to meet your needs and, if desired, provide resources between your lessons so that we can maximise your conversational time when online.
I have an excellent Internet connection, enthusiasm, and motivation to help you succeed. I offer Informal Tutoring which focuses on conversation, grammar correction and vocabulary building. My style and resources are suited to adults with an English intermediate to advanced level (A2 and C2).
I am a passionate, dedicated and patient teacher who can help you improve your English. Please do book a free trial lesson. During the trial we will discuss how you prefer to learn and the desired outcomes from your lessons.
Absolute beginners can learn English with Teacher Karen! Improve your accent and sound more like an American with my Expert Coaching! Children's English Lessons will help with reading, writing, speaking and listening skills. I can help you to prepare for an English written or speaking test or to practice for a job interview or meetings. Teacher Karen always smiles and encourages every student! Learning with Teacher Karen is easy and fun!! Let's talk today!!! I am so happy to help you!
Hello, I'm Edward, I’m British and I teach English with a BBC English accent. I have a degree in Political Science, am TEFL certified and have taught English for 6 years, specialising in Business English, Advanced English and Cambridge Exams.
Business English - I have 14 years of business experience, working in marketing, public relations, corporate communications, sales and export roles. I can help you to develop key communication skills, including language for emails, phone & video calls, meetings, presentations, negotiations, and promotions. I can help you edit and prepare important documents, and can incorporate high-quality discussions of business strategy into our classes.
Advanced English - I am well-read and an experienced professional writer, public speaker and debater. It is a pleasure to discuss and teach the finer points of language, metaphors and idiomatic structures, literature and complex topics. For students who want to excel in personal communication, academic studies, speaking and writing, I can help you to boost your vocabulary, refine your grammar, and achieve your personal goals.
Cambridge Exams - I have 3 years dedicated experience in preparing students for IELTS, FCE (B2), CAE (C1) and CPE (C2). I have a proven record of success in analysing student strengths and weaknesses, identifying effective studies to bridge learning gaps, teaching best practice technique and preparing students to achieve best possible results in their Cambridge exams.
Hi, I am Harriet, a native English speaker and qualified teacher.
The lessons are structured around you as an individual and start with finding out what you want to learn or improve and why. We will then agree a plan of fun and challenging activities to help you meet your goals. I teach general conversation skills, including increasing confidence and learning new vocabulary, and Business English. I have helped many students successfully prepare for job interviews or to take on new roles. I can also help you prepare for the language tests.
The lessons will be lively and varied, using a range of methods, materials and contexts. We will regularly review your progress and goals and I will suggest activities outside of class to help you practice what you have learnt. I am experienced in teaching beginners to advanced level students from teenagers to adults. I have Masters degrees in Creative Writing and Psychology and so am able to use and teach both creative and academic language skills.
I live in Hove in southeast England and also spend a lot of time in Lisbon, Portugal. I am trying to learn Portuguese and finding it challenging but fun. I love meeting new people and finding out about them and what motivates them. I enjoy reading, eating out, drinking coffee, walking, exploring new places, TV and movies and talking to people. I look forward to meeting you and taking our first lesson together!
-Beginner to Advanced level welcome!
-I've taught over 7000 lessons online and offline.
-Adaptable, flexible and friendly. I don't mind any topic!
Business English Course:
Negotiation, Meeting, PRESENTATION, Interview, Discussion [BASIC-ADVANCED]
Conversational English Course:
Socializing, Traveling, Discussion [BASIC-ADVANCED]
My teaching method:
-Get you to speak as much as possible.
-Stay with topics you are interested in to help you learn faster!
-Role-Play: prepares you for different situations i.e. Future travel, Presentation, interview, etc.
-Catch-ball and discussion to help expand your vocabulary, phrases and confidence!
Please submit your homework / proofreading request 24 hours before the lesson.
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I’m honored for us to share the beauty, joy and universal value of the English language. My interests are infinite. Anything you find engaging, magical or valuable, I will too.
My passions are world literature, music and dance. The sea is my special place, I’m fascinated by astronomy, and I adore animals.
I hold a B.A. in Romance languages and a Master’s of Fine Arts in Creative Writing. Currently, I’m pursuing a wonderful, immersive TEFL Certification.
My growth and creativity as a teacher and learner are an endless pursuit. Please reach out to me anytime.
As a teacher, I’m devoted, easygoing, patient and full of life. I’m here to help you discover and pursue your English goals or dreams, no matter how tiny or immense.
Our lessons will be relaxed, enriching, fun and interactive.
We can have conversations on infinite topics that interest you, let them flow naturally, and learn as we go.
We can dive into your favorite activities through English.
Or explore any facets of the English foundation. (syntax, grammar, fluid pronunciation, great and useful expressions, and more).
My teaching style and approach to learning are inventive, holistic, and from my heart.
I’m here to listen and support you every step of the way. May language be our compass and friend. ✨
I offer a structured class in a natural setting, using a mixture of media such as conversation, exercises, video, articles and games.
I have been teaching English for over 12 years mainly online, but have also taught in a school, people's homes and in companies to individuals and groups up to to 25. I can offer general, business, legal and converstaional English. I have helped many students toprepare for job interview and teach students of all levels. I have succesfully prepared students for IELTS, TOLES [legal Engish] and can provide training for GCSE English.
Prior to teaching, I have had extensive experience of working in customer service, law, sales and IT across three continents.
I enjoy teaching and it is my full time job. I enjoy teaching everybody and work very hard to help my students achieve their goals.
My name is Danica, I am a teacher living in India. I have a diploma from ASIAN COLLEGE OF TEACHERS which specializes in teaching Montessori, kindergarten, pre-primary and primary.
I have five years of experience in teaching, I love and value this designation. Being an online English teacher has always been my main goal. English is a language I absolutely love! I have successfully completed my TEFL course very recently.
I am confident that with my experience and fondness for teaching I would be an asset to you.
Expect to have a friend on the other side of the screen, who wants to help you become a better version of yourself! I stay updated with the latest teaching methods and materials. I have successfully helped many to improve their reading, writing, speaking skills. I assure you of my sincere efforts in teaching you!
Hello! I'm Julian. I am from South Africa. I have a 420-hour TEFL Diploma (Level 5) which is equivalent to a CELTA-qualification. I specialise in Business English, Job Interview Preparation and Conversational Fluency. I focus on helping you communicate more effectively and confidently in the workplace and in life. Many of my students have shared their success stories after having classes with me. Some of these stories include being able to do a presentation in English for the first time, participating effectively in business meetings, closing a deal in a negotiation and passing a job interview.
What makes me different is that I only select the most common and natural English phrases and word combinations (collocations) to learn and practice in my classes. In this way, you are able to become an effective communicator and speak confidently in a variety of situations. Most of these phrases can be used in different situations.
I’m a professional English Language Teacher from the UK, both CELTA and TEFL certified. I’ve been teaching English online full-time since 2016, and I can give you insights into English culture and teach you idiomatic expressions that will make you sound natural and more like a native.
Your lessons will be interactive and engaging, and it will make a real difference in the way you learn and improve your language skills.
In Your Professional Lessons You’re Guaranteed to Have:
01. Personalised Lessons with Authentic and Customised Material.
02. Feedback in Every Lesson so You Know which Areas You Need to Work on.
03. Hints and Tips on How to Study for International Exams like the IELTS.
04. Lessons to Improve the Skills You Need to Develop and Improve your English Overall.
Each lesson will be planned according to your needs, learning style and final goal. You can suggest topics for discussions or we can review structures that you struggle with. I will do my best to ensure your classes are well planned, richly informed and prepared to achieve your goal.
We’ll use an interactive document that will make your lessons engaging and fun, plus it will convert into a feedback form that you will be able to download, print and study at your convenience. We’ll review some aspects from it at the beginning of the following class.
Your lessons are guaranteed to be engaging, interactive and memorable.
Hi, I’m Liz. I’m a native English speaker and I have spent most of my life living and working in London, England.
I have a CELTA qualification for teaching English as a foreign language, and I also have a BA in English Literature from a central London university.
My teaching experience has been predominately online in 1-2-1 lessons, but I also have experience teaching in person to groups of children at language camp in the UK.
I plan bespoke lessons specifically to meet your needs. During the trial, or initial lesson I will spend time getting to know you and thinking about how I can best help you to meet your goals. This may be by working together on a structured curriculum, or perhaps you need to focus on your speaking skills so you can improve your confidence.
I use a variety of materials, including course books, online exercises and news articles.
I have also helped some of my students to prepare for their English Literature exams, here in the UK, or internationally. I particularly enjoy these lessons as I am passionate about literature.
I would love to help you on your language journey so I hope to meet you soon.
Hello! I am Rebecca from London. I am a fully qualified languages teacher and I have been teaching English for 4.5 years and German and Spanish for 3 years. I have a degree in Foreign Languages and I speak native English, advanced German and Spanish, intermediate Portuguese and beginner’s French.
My classes are fun, engaging, warm and completely designed for you and your learning goals. I offer:
- Conversation classes - we discuss topics, articles or TedTalks, and I correct your mistakes and offer more native-sounding suggestions.
- Grammar classes - I understand grammar rules and I can explain them with ease. I use grammar books such as ‘Grammar in Use’ and other grammar resources.
- Test prep for the IELTS exam - we can practise the different skills using recommended IELTS guides and past papers.
- Business English - we can work on vocabulary used for meetings, interview prep etc.
- Academic English - I can correct your presentations and essays.
- Pronunciation classes - I have resources to help you improve your pronunciation and intonation.
Let’s create a learning plan together in our first lesson! I look forward to hearing about you and being a part of your English-learning journey!
See you soon/bis bald/ hasta pronto / até breve / à bientôt!
I am a retired lawyer who practiced law in Canada for 38 years. Now I offer specialized lessons focusing on legal English for lawyers, law students and business people.
Most of my students are intermediate or advanced English speakers. Often they are preparing to relocate, or they’re getting ready for a job interview, or they’ve been asked to do a presentation at an international conference. Sometimes their job involves negotiating complex contracts or preparing corporate documents in English. If you fit any of these descriptions, I can help you gain the knowledge and confidence you need to master these challenges.
I use specialized “legal English” textbooks to introduce the vocabulary and concepts you’ll need to know. During our half-hour or one-hour classes, you will practice speaking while I help you correct errors in grammar, syntax or pronunciation. Then I can assign exercises for you to work on as homework.
I’m an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys interacting with my clients in an informal, relaxed way. You’ll learn to feel at ease speaking English with me.
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, gardening, walking my two dogs, and travelling.
I’m Diana, a friendly and patient English teacher from the beautiful city of Cape Town currently living in Portugal. In 2017, I completed my TESOL and TEYLT trainings and since then I have worked with students from all around the world both in language schools and online. I have lived and taught English in 5 different countries (Spain, Portugal, Indonesia, Turkey and South Africa) to students of all levels (beginners to advanced). In 2021, I became certified to teach Ielts and have thus helped numerous students with their exam preparations too.
I'm passionate about learning and teaching languages and have studied Portuguese, Spanish, German and Turkish. Through my own language studies, I have learnt that an active conversational approach is the best way to master a language! Some of my other passions include yoga, travel, food and art!:)
My approach to teaching depends a lot on the level and goals of the student. Each student is unique with different necessities so I don’t have a one size fits all proposition. Lessons are tailored to you and are adapted as you progress.Expect to receive a lot of feedback, corrections and if you would like, homework activities.
In our first class, we will have an introductory lesson where I do a speaking evaluation, we get to know each other and we discuss a future learning strategy. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to send me a message :)
I hope to see you soon!
On LanguaTalk, you can find exceptional tutors for 1-on-1 English lessons tailored to your goals and learning preferences. Here’s how to try it for yourself:
1 - Find your ideal tutor by browsing videos, reviews, pricing and availability.
2 - Book a trial. Many tutors offer a 30-minute trial for free; others charge a discounted price.
3 - Take personalised lessons with your new tutor via video call. Or try someone else.
No card is required to book a free trial session. Please only book if you’re considering taking lessons. Pricing varies by tutor and you can use the filter to find someone who fits your budget. You can pay one lesson at a time, or buy in bulk for a discount (open a tutor's profile to see their pricing options).
We’re confident you’ll love learning via LanguaTalk. We're trusted by students all over the world because we're transparent. We ask students to rate each lesson, and we display reviews on tutors’ profiles.
99.8% of lesson ratings are 5 stars. Why? Because unlike other platforms, we accept only the top 10% of tutor applications.
To see our full FAQs or get help from our friendly team, click the '?' in the corner of the screen. You can also watch students talking about their experiences learning via LanguaTalk below.
1-on-1 lessons are perhaps the best way to improve speaking skills, and because of this many students use LanguaTalk to learn to speak English fluently. That said, some people have other, more specific goals. Let your tutor know what your goals are and they'll tailor the lessons to your personal needs. Most tutors can help with any of the following:
Most of the English tutors on our site are able to teach students of all levels. When you click on a tutor's profile you'll see if certain levels are not supported. For example, certain tutors cannot teach complete beginners.
Likewise, you can also see on the tutor's profile whether they're suitable for all ages. Lessons are sometimes taken via LanguaTalk to support school/college studies. Usually, the tutor will be able to customise the lessons to follow the material and topics covered in the student's exams. Note that as per our Terms & Conditions, students who are under 18 must get permission from a legal guardian before booking.
New to LanguaTalk? You'll have one credit for a free trial. Most tutors offer a trial for free. If they do not, they’ll offer a trial session at a discount compared to their usual hourly rate.
Trial sessions are 30 minutes. They allow you to assess whether the tutor is a good fit for you, and get a feel for learning online. The tutor will assess your level and aim to understand your needs and interests so that they can customise any lessons you decide to take. You'll be encouraged to speak in English as much as possible, but of course you can speak in English too! Book a trial today to see if taking English lessons on Zoom/Skype works well for you.
After your session, if you feel that the tutor isn’t quite right for you, you can simply book a trial with someone else.
Lessons are taught 1-on-1 so that you receive your tutor’s full attention and can make fast progress. Communicating via video call, you’ll be able to talk to your tutor and share learning materials as if you were in the same room.
The tutors vary in terms of their teaching methods, resources, experience, and personalities. So we suggest you look at several profiles to choose the best tutor for you. Whichever tutor you pick, they'll aim to tailor the lessons to your individual needs.
The vast majority of students take 55-minute lessons. But some tutors also provide the option of 30-minute lessons. If they do, you’ll see this noted on their profile (below their pricing and above the ‘Buy Lessons’ button).
55-minute lessons are recommended for most students. In general, we only suggest considering 30-minute lessons if they’re for your child, or you have an intermediate level and only want conversation practice.
The beauty of taking lessons online is that you can learn anytime, anywhere. To see tutors who are likely to fit your weekly schedule, use the availability filter at the top. Then when you see a tutor you like, check their profile calendar to make sure their time slots work for you. Some tutors have limited availability as they already have lots of students.
We want students to have an exceptional learning experience on LanguaTalk, so we only accept the very best tutor applications. Though we consider qualifications and experience, we place equal value on communication skills, personality and reviews from previous students. Almost all of the tutors are native speakers of the language they teach, and they can speak English too.
Each tutor is unique - they have different backgrounds, strengths, teaching methods and personalities. So we suggest you browse several profiles to find the right tutor for you.
Our booking system is designed to be easy to use. You can see tutors' available slots in your local time zone. If you choose to book lessons with a tutor, you'll be able to buy them one at a time, or purchase in bulk with a volume discount. You can pay securely by card on our website.
You can manually add bookings to your personal calendar, or if you use Google calendar, you can add bookings automatically with our syncing feature. You'll also be able to receive email reminders to help ensure you don't forget to turn up.
You can reschedule or cancel lessons in a couple of clicks. Please note that this can be done up to 24 hours before the lesson time. We have this policy to be fair to tutors, who cannot replace lessons at the last minute and need some form of income protection.
English lessons via Zoom/Skype tend to be cheaper than face-to-face because the tutor doesn't need to travel. Online English tutors may cost between $14 to $50 per hour, but be aware that very cheap tutors on certain websites may lack experience. On LanguaTalk, English tutors typically charge between $14 and $40 per hour.
Of course, receiving English tutoring via Zoom or Skype is not the cheapest way to learn; you could learn via a free app instead. But if you're serious about learning, nothing beats 1-on-1 English lessons with a great teacher.
According to the Foreign Service Institute, if you already speak English, English is one of the easiest languages to learn. The exact amount of time it will take you to become fluent will depend on many factors, such as your current level, your knowledge of similar languages, your capacity to learn, how you study, and how intensively you study. Some students who take multiple English lessons on Zoom/Skype each week will be able to go from beginner to conversational fluency within a couple of months. Others will take longer. Combining 1-on-1 lessons with an online English tutor with regular self-study is an effective way to learn English fast.
Most tutors offer both Skype and Zoom as options for the lessons. If they only offer one of these, this will be stated on their profile. Both tools are free, easy to use and perfect for language learning. They allow you to do everything you would do in a physical classroom: speak, listen, read, write, and share learning materials. Your tutor will typically write corrections directly in the chat area so that you can later revise everything you’ve learnt.
Most English tutors using Skype/Zoom also use other technologies and resources to enhance the learning experience, for example Google Docs (for real-time collaboration), videos, and PowerPoint slides. If you're unable to take the English lessons via Zoom or Skype, please contact our support team and we’ll get in touch with the tutor you're interested in to see if they're able to use an alternative video technology, such as Google Meet.
Students sometimes feel unsure about learning online because they think it won't be as effective as learning face-to-face. But usually when they try it, they find that the experience is almost the same and they often build a strong relationship with their tutor.
Once you start a video call with your chosen English tutor on Zoom/Skype, you’ll be able to communicate with them as if you were in the same room. They’ll usually also share learning resources with you (using Google Docs, YouTube etc.) and you’ll be able to collaborate in real-time.
There is no 'best way' to learn a language - it depends on many factors, such as your needs, level and budget. If you can't afford to take 1-on-1 English lessons on Zoom/Skype, you can use a free app like Duolingo to build your vocab. And to improve your listening skills, you can try watching TV and listening to podcasts in English. But to learn how to actually speak a language, you need to talk to a native speaker on a regular basis and receive accurate feedback so that you improve. If you want to make fast progress, it's best to take private lessons that are tailored to your personal needs by an experienced teacher.