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Hello, my name is Nicky, and I live in the United States. I hold an undergraduate degree in Psychology and Special Education, as well as a Master's Degree in Education. I’m passionate about teaching and have experience with students from kindergarten through high school. I also teach English as a second language to both adults and children.
I'm a patient, encouraging teacher who identifies your strengths and areas for improvement. Together, we'll create a plan with challenging, achievable goals to boost your confidence in English.
I teach all English levels, from beginners to advanced. My lessons are designed to enhance English speaking, listening, reading, and writing skills for various purposes.
I offer instruction in General English and Conversational English, emphasizing grammar and vocabulary. If you aim to improve your pronunciation and reduce your accent, I can help you achieve a more native-like sound.
For those needing business English, I provide instruction in workplace communication, covering language for emails, phone, video calls, and presentations. I offer instruction in resume and essay writing.
I teach English for travel, studying abroad, and informal conversations.
If you're preparing for exams, I offer IELTS test preparation.
I individualize my teaching to meet the needs of each student considering their proficiency level, goals, interests, and learning style. My lessons are presented in a fun, engaging, and easily comprehensible manner. Feedback and notes will be provided after each lesson. I provide extra resources like word lists, grammar sheets, and articles to enhance learning. I encourage students to further develop their language skills outside of class through activities like listening to podcasts, audio books, music, and watching movies.
Let's turn English learning into an exciting adventure. If you're ready to explore the world of English, go ahead and book a lesson with me. I'm eager to meet you and help you achieve your language learning goals.
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Hi! I’m Sue and I live in beautiful South Africa.
I’m a TEFL certified English teacher and I specialize in business English, conversational fluency, and pronunciation. I also have about 35 years’ experience in the business sector, including 25 years in education.
Do you lack confidence when you have to speak English? Do you wish you sounded more fluent? Do you have to keep repeating yourself because people can’t understand you? Frustrating, isn’t it?!
I want to help you achieve your English-speaking goals and to feel natural when you speak English. As you become more fluent, you will feel more confident. I want you to feel just like a native English speaker. That’s my goal for you!
I’ve taught hundreds of students – just like you – from beginners to advanced.
I’m a fun and patient teacher and my classroom is a relaxed, safe space where it’s okay to make lots of mistakes, because that's how you learn.
My passion is helping people who struggle with pronunciation – those tricky English sounds that are so difficult to say. Every language has unique challenges and I really believe my techniques can help you. Let me work with you to transform your English!
Learning happens in a fun and positive environment and when we experience language in different ways. I use a variety of learning methods: videos, podcasts, interesting texts, role-plays, real-life conversations and simulations. There’ll be lots of opportunities to practice – to build your speaking skills and your confidence. I’ll teach you tips and techniques that you can use, and I’ll give you practical tools to help you improve your English fluency.
Our trial lesson will be mostly conversational, where we’ll talk about your English goals and what you want to achieve. Then, I’ll create a tailored learning plan. We’ll focus on YOUR unique learning needs and I’ll work with you to help you achieve your goals.
If you'd like only conversational classes, we can do that too!
I believe in patient correction and constructive feedback – so that you know what you’re doing well, and areas you should work on.
In my spare time, I love learning Italian (Yes, I’m a student too!!), so I understand the challenges and frustrations that come with learning a language.
I’m excited to go on this journey with you. Let me help you speak naturally, sound professional, and feel confident.
Book a trial session with me and let’s get started!See Reviews From Students
Hi there! My name is Katelyn. But you can call me Kate.
I have been teaching English for 12 years. I spent some time teaching in China (I can speak a tiny bit of Chinese) and now I am back to teaching online in the USA! I have taught almost every age, as well as every level. My goal is to help students find and keep that inspiration to learn English! My students tell me that they have so much fun in class and that I help them learn in the most enjoyable ways!
-I am TEFL Certified
- I am a native English speaker with a neutral American accent
-I have over 12 years experience teaching kids of all ages from many different countries
- I spent one year teaching in a foreign country
- I use student's interests to build a completely customized lesson for each student
- I focus on practical use over academic improvement (No memorization or Repetition)
- I believe that a teacher must be friendly and patient (No "scary" teachers!)
- Students will become more confident with their English skills
- Students will learn how to use English in practical situations (outside of basic classroom phrases)
- Students will become independent and curious to learn more English outside the classroom
In my free time I am always making new things (I like to be crafty). I also love reading, writing, playing video games, watching anime, making music, and playing with my dog Mochi!
NOTE: I have a paid Zoom account. You do not need to have a Zoom account for classes! :) ALL KIDS Lessons MUST be held on Zoom, but you can contact me through skype before class.
The best way to learn is to have fun! So excited to meet you!See Reviews From Students
I'm Ryan, I am a Canadian Certified English TESOL instructor. I am a Native English speaker, currently living in Mexico. I have taught all ages and abilities. In the past I have taught at an English school but now I am mostly teaching online, which I enjoy al lot! I love teaching English to beginners, intermediates and I also really look forward to helping advanced leaners prep for IELTS, CELPIP or even preparing you for your next job interview.
In my classes we will work on conversation skills, grammar, phrasal verbs, idioms, and new vocabulary, also we can review any current English school work you have. I know that I was talking a little fast in my video, but I promise to slow down in our class as my students ability dictates.
Everyone learns in different ways, I'll quickly find out what's the best way to teach to you and we'll have fun doing it. Whether you are a beginner or need some help with your conversation skills I will be happy to assist you!See Reviews From Students
Hi. I am Chris and I’m a qualified and experienced teacher of English as a foreign language and a native speaker of British English. I have taken more than 6000 lessons online and have many regular students. I am very patient and passionate about the English language. My relaxed lesson style will boost your confidence, make you feel less nervous and enable you to improve your English skills by helping you sound more natural.
My lessons will help you achieve your goal of being fluent, reaching proficiency level, reducing your accent, sounding more natural and improving your vocabulary through stimulating conversation on a wide range of topics. Exam technique is as important as ability when taking IELTS or Cambridge exams, I can help you raise your score. My lesson style is relaxed and informal, I will help you feel more confident and less nervous when speaking. I allow students to speak as much as possible but I also listen very attentively for grammar and pronunciation errors and will help you to reduce mistakes through clear explanation and example sentences.
I am flexible about the content of the lessons and try to structure them according to YOUR needs. I will initially assess your level, and focus on reducing weaknesses so that you can see a clear improvement in your level and self confidence. Technique is vital to pass standard exams like IELTS and Cambridge. We will practise technique together and I will give feedback on your answers and offer suggestions on attaining a higher test score. I look forward to working with you soon!See Reviews From Students
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.See Reviews From Students
Are you looking to improve your English language skills and sound more like a native speaker? Look no further! As a professional English Language Teacher from the UK with both CELTA and TEFL certification, I've been teaching English online full-time since 2016 and have helped countless students achieve their language goals.
My lessons are not just informative but also engaging and interactive, providing you with the personalised attention you need to succeed. I understand that each student is unique, so I tailor each lesson to your needs, learning style and final goal, ensuring you get the most out of every session.
When you take professional lessons with me, you're guaranteed to receive authentic and customised materials that will make your lessons fun and engaging. You'll receive feedback after every lesson, giving you insights into areas you need to work on and hints and tips on how to study for international exams like the IELTS.
Whether you need to work on your speaking, listening, reading or writing skills, I'm here to help. We can discuss a range of topics or review structures you struggle with. Each lesson is designed to improve the skills you need to develop and improve your English overall.
To make your lessons even more engaging, we'll use an interactive document that converts into a feedback form, allowing you to download, print and study it at your convenience. We'll review some aspects from it at the beginning of the following class.
Take the first step towards English language success and book a lesson with me today. Please note that my lessons are aimed at adults aged 18+ and unfortunately, I am unable to offer lessons to children.See Reviews From Students
Hello, my name is Nicoletta and I come from the small island of Cyprus. However, both my parents have British roots and I have grown up speaking English as my primary language.
As a person who has always been interested in other countries and cultures, I have embarked on learning new languages myself in the last few years. Most recently Korean! Doing this, I realised how important it is to have someone guide you and support you on your language learning journey. I hope to be that person for you, to aid you and support you with your experience of the English language.
I have had various experiences working with children and individuals both in schools and informal settings. I homeschooled my brother who has special needs in Science, English, and Maths. In addition, during my university years, I led year 1 undergraduate students (both native English and international students) in various projects with the English language being key in the design and delivery of these presentations. I have also volunteered at a school, with my task being to provide individualised support to students in a variety of subjects. All of these experiences have equipped me with the skills and knowledge to now lead my own classes. In the past year, I have been working towards my TEFL qualifications, completing the general course, an advanced course in preparing students to take English language exams, and a Business English course.
I believe in tailoring each lesson to meet the students needs. I believe that the student is the most important person in any lesson and that the teacher should focus their material on the students’ goals, interests, and aspirations.
The classes I offer are as follows:
Hey there! I'm Michelle, a qualified coach from South Africa!
✅If you want to pass the IELTS exam (speaking and writing) or a job interview, or want to become for fluent and confident in conversations, I can help!
✅IELTS preparation (speaking and writing): I have helped many people pass the exam! I work with almost every topic, so you can be prepare for any surprise topic that may be in the exam. We will focus on the most important topics, strategies and tools that will help you to pass, even if your English skills are not perfect, using my signature program!
✅Conversations: Classes with me are filled with a variety of topics, no lesson is the same! We will not do boring grammar and vocabulary exercises, but learn to have a conversation by practicing your speaking skills, and learning the grammar and vocabulary mistakes and corrections as you go. Students have so much fun in the class, it would be like speaking to a friend!
✅Job interviews: I have also helped a countless number of people with job applications and interview preparation, and to successfully get jobs. We will practice the most common questions and answers, and I will give you feedback on areas of improvement, and areas where you do well. By the end of our time together, you will be ready to ace that job interview!
Join me as I walk with you on this exciting journey of learning the English language!
I have been teaching online for 2 years now. I completed an Advanced TEFL Diploma, with specialisations in Business English, IELTS coaching, and Teaching Other Subjects in English (such as Science, Geography and History).
I have over 2000 hours of English teaching experience.
I also have a Marketing Management qualification, and I have trained many staff in sales and customer service.
I have a ton of patience so I can work with students at any level. I love making real connections with my students, so we can talk about just about any topic!
Book a trial lesson with me so we can discuss you goals and how I can help you reach them!See Reviews From Students
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!See Reviews From Students
I am joyful, energetic and efficient.
I will cater to each student's individual needs through an interactive lesson.
I have a TEFL certificate as well as an ECD certificate.
I have more than 10 years experience in teaching.
FUN fact - I am also a gymnastics coach.See Reviews From Students
Hi there! I'm teacher Dio and I have been a teacher for over a decade. I love what I do - I am passionate about languages. I speak 3 languages (Portuguese, Spanish and of course, English). I've lived in Germany, Ireland, and I just recently moved to Spain. I am telling you this because that means I KNOW how learning a language works.
Something that is important to know is that you DON'T need to live in an English-speaking country to learn English effectively. Everything really is all about you taking some minutes of your day to study and to surround yourself with the language! I am a certified teacher and my experience over the years shows that you don't need to be brilliant, you just need to be committed in order to learn another language.
Some other info about me:
I am certified by the Cambridge University (CELTA), and I also hold a TEFL Certificate. I have been teaching English for over 10 years, and I have helped students from all around the world. Currently I offer two main courses:
- CONVERSATIONAL ENGLISH - This course focuses on fluency, pronunciation, learning a lot of new vocabulary and preparing presentations about different topics! - There are lots of different topics and you can choose from!
- IELTS & FCE/CAE EXAM PREPARATION - I have a 25-lesson course that will teach you EVERYTHING you need to know to pass the IELTS/CAE exams with flying colors! - In addition to that, I have a lot of extra materials you can use to improve your grammar and writing skills!
If your English level isn't very high, we can also discuss a course that will be aimed to give you a solid base so that you feel confident to express yourself in English.
Thank you so much for reading through this page and I look forward to meeting you!
Book your trial lesson now and let's improve your English together. :)
Hello, my name is Mike, I live in England and I am ready to help you understand and use the real English that is used in every day life. . My lessons will be tailored to your requirements but will be designed so that you do most of the speaking. One of the the most important things with language learning is that you enjoy it. So we will make lessons that you can enjoy, where you speak and become confident using the English language.
I am a former company owner with over 30 years of experience running training programmes with many of the worlds largest companies. So if you are interested in the world of work, we can draw upon my vast experience to help you be successful with business English.
My many interests and hobbies include language learning, music, playing the saxophone, films, travel, and sport, in particular football and cycling.
Hola, me llamo Mike, vivo en Inglaterra y estoy dispuesto a ayudarte a entender y utilizar el inglés real que se usa en la vida cotidiana. . Mis clases se adaptarán a tus necesidades pero estarán diseñadas para que seas tú quien hable. Una de las cosas más importantes en el aprendizaje de idiomas es que lo disfrutes. Por lo tanto, haremos clases en las que pueda disfrutar, en las que hable y adquiera confianza en el uso de la lengua inglesa.
Soy un empresario con más de 30 años de experiencia dirigiendo programas de formación en muchas de las mayores empresas del mundo. Así que si estás interesado en el mundo del trabajo, podemos aprovechar mi amplia experiencia para ayudarte a tener éxito con el inglés de negocios.
Entre mis muchos intereses y aficiones se encuentran el aprendizaje de idiomas, la música, tocar el saxofón, las películas, los viajes y el deporte, en particular el fútbol y el ciclismo.
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I am a native English speaker from South Africa with a TEFL certification to teach ESL, and I've taught over 4000 ESL online lessons. I can help you with the following:
⭐ILETS Exam preparation ⭐English speaking ⭐Vocabulary ⭐Fluency ⭐Pronunciation ⭐Reading and Writing
💰 Business English 💰 Interview Preparation 💰 Business language and vocabulary 💰 Presentation preparation
📌IELTS Preparation 📌IELTS Speaking and Writing Practice 📌Improve your IELTS band scoreSee Reviews From Students
Hi, I'm Cara. I help new arrivals in English-speaking countries understand and chat to fast-talking native speakers by improving their listening skills with movies. I'm originally from the UK, have lived in France for 16 years and I've been teaching English for around 10 years.
Improving your listening skills helps you not only understand people, but also makes you sound more natural in English. That's because when you understand what people are saying to you, you can pick up expressions that native speakers really use so that you can fit in with them.
My special listening skills method will also help you watch movies and TV series without the subtitles.
Here's how my lessons work (my classes are 30 minutes long with pre-class tasks to complete):
Book a trial lesson to improve your listening and connect with native speakers in conversation more easily.
My qualifications: BA (Hons) Linguistics with French and TESOL; CELTA (Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages)See Reviews From Students
Hi there! My name is Jacopo. I am TEFL-certified and have now had 3 years' experience teaching English conversation to teenagers.
🗣 I mainly focus on speaking, listening, conversational skills, and fluency. If you feel stuck in any of these, feel free to book a trial lesson with me now. We will evaluate your level, come up with a personalised study plan, and elaborate strategies together to help you feel at ease speaking English.
📝 I also routinely help students looking to get an English language certificate or to pass an exam (Cambridge B1 Preliminary, B2 First, C1 Advanced, IELTS, TOEFL). I can help you achieve your goals by helping you integrate best study practices, master some exam techniques, and develop time-management skills.
🧑🎓 What I especially enjoy is offering my students a direct, hands-on, immersive experience, encouraging them to use only English right from our first lesson. I mainly like to work with communicative activities to improve my students' fluency, pronunciation, vocabulary, and last but not least, confidence.See Reviews From Students
Dear students, greetings!
I've had my degree in emergency medical care for an amazing 16 years, and I find teaching this topic to be very fulfilling. I started my journey as an English teacher for a non-profit organization about ten years ago. I worked hard to obtain my TEFL certificate in order to improve my teaching abilities.
I sincerely feel privileged to be able to impart my vast knowledge and experience to each and every one of you.
As a teacher, I firmly believe that it is crucial to modify my teaching strategies to meet the individual needs of every student. I enjoy teaching people who have a never-ending curiosity just as much as I enjoy learning new things. You may expect a vibrant, useful, pleasurable, and stimulating educational experience.
With great anticipation, I look forward to working with each of you to achieve your learning goals. Please feel free to ask any questions you may have. Together, we will create an enjoyable and rewarding learning experience.
I'm here to help, whether your goal is to improve your English for a forthcoming trip or to become fluent in order to pursue your ideal job. To get started on your learning journey, please feel free to schedule a trial lesson with me.
I sincerely look forward to getting to know every one of you and helping you fulfil your language-learning goals. If you have any questions or issues, don't be afraid to contact us. Combined, let us make your journey to learn a language joyful and successful!See Reviews From Students
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.See Reviews From Students
Would you like to improve your Academic English skills? Are you preparing to come to the United States? Do you need to prepare for the TOEFL exam? Do you need to improve your public speaking skills or academic writing? Would you like to improve your communication ability while getting familiar with the culture in the US? I specialize in Academic English, especially writing and speaking skills, along with TOEFL Exam Preparation classes. I can also support you in your ongoing academic communication needs. We will explore your needs and devise a plan for your growth in Academic English over a series of lessons.
I am here to help you as you pursue your goals for excellence in Academic English! Grow in your ability to communicate more accurately, confidently, and fluently. This means better grades, a better future, and better career options. Book a trial lesson today!
I have a degree in Brain & Cognitive Sciences from MIT, one of the premier research institutions in the world, and I am very familiar with the academic world in the US. I have an extensive background in non-profit organization management, especially in grassroots movements and education-related work. I've also worked as a writing consultant and math tutor/teacher. I speak Spanish at an intermediate level and Mandarin at a beginner level. I love connecting with people across cultures and building bridges between them.
I am also interested in morality & ethics in STEM fields, travel, linguistics, spoken word poetry, music composition, history & cultural studies, faith & spirituality, racial justice & reconciliation, and the NBA...I love basketball.
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.See Reviews From Students
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:
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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).
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To see our full FAQs or get help from our friendly team, click the 'Help' button in the bottom-right. 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.
Whilst the majority of tutors offer Zoom English classes for adults, you’ll see on profiles that only some of them are suitable for kids and teenagers. If your son/daughter wants to take lessons to support their school/college studies, you can optionally provide the tutor with the materials or topics covered. Please 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 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 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 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.
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, 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, 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.