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.
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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
What started as a volunteering project in a French high school became my profession when I started working as an English teacher in a language school in Hungary. I held business English and everyday English courses for all levels, mostly teaching small groups of adults. Apart from that, I also held private Hungarian and French lessons through the school. Currently I am living in Italy, and apart from working for a local language school, I keep teaching online because I travel a lot, and working remotely allows me to keep doing what I love, from anywhere in the world.
I have a Master's degree in Teaching English and a level 5 TEFL certification. I have been teaching for more than five years now, from Hungarian to French to Italian schools, as well as having students from many other nationalities through online teaching.
When you become my student I will ask about your goals, assess your level, and recommend a course book based on your level and needs. In case you would only like to practice communication or wouldn't like to learn from a book, we can also simply talk and occassionally use some worksheets to make the lessons more varied and enjoyable. All my lessons are generally very communicative – I try to stay in the background and correct you when necessary, and guide you through the exercises instead of giving you the answers. From experience I know that real learning happens when you figure things out for yourself, and not when you are passively listening for your teacher's explanations.:)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’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
With my background as an examiner for IELTS and Cambridge Assessment (CAE, FCE, PET, KET) for over 8 years, I can accurately assess your level and provide you with targeted tasks. I understand the specific challenges that B1-C2 level learners face, and I'm here to support you every step of the way. I also have a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Florida Atlantic University. In addition, I have logged over 7000 hours of tutoring online over the last 4 years.
In my classes, I prioritize flexibility and strive to create a dynamic and engaging learning environment. I believe in infusing energy, humor, and my own personality to make the learning process enjoyable and effective.
I understand that each student has their own unique learning style and preferences. Therefore, my teaching methodology is adaptable to suit your needs. Whether you prefer learning through practical examples or interactive activities, I will tailor my approach accordingly.
I pride myself on being patient and understanding with different student types. If you need time to gather your thoughts or express yourself, that's absolutely fine. I will encourage you to think and provide a comfortable space for you to learn at your own pace.
Throughout my career, I have specialized in teaching international exam preparation (IELTS and Cambridge Assessment), academic English, business English, and have offered a variety of English coaching courses to students from diverse backgrounds. I have also developed curriculum programs, tests, and teaching materials suitable for B1-C2 level learners.
By booking classes with me, you can be confident that each session is backed by a thorough preparation process, tailored specifically to address your strengths and areas for improvement.
Let's work together to enhance your English skills and achieve your goals!See Reviews From Students
Hi! I’m Sue and I live in beautiful South Africa.
I’m a TEFL certified English teacher and I specialise 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 is 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 like to 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 for you. We’ll focus on YOUR unique learning needs, and I’ll work with you to help you achieve your goals.
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
My name is Vicki and I am a CELTA-qualified English teacher for speakers of other languages. CELTA is the teaching certificate issued by Cambridge University. I have taught all levels of English and all ages. I currently teach 100 percent online and I highly enjoy getting to know people from all over the world. I am also a cross-cultural communication specialist. As a result, I can help you improve your English skills and guide you in how to communicate in culturally appropriate ways. I also have an academic background (a Ph.D. in Social and Political Thought and a Bachelor of Arts with First Class Honours in Art History and Political Studies). My time at university developed my understanding and use of the English language to an advanced level.
I am a New Zealander living in Germany, and as a language learner myself (German), I know how important it is to enjoy the learning process and to feel safe to make mistakes. I am a very friendly and encouraging teacher and I strive to adapt my lessons to my students' specific needs, wants, and interests. Students that take lessons with me also gain access to the Expemo App at no extra charge, enabling them to easily practice the new vocabulary after class as well. In my lessons, I use audio clips, videos, and readings. I also use authentic materials, such as news articles.
Areas that I specialize in are:
Academic English: i.e. learning appropriate vocabulary, practicing writing academic essays, and undertaking reading comprehension tasks.
Business English: i.e. preparing a presentation and writing an effective email.
Conversational English; many students have a strong understanding of English grammar and vocabulary, but struggle to hold everyday conversations with native speakers. Conversational classes focus on improving students' abilities to speak more naturally and spontaneously about a range of topics.
English for Teenagers: I have courses specifically designed for teenagers and their interests. Levels B1 - C1.
In addition to language lessons, I can also help with editing texts such as scripts and emails.
Please note, that while I can understand a lot of German my spoken level is B1 and my lessons are normally held completely in English.
Hopefully I will speak to you soon,
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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
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 multiple languages.
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,See Reviews From Students
Hello! I'm Josh and I'm a TEFL certified native British English speaker from Cambridge in the United Kingdom. I've been working as an English teacher for more than 6 years, and I'm passionate about language learning and teaching. Over the years, I've studied German and Spanish, which has given me an insight into what it's like to learn a foreign language. Also, throughout my teaching career, I've had the privilege of meeting many people from around the world. This experience has allowed me to learn about different cultures, helping me to become a more considerate and open-minded person. Personally, I believe that this is one of the greatest strengths that a teacher of English as a foreign language can have.
What am I like as a teacher?
I'm a disciplined individual with a strong attention to detail. My belief is that everyone has the potential to improve, so I aim to help my students reach their goals by being both encouraging and supportive. Whatever your reason(s) for learning English, my goal is to provide you with the ideal environment in which to improve your language skills. Also, I will do my best to be adaptable by adjusting my teaching style and the focus of our lessons to reflect your needs. Please feel free to let me know how we can make our lessons as effective and productive for you as possible!
What's the style of my lessons?
We'll use a variety of different materials to ensure that you have a well balanced and engaging English learning experience. To help you build confidence and improve your proficiency, we can use resources such as news articles, stories, other texts and videos. Alternatively, we can focus on improving your skills through natural conversation; it’s up to you.
Regarding my teaching style, my priority is to make sure that you feel relaxed by being encouraging and supportive. Furthermore, I'll focus on helping you to correct your mistakes and speak English like a native speaker, which will improve the quality of your English communication. Rest assured that you have no need to be afraid of making mistakes because this will help you to improve your English more quickly.
Finally, if you know how you learn best and want to discuss that with me, I can take your specific learning preferences into account while teaching you, which I know will make our lessons even more enjoyable. All you have to do is let me know!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
Hello, my name is Sally
I'm a TEFL certified British English speaker and I live in Wales. I have been teaching English to children and adults for more than 11 years both in my home and online. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Geography and Management Studies and a Post Graduate Certificate in Education. Before becoming a teacher, I worked in Banking and Finance for 14 years in different management and training roles, so I have a good understanding of both teaching and business.
I have experience teaching students at all levels from beginners to advanced students. I listen carefully to what you want to achieve from your lessons, your goals, your interests and note areas for improvement and then my lessons are individually created and carefully planned to meet your specific needs. Through encouragement and support, my main priority is to improve your confidence and ability to communicate effectively with other English speakers. My existing online clients range from people learning English for pleasure to business professionals needing support with presentations and meetings. I believe everyone learns best in an environment which is relaxed, where mistakes are encouraged and we discuss topics which are interesting and relevant to you.
I use a variety of different materials in our lessons such as photographs, news articles, reading texts, short listening clips, videos and podcasts. Each lesson or group of lessons will be related to a particular topic which promotes lots of speaking and discussion. I also think it it really important for learners to practise question asking during lessons and I encourage a two way natural conversation style in lessons.
Having started learning to speak French myself, within the last 4 years, I fully understand what it's like to learn a foreign language. In my free time, I also enjoy playing tennis, golf and do yoga. I live in an area of beautiful countryside and I enjoy walking my dog in the local forests. I love to travel and explore new countries and landscapes around the world.
I look forward to hearing about your interests and helping you with your language learning journey.
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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
Creative lessons for creative individuals.
I teach English to students with a love of anything creative and tailor make lessons for you.
Are you creative?
Would you like to learn and talk about art, exhibitions, film and books whilst learning English?
I am trained to make personal lessons for you about interesting topics, which also include all the skills you need to be successful in your language learning.
We will still focus on listening, reading, writing and speaking and include grammar, form and pronunciation, whilst enjoying an interesting topic that makes it easy to discuss and share ideas.
I have taught English in various countries around the world, in Europe and Asia and recently have retrained to specifically teach English online 1:1 to adults.
Maybe you are a student coming to London to study art?
Or an arts professional needing to build your confidence when talking about art in English?
Or maybe you just have a love of art and culture and want to improve your English whilst studying interesting topics?
I believe teaching isn’t just about giving you information on the language, but making you feel comfortable enough to use this language to talk about the things that are of interest to you in your daily life.
I want to give you the opportunity to become happy, confident and comfortable talking about these topics in English and using the language in a natural way.
If this sounds interesting, please book a trial lesson for free and we can discuss your level, aims, interests and make a personalised plan to progress your English and practise the skills that are important to you.
I look forward to working with you and see you soon!
*Please note : I have a paid Zoom account* so this is my preferred way to be in contact as there is no time limits, but if you prefer Skype or Whereby or Google Meet they are still an option :-)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
I specialize in teaching adults, especially white-collar employees, to ‘Speak English better, or more fluently’ on a wide range of general and business topics. I have taught more than 11667 lessons to 1380 students, many for a couple of years!
Hi, I am Gary, born and raised in London. I have a TESOL Teaching Certificate and 12+ years of teaching experience, in both Business English and IELTS 6.5 7.0 7.5+, online since 2016 and at schools and universities in China.
A first-class communicator and motivator with excellent interpersonal skills, and looking forward to transferring these abilities, using my knowledge of Business English and IELTS 6.5 7.0 7.5+. With this proven method, you will quickly improve your communication skills.
A trial lesson is a good way to try out my English teaching methods. → Shall we make a start?
Cambridge IELTS Academic & IELTS General Training; SPEAKING ONLY → Do you need band seven or higher in the IELTS speaking test? Who is it for? Those who need to take a real-life IELTS SPEAKING test in a hurry. All aspects of the IELTS Speaking test are covered, just like the real test, with ideas and useful expressions to use in all parts of the test, and how to approach the IELTS examiner’s questions.
Real life conversation → often looks very different to dialogues in coursebooks. I specialize in teaching adults, especially WHITE-COLLAR EMPLOYEES, to ‘Speak English better, or more fluently,’ You need to keep up a conversation on a wide range of general and business topics, expressing opinions and presenting arguments. Good form, in fact, is not to try to initiate any topics of conversation yourself at all.
Communicate effectively → in business face-to-face situations, such as everyday business conversations, with ideas and useful expressions to use, like Business Phrasal verbs.
Communication Skills → A good way to practice intonation and fluency is by copying the rhythm of native speakers. A dictation exercise in which a piece of writing is dictated to students, to test their ability to hear and write the language correctly.
What is not covered in my lessons?
In the process of designing courses on LanguaTalk. The teaching of young children, grammar rules and (phonics), writing and informal tutoring are not covered.See Reviews From Students
Hello dear future student!
I am pleased to welcome you on my page. I am currently living in Costa Rica, travelling is a very important part of my life. I know how hard it can be to learn a new language as I have been learning Italian and Hebrew. I am here to make this fun for you, with me you will leave every class feeling inspired and wanting more. I want all my students to feel confident with the topic they decide to learn, every day you will learn more and retain more. Let’s go at your rythme and have fun!
looking forward to meeting you,
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.
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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
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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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.Arabic tutors | Chinese tutors | Dutch tutors | French tutors | German tutors | Greek tutors | Italian tutors | Japanese tutors | Korean tutors | Portuguese tutors | Romanian tutors | Russian tutors | Spanish tutors | Swedish tutors | Thai tutors