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.
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
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My name is Giacomo and I'm a professional English teacher with more than 10 years of expertise in the field.
I am in possession of both a globally recognized Level 5 TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language) Teaching Certificate, and an IELTS (International English language Testing System) Academic Certificate.
I have studied and worked in the United Kingdom for the last 16 years. Not only that, but I graduated with honours in Analytic Philosophy at the University of Stirling (UK) and I also hold a Diploma in Accounting and Business Administration.
By perfecting my English level over the years spent in the UK, I have reached an advanced proficiency that allows me to excellently tutor students of any age, background or country of origin.
I constantly strive to keep my methods individually tailored to each of my students' needs in order to make the learning process an always rewarding, fun and productive experience.
During our trial lesson, we will discuss your preferences, I’ll review and note every detail we can work on in order to make your English better and rapidly achieve your goals.
See you soon!See Reviews From Students
My name is Jane. I'm from Northern Ireland in the UK.
I have been teaching English as a Second Language for about 20 years and the last 8 years have been online.
Listening to my students progress with their confidence and fluency in English makes me feel happy and proud. I love speaking to people from all over the world.
My classes are customised and focused to your individual English goals, requests and needs. I offer the following:
It's your lesson and it's your choice. I can't wait to talk to you!See Reviews From Students
Hello, my name is Natalie. I am a 25 year old attorney who has a passion for teaching. I am an avid reader and I enjoy a good romance novel. I love traveling and meeting new people. I enjoy learning about other cultures and I am keen to get to know all of you.
I have 5 years of experience in tutoring English and an additional 2 years of experience tutoring legal and business English. I am a fun, interactive and dynamic teacher who is able to adapt the lesson according to each student's needs. I am a kind and understanding teacher who is able to bring out the best in my students.
Book your lesson with me so that I can assist you in learning English expeditiously. I focus on grammar, spelling, pronunciation and conversational skills. I will teach you how to articulate words clearly. I work well with students who are looking to improve their English skills for work and business. I am able to work with beginners and advanced level students. Please book a lesson with me to begin your journey to better English.See Reviews From Students
Hello, I'm teacher Kelly and I'm a native English speaker from the UK.
I completed my TEFL in Asia and have over 6 years teaching experience with kids and adults from a combination of working in schools and online. My students tell me I have a clear and neutral accent that is easy to understand. They often comment on my relaxed and fun energy in my lessons.
When working with children I create vibrant and interactive lessons that include phonics, writing & reading. After each class a worksheet or activity can be given. When working with adults I also like to create fun lessons. Learning grammar is stressful and I like to focus more on conversation and simplified explanations. We learn about phrasal verbs, idioms and lots of other things a new learner should need to be able to understand and speak like a native.
As a teacher I believe it is important to make the students feel comfortable and give them a safe space to learn and not to be afraid to make mistakes. Learning a new language is not easy it takes time and dedication, I understand this and try to build the students confidence as much as possible.
Thank you for checking out my profile and I hope to see you soon in class! 😊See Reviews From Students
Hi! I'm David from Glasgow, Scotland, UK. I'm a professional teacher with a TESOL qualification for teaching English as a foreign language. I currently live in Mexico City.
I have worked as a professional teacher for over 7 years. I worked in a middle school for 4 years and have now worked as an online teacher for over 3 years, where I have taught over 3000 classes to students of various English levels and cultural backgrounds. Throughout my years of teaching, I have given classes on grammar, vocabulary, conversation, writing, exam preparation and Business English.
My teaching style
Learning a new language should be a fun experience and that's why my classes are always dynamic and interesting! I believe I have a very friendly, conversational teaching style and I aim to make my students feel relaxed and supported. During our first class, I will try to understand your requirements and design our future lessons to meet your needs. Whether your focus is on conversation, vocabulary, grammar, writing, exam preparation or Business English, I will use materials and resources (articles, videos, exercises) that are relevant to you. It is also important to me that classes focus on speaking while also having a clear objective and goal.
My hobbies include playing sports (kickboxing, football, cycling), traveling, photography, going to concerts, visiting museums and watching movies. I also love languages and have been learning Spanish for over 8 years.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. :)
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
Do you need English for your work, a job interview, or life in an English-speaking country? Do you want to speak English with more confidence? I'm Iren, and I offer speaking lessons for adults. My conversation lessons focus on one topic per session, like health, work, meals, money, transportation, and other topics you are interested in. Before the lesson, I will give you an article (from english-online.net or another online source) about the topic for you to study to prepare. In the conversation lesson, we will talk about the topic. You will expand your English vocabulary with my suggestions. You will review spoken grammar when you use it in the conversation and receive my constant feedback. I will explain the grammar point if needed. You will leave the lesson with many notes and some exercises to study further.
I have four years of experience teaching adults English as a Second Language using this method. I know that it builds your vocabulary, your grammar knowledge, your pronunciation skills, and your confidence. I also have a TEFL certificate from the University of Toronto.
I also offer job interview prep lessons. For these lessons, please provide details about your job type, your industry, and the companies you are applying to.See Reviews From Students
Hi there! My name is Deborah. I’m a native English speaker from the US, and I create customized lessons based on your level, goals, interests and learning style.
My #1 priority is to provide a warm, supportive atmosphere where you’ll feel comfortable to speak. I think that a communicative approach is key to language learning. I’ll be sure to give you plenty of opportunities to practice speaking, so that you’ll be able to find your words and express yourself confidently outside of class.
My other top priority is to learn, over time, how to craft sessions that will be both fun and productive for you. Language learning should be pleasantly challenging. If the material is too easy, you’ll be bored. If it’s too hard, you’ll be overwhelmed. It’s my job to find “just the right amount of challenge” for you. I want you to enjoy and look forward to our sessions. After all, the “best” approach for you will be the one that you choose to stick with for the long-term.
Thank you for reviewing my profile. If you feel that we may be a good tutor/learner fit, please feel free to book a trial session. During our first (trial) session, we’ll get to know each other, and we’ll work together to decide on an approach that will work well for you.
My background & experience:
Please note : I work from my paid Zoom account, which has no time limits. You don’t have to have a Zoom account. Just click the link, then agree to open the session!See Reviews From Students
Hello, my name is Karl. I was born and raised in Connecticut, USA, and am a native English speaker. I like to spend my time reading, studying history and economics and learning languages.
My experience: I've worked as a private tutor since 2019, and I currently work in a German high school teaching English. I'm a graduate student studying for my Master's Degree in Teaching English as a Second Language. I've worked with many students from around the world, all with different goals, skill levels and interests.
What I teach: What I teach depends on your needs, but my core areas are writing, reading comprehension and grammar. I also love working on pronunciation with students, and I use my knowledge of foreign languages and linguistics to facilitate this.
What my lessons look like: While the lesson content and structure depend on you, I like to start by reviewing homework that I assign after lessons with the student, and then move on to the lesson itself, which can either be something I prepare beforehand or we can address questions that come to you in the moment. With me, English learning doesn't have to be stressful, so however much work you can handle is what we will do!
But don't take my word for it, please feel free to book a trial-lesson and we can get started!
Thank you for checking out my profile. :)
My name is Edit and I am living in Japan. I attended an English-Hungarian Bilingual Secondary Grammar School, where I developed my love for the English language. I have always been interested in Eastern languages and cultures as well, so I decided to specialize in Japanese language and culture at university. After graduating, I moved to Japan, where I have been working as an English teacher for more than 2 years now. I have an IELTS certificate and I also completed a TEFL teaching course.
I focus on creating a relaxed, friendly, and welcoming atmosphere during my lessons. I encourage my students to make mistakes because that's the only way to master a language. I always personalize the lesson material and adjust it to the student's personal goal and level. I love teaching this beautiful language, and my goal is to motivate my students to reach their language goals. 😊
私はハンガリー出身のEdit（エディット）です。 日本で英語の教師を始めて、約二年以上になります。そこで、今回は『楽しく』をモットーに、 英会話のオンラインレッスンを開講する事になりました。 『いつかは海外に行ってみたい』 『英語で海外のお友達を作ってみたい』 『英語のテスト勉強を手伝って欲しい』 と思っている方のご連絡お待ちしています。🙏 楽しく英語を学びたいという方は一時間の無料体験レッスンをご用意していますので、ご興味ある方はご連絡ください。
Hi, I’m Rob, a native English speaking teacher from Canada currently living in Prague, Czech Republic, with 20 years of ESL and university teaching experience. I work with intermediate to advanced students (B1-C2), with most of my students interested in conversation/communication English (focusing on speaking and listening skills, including fluency, vocabulary, pronunciation and intonation, and grammar), but I’m also happy to work with students on writing and reading.
My teaching style is relaxed, friendly, and engaging—I try to make every lesson an interesting and enjoyable one. But I’m also professional, prepared, organized, and reliable. I rarely use a textbook—some students mainly enjoy having conversation, but I also often use videos and texts of various kinds and even songs to provide a wide variety of topics, new vocabulary, varieties of listening practice, etc., and lessons are individually designed to each student’s level, interests, and requirements.
I’ve taught English in Vietnam and Czech Republic since 2016 and also have 12 years of Canadian university teaching experience in cultural history and in architecture/design. I’m also a writer-artist-designer. I received a professional architecture degree in 1989 and the Trinity College Level 5 English teaching certification in 2019. I’m a native English speaker with an easy-to-understand, neutral Canadian accent.
For the last 2 years, most of my English teaching has been online, though I also enjoy teaching non-virtually. I primarily use and recommend the Zoom platform for online teaching for its reliability, video/sound quality, and support for varieties of teaching resources. Students can use Zoom from their browser or by downloading the app on their desktop or phone/tablet (though laptop is recommended).
So, if this sounds like what you’re looking for, I invite you to sign up for a trial lesson with me, and we’ll take it from there …See Reviews From Students
Me as a Teacher
I am a professional English teacher with more than 30 years of teaching experience mainly in US - NYC and UK - East Midlands. Initially as a college English and Maths teacher, these days I teach online. My learners are students who tend to improve their school grades, students who are preparing for international exams, business professionals who work or intend to work for international companies or people who learn English for pleasure. For every individual I usually prepare some tasks for a free talk, grammar practice or a role-play situation with targeting vocabulary and phrases. There is always a summary, a given feedback at the end of the class which helps my learners to make progress highly visible.
My lessons & teaching style
I believe that every learner is different and teaching them should be personalized. I like to apply different teaching methods to see which one would be the most productive. Of course, I need to meet student several times to be able to find out his/her learning style and be able to create a teaching strategy. In my experience, an individual approach, a personalized topic and mutual effort definitely bring some fruit.See Reviews From Students
I am a certified ESL teacher from London, and I have been teaching for nearly 30 years. However, I now live in sunny Greece with my husband and three children.
Teaching is my passion and I’m so excited to be given the opportunity to join you on your learning journey.
WHAT MAKES ME A UNIQUE TEACHER?
I have nearly 30 years' experience.
I have subscriptions to a variety of websites and have up-to-date AND innovative teaching material.
I believe in CPD (continual professional development) and attend seminars/webinars/training sessions regularly.
WHY CHOOSE ME?
FREE OFFER: VIRTUAL NOTEBOOK. This is a google doc where your mistakes, vocabulary, screenshots and links will be collected in one place for your easy reference.
FREE OFFER: Placement test
FREE OFFER: Needs analysis
FREE OFFER: PDF documents
My students feel confident.
I encourage students enthusiastically.
Safe and friendly classroom environment.
WHAT COURSES DO I OFFER?
I strive to make my lessons dynamic and lively.
Every student is unique, so my goal is to encourage even the shyest students to participate.
I aim to create a positive learning atmosphere where students can express ideas and develop an interest in English which will result in them being more motivated to reach their learning goals.See Reviews From Students
Do you need to improve your English? I have tried-and-tested methods to help ESL students become more fluent and confident. I have a degree in education, a TEFL/TESL certificate, and an Online Teaching certificate with lots of experience. I have also authored English textbooks and study guides for children in the primary school.
My approach is holistic. I use interesting topics, pronunciation drills and language videos to help develop fluency AND accuracy. I am patient and very encouraging as I believe students learn best when they feel relaxed. I've had great results with many students aiming to get to a new English level or maintain a high level. With advanced students, I like to discuss complex topics and deal with work-related issues.
I have lived in South Africa my whole life but have been fortunate to travel to many countries and experience many different cultures and of course, delicious dishes. I enjoy the outdoors and spending time with family and friends. I also love keeping up to date with current affairs including sport, politics, and arts and culture. Apart from being a dedicated teacher, I am also a wife, a mother and proud dog owner! I look forward to meeting you and being part of your language learning journey.See Reviews From Students
My name is Tutor Renee. I have a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration, although my professional background is in Marketing and Communication. I am an online English teacher and have been for three years. I teach both children and adults.
I love making English fun and simple. I ensure that my students are confident enough to speak and write English. My students excel and pass their IELTS and TOEFL exams.
I focus on both oral and written skills. I speak slowly so that my students gain a good understanding of what I am teaching.See Reviews From Students
Are you a business professional striving to enhance your English communication skills and succeed on a global stage? Look no further!
I understand the challenges that can arise when expressing complex ideas, improving pronunciation, or navigating idiomatic expressions in English. With a tailored and results-driven approach, I am committed to empowering you to confidently engage in conversations, presentations, and negotiations.
As your dedicated English language coach, I offer:
🗣️ Clear Pronunciation Mastery: Unlock the secrets to impeccable pronunciation and diction for impactful communication.
📚 Customized Grammar Refinement: Sharpen the specific grammatical nuances necessary for seamless fluency in professional contexts.
🎧 Diverse Listening Practice: Develop your comprehension skills by immersing yourself in various English accents and conversation paces.
📖 Authentic Vocabulary Expansion: Acquire practical vocabulary, idioms, expressions, and phrasal verbs for authentic and dynamic business interactions.
💬 Confident Workplace Communication: Boost your self-assurance in expressing ideas, leading discussions, and contributing effectively in English-speaking work environments.
Let's collaborate to elevate your English communication to new heights. Your success is my priority, and together, we'll make your professional journey truly borderless.
I've been teaching English for over five years. I have a Bachelor's degree in TESOL with a minor in Spanish. My lessons are flexible to the needs and preferences of my students, always with a focus on speaking. I am a relaxed, encouraging, and patient teacher.
I was born and raised in the United States, then moved to Central America for a few years as an adult. Now I am back in the United States. While I lived in Central America, I became fluent in Spanish. So I know that learning a new language is a journey. I would like to help you on your journey to becoming a fluent English speaker. Let’s speak soon!See Reviews From Students
CELTA qualified and IELTS Teacher certified. Teaching since 2013 and exclusively online since 2020.
I have extensive experience in coaching and business, having run my own sports coaching business for 20 years. I teach conversational English on a thematic basis (topic-related) with an emphasis on correct grammar, vocabulary and pronunciation. I also teach Business English (job interviews, negotiation, presentations, time management, meetings etc). I prepare students for IELTS and TOEFL exams.
All my lessons are specifically tailored to the individual student's needs and interests, and we work at your pace. Most language learners are working at different levels in the four pillars of reading, writing, listening and speaking, which is why private one-to-one lessons with a sympathetic teacher are so valuable. You will see an improvement in a very short time once you commit to a structured programme of learning. Homework is optional, but recommended.
I live in the South West of England, and I have a standard British accent. I speak Spanish fluently and a little French. I have spent 10 years learning Spanish so I know what it is like to lack confidence and to feel that you can't remember anything under pressure. But I also know what a joy it is to be able to communicate effectively. It is also why I love teaching because I meet people from all over the world and I learn so much about other cultures and countries.
In my spare time, I enjoy walking, reading, cooking and riding my motorbike!
I hope to meet you in the classroom soon :)See Reviews From Students
Hi there! My name is Alessia and I'm a certified English teacher from Canada. I've been living in Lucca, Italy for the past seven years and I love it!
I've been teaching for over seven years now. In 2016 I completed my TESOL certificate and shortly thereafter began teaching at a private elementary school. I've worked with people ages 5-55 and my favourite thing about teaching is getting to know people from different cultures and learning all about their customs and traditions. My second favourite thing is seeing my students succeed and achieve their language goals!
My approach to teaching depends on the individual needs of my students. Each lesson is customized to the unique goals of my students. That being said, you can definitely expect homework in my classes! For conversation lessons, we'll focus on using media to expand your vocabulary and spend the entire lesson speaking about different topics. For those who need a grammar brush-up, we'll use various books to support your learning but still focus on conversation to help you fully integrate what you've just learned!
I also have experience preparing students for the IELTS exam for both immigration and academic purposes. I absolutely love the IELTS exam in that it provides students with a real challenge and something to aspire to. I have a wide variety of resources that I use to help you prepare which cover everything from grammar and vocabulary to the actual "how-to's" of writing the exam. If you are interested in working with me on exam prep, I suggest AT LEAST 3-6 months to prepare properly for the exam since you'll not only need to improve your language skills but also your exam-taking skills.
I'm looking forward to getting to know you and supporting you to reach your language goals!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 '?' 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