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An hour lesson just flies by and I’ve learned so much...I’m so excited to return to France and to use all that I’ve learned!
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I teach because I love bringing more music, harmony and joy into this world!
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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your language lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.
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Erika I.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 18 and up
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Erika I.

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I have experience teaching and working with children as well as with adults. I feel comfortable teaching students in all different levels, from the beginner up to the advanced level. The typical approach that I use is a rather communicative one. I like to encourage students to speak and get engaged in real life situations.

I like to know my students, who you are and what your interests are so that I am not just your teacher, but also a friend. I like to think that I am a humorous person and it always makes me feel great when we can share a laugh or two in the class.

Come and join me!

About Erika

My name is Erika and I have been studying French since I was 4 years old. I studied French in my hometown where I got a degree in French (C1 level). When I was 16, I got a scholarship to study French in Normandie, France. Ten years later, I got a second scholarship to study in Lyon, France. Back in

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always a pleasure
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Mary Jo D.
I love her approach and patience with me. i am a visual learner and having her write the phrases for me truly helps my comprehension. Merci!
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Carolina F.

77 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaches students 15 and up
  • School of Languages - Teaching/ Translation program from Local University
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Carolina F.

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Take lessons with a native Spanish speaker! I have experience working with teen and adults from beginner up to advanced levels. I specialize in grammatical and technical classes as well as conversational ones. I tend to follow a rather communicative teaching approach, motivating students to interact in real situations.

There’s nothing like the feeling of a good class, a class that was enjoyed by the teacher and the students, so I always try to create a bond between students so that classes are more customized. It also helps to develop confidence and promotes the use of Spanish in the class. It doesn’t matter the topic and the focus of the lesson, humor, laughter and little jokes are a must in all classes to break the ice and to make the class more pleasant.

I can't wait to get started!

About Carolina

¡Hola! My name is Caro, and I want you to learn Spanish from a native Spanish speaker! I love cooking and listening to music, being with friends and watching TV series. I also enjoy being at home – which happens to be my office-, and I have a cat that sometimes likes to take Spanish lessons,

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Elena Kvak
Carolina was an excellent teacher! She was very open and helpful with the plan that I wanted to pursue in terms of topics. It was very easy to communicate with her as she always timely responded to any questions I had. She was very flexible with scheduling the classes, especially if I had any conflicts. Overall, I would definitely recommend Carolina if you are trying to get better in Spanish.
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Debbie
I signed up for my second round of Spanish lessons with Carolina:) She is awesome! She is professional, prompt, educated, and she is fun. She seems to really enjoy teaching!!!

Carol H.

2 Reviews
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Starting at $70
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carol H.

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let your child learn Arabic in a different and fun technique way, through symbols and images. You child will speak from the first session, and will be able to read and memorize the words through images. Kids will learn Arabic based on a series of icons placed grammatically and interpreted as full complex sentences. Adults will find Arabic so easy and simple using the best books and techniques using conversational Arabic. No wasting time let'd start speaking!!

About Carol

My name is Carol, spending most of my life in the Middle East I was amazed but the beauty of the Middle Eastern Culture. I decided to to shed to a positive impact on the Middle Eastern Culture through teaching the language, music, art, and cooking. I graduated from the Lebanese American Univers

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Samantha
Carol is the best! I have taken Arabic lessons before and I have never learned so much so quickly. Not only is she a great teacher, but she is an absolute joy to be around. I cannot possibly recommend her more!!
Cornell Burnette
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Diane C.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French, German
  • Teaching since 1976
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Diane C.

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French is my second language, but it often feels as it if were the first, as I have been speaking it for many years on an everyday and professional basis. My grammar is excellent, as I learned the rules in junior high school in the Paris suburbs (grammar is an important part of French schooling). I edited a 240-page scholarly book, De La Case A La Villa (published 2014), and I give both private and group lessons.

About Diane

Bonjour! Hello! Hallo! I tailor my lessons to each student's individual needs and I am always ready to go above and beyond the basic lesson. I try to make learning a language fun and alive, through news, stories, and songs. My method is to provide basics for beginners, and then mix grammar,

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Diane has a great French accent and shares her teaching skills effectively. I would highly recommend her for all levels. We have read books and seen movies in French. Her world view and experience adds a lot. Vraiment!
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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
  • Teaching since 2009
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

I was born and raised in Singapore, and am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in English and professional proficiency in Mandarin.

I'll teach you depending on your level and age. For kids, I use fun, interactive storytelling. For the adults, I'll dive into concepts like the origins of the language, nuances of the intonations, all the while teaching you vocabulary and sentence structure. I'll also adjust my lessons based on your feedback, your learning style and your goals!

About Tammy

With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :) *I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profi

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Asher T.
Tammy has a magnetic personality that draws you in and makes you want to learn. She was patient and thorough in her explanations. I had a great experience!
Phinneas S.
My son is always engaged during his lessons and happy to practice during the week! So happy. And it is very easy to communicate with Tammy. She is very engaging.
Niko
BEST TEACHER EVER !!!!!! I already did one class with her and she is soooo funny and friendly she is so supportive!!!!!
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Mingla C.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks English, Thai
  • Teaching since 2009
  • MA in Environmental Education from Goshen College
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Mingla C.

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Beginner, you will understand your crush.
Intermediate, you can write a poem.
Advanced, you can close your business deals.

About Mingla

Being encouraging and developing positive attitude towards a particular subject are my teaching secrets.

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Emma
Very informative and patient, willing to go over whatever you need however many times you want.
Saba A.
Great first lesson! Mingla is a patient teacher and gives clear instructions.
Jintanat A.
I am Thai and although I speak Thai to my children (ages 12 yrs and 9 yrs old), they refused to answer in Thai. Mingla has formed a great rapport with them and they have already made excellent progress after just a few lessons. I highly recommend Mingla.

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The average cost of 60-minute language lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $200 per hour.
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Learn Languages Online and Near You

Ever wanted to pick up a new language? Language classes can help you achieve your goals in the most efficient way possible. Online classes make it easy to stay connected with your ideal foreign language teacher, no matter where in the world they are.

Everyone has their own reasons for taking language classes. You may want to connect with friends better, grow your professional opportunities, or explore new works of art. With every lesson, you or your child will expand your worldview and sense of imagination.

There may be some benefits to learning a new language that you aren’t aware of yet. Let’s take a look at the top reasons why working with an in-person or online language tutor is a great option for students of all ages.

Why Learn Languages Online?

In our interconnected world, knowing a second language is more important than ever. Whether you’re looking to brush up on your basic skills before traveling abroad or you’d like to be working as a translator someday, private language lessons make it possible. Studying a language is also a great hobby, which has considerable mental benefits.

Learning new words and phrases is a fantastic way to challenge your memory and keep your brain sharp. Adults of all ages can experience a boost in mental acuity when they study with a language tutor, as well as have a great deal of fun! On top of that, you’ll make plenty of new friends on your journey towards fluency.

The benefits of language classes for kids are well known. Children who learn a second language can see higher scores in other subjects such as math, as well as a boost to critical thinking and problem-solving skills. Working with a foreign language teacher can open up your kid’s mind to new cultures and ways of communicating. They’ll even be better equipped to learn a third language in the future!

What Language Lessons Look Like

Everyone’s learning style and linguistic goals are different. So, why stick to one-size-fits-all instructional materials like books and YouTube videos? Working with a private language tutor is the only way to get a personalized lesson plan delivered directly to you in person or online.

Have an important language exam or business trip coming up? You can work with an online language tutor to sharpen your skills from the comfort of your home! Busy kids and parents alike love the convenience and flexibility of online language classes.

Find the Perfect Teacher

You may not have an expert Italian, French, or Japanese tutor in your town, but you can still connect with one online. When you learn languages online, you can easily connect with world-class teachers, no matter where they are. You can get the kinds of insights that only native speakers can provide and get your questions answered in real time.

At TakeLessons, we make it easy to find the perfect language tutor. Simply pick a language and browse our directory of background-checked instructors. You can then check out a teacher’s profile, including their bio and reviews left by students. Feel free to send a message to your prospective teacher to get any questions you may have answered!

No matter which language you choose to learn, the right tutor can make all the difference. You’ll be sure to have a rewarding linguistic journey when you partner with a TakeLessons tutor!

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