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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 seniors.
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Erika I.

12 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $24
  • Speaks Spanish, Spanish / French, Italian
  • Teaches students 18 and up
  • Teaches Intermediate, Advanced
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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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Vicky
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!
Vicky
Erika is wonderful! I am so glad that she is my tutor. Thank you so much.
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Carolina F.

77 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • School of Languages - Teaching/ Translation program from Local University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Carolina F.

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Take lessons with a native Spanish speaker! I have experience working with children 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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Robin
Great first lesson with Carolina! She gets to know your comfort level and is very patient.
Debbie
Carolina is a fantastic instructor. She easily adapts to my pace and customizes her lessons to fit my needs. I have been an English teacher in the USA for 25 years, so I know a great teacher when I see one. Carolina is definitely a great teacher:) I do not feel intimidated in any way when I work with her and she is able to make our classes productive and fun!!!
Debbie
I really enjoy working with Carolina! She is mindful of the pace that works best for me and it is very clear she enjoys what she does:)
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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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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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Daniel, Olivia, & Emma C.
Excellent teacher for children to start early music lessons.
David G.
The first lesson went well. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Michelle
Tammy is a great teacher and is ready for all questions that I have, I'm looking forward to more lessons with her
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Tony S.

105 Reviews
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Starting at $15
  • Speaks ASL, BSL
  • Teaching since 1996
  • Teaches students 9 and up
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Tony S.

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NEW!!! I am now offering 15 minute CHAT sessions. These are great for just chatting, brushing up on skills, etc. NO VOICE chat sessions! NO VOICE mentor or quick practice sessions! Use them how you would like!

I've been teaching ASL for 21 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of ASL and Deaf culture! I am passionate about teaching, Deaf ministry, and ASL!
Within the first few lessons, you'll start signing simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to converse with people who are Deaf! You will also be learning about the culture of Deaf people at the same time.

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Nervous about meeting people who are deaf? Want to learn some tips to get over those first moments of nervousness? Do you just need someone to practice with? I would love to help you!

Some of my students book private lessons with me just to have someone to chat with and practice. The more you practice, the more confidence you will have. Sign up

About Tony

Thank you so much for checking out my profile! My name is Tony and I've been teaching formal and private lessons since 1996 and have loved helping my students learn American Sign Language while developing confidence in their skills. I went to Harding University and was trained and tutored by a Mast

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Casey R.
What a fantastic first lesson - it really charged me up and got me excited to keep learning ASL! I’m really looking forward to continuing learning with Tony! Absolutely recommend!
Kelcey D.
I really enjoy learning new languages, and I truly believe that having a great teacher is essential to success. Tony is AWESOME. He is so patient and kind. He really helps you understand why the signs are what they are and how the deaf community communicates even beyond signing. I am really enjoying our lessons and the 'homework' he assigns is fun and manageable. I highly recommend him!
Ella H.
Thank you Tony! This was a great first lesson.

Carol H.

2 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $70
  • Speaks Arabic
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2010
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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!!
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Diane C.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, English, French, German
  • MBA (concentration in Finance) from Zicklin School of Business, New York, NY
  • Teaches students 10 and up
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Diane C.

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French is my second language, but often feels as it if were the first, as I have speaking it for so 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 gave private 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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Wendy B.
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!
Pierce
Diane is a great German teacher! She always provides additional resources to delve into the subtleties of a translation or specific grammatical constructions and uses a variety of different books/activities so that the exercises never get boring.
Don H.
Once again, Diane has proven an exceptionally effective French instructor. She is conversant in American idioms and offers the French equivalents with ease. I am in awe of her ability to motivate and instruct.

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Average Cost of Language Lessons for Seniors

The average cost of 60-minute language lessons is $64. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $20 and $240 per hour.
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$37 average
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$50 average
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$64 average

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