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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

Online Lessons

What if your dream teacher is on the other side of the country? No problem. You can meet with your teacher online using a webcam on your computer.

Average Cost of English Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute English lessons is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $300 per hour.

30-min $10
 
$33 average
$184
45-min $15
 
$44 average
$284
60-min $15
 
$55 average
$300

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute English lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute English lessons are 20% less expensive at $44, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $33.

Curious how much English lessons cost in your area? Do a quick search to get local prices for the best English teachers .

English Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular English instructors

Adam R.

Watchung, NJ
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Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA
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Anna C.

New York, NY
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I enjoy teaching students to speak English.

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Kirsten R. August 22, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
Adam was great!
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Nandita May 11, 2018
· Speaking Voice · In home
Fantastic coach!
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Gary May 4, 2018
· Singing · In studio
First class singing lessons instruction. Started where I would have started with myself: blowing bubbles! Great studio.

About Matthew H.

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Lake Stevens, WA

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Award-Winning Teacher - Learn English Quickly & Accurately.

English is my native language and one of my specialties..

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Isaiah R. September 3, 2018
· WordPress · Online
Matthew is great! Very informative and helpful. Not hard to tell that he really cares for his students success.
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Jayden W. August 18, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Matthew was really great with my kiddos, he was patient and broke down lesson in a way the kids could relate. We will be coming back!!
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Brian August 9, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Matthew is great! He really knows music and that knowledge is spread across many musical spectrums. He has been patient with my son ad has been very encouraging. He can move pretty quickly so be prepared. Matthew has a different teaching style from what im used to.

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I teach English to the Russian-speakers. I hold a degree in teaching English, and will help you to improve your grammar, listening and speaking skills and enlarge your vocabulary.

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Mathias K. September 1, 2018
· Russian · In home
Excellent first course! Perfectly tailored to my professional needs.
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Jordan June 26, 2018
· Russian · Online
Excellent instructor, great first lesson
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Daniel A. June 10, 2018
· Russian · Online
Makes lessons appropriate to the age and level.

Richard W.

Provo, UT
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Veronica H.

San Antonio, TX
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Isabel L.

Smyrna, GA
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I specialize with English for Japanese learners, but I will take teach everyone who wants to get better. I just say that because I know Japanese, so I have a unique perspective for Japanese learners. We can cover any questions you have, but I think one of the most effective things I can do is to facilitate lots of conversation.
Most people just need more conversation to get better, and so I want to help foster an environment where students can speak A LOT, get out of their shell, make mistakes, and make their speaking more fluent.

We can come up with topics or media to help assist is in knowing what to talk about, or have things to talk about. I'm always open to questions, but I think that the most relevant questions will come from their experiences trying things out and wondering how "this" or "that" is said. I spent two years talking to thousands of Japanese in and around Tokyo as a missionary, and that's what I've found to be most effective. I have since worked for a ...

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Jeffrey September 16, 2018
· Arrangement and Composition · In studio
Initially my son was reluctant to take lessons. He would conveniently forget the time and day of his lesson. But after three lessons the conversation changed, he reminded me of the time and day. Over the last four lessons Richard and my son have recorded a song. I recommend Richard to any Parent with children that are interested in music as the subject matter. He is accomplished, gracious, demanding but patient.
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Dahlin September 13, 2018
· Japanese · In home
The instructor seemed impatient and it was easy to tell he would rather be doing something else. If you don't learn quickly, you might struggle with this instructor.
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Megan .. August 29, 2018
· Japanese · Online

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I can help you learn or improve your English, no matter your age or level, I will customize our lessons in order to provide you with a unique, personalized learning experience. English is not my native language, but I have dedicated over 25 years of my life to learn it and I have accomplish my professional goals maximizing my potential as a bilingual individual. Let me help you on that journey because I have gone through it and enjoyed every step.

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Christopher September 1, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Veronica is truly an excellent Spanish instructor. Although I have only had a few lessons with her, my speaking and listening comprehension skills have drastically improved. Also, after I expressed my interest in interpretation and translation, Veronica immediately tailored the lessons in a manner that would help me achieve my goals in these two areas. I highly recommend Veronica to anyone who wants to learn Spanish or who has already studied Spanish and wants to improve their skills. I am looking forward to many more classes with Veronica.
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Jonathan August 16, 2018
· Spanish · In studio
She is an awesome teacher and really takes the time to work with you whatever your starting point!
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Brenda July 12, 2018
· Spanish · In home
We are very happy with Veronica! She is on time and we learn something every time she comes.

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i ve studied grammar all my life, so I understand the point of view of someone that is learning, even more when you are learning a new language, its not easy...I try to find the easiet way for each person

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Martha September 17, 2018
· ESL · In home
She really help me thank you
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Sangeeta S. September 17, 2018
· Spanish · In home
Isabel is teaching my daughter for the last month and half and words fail to express my gratitude and happiness to find her as my daughter's teacher. She is very friendly, knowledgeable and designs the class based on my daughter's ability. I already seen lot of improvement in my daughter's Spanish speaking ability and also she is feeling confident. I am recommending her to my friend's and family who are planning Spanish lessons for their kids. Apart from Spanish she is fluent in Italian, German, French and Portuguese. A person who is affluent in so many languages really has the ability to understand the tricks of the trade in learning new languages and teaching new languages as well. We are going to continue with her for few more months and I am planning to take lessons as well. Overall, we are very very pleased with her teaching skills. Big Thums Up.

I recommend her to everyone who wants to learn Spanish.
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Marjory L. September 17, 2018
· Italian · Online
Isabel is a lovely person and I enjoyed learning a bit of Italian from her. Her teaching materials, though, were pretty amateurish. Seemed like this was the first time she'd taught Italian to a beginner. The various documents did not have titles like "Lesson 1", "Lesson 2" etc, and the pages didn't have page numbers so we spent too much time getting to the same page. Materials did not match the sequence she taught in so we jumped around a bit. These things can be remedied easily as she teaches more. The topics she chose to teach a beginner were what you'd expect so no complaints there. One good thing was that she was very available for the time slots that were most convenient for me. All in all I'm satisfied with what I learned in the time we spent together.

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English Lessons

Do you want to take English lessons with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private English lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ teacher - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chances of becoming a fluent user of the English language. Private tutoring makes learning easy, it's more affordable than you might think, and it's the most impactful way to improve your skills for beginner or advanced learners.

Our English tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. They can teach you the origins of the English language, in addition to the vocabulary, the grammar, the punctuation, the consonants, the vowels, allophones, sentence structures, gender differences, accent reduction, and other technical aspects. Learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning English.

Our English tutors cover several subtopics in the language arts, such as handwriting, phonics, and reading comprehension. English literature may also be the focus in many settings. Some sessions even emphasize improvement on test preparation, essay writing, creative writing, and book reviews or reports.

Though English is a relatively an easy language to master, it takes up to 24 weeks of deliberate practice to gain General Professional Fluency. A private tutor can help keep you focused, committed, and motivated, not to mention their ability to help you overcome any language hurdles you have trouble with.

Your tutor offers you expert language learning techniques and tips, and helps you develop good practice habits, so that you can maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster. Learning English is extremely useful in the United States, it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. Become a better English speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our private teachers come from a variety of backgrounds, making it easy to find the perfect match for your interest and skill level. Each instructor's specialties are listed in their profile, along with details about their background check, photos, student feedback, and lesson availability.

Students taking online English classes benefit from greater convenience, enjoy better rates, and can choose from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken any foreign language classes over Skype, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up private lessons. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

Alternative Language Lesson Methods:
English Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps - free and premium - or checking out English books from the library are excellent options. They cost less overall than private lessons, and allow you to learn at your own pace, on your own time, and the topics of your own choosing. The downside is that you don't have personal instruction for the times you need to overcome any challenging obstacles. Learning with a partner or a teacher gives you the personal interaction you need to verbally practice and attempt the language.

Travel & Immersion

If you're considering study-abroad programs to the USA or other primarily English-speaking countries, work relocation, international business opportunities, or general travel as a means to learning the language, immersing your self in the origin country and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad could expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects. Conversing with or having to ask native speakers for directions or recommendations forces you to proactively apply your lessons. The downside is that many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. Not knowing the basics of the language could backfire on you, and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation and the most popular phrases for traveling, then you can combine this knowledge with immersion and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking small group classes to learn a new language is another good way to acquire basic language skills, immediate feedback, and human interaction. It combines both passive and active learning. A professional instructor leading the class can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate, and get their questions answered. It can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Find local group classes near you by doing a quick Google search, or better yet, sign up for TakeLessons Live, the new and affordable way to learn languages, and to learn how to play musical instruments in small groups of 5-8. You pay a flat monthly or annual fee, and get unlimited access to hundreds of classes online every month. Perfect for beginners.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different, and that the best way to learn any language is to try a combination of various learning techniques. Try all of the above, find out what works best for you, and then study hard and smart. It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals.

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