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What works for you? Online lesson or local teacher? Either way, your English lessons are live, interactive, and customized for you.

Diane C.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $32
  • 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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As someone who needed to learn other languages, I can assist anyone whose native language is not English to become more proficient, or gain better conversational skills. My specialty is interview prep. I worked in IT, in marketing, have an MBA, interviewed candidates and been interviewed myself - so I can share insights with my students.

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.

Bahareh G.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English, Farsi (Persian)
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Bahareh G.

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I provide lessons in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and grammar. I am also specialized in IELTS and have helped many students succeed in their IELTS exams. Once you start lessons with me, I evaluate your level and listen to you to learn about your goals and ambitions. Then, I design custom lessons to meet your specific needs. I’m very approachable and always happy to have a free consultation session with you so you can see if I can help you in your language learning journey.

About Bahareh

My name is Bahareh. I'm an enthusiastic tutor of English as a Second Language and my native Farsi (Persian) with over 15 years of professional experience. I have extensive experience in both face-to-face and online instruction, and have taught diverse student populations in a variety of subjects.

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Sarah
Bahareh is wonderful! Definitely exceeds my expectations about language tutoring. She has a great personality, is very organized with the content, and makes me feel very comfortable and optimistic about the subject and my ability to learn it. Highly recommend!
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Hannah K.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks Korean
  • Teaching since 2006
  • Awarded National Dean’s List from National Dean’s List
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Hannah K.

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I have taught English to Korean immigrants in Virginia. I organized English classes for church attendees who wished to improve their English communication skills. I developed weekly lessons based on the needs of the group which introduced them to the basics of English grammar and conversation.

About Hannah

I am an experienced Korean teacher from Korea who has taught all levels of Korean to English speakers. I tailor my lessons to the interests of students and make my classes interactive. I develop customized lessons to reinforce the material from the book and reinforce grammar topics. On occasion we

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Yungji J.
Hannah is outstanding! She is wonderful! She was highly organized, patient, and she patterned her lesson for 90 minutes for a person who basically had no knowledge of English for a Korean student. Upon completion of the first lesson, she motivated me to work for another 3 hours at the kitchen table in preparation for the next lesson. I am happy.
Tracey
Hannah is an amazing teacher. My daughter loves learning with Hannah.
Colin
I recently began taking lessons with Hannah and it has been a wonderful experience. I went in intimidated at the thought of learning such a difficult language from scratch, but Hannah has been a very helpful and encouraging instructor and makes the language so much more manageable. I've been rather amazed by how much Korean I have been able to pick up in such a short time and have no doubt that I can become fluent eventually under her instruction. Anyone interested in learning Korean should absolutely take lessons with Hannah!
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Toshi M.

294 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks Japanese, English
  • Business from USC
  • Teaches Beginner
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Toshi M.

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🇺🇸 アメリカン・イングリッシュ英会話を学びませんか?日本人の方の為の初心者向けの英会話レッスンです。アメリカのカリフォルニア州ロサンゼルスに20年以上在住しております。今すぐ役立つアメリカ英語の英会話をスカイプでお教え致します。世界各国のどこからでも学んで頂く事ができます。

🌟英語には色んなアクセントがありますが、アメリカのロサンゼルスの標準な英語が1番世界で使わせています。エンターテイメント業界があるハリウッド、また世界的にビジネスを広げている会社はアメリカの会社が1番多いので、標準なアメリカン英語の発音を使う事が好ましいのです。また、アメリカのニュース・キャスターは全てロサンゼルス(北アメリカ)の発音に統一されています。例えばアメリカのテキサス州やテネシー州など他の州は日本語と同じように方言や強いアクセントがあります。発音が違うと”田舎から来たの?”と思われてしまいがちなのが正直なところ現実です。日本語で例えると、東京弁が標準語ですが、九州弁や秋田弁など習ってしまうと仕事や普通の会話で使えなくなりますね。それと同じで標準なアメリカ・ロサンゼルス発音(北アメリカ)の英語が最も好ましいのです。

🌟ここでの英会話レッスンは日頃ロサンゼルスで良く使われる日常会話のレッスンや、日本人に難しい発音、アメリカと日本のカルチャーや考え方の違い、テキストを使わず生きた本当の英会話を学びたい方、またアメリカのハリウッド情報なども、お伝えして行きます。

🌟こんな方に!“海外旅行をしてみたい”、“日本に旅行にくる外国人と会話してみたいけど、どのように会話を進めて良いか分からない”、”文法が分からず会話ができない”、”発音に自信がない”、”外国人の彼氏/彼女がいて、もっとコミュニケーションを深く取りたい”、”外国人の友達の言っている事をもっと理解したい”、”外資系の会社や外国人のお客様を扱う業界で働いている”など、あなたの英会話の発達と理解力、聞き取りの向上、スムーズな会話のテクニック、本当のアメリカン英会話をお教え致します。

勇気を出して”Hello”って言ってみませんか?

あなたにお会いできるのを楽しみにしています。

I can’t wait to work with you!

とし先生 😊❤️

About Toshi

Welcome! 😃👋🏻 My name is Toshi M. I was born in Hiroshima City and raised in Tokyo, Japan. Currently, I live in Los Angeles, CA, USA for over 20 years. (PST) 🌟 I am also working with a new project through Google called, "Ok Glass." since 2013. It's a data collection project that leads to the better

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Troy ..
Toshi is an excellent teacher for students of any skill level! He's very knowledgable, friendly, and does a great job including information about Japanese culture to help teach the language.
Nathan
I've been taking lessons with Toshi for almost two years now, and have enjoyed every lesson we've had. Toshi does a great job at teaching the full spectrum of Japanese: grammar, vocabulary, hiragana/katakana/kanji, and the differing forms based on level of politeness in a conversation.
Nicole G.
Toshi sensei makes every lesson unique and fun! He is engaging and it is such a joy to work with. I can not imagine having to work with anyone else through my Japanese journey. ありがとございました。
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Courtney K.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • Awarded Best Presentation from Michigan Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
  • B.A. in English Literary Criticism from Truman State University
  • Teaching since 2012
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Courtney K.

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Students often develop anxiety or a lack of confidence that causes them to struggle with English. These issues are very real and can affect student's enthusiasm and dedication to other subjects as well. I am very aware of these issues and my lessons not only teach skills and methods to become better in the subject, but also address and try to work on some of the difficulties students have had in the past. I am eager to show students how they can change their relationship with English and turn it into a tool they can use to improve their lives.

About Courtney

I have been teaching adults at the professional and university-level since 2012 and have an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from Central Michigan University as well as an M.A. in English Literature from Washington State University. I have always possessed a passion for t

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Julie
She is a great instructor
Alicia T.
So helpful and very knowledgeable, totally recommend
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Jesse F.

3 Reviews
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Starting at $150
  • Speaks Spanish, English, Russian (intermediate)
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2007
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Jesse F.

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I teach English essay composition to students of every grade level.

About Jesse

I'm a professional Spanish, English, Math, and ACT tutor with over 10 years of experience teaching at the high school, middle school, and college levels. I hold a masters degree from Harvard University, a Bachelors degree in Spanish language and Political Science, and a teaching certificate fro

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Charlie
Highly recommend Jesse as a Spanish tutor! Have been working with Jesse for almost 9 months (2 hrs + / weekly) and my Spanish fluency has rapidly increased over this period. Jesse's lesson plans are highly curated for my specific goals, learning style and interests. It's been a pleasure working with Jesse and appreciate his willingness to accommodate with my busy work / travel schedule.

General Note: I majored in Spanish undergrad, and have explored a number of different way to continue learning in NYC - group classes and language programs have their value but can not complete with in-person, 1v1 instruction.
Katy C.
A knowledgeable and patient educator, Jesse has found a teaching style that perfectly balances challenge and inspiration. As a doctoral candidate in the sciences, it is important for me to assert my knowledge of a topic while capturing the attention of the reader. Jesse has taught me to transform bare facts and ideas into structured, sophisticated passages. He has played an active role in building my self-confidence and has helped me find an authentic writing voice to more clearly and elegantly express my thoughts. I am grateful to have his guidance and am eager to vouch for his excellence as a tutor.
Laura S.
I am so lucky that I found Jesse! He is thoughtful, thorough, patient, and kind, and his lessons always felt like they were tailored specifically to me and my needs. Even his teaching materials were personalized to include my name and phrases that only I would need to use (i.e. I'm an actress and piano teacher, and I've been living and working in NYC for over ten years). Highly recommended!

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

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Is your dream English teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of English Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute English lessons is $69. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $240 per hour.
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Marcin
Took English lessons from Steve S.
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"Great Teacher! One of the nicest people I've ever met. Straightforward and patient with her students. I myself may have not been the fastest to pick up all of the vocabulary and learn the material too quickly but she was extremely patient with me and was very thorough with the education we receive. Would definitely recommend her!"
Joseph
Took English lessons from Ghada E.
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"Madleine ist eine wunderbare Lehrerin! Sie bringt viele Erfahrungen an den Tisch und hat viele Tipps und Tricks, die einem sehr helfen, eine neue Sprache zu lernen. Sie hat eine tolle Persönlichkeit, und es macht Spaß mit ihr zu lernen!
Mein Englisch ist jetzt viel besser. Thank you Madleine!
Would always always recommend her."
Ute S.
Took English lessons from Madleine P.
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"She is a great professional and she loves to listen and help her students.
She helped me a lot with my english to find my first job in NYC!"
Paolo
Took English lessons from Deirdre T.
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"Alexa is the best instructor ever. She always prepared a lot of good material and topic that I could practice and talk about in English. Her lesson is very helpful to improve your language skill. I highly recommend her."
Hyona
Took English lessons from Alexandra A.
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"Exciting and feel promising"
Nozomu
Took English lessons from Henry M.
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"Hannah is outstanding! She is wonderful! She was highly organized, patient, and she patterned her lesson for 90 minutes for a person who basically had no knowledge of English for a Korean student. Upon completion of the first lesson, she motivated me to work for another 3 hours at the kitchen table in preparation for the next lesson. I am happy."
Yungji
Took English lessons from Hannah K.
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"I think it will be nice experience. A lot of speech, a lot of practice. It is the most important things for language knowledge."
Victoria
Took English lessons from Jared G.
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"Very helpful for me and good lessons with Micah :)"
Andrei
Took English lessons from Micah B.
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"Tahnne is a fantastic instructor.
She is attentive, caring and pays great attention to our special needs. Besides that she is energetic and extremely fun.
I couldn’t recommend her enough."
Felipe
Took English lessons from Tahnee P.
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English Tutors Near Me and Online

It’s no secret that English is the most popular language in the world. People from all cultural backgrounds study the language in order to connect with other English-speakers and discover more educational and professional opportunities.

About 2 billion people speak English, but only 400 million of them are native speakers. That means you’re not alone in searching for an “English tutor near me!” Learning the world's most spoken language means that you'll be able to communicate better and make friends with 20% of the people on the planet.

Whether you have plans to study in an English-speaking country or secure a career in a multinational corporation, knowing the language is an invaluable asset. Even if you just want to study English for fun, online English classes are a great way to build up your speaking skills and comprehension. Knowing the basics of the language will open up a new world of entertainment, including some of the best music, movies, and books around!

Why Take In-Person or Online English Lessons?

Although there is a wealth of resources for learning English on your own, working directly with a tutor is the fastest way to boost your skills. Group classes are also a great option for building conversational skills. If you’re situated in the US, searching for “English for foreigners near me” on TakeLessons will provide you with plenty of teachers to choose from. Or you can use online English classes to learn from anywhere in the world!

Learning English as an adult will help you participate in global conversations, stop relying on subtitles, travel freely, and open yourself up to a world of career opportunities. For children, learning English will enable them to attend a variety of English-speaking schools around the world. Plus, several studies have shown that children achieve foreign language fluency faster than adults, making it better to start lessons young!

Topics You'll Learn During English Classes

It's not surprising that students learn English more quickly with private tutors. YouTube videos and workbooks simply can’t give you the personal feedback necessary to maximize your progress. During private lessons with an ESL teacher, you'll learn with a personalized curriculum designed to perfect your comprehension, pronunciation, grammar, and conversational skills.

Private ESL teachers always tailor lessons to each student's needs so that topics will vary based on the student's skill level, age, and interests. For example, ESL classes for adults vary greatly from English lessons for kids in terms of their learning style and speed. Take a look at some sample topics for each level below. 

Sample Curriculum for Beginner ESL Lessons

If you have little or no familiarity with English, then you’ll first want to cover the fundamentals. By building a strong foundation with the language, you’ll be prepared to take on more advanced topics later on. At the beginning stage, your teacher will help you set smart and achievable goals, so you will notice an improvement with every lesson!

At your first English lessons you can expect to see the following topics:

  • Alphabet and vowel sounds
  • Basic pronunciation rules
  • Greetings and introductions
  • Simple vocabulary words
  • Introduction to grammar

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate English Lessons

Intermediate ESL classes are designed to take your beginning English skills to the next level. In intermediate classes, you'll start to build up your conversational skills and take on more complex topics. At this stage, it’s a good idea to simulate English immersion the best you can – that means watching movies, listening to music, and reading books in English! The more English media you take in, the deeper your understanding of the language will become.

In intermediate English lessons, you’ll explore the following topics:

  • Develop a greater understanding of grammar rules
  • Introduction to additional verb tenses 
  • Practice reading and writing 
  • Improve listening comprehension
  • Basic conversation skills

Sample Curriculum for Advanced ESL Lessons

Advanced ESL students should already have a firm grasp of the language and a strong desire to perfect their English skills. At this level, you’ll explore the many nuances of English – this is where the beauty of the language really shines! You’ll now be ready to take on complex and thought-provoking subject matter and express yourself in English just as you would in your native language.

Course topics in advanced ESL lessons cover the following:

  • Accent reduction
  • Perfecting grammar
  • Reading inferences and nuances
  • Idiomatic language and colloquialisms
  • Great cultural understanding

Many students often wonder how long it takes to learn English. With its phonetic alphabet, English is considered a relatively easy language to learn. However, it depends on the individual student, their frequency of lessons, and the amount of time devoted to studying. One thing is for certain: with the right teacher, you can reach your full potential with the language as fast as possible.

Finding an English Teacher Near You

When you're ready to sign up for English classes near you, finding the right teacher can be difficult. At TakeLessons, we simplify the process of finding an ESL teacher. Each of our instructors has extensive training such as the TOEFL certification and years of teaching experience.  A simple search in our directory for an “English tutor near me” will lead to hundreds of qualified options and thousands of reviews. Our top-rated tutors possess a variety of educational and professional backgrounds. Read through the positive reviews from students like you for help deciding, or contact one of our friendly Student Counselors for assistance. 

Looking for an even more convenient way to connect with an English tutor? Online English classes make it possible to build up your English skills from the comfort of your own home! This is also a great option for busy kids and parents, who appreciate the increased flexibility that online English lessons provide.

No matter what your goals are with the English language, a TakeLessons tutor can help you achieve them. Sign up for lessons with TakeLessons today, and you'll be on your way to English fluency in no time!