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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.

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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 ESL Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons is $48. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $17 and $240 per hour.

30-min $9
 
$29 average
$170
45-min $12
 
$39 average
$200
60-min $17
 
$48 average
$240

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute ESL 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 ESL lessons are 19% less expensive at $39, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $29.

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

ESL Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular ESL instructors

Kristin M.

Boston, MA
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Matthew H.

Cleveland, OH
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Taro T.

Washington, DC
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About Kristin M.

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Boston, MA

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Let's have fun and enjoy English language conversation. We will explore idioms and nuances of American and British English -- slang, humor, formal, writing, and any use of English that is relevant for you.

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Brandon M. August 2, 2017
· Piano · In home
Incredibly enthusiastic and attentive. Highly recommended!
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Lou H. July 27, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Great first lesson! Kristin is very patient, and clear with her instructions.
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Diane July 4, 2017
· Piano · In home
My first piano lesson turned out to be so much more than I could have ever expected. My teacher, Kristin is so engaged in the lesson and so very well prepared. We covered so much in such a short time. She made every minute both fun and informative while providing a very friendly environment in her studio. I feel very fortunate to have found such a really competent music teacher.

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Cleveland, OH

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I teach English as a Second Language and English for Speakers of Other Languages. While teaching, I focus on pronunciation, vocabulary, spelling, reading, writing, sentence structure, subject-verb agreement, comprehension, etc. I have taught ESL/ESOL/TOEFL/TOEIC/IELTS to Saudi/Persian, Chinese/Taiwanese, Russian/Ukrainian/Latvian, Japanese, and Brazilian students, as well as others. I have helped six TOEFL candidates retake their test and score totals in listening, speaking, reading, writing as high as 96.

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Oscar P. October 16, 2017
· Algebra · Online
Matthew is great! Got my son set up in no time and put a lot of effort into getting him engaged and focused. So far great experience!
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Lee October 4, 2017
· Math · Online
Matt is very clear and helpful. I recommend him as does my son.
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Maya September 19, 2017
· GRE · Online
Very helpful in explaining math concepts! He helped me raise my quantitative score from a 149 to a 158 in just 2 weeks!

About Taro T.

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Washington, DC

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As someone who has successfully learned English, I can guide you through your learning process to take your English to the next level. Everyone has different points to work on such as speaking, accent reduction, reading and writing. I will identify your sticking points and help you overcome your challenges with the English language.

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Eva October 11, 2017
· Japanese · In studio
I really enjoy these lessons! English is my second language so I was little bit afraid of studying Japanese but Taro is helping me so much. His way of teaching is pretty nice and comfortable. I couldn't imagine that I can enjoy lessons as much as I do right now. However, Japanese is interesting and amazing language and I think this is great way how to learn it. Thank you so much!
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Jim June 16, 2017
· Japanese · In home
Taro was very good and knowledgeable teacher. As a native speaker he provided a lot of helpful insights.
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Kaz June 9, 2017
· ESL · Online
He teaches me eagerly, friendly, kindly and calmly. When I can't understand, he explains with English and Japanese. It's very helpful for me. I recommend to try taking his lesson.

Ryan M.

Asheville, NC
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Ramona G.

Lancaster, CA
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Mary Grace H.

Alpharetta, GA
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It's no secret, learning a new language is tough! I myself am a language student and understand the difficulties and hard work students must endure to learn a new language.

I spent three years living and traveling abroad. During this time, I began my career as an ESL instructor. Those three years provided me the foundation of experience as an ESL teacher that I continue to build upon today. I strive to provide students the knowledge and skills they need to meet their individual language goals. I use personalized lesson plans emphasizing an immersion into the English language and culture. My lessons will engage students not only by providing grammatical and vocabulary building exercises, but also by inducing conversational fluidity through fun and exciting speaking activities.

My classes begin with a presentation. This is the time when we work together to learn and understand a new topic in English. We may be learning about propositions of place such as "in at on." ...

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Martina October 19, 2017
· Accent Reduction · Online
Thank you, Ryan!
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Martina October 19, 2017
· Accent Reduction · Online
I had a great experience with Ryan. He tailored the lessons to my needs and I really appreciated it. It definitely helped me to realize where I was making mistakes and to focus on a specific sound production. I would recommend this class to anyone who wants to improve their pronunciation skills.
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GARY October 12, 2017
· Accent Reduction · Online
Thank you so much again Ryan!!!

About Ramona G.

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Lancaster, CA
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Need to learn English? Let me help you and your family master reading, writing and speaking the English language. My course is easy and enjoyable. I want all of my students to speak English articulately. I have been teaching and working with children for over 20 years. My success rate is very impressive. Most of my children enter Kindergarten, reading English on a forth grade reading level. I love working with families and individuals.
Let's talk about getting you fluent!

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Quenton October 13, 2017
· ESL · In studio
The words awesome and amazing do not adequately describe the professional and positive effect the educational experience our children received from Ms. Ramona G. She has exceptional teaching skills and her love for children reaching their full potential is extraordinary.
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Quenton October 13, 2017
· ESL · In home
The words, awesome and amazing do not adequately describe the professional and positive effective our children received as a result of the educational experience from Ms. Ramona G.

About Mary Grace H.

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Alpharetta, GA
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I have 5 years experience teaching English abroad in Rome, Italy. I have taught all levels (Beginner- Advanced) and ages (3-75 years old) so no matter who you are I am positive I have the ability to help you with your goals in English!

My passion is working with people and getting to know them. In my lessons, I try my best to be creative and fun by incorporating your interests and hobbies. This might include talking about particular subjects in English or using the rules of your favorite sport to help you understand a grammar point. I myself have had to learn a foreign language so I can relate to you and the difficulties that come with this. I would love the opportunity to help you in this journey!

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· English · In studio
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Lorenzo October 6, 2017
· English · Online
I had some lessons with Mary Grace because I wanted to improve my english. I think that tI did the best choice because she is a great teacher, she has a lot of patience and she helped me to learn a lot about grammar and the pronunciation. Thank you Mary Grace
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Kelly Gann October 5, 2017
· ESL · Online
Marygrace has a great deal of experience educating students with diverse backgrounds. She is patient, kind and always caters to each individual student's needs. Her ability to instruct in such a way to create a positive and comfortable environment for each student is something to be recognized.

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