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

Bahareh G.

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Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Arabic, Turkish, Spanish, English, Farsi (Persian)
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 2002
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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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Yaneth G.
Excellent
Sadaf T.
Bahareh is awesome!
Johnny
A wonderful teacher that takes the time to know your learning style while providing you with resources to help you along your journey. She provided a very comfortable and enjoyable learning experience. I strongly recommend her.
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Nery G.

10 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • Teaching since 2007
  • BS. Industrial Relations from Instituto Tecnologico de Chihuahua
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Nery G.

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I've been teaching ESL to adults for 12 years, both in face to face and on-line formats. As a former ESL student myself, I empathize with the struggle and frustration that comes when learning to communicate in a whole different language. I have accumulated several tips and strategies to facilitate practice and accelerate learning and fluency. I design my lessons to meet the goals of each student and strive to make the class fun and memorable. Let's work together to improve your written a/o spoken English!

About Nery

I am a teacher at heart. I like the language arts and the satisfaction that comes with helping others achieve their goals through learning a new language. I am a good communicator and adapt easily to new situations. I creatively customize lessons and instruction to meet the needs of the individual

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Tom
Very patent instructor. Very responsive to my goals. Highly recommended!
Latanya W.
The teacher is great and very patience
Latanya W.
The connection was horrible but the teacher was great
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Isabelle S.

37 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks French, Spanish, German
  • Teaches students 12 and up
  • Teaching since 1985
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Isabelle S.

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I fully understand the approach and needs for ESL as my children themselves benefited from this program when we first arrived in the US, from France.

About Isabelle

I am a native French speaker born in France; I have lived in the USA since 2000 and speak English fluently. I teach both French and English as a Second Language (ESL). I am used to teaching/ coaching/ interacting with students of all ages (12-80+) and with professionals in a corporate environment.

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Kathryn
Just finished my 4th class with Isabelle. She has been very helpful with my French conversation. She meets me at my level and then challenges me. She speaks clearly and at a speed I can understand. The notes after the lesson are excellent and help me to continue my learning. I highly recommend Isabelle!
Brian
"Listener" is how I would describe Isabelle, and it's why she is a great teacher. I brought a lot of random questions into lessons each week and she helped me with all of the answers. She also used the answers to my questions to show me further examples to be able to help me frame why things were the way they were. This is my first French teacher but I couldn't be happier with the time I've gotten from Isabelle. I would highly recommend her as a teacher.
LINGYI
I have been having French lessons with Isabelle for more than 6 months. I definitely have learned a lot! Isabelle is very patient and flexible about different learning methods. I highly recommend her!
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Courtney K.

15 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $50
  • B.A. in English Literary Criticism from Truman State University
  • Teaching since 2012
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Courtney K.

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I have been trained specifically in English language pedagogy. I received my M.A. Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in 2016. I have taught learners at all levels from basic (Arabic and Chinese speakers who were still learning the Roman alphabet) to advanced (graduate students who needed help following the conventions of academic English). Whatever your English language need is, I can help.

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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Chen
Great instructor.
Chen
Great teacher.
Julie
She is a great instructor
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Erin R.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2010
  • Teaches students 8 and up
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Erin R.

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Experienced ESL teacher of 9 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. I specialize in business and everyday English, typically use English File and English Grammar in Use books, and also have the following tools available to use during lessons: games, role-plays and newspaper articles for discussion and vocabulary practice.

About Erin

I have been working as a knitting and crochet artist since 2004. I am a Craft Yarn Council certified knitting and crochet instructor and have been teaching professionally since 2010. This includes locations such as Michaels Arts and Crafts, Bedford Stuyvesant Collegiate Charter School and Bruckner

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Samantha
Erin, easily solved my confusion with the pattern I am knitting and was happy to offer any additional help I needed.
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Pam S.
Erin was so responsive, patient and thorough. She was a pleasure to work with and helped me to understand the instructions for a project I was working on and stuck. She was flexible in her schedule and in the time she spent with me. I am completely delighted!!
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Alexandra R.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Italian, Spanish
  • Artist Diploma in Opera Performance from Boston University
  • Awarded Winner from Musical Merit Foundation of Greater San Diego
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Alexandra R.

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As a writer, a lifelong student of foreign language, and a daughter of an English professor, I have long had a passion for working with people who are new to the English language, or who speak English as a second language and want to learn more!

About Alexandra

I am a professional opera singer with a love for languages. I graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a Bachelors in Voice, and went on to study opera performance at the Opera Institute at Boston Universities. Since then, I've been working as a singer for over 10 years! I have to sing i

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Hong
I had so much fun working with Alex. She has excellent teaching skills and a delightful personality. I am already excited for my next lesson.
Elena
I had a fantastic experience with Alexandra. I noticed a tremendous improvement in the way how I speak, pronounce the sounds (I'm not a native speaker), and express myself. What's even more important, I have now a toolbox of exercises and techniques that I can use anytime I need to rehearse my speech before a future presentation or a speaking engagement!
Aizhan
This is my first time ever taking accent reduction class. I’ve completed three lessons so far and it has been very interesting. It has been useful to learn about the sounds of the language. My tutor Alex explains it well, provides me with exercises that I can do on my own, as well as practices with me during the class. It is nice to hear other people already noticing my better articulation, unbelievable. Thank you Alex, looking forward to completing the course with you!

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

Online Lessons

Is your dream ESL 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 ESL Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute ESL lessons is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $29 and $100 per hour.
30 min
$35 average
45 min
$48 average
60 min
$55 average

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Each English lesson is customized to help you grow. Learn faster and easier than ever with personal attention from an expert instructor.

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Hear From TakeLessons ESL Students

Over the past 12 years, we've given over 3,000,000 lessons to happy customers around the world.

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"Is the best teaching, because have a unique teaching metode really effective"
Peter
Took ESL lessons from Bryce B.
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"She is Very Nice and correct me .
Also she recommended me about books that can help me and a lot of advices.

Thank you a lot!"
Rachel
Took ESL lessons from Micah B.
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"I have gained the good knowledge."
Shabri
Took ESL lessons from Julissa F.
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"I think I found the right teacher for me and will excel my English!"
Violeta
Took ESL lessons from Julie L.
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"It was a great class , Leonardo is a good teacher , his class dinamic is amazing , I’m very excited to continue my classes with him"
Marisol
Took ESL lessons from Leonardo R.
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"Matt is a very patient and good instructor. My mother loves his class a lot."
Lisa
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"Very good instructor and a dynamic personality!"
Jin Ping Liu
Took ESL lessons from Guifang X.
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"Matt is a wonderful tutor. I recommend him highly to all ESL students."
Leela
Took ESL lessons from Matt G.
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"Professor Soni has been a great help. I struggled with English. I was very nervous to talk to foreigners, but Professor Soni made me feel comfortable. My English has improved exceptionally. I highly recommend"
Reuben
Took ESL lessons from Soni C.
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"Lori is a great teacher because she isn’t only a grammar and speech instructor, she is also an awesome friend. I am a middle schooler who came to USA with a very weak English knowledge, and Lori was the one who helped me fit into the brand new community while teaching me new language. Together we talked about school, different situations that could happen in public and played American card games. she also helped me with homework and projects. We even studied for Spelling Bee! (I had no idea what it was until she told me 😄) When my study time was over and I had finally exited her program, she decided to make an online book club. It really helped me because I got a chance to learn English while reading books. I liked that we got to vote on the books ourselves and the book discussions helped me improve my English speech. I really recommend Lori as a teacher because she really helped me fit into the community and I am sure she will help you as well."
Anna
Took ESL lessons from Lori B.
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Private ESL Classes Online and Near You

Do you want to take ESL classes with the perfect teacher near you? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private ESL lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ ESL tutor – whether in-home, studio, or online – accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every student's chance of becoming a fluent user of the English language.

English as a second language classes can be fun and engaging when you work with the right ESL tutor. From the very first lesson, you’ll be taking the important steps you need to reach your language goals. Private tutoring makes learning much easier, and it can be more affordable than you might think. By far, it's the most impactful way to improve your English skills, for beginners and advanced learners alike!

Our ESL tutors work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and 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. Lesson by lesson, you’ll learn about and experience the physical, social, and emotional benefits of learning English.

Though English is a relatively 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 that they can help you overcome any language hurdles you have along the way.

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. Taking ESL classes is extremely useful in the United States, as it helps with career prospects, educational development, business opportunities, and personal relationships. ESL classes online and in person help you become a better English speaker, reader, writer, and communicator.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our ESL tutors 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 ESL classes appreciate the greater convenience, enjoy the better rates, and love choosing from a wider selection of teachers nationwide. Busy parents and kids also enjoy the scheduling flexibility of working with an ESL tutor online. From the moment you log in and greet your teacher, you'll love using our interactive TakeLessons Classrooms.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will make you glad you took up our ESL classes for adults and kids. 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:

There are many different ways to approach learning the English language. Let’s take a look at what options you have, so you can see how learning with TakeLessons compares.

ESL Apps and Books

For independent language learners, downloading popular language apps – either free or paid – or checking out English books from the library are good options. They cost less overall than private lessons. Plus, they 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 practice and attempt the language verbally.

Travel & Immersion

You may also consider traveling to the USA or another English-speaking country to advance your language skills. Study-abroad programs, work relocation, and international business opportunities can all serve as catalysts for picking up English. Reading signs, menus, and local newspaper magazines while abroad can expose you to all kinds of spontaneous subjects and interacting with locals is a surefire way to accelerate your learning.

Diving into a new culture before developing your language skills is not for the faint of heart, which is why many students, professionals, and travelers don't feel as confident in taking this approach. It’s possible that not knowing the basics of the language could backfire and lead to poor decision making. If you learn basic conversation skills and popular travel phrases ahead of time, then you can combine this knowledge with your immersion experience and return home a more fluent speaker.

Group Classes

Taking group ESL classes is another good way to acquire basic language skills, get feedback, and make new friends. It combines both passive and active learning to help you develop a well-rounded command of English. A professional instructor can keep the agenda tight and ensure each student gets the chance to participate as well as answer any questions students have.

This option can also be more affordable than private 1-on-1 lessons. Whether you prefer to learn in a group setting or privately, TakeLessons makes it easy to find the perfect ESL classes for adults and kids. Your teacher will provide you with a personalized approach to learning English so that you can reach your goals in the most efficient way possible.

At TakeLessons, we understand every student is different. Each participant has a different learning style. That’s why we offer a range of different learning experiences, from in-person lessons to online learning. We’re passionate about connecting you with the right ESL tutor, so you can discover the joy of learning English.

It's only a matter of time before you achieve your goals. So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for ESL classes today!

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