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Average Cost of Language Lessons in Rochester, NY

The average cost of 60-minute language lessons in Rochester is $49. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $34 and $61 per hour.

30-min $17
 
$27 average
$35
45-min $25
 
$33 average
$41
60-min $34
 
$49 average
$61

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute language 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 language lessons are 33% less expensive at $33, and 30-minute lessons cost 45% less at $27.

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

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About Aldrin E.

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Boca Raton, FL

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About Aldrin
If you love music and have the passion it takes to learn to play an instrument I'll be honored to have you as a student. Whether you want to take Piano, Guitar, Singing or Violin Lessons, we will work closely with you to help you gain the confidence you need to perform at a very good level.

I am a musician from the Conservatory of Bellas Artes in Colombia and a Music Producer from the Berklee College of Music in Boston, MA. My Career began when I was 12 years old playing Piano and today I work among world known musicians.

Most of our students are from the South Florida area. Our pricing is reasonable and I can create custom packages to accommodate your budget.
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Lindsay *. May 27, 2019
· Guitar · Online
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Brent K. May 8, 2019
· Piano · In home
Aldrin has been teaching my two children for a few years. He has done a great job helping them progress through new and more difficult songs. I recommend him to anyone wanting to learn piano.

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Landon April 24, 2019
· Bass Guitar · In home
Very professional and talented musician! My son is really enjoying his lessons with Aldrin.
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About Candace H.

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Rochester, NY

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About Candace
I'm a classical violinist, a loving single mother, and a independent business owner for life, health and accident insurance through AFLAC from New York. I am a very accomplished musician performing in many venues and events such as the Long Island String Festival, NYC All County Music Festivals, Valley stream District 13 Music Festival, NY All State Concert, NYSMMA Music competitions, and yes even Carnegie Hall with the NY Metropolitan Youth Principle Orchestra 1st Violin. Ive learned that nothing of value in life comes without blood sweat and tears but it is worth it.

The things I love most in life are my son and providing for our family. On week days, you'll usually find me prospecting potential clients to help with their benefits for employees in any type of weather, for my independent business through AFLAC. On the weekends I like
to take my son with my dogs (sometimes) to the park, museums, and church or teach him the various wonders of life.
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She's awesome. Takes her time to explain in detail. Very patient plays along with you and guide you like a professional. I'd recommend her to anyone.
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Michael March 25, 2019
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Shes a awesome instructor. She takes the time to explain details and all. I would recommend her to anyone that's interested in the violin.
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About Tom S.

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Orlando, FL

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Tom has been teaching private lessons since 2006 and is currently available to teach lessons online. Foremost, Tom provides expertise, experience, and encouragement.

Tom received his training at Boston University in 1998 where he received a degree in Finance and International Relations. Then going on to receive a degree in English Literature. As an native in the English language Tom looks forward to helping new students achieve their goals. Tom's teaching style is relaxed and filled with humor that continues to motivate his students.

Lessons are scheduled to best fit to the student'€™s schedule when possible.

ESL/ELL STUDENTS

Teaching non-English speaking students the basic AND advanced fundamentals of English. The seven parts of speech taught are nouns, pronouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, conjunctions, and int
erjections.

Tom works at the elementary, secondary and post-secondary levels as an adult education instructor providing English instruction to classes or individual students.

As an ESL teacher, developing a curriculum he takes an overall approach to English study that focuses on a specific aspect of language use, such as life skills, literacy, or vocational and workplace English competencies. Both approaches involve teaching his students basic English skills, such as listening, reading, writing and speaking.

CLASSROOM/LESSONS

- Pronunciation techniques
- Quizzes, textbooks, videos and computer lessons
- Basic communication with real-life interactions

Using language use in different situations, such as shopping, schooling, job hunting or working with English-speaking co workers.

He places awareness on the students' culture and recognition of cultural differences which might affect a student's ability to acclimate to an English-speaking environment.

STUDENTS LESSON DETAILS

He prefers to discuss goals with his students or their parents to determine what they are most interested in ACHIEVING. Together we can create a lesson plan designed for the individual student.

TECHNOLOGY

Combination with TakeLessons Classroom and eLearning it is critical learning a secondary language effectively - see attached

Excerpt from "50 Ways to Teach Online: Tips for ESL/EFL Teachers" by Dr. Justin Shewell.

The Pedagogical Foundations Of EnglishCentral

By David Deubelbeiss

EnglishCentral is a company that takes pride in having experienced teachers on staff and designing a product that will help students learn and acquire English, particularly for international communication.

Too often technology is designed without the control or voice of educators. Technology for technology's sake. We have tried to avoid this error and build an e-learning platform that puts pedagogy and learning first.

Here are the key aspects of English Central's pedagogy:

1. Motivation.

We live in a visual and digital world. Students consume enormous amounts of video content and video has become the new textbook. EnglishCentral harnesses this built in, intrinsic level of motivation - why not learn English while viewing videos you love? EnglishCentral publishes 30 new video lessons per week and its vast library of video lessons and courses offers every student the chance to study what they want and listen to messages they want to hear.

2. Comprehensible Input

Not only do students need to listen to messages they want to hear - these messages must be level appropriate (Krashen, 2001). Each EnglishCentral video lesson or course plus our vocabulary is leveled and can be assigned to students based on their level of English. This provides appropriate practice maximizing language acquisition.

3. Precise, Timely Feedback

EnglishCentral provides instant feedback to students. Students begin to "notice the gap" (Schmidt, 1990) and begin to self-correct as they compare their speech to the original. Tools are provided so students can "dig down" and understand the language and get the answers they need immediately. EnglishCentral works to promote learner autonomy.

4. Lowered Affective Filter

Many students go through a substantial "silent period" (Krashen, 1985). Others need the time and space given through self-study before they are ready to excel in the very socially demanding classroom. EnglishCentral provides a safe, low anxiety environment where learners can proceed at their own pace and practice speaking in a non-threatening place. Teachers are often amazed how the quiet students in their class "bloom" on EnglishCentral.

5. An Oral Language Focus

The 21st century workplace and global nature of communication demands that students have strong speaking skills. The importance of written communication is receding. EnglishCentral's proprietary speech recognition system IntelliSpeech™ trains students to produce, clear, intelligible speech for effective communication across cultures and borders.

6. Blended Learning

The future of education lies in blended learning (Arne Duncan, 2014). EnglishCentral partners with schools and teachers offering a unique blended learning model and platform. Courses and video lessons can perfectly compliment what students learn in class, providing students with extra practice matching the class curriculum. Our free LMS lets teachers extend the curriculum and track student achievement.

7. Structured Learning

Our simple Watch | Learn | Speak methodology provides low cognitive overload and an easy to follow learning pathway. Courses and video lessons are leveled and vocabulary is presented with spaced-time repetition. EnglishCentral monitors every word or expression students study and provides a simple interface where students can use the feedback to improve their pronunciation and build their vocabulary.

8. Gaming

Students are highly engaged by the gaming dynamics of EnglishCentral. Students compete for XPs (Experience Points) and ranking through their study. However, we don't go overboard and aim to keep the focus on the learning, not the gaming.

9. Ambiguity Tolerance

Language is a vast and unpredictable space. Successful language learners are risk takers. Critical to being a risk taker is having a strong ability to not be stressed out by what you don't understand (Brown, 2007). EnglishCentral provides authentic content that challenges students to focus on the general meaning and gist and strengthen their level of ambiguity tolerance.

Interested in reading more about EnglishCentral and why it works? Try this post on our blog or visit our Academic area for some case studies on how teachers have used EnglishCentral successfully at their school.

David Deubelbeiss is a professor, educational consultant and teacher trainer currently at the Schulich School of Education, Nipissing University, North Bay, Canada. He is a leader in promoting the use of technology in language teaching and the use of social media in education. He is the Director of Education at EnglishCentral. Find him online at his professional development community for teachers, EFL Classroom 2.0 or through his LinkedIn profile. He espouses the simple teaching philosophy of “When one teaches, two learn.”

You can purchase an electronic copy of the book at https://www.amazon.com/Fifty-Ways-Teach-Online-Teachers-ebook/dp/B01M5IS58Q

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Xiuli J. May 30, 2019
· ESL · Online
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Terry March 9, 2019
· English · Online
Tom is very patient. Just what I needed!
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RCA March 9, 2019
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Tom is the best! I learn so much from him. He is a patient, kind and loving instructor who knows how to make learning fun.
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About Megan L.

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Rochester, NY
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Hi, My name is Megan. I graduated from SUNY Fredonia with a bachelors in childhood education. In 2013 I received my masters in TESOL. I love working with kids of any age, and helping them to succeed in school. I always make lessons fun and engaging. I have been teaching for 7 years, and tutoring for 2! I can’t wait to meet you!
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Megan L.

Rochester, NY 14626
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$20 / 30-min

About Lane O.

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Chicago, IL
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Hello! My name is Lane and I am very excited to teach you! I have a Bachelor's of Art Degree in Sociology. I have been a preschool teacher and have studied human development both in a classroom setting and in real world observational research. I love to make learning fun and attainable. When I am not in the classroom, I enjoy spending time with my family and my dog. Our favorite things to do are hiking, camping, and crafting!
I currently teach ESL to young children and I have an ESL certification. I can help you to learn English in the same natural ways that you learned your first language. I am here to help you gain confidence in speaking English and with that confidence in yourself. All lessons are customized to your goals and needs! For students interested in coming to my teacher studio or even an online classroom you will get a lesso
n plan and time to practice with a native English speaker. See yourself improving with me as your teacher!
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Lane O.

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About Genesis D.

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Lafayette, LA
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As a graduating honor Spanish Education major at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, I have strong interest in teaching the Spanish Language. With experience working in High school levels, academic background and career interests, I believe I would make an excellent tutor A Spanish teacher requires skills in fluency, cultural knowledge, enthusiasm, and communication skills. Thus, as a native Spanish speaker, enthusiasm for teaching, and strong instructional skills I proved to be a valuable asset to help you learn Spanish

My first teaching experience was tutoring both students at ULL and high school students in the lafayette area. In addition, I am currently a Spanish high school teacher in one of the best schools in the Lafayette area. I planned and organized unique materials for thematic units using Comprehensible Input. Co
mprehensible Input is language input that can be understood by listeners despite them not understanding all the words and structures in it. By giving learners this kind of input helps them acquire language naturally, rather than learn it consciously. So far, this technique has been working great and students are showing language acquisition quickly. Also, I am focused on motivating students by creating an active learning environment, and working with students in all skill areas by doing differentiated instruction.
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About Sarah H.

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Rochester, NY
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Hello! I am excited to be teaching you. I currently work as a middle and high school Spanish teacher and I LOVE my job. I am truly passionate for the language and do everything I can to give my students an authentic experience. I have a Master's Degree in Inclusive Adolescence Education and am certified to teach both Spanish and Special Education. I look forward to getting to know you!
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Sarah H.

Rochester, NY 14618
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$25 / 30-min

About Tadeu L.

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Rochester, NY
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Estou morando nos EUA com minha família desde o fim de 2018, tenho formação acadêmica em Administração de Empresas e Marketing, tendo também trabalhado nesta área nos últimos 21 anos.
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Tadeu L.

Rochester, NY 14623
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About Lisjaneidys C.

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Anchorage, AK
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I know how hard learning a second language can be. I want you to be able to not only speak but understand at least two sentences by the end of a lesson.
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Lisjaneidys C.

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