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All you need is a reliable internet connection, a webcam, and a microphone.

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Can you really learn online?

Yes! In fact, our online students typically stick with their lessons 10% longer than local students. Why? Convenience and quality. You can take lessons with any instructor, anywhere in the country... all without leaving your home.

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Average Cost of Online English Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online English lessons is $50. 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 $120 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$28 average
$75
45-min $20
 
$40 average
$96
60-min $15
 
$50 average
$120

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute online 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 online English lessons are 20% less expensive at $40, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $28.

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

English Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Online English instructors

Matthew H.

Lake Stevens, WA
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Michelle G.

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Anna C.

New York, NY
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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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Mickey May 29, 2018
· English · In studio
Very patient and excellent at explaining the work.
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Steve April 19, 2018
· Guitar · In home
Matthew is clearly a superb instructor and extremely knowledgeable musician. By asking a few questions and listening to the responses (this was my first lesson with Matthew) he was able to quickly assess my skill level. As a result of his assessment, he used an appropriate instructional technique and developed a lesson plan specifically for me. His approach toward teaching is solid; I say that as someone who has a Masters Degree in Teaching! He encouraged me to build a goal plan (short and long term) and clearly identified a practice routine that will help me achieve those goals. I'm already looking forward to the next lesson. Thank you Matthew!
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Martin T. April 12, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
It was fun

About Michelle G.

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I have 12 years of experience as a professional English as a Second Language teacher.

My focus is to help students enjoy improving reading comprehension, speaking fluency, listening accuracy, pronunciation and writing style.

I am also a grammar expert, so I can patiently explain any confusing grammar to you and help you practice and master it.

Book a lesson with me today and find out why thousands of students have benefited from my lessons.

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Shun April 28, 2017
· English · Online
I have so much fun talking with her.
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Lan April 10, 2017
· English · Online
I really enjoyed my lesson with Michelle. She is a great tutor with her special skill. The only reason I did not give her a 5 starts at this time is because I want to finish more sessions to truly give her a 5 star from bottom of my heart. I would love to continue my journey with her and I am faithful I will improve quickly with her help.
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Grace November 2, 2016
· ESL · Online
Michelle has lots of patience. Gives good homework that matches my level.

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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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Daniel A. June 10, 2018
· Russian · Online
Makes lessons appropriate to the age and level.
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Dorothea May 29, 2018
· English · In home
Anna, is a very good teacher with loads of patience. My mom is very satisfied with her. We will keep her on!
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Connor May 12, 2018
· Russian · Online
Very helpful!

Richard W.

Provo, UT
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Milad S.

San Diego, CA
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Amanda C.

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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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Loralee June 23, 2018
· Piano · Online
I really enjoyed my lessons with Richard! He helped me break songs down and taught me tools to read the music more quickly. I was only able to take lessons with him for a few months, but I feel as though it made a huge difference in my playing and reading. Definitely recommend!
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Owen June 19, 2018
· Japanese · Online
My son just started today with Japanese lessons. Richard quickly found out what he was capable of and challenged him at the level he needed, providing a useful list of words to practice right away. My son loves him!
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Glover T. May 24, 2018
· Japanese · Online

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San Diego, CA

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Learning English is not complicated anymore if you got a right teacher! Let's take the journey together!

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Andrea V. May 21, 2018
· Farsi · Online
Milad is great! Very patient, understanding and clear. I’m learning more than I thought I would 3 sessions in. I’m excited to keep working with him!
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Tatiana S. May 10, 2018
· English · Online
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Sam M. February 18, 2018
· Farsi · Online
Great first lesson! Made much more progress than I thought I would.

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I have a deep passion for English. I am a voracious reader and writer and have even published some short storied and non-fiction. My passion is conveyed in my teaching and you will feel as inspired as I am by English and writing. I will help you take your paper an essay writing to the next level, and bring English and literature texts alive with you. Learning and writing English with me will bring your grades up, I guarantee it.

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Jacquie June 11, 2018
· English · Online
I need more English help because my accent is really strong. I practiced with Amanda for a month before my husband took me to meet his parents in the US. Now that I am home I am still practicing with her making more progress. I get a lot out of working with her, I get homework to keep prepared between lessons and that really helps me too. She's a really great teacher and I am never bored.
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Anjar June 8, 2018
· ESL · Online
Amanda worked with me on my english speaking skills for 6 months. I had to travel but now that I am back I will start up again. She really gets to the center of whatever problem it is you have with your speaking. She is precise and knowledgeable about grammar she should teach in a classroom. I get a lot out of my sessions with her!
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Jeremy June 5, 2018
· Creative Writing · Online
My son who is in 7th grade is working on a fiction writing dream of his with Amanda and having a blast. She is helping him develop a sci-fi fantasy short story into a novella. He has to read for a minimum of 30 minutes every single day to complete his homework he reads whatever the novel he has going at the time. She gives him other creative reading assignments to and he has to figure out how the author is giving him the feelings he is getting from the story. Jeremy really looks forward to these online sessions and he won't miss one for anything. He is become a great editor as well and in the process his writing in school is improving as they work on grammar and vocabulary all the time together. This lesson every week is a great investment and I am glad our son found Amanda

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