Private Live Online ESL Lessons

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How Online Lessons Work

Connecting with the best instructor online is easy, convenient and fun.
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 ESL Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online ESL lessons 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 $15 and $134 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$29 average
$84
45-min $15
 
$39 average
$100
60-min $15
 
$49 average
$134

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute online 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 online ESL lessons are 21% less expensive at $39, and 30-minute lessons cost 41% less at $29.

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

ESL Lesson Reviews from Students

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Popular Online ESL instructors

Micah B.

Dallas, TX
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Michelle G.

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Ben U.

Columbus, OH
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About Micah B.

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Dallas, TX

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There is more time available than what is shown on my calendar. I call you before the first lesson and plan your specific goals, so that every minute in class is used for working together to reach your goals. I create a tailored course specifically for your needs, whether you're from Russia, Japan, Latin America, Italy, France or another country. I integrate books, music, novels, TV and more. I have 12 years' experience, and I am an expert with over 10 years' experience researching language acquisition. I know what it takes to get fluent.

We will help you improve your English fluency through customized lessons with unique methodology that will improve your speaking, accent, reading and writing. We choose books and material that work best for you. Business Language, Language with Friends, Accent Reduction, Idioms, Increased Vocabulary, Improved Grammar, Learn More Phrasal Verbs, Slang and more.

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Nicolas August 14, 2018
· English · Online
Micah has given me the extra confidence I was missing! Her very practical approach to teaching makes classes very enjoyable each time. She uses a variety of resources to make it fun to learn. In just a few hours, my accent and fluency improved drastically. I highly recommend Micah!
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Tracy June 26, 2018
· Spanish · Online
Micah is excellent. She teaches in a very practical, conversationalist way, so you feel you are making progress from the outset.
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Minerva June 13, 2018
· Accent Reduction · Online
My first class was really good. Micah made me feel really comfortable. I have great expectations of the course.

About Michelle G.

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For 12 years, I have helped students improve their English skills. With me, they advance quickly while having fun.

I am an expert at supporting shy students who are afraid of making mistakes, or get very nervous in conversations.

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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.

About Ben U.

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Columbus, OH

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It is my grasp of foreign languages that makes me an effective English teacher. For instance, learning the complex grammar of Latin and Greek gave me a thorough understanding of English grammar and the ability to relate to other people’s native languages. I have spent many hours proofreading papers for international students. They find my instruction especially informative because I not only fix mistakes but provide an explanation. When I point out the patterns of grammar, similar mistakes show up less and less, and my students feel more confident that they are writing sentences correctly.

I learned English teaching methods through my tutoring experience. Over a span of four months, I gave a Turkish visiting scholar a systematic overview of English grammar and allowed him to apply it through conversation.

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Joe A. August 15, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Good so far, first one so getting bearings but should be what I need, very helpful and supportive
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Mary R. June 19, 2018
· Piano · In home
Ben goes patiently and slowly with my 3 granddaughters, ages 7 and 8.
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John D. June 11, 2018
· Latin · Online
Terrific teacher! Has been tutoring Latin for my son for a few years & it's been great! Helped improve his SAT/ACT score & instilled a love of language in my son that he didn't have before. Highly recommend Ben!

Taro T.

Washington, DC
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Elsa S.

Hackensack, NJ
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Amanda C.

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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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Reagan August 8, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taguchi Sensei has helped improve my Japanese tremendously! Not only is he able to accommodate my sometimes crazy schedule, but he's very patient while learning, will go in-depth on topics I don't quite understand and will provide exercises for me on those topics. He's personal, so we use real-time situations from my life to practice with (describing my day at work, where my cats are, what I ate, etc.)

When I visted Japan this year, I owe it to him that I was able to have the amazing experiences I did. Because of him, I was able to understand the language, the culture, and have the confidence in speaking with locals.

I appriciate all the help and encourgaement that he's provided.
ありがとうございます田口先生!
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Jermaine June 25, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taro is a great Japanese instructor! He’s constantly analyzing and reevaluating the best possible learning methods for each particular student. I’ve only taken 3 lessons so far but I’m quite confident in his ability to help me reach fluency in Japanese, so long as I am patient and disciplined 🤔😅
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Theo June 23, 2018
· Japanese · Online
Taro is amazing! Just finished 5 lessons and I feel great about my Japanese. I will be signing up for more!
Taro is very positive and polite. He knows how to challenge me but at the same time keeps me motivated.
I highly recommend Taro to anyone who wants to learn Japanese!
Thank you!

About Elsa S.

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Hackensack, NJ

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I've been teaching English for 3 years and my students have gone from total beginner to intermediate level. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to introduce yourself and speak about basic conversational subjects and as time goes on you'll be able to speak about many more specific topics. I can work with you on your written and oral understanding skills as well as written and oral producing. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

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Jim August 16, 2018
· French · Online
she's awesome!
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Amber W. July 13, 2018
· French · Online
best teacher everrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
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Amber W. June 27, 2018
· French · Online
When you dont want to leave the lesson she leaves. :-( But shes the triple asking nice teacher nicer than my own . You should be in her class cuz she rocks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!<<review from amber>>she even taught me this punctuation .plus shes a teacher .

About Amanda C.

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I teach much more than English to English learners and I speak Spanish so I can help Spanish speakers looking to speak English especially well.
I have students learning English who are beginners all the way up to really good speakers who still struggle with conjugation and vernacular speech. I use real world materials and discussion to bring English alive for my students.
I also teach English and tutor writing essays and papers to students of all ages and I have several middle and high school students now practicing their creative writing with me, one of whom is even writing a book of his own. I tutor SAT to high school students from all over the world and help them achieve higher scores even when English is not their first language. We have fun, I give homework and we practice! You will feel empowered by my teaching it's important to know that your hard work is paying off after each session.

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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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Best in Online ESL Tutoring Lessons

Do you want to learn to speak ESL online? If yes, then you’ve come to the right place. Private ESL lessons and classes with a TakeLessons Certified™ tutor - whether in-home, studio, or online - accelerates your progress, increases enjoyment, and improves every beginner's chances of becoming an expert player. It's easy, it's affordable, and it works.

Our ESL teachers work with students of all ages: kids, teenagers, adults, and even seniors. Your teacher covers all aspects of the English language, such as the alphabet, the vocabulary, the grammar, the cognates, the dialects, pronunciation, and more. They can offer you advanced writing, reading, and speaking techniques and tips, and help you develop good practice habits, in order to maximize your learning experience, and achieve your goals faster.

Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced student, our instructors 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, photos, student feedback and lesson availability.

Students taking online classes can learn at their own convenience, enjoy better rates, and choose from a wider selection of ESL teachers nationwide. If you've ever taken language classes over Skype, you'll enjoy using our interactive TakeLessons Classroom.

We guarantee a personalized experience that will exceed your expectations. In fact, we are so committed to your happiness that we offer all new customers a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first lesson.

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