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

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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 $53. 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 $167 per hour.

30-min $10
 
$30 average
$84
45-min $12
 
$41 average
$100
60-min $15
 
$53 average
$167

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 23% less expensive at $41, and 30-minute lessons cost 44% less at $30.

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

Julia A.

New York, NY

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David M.

Atlanta, GA

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Michelle G.


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About Julia A.

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New York, NY
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This is a class for Russian speakers to learn English.
My very first student was Russian-speaking, to whom I taught English. I am fluent in both languages, and enjoy assisting others in their language learning process!
Contact me if you have any questions!

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Elizabeth N. December 12, 2017
· Chemistry · Online
Julia was very organized and well informed about chemistry. She was so much help. I would definitely use her again.
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Oleg September 19, 2017
· Math · Online
Great help to our 9y.o., who is exploring math. Clear explanation, additional materials, and a nice memo after each lesson. Thank you! Will do again!
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Kate July 27, 2017
· Algebra · Online
Julia creates her own curriculum which is better than anything my daughters receive in their schools.
I see marked improvements in their grades for this past year, and my eldest is actually skipping fourth grade as a result of lessons. I am astounded as to my girls' progress, and greatly appreciative of our tutor's expertise.
Her patient, methodical approach to teaching is why I see us remaining with her for all of our educational instruction. She has already taught arithmetic to my youngest (3rd grade), and algebra to my eldest (starting 5th this sept!), and is proceeding with more advanced math with no issue whatsoever. I cannot recommend her enough.

About David M.

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Atlanta, GA

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Hello & Welcome!

Je suis d'origine Française, et je suis bilingue en Espagnol. J'enseigne l'anglais aux étudiants francophones et hispanophones depuis 15 ans. Mes cours sont amusants, précis et pleins d'énergie! See you soon!

Soy Francés y soy bilingüe en español. Llevo 15 años enseñando el inglés a estudiantes francófonos e hispanohablantes. Mis clases son divertidas, concretas y dinámicas. See you soon!

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Jennifer & Isaiah W. September 7, 2019
· French · Online
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Penny April 20, 2019
· French · Online
Great teacher! Takes the time to make sure you get it right. Very friendly and easy to follow teaching style.
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Ekene March 3, 2019
· French · Online
Great instructor!

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.

Mikayla S.


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Roman N.

San Diego, CA

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About Mikayla S.

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In my year of teaching ESL I have found a lot of fun ways to transmit a language across cultures. My main goal is that you will be able to communicate, not just conjugate things correctly. We will start with oral comprehension and responses but quickly move on to reading and writing. I'll have worksheets, listening exercise, games and more to help you learn and grow. Lessons can be taught in French or English.

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· French · Online
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Hailey S. May 14, 2019
· French · Online
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Cathy April 28, 2019
· French · Online
My first lesson with Mikayla was great! She was very easy to talk to and gave me some good ideas and the encouragement I needed to begin my lessons in French. I am very excited for my next lesson.

About Roman N.

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San Diego, CA

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*****Before you sign up*****

There are three simple things you need to know about my tutoring program.
1. No matter what your reasons for learning a foreign language are, ultimately it's a part of your SELF DEVELOPMENT. Treat it as such.
2. I don't believe in "good or bad with languages" stereotype. I have taught for many years and learnt that everyone is "language talented" when they actually want to speak a new language. And if you are one of them I garantie that my method will work for you.
3. My program might appear quite different from the ones you have tried or seen before and goes beyond simple grammar and vocabulary presentation. Also prepare to be challenged at every step of the way and the further you will get the more fun and exciting it will be.

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Fiorella S. June 30, 2019
· French · Online
Very thorough and patient in helping my 10 yr old daughter with new language.

Thank you!
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Jorge June 19, 2019
· Russian · Online
Roman helped me understand the grammar better by using repetition and real life applications of when to say what. The material is given to you by Roman in great detail with his modules and it also helped me expand my vocabulary a substantial amount thanks to his methods. He helped me understand Russian better. Definitely recommend !!!
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Q June 18, 2019
· French · Online
I have been studied with Roman for years. He is caring, attentive and very passionate about teaching and sharing what he know. He is the best teacher ever!

About Simone M.

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I am a certified English teacher through the TEFL Academy (Teaching English as a Foreign Language). I received my certification in 2014. In doing so, I have had in-class experience working with a 5-year-old Russian girl, and a 12 year old Mexican boy. I have also lived in France for 2 years where I have worked extensively with French children ranging in age from 5-14 in regards to English speaking and writing.

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The 6 Toughest English Writing Rules - and How to Remember Them
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The Simple Secret for How to Improve Your English Accent
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Although English idioms don't make sense at first, these unique expressions (together with proverbs) add substance and humor to our conversations. The Oxford Dictionary defines the word "idiom" as a: "group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words (e.g. over the moon, see the light)." This means that English idioms should not be taken literally, because their meaning is metaphorical. You don't really wish someone would “break a
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There are certainly some tricky words in the English language! And sometimes, people who have learned English as a second language mix up these words. Want to avoid making the same mistakes? Here are the words ESL learners misuse the most. Them, Those, and These "Them" is a pronoun that stands in the place of a plural noun. It is commonly used as the subject of a sentence, as in: Did you see them? or Have you seen the scissors? I used them to cut the labels off my T-shirts; now I can’t fin

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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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