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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 $48. 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 $130 per hour.

30-min $10
 
$29 average
$75
45-min $12
 
$39 average
$92
60-min $15
 
$48 average
$130

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 19% less expensive at $39, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% 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

Enrico C.

Los Angeles, CA
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Isabelle S.

Cincinnati, OH
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Artem K.

Los Angeles, CA
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About Enrico C.

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Los Angeles, CA
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I have a T.E.F.L. Certificate for Teaching English as a Foreign/Second Language issued by a college in Los Angeles and a MA in Foreign Languages and Literature, University of Verona, Italy.

I have been teaching and tutoring ESL for several years.

Being an immigrant to the States, I had to face the difficulties of no-being an English native speaker. I am fluent in English and I can help students to develop and improve their English.

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Eunice Freitas January 24, 2019
· Italian · Online
Great conversations, I can't wait for the next class
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Dan O. January 12, 2018
· Italian · Online
Enrico is fantastic!
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Elvia G. September 23, 2016
· Italian · Online
Enrico is a fantastic professor of the Italian language, he's advanced in his teachings, if you like to cook Italian food Enrico shares that in common.

About Isabelle S.

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Cincinnati, OH
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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.

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Sophie January 25, 2019
· French · Online
I have taken 3 sessions with Isabelle and so far I am already so much more confident in my ability to learn conversational French that will help me work my way towards being fluent in French. She is patient and describes everything in such detail until I am able to fully understand what she is teaching. Having this role is so important, and she far exceeds all of my expectations!
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Caryl A. January 10, 2019
· French · Online
Isabelle is a great teacher, enjoyable person and native French, which has proven to be so valuble for my husband and I.
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Obi November 2, 2018
· French · Online
Isabelle has been made such an impact on my French education. She is willing to go the extra mile to ensure that I understand the language.

About Artem K.

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Los Angeles, CA

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As an ESL student myself, I understand the struggles that English language can provide. That is why I try to help all of my ESL friends to improve their english, as I was once helped. I love languages because learning and mustering a new languages opens a new world of possibilities and broadens one's horizons.

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Elizabeth C. October 14, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Artem is extremely professional, positive and great MAESTRO!! In the short time I have been with Artem he has taught me valuable foundation techniques. I highly recommend Artem for students who are serious about fine musician techniques and being world class artists!
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Jamie W. June 6, 2018
· Violin · In studio
Artem is an excellent teacher. He provides the perfect balance of explanations, demonstrations and expectations for at-home practice. Thank you so much!
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Felipe March 26, 2018
· Russian · In studio
Nothing beats learning from a native speaker, especially one as knowledgeable and professional as Artem. Russian is his native language, but you would never have guessed it since his English is impeccable. He takes difficult concepts and makes them simple to understand. He walks with you each step of the way, meeting you at your level and guiding you to fluency. He understands the best way you learn and adapts to your learning needs and situation. Artem will help you attain native pronunciation and will go out of his way to provide extra help and materials. I've been amazed how much I have gained from lessons with him. Highly recommended. Wonderful teacher.

Elsa S.

Hackensack, NJ
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Junia M.

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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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Malia March 13, 2019
· French · Online
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Genevieve October 4, 2018
· French · Online
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YUKSEL September 17, 2018
· French · Online

About Junia M.

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Would you like to learn English while having fun? Without the stress of learning a new language? I possess the necessary competence to assist you improve your vocabulary, reading comprehension and writing in a fun environment. Book your first lesson today and start learning English from day 1!

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Cassiana O. March 8, 2019
· English · Online
Junia is very commited to teaching a content shaped to the students' needs. She helped me to increase my confidence in speaking English and to be better prepared to face the challenges of my career. She is a great teacher! Thank you, Junia, for all your support.
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Osborn February 11, 2019
· ESL · Online
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Shira February 8, 2019
· French · Online
I love Junia's teaching style, she is very thorough and helps you understand why you are doing and saying what! I have learned so much during the few online live classes that I have taken with her. I've tried other instructors as well but her sessions are best for me! You can tell she has the heart and passion for truly helping others succeed. She motivates me to do better!

About Sama A.

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I'll help you learn English in easy and interesting ways and get better at speaking and listening.

Learning English can be a challenge, especially if you’ve been doing it on your own. And most language schools teach English in more traditional ways. Sometimes, they use textbooks with outdated or uninspiring content. They also focus on academic English which is not the English spoken in everyday conversations. This approach works for some people, but not everyone. So, if you've quickly lost interest or given up, it probably wasn’t your fault.

I'm a certified teacher and I've been teaching English since 2013. I've taught in Italy, Spain and Canada in classrooms and privately. I noticed how everyone learns in different ways, and that’s why I provide fresh content to keep you excited about learning the English language. You'll refine your writing skills, prepare for the IELTS or CELPIP exams, or simply learn how to express yourself, so you can have easy conversations with people at ...

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koji January 25, 2019
· English · Online
Comfortable lesson
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Asma September 18, 2018
· English · Online
Excellent!
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HASSAN A. September 17, 2018
· English · Online

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ESL Learners: Are You Making These 21 Common Mistakes?
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The #1 Tip on How to Ace the IELTS
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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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