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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 $150 per hour.

30-min $15
 
$28 average
$75
45-min $15
 
$38 average
$100
60-min $15
 
$49 average
$150

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 $38, and 30-minute lessons cost 43% less at $28.

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

Isabelle S.

Cincinnati, OH
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Michelle G.

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Marion S.

New York, NY
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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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Angela I. May 11, 2018
· French · Online
I had a great first conversation class with Isabelle. I didn’t notice the time pass.
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sam alfano April 9, 2018
· French · Online
Very adaptable, and patient teacher
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Paula March 29, 2018
· French · Online
I had studied French 30 years ago and wanted to relearn conversational French. Isabelle has been very flexible in customizing lessons to fit my ability and personality. I am learning to speak about practical, real-life situations. The lessons are fun, and I am seeing progress each week. I highly recommend Isabelle!

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.

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New York, NY
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I'm a patient and experienced teacher. We can practice English conversation in a relaxed and natural way. I can teach you specific vocabulary for your travel, business, or educational needs.

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Christina R. November 29, 2016
· Writing · In studio
Marion is professional and informative, offering productive suggestions and insight in achieving my personal goals.
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Ferdinado October 1, 2016
· ESL · In studio
The teacher could adapt to my level
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Mohammed A. September 16, 2016
· Writing · Online
I think she is a great teacher, and I am very happy I choose her.

Elsa S.

Hackensack, NJ
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Ramona G.

Lancaster, CA
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Amanda C.

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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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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 .
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Nancy June 13, 2018
· French · In studio
Elsa is an amazingly thoughtful, personable, and patient instructor. During our weekly lessons, Elsa came up with interesting discussion topics to help with the advancement of my French conversational skills. Further, Elsa also thoroughly explained French grammatical structure when correcting/pointing out my errors.

I have truly made significant progress during my lessons with Elsa and highly recommend her.

About Ramona G.

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Lancaster, CA

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Need to learn English? Let me help you and your family master reading, writing and speaking the English language. My course is easy and enjoyable. I want all of my students to speak English articulately. I have been teaching and working with children for over 20 years. My success rate is very impressive. Most of my children enter Kindergarten, reading English on a forth grade reading level. I love working with families and individuals.
Let's talk about getting you fluent!

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Hayley January 2, 2018
· ESL · In home
Ramona was my teacher for 2 yrs, she never gave up on me, even when I was slacking off she stayed on me and didn't let me give up on myself. She's a good listener and she cares about her students. She doesn't move on until understand, until you get it. that helped me not to give up on myself.
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Sharice January 2, 2018
· ESL · In home
Ramona became more than a teacher to me. She was loving and always in a good mood. She was patient when I didn't comprehend right away. She made me feel confident about what I was speaking to others. Ramona put her heart into my life and stuck with me until she gave me everything I needed to stand on my own. I am now a teacher and I try very hard to use the skills and patience she's taught me with my students.
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Sylvia October 29, 2017
· ESL · Online
Ramona G was my daughter's amazing teacher. As an instructor she is thorough, giving great attention to detail yet at the same time she is succinct. She has the ability to teach a large class and give each student the personal attention they need. Combine that with her patience, kindness, wit and wisdom along with personal interest in ensuring her students are successful, gives you the best teacher you could possibly have.

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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