Ballentine Language Lessons

Looking for private in-home or in-studio lessons? Our Ballentine teachers are ready to get you started. Find your teacher today!

Featured On

How it Works

From finding the perfect teacher to managing payments, scheduling and tracking your progress, we take care of all the details, so you can focus on learning. Learn More

Search for a teacher

Compare hundreds of teachers based on the criteria that matter to you, including background checks, age and experience.

Schedule your lessons

When you've found the perfect match, schedule your lessons online using the teacher's real-time availability.

Connect with your teacher

Your teacher will welcome you with a personalized curriculum to meet your specific goals and you'll be able to manage your entire schedule through our free online account.

Can't find a teacher in Ballentine?

No problem. Our online lesson platform connects you with any teacher, anywhere. All you need is a reliable Internet connection, a webcam and a microphone.

Convenient

Zero travel time is great for a busy schedule.

Affordable

Typically priced lower than local lessons.

Effective

Online students stick with lessons as long as local students.

Learn More

Language Lesson Reviews from Students

Students are raving about their Language instructors on TakeLessons. Check out some of these recent reviews.

And they're not alone!

Our teachers have taught

2 , 0 8 9 , 4 5 1

lessons and counting!

Popular Language Instructors near Ballentine

Check out some of our most popular teachers near Ballentine including Chapin, Irmo, White Rock, West Columbia and Lexington.

Showing 8 of 200+ results View More

About Christopher S.

Close
Profile_78129_pi_Chris-S
West Columbia, SC
View Full Profile
About Christopher
Hello! Hola! Benvenuto! My name is Christopher S. and I am a classical guitarist, composer, polyglot, and experienced language and music teacher.

I am a recent graduate with a Masters of Music degree from the New England Conservatory of Music in Boston, MA. There I studied with the world-renowned guitarist Eliot Fisk who is a direct student of the legendary guitarist Andres Segovia.

Currently I work part time teaching 12 students guitar at the University of South Carolina, in Columbia. I also I teach ukulele, Spanish, Italian, and English to a variety of students online. At the same time I am pursuing a Doctoral degree from the university to strengthen my skills as a guitarist and expand my knowledge as a teacher for higher education. I have also just completed my debut album titled, "Anima - The Music of Spain and Italy for the Gu
itar."

This album is a tribute and memorial to an amazing journey I had traveling and living in Europe for 3 years.

After I graduated from my undergraduate degree, I realized that in order to better my skills as a musician and become the guitar teacher I wanted to be I had to travel abroad. I moved to Seville, Spain where for three years I studied the art of classical and flamenco guitar.

I studied with a international known Spanish guitarist named Francisco Bernier at the Conservatory in Seville. During this time I was also teaching English as a second language to high school and middle school students. From traveling and spending so much time in Europe, I also developed and studied my love of languages and I became fluent in Spanish and Italian.

The experienced was an experience of a lifetime and I made many friends working and living abroad that to this day, I still keep in contact with.

If you are interested in having lessons with me, please contact me and we can begin learning the art of making beautiful music or learning the beautiful languages of the Mediterranean! "Hasta pronto!" "A presto!" and "Speak to you soon!"
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Ernie M. August 1, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio
Christopher helped me pick up the ukulele and get me from a beginner to an intermediate level and was learning how to pluck by the end of my 5 lessons!
Silhouette-80
Rachel June 2, 2016
· Ukulele · In studio
Christopher was very friendly, organized and patient. He made playing the ukulele really easy to understand! Would highly recommend.
Silhouette-80
Joyce M. May 25, 2016
· Italian · Online
Good explanations.friendly, good humor. Helpful with pronunciation
And mysterious Sentence structures
View Details
View Profile
Christopher S.

Christopher S.

West Columbia, SC 29169
(14)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Eugenia L.

Close
Profile_74521_pi_Kindergarten%5B1%5D
Hollywood, FL
View Full Profile
About Eugenia
Teaching is my passion. Making learning French funny and easy is my goal.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Sophia July 15, 2016
· Romanian · Online
She's the sweetest lady. When I was going through a tough situation she gave consideration that she didn't have to. She also cares about making sure you are pronouncing your words correctly. She's smily and a cheer to learn with. I highly recommend her! Thanks again Beatrice!!!
Silhouette-80
John May 2, 2016
· Romanian · Online
Just had my first class and I found it extremely helpful. She was very patient w/ means walked me through all my problem areas. I look forward to continuing with my lessons.
Silhouette-80
Anne Marie G. April 6, 2016
· French · Online
I am really enjoying the lessons. She is a great mix between conversational which is what I want and structure which is what I need. She is patient but firm and I need someone who will stop me and get me to listen and learn and she does just that. Great teacher very attentive
View Details
View Profile
Eugenia L.

Eugenia L.

Online
(7)
starting at
$25 / 30-min

About Albert K.

Close
Profile_90939_pi_AlbertK
Antioch, CA
View Full Profile
About Albert
I have over 20 years of piano and music education & experience and have formally passed examinations for the Associated Board of the Royal Schools of Music (ABRSM). I have trained under renowned piano instructors who have trained in and taught at world-famous music institutions such as the Shanghai Conservatory of Music in Shanghai, China. I have passed one of the ABRSM grade examinations with distinction and was invited to play a piece at Chabot College in Hayward, CA at the annual California ABRSM recital. I have many years of experience performing on-stage in front of audiences in semi-formal settings. I specialize in teaching piano (all levels - from beginner to advanced) to children, teens, and adults. I have taught children as young as 5 years old. In addition to the piano, I also play the flute, clarinet, and piccolo. I have played
in orchestras and participated in concert and marching bands.
...
View Details
View Profile
Albert K.

Albert K.

Online
starting at
$45 / 60-min

About Christine C.

Close
Profile_94301_pi_IMG_5783
Gainesville, FL

View Full Profile
About Christine
Hello! My name is Christine and I would be more than happy to meet with you guys! I am a first year student at UF! I've been teaching private lessons since 2014. I got accepted to a lot of prestigious colleges including UCLA, UC Berkeley, University of Michigan, Emory University, and University of Texas at Austin. I have helped children, elementary, middle school, and high school students! I love talking to people, helping them with the best of my ability, and meeting new people. I am very easy to talk to and friendly!

Contact me for any level of math, ACT, college help, Korean(first language), or any fun stuff like drawing and painting!
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Eric.H June 26, 2017
· ACT Math · Online
She is wonderful Teacher! It was fantastic time!
View Details
View Profile
Christine C.

Christine C.

Online
(1)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Marcia R.

Close
Profile_94441_pi_IMG_2061
Albuquerque, NM

View Full Profile
About Marcia
Hi,there! My name is Marcia and I am really excited to meet you. I've been teaching ESL since 1990, Brazilian Portuguese since 2001 and TOEIC preparation since 2006. I have loved helping my students master English as a Second Language grammar, vocabulary, and conversation. It is thrilling to see my students accomplish their goals when they are able to converse, read, and write in their target language,and when they improve their comprehension and pronunciation skills. My academic background is one hundred percent language oriented. I am a translator for Brazilian Portuguese but have worked as a teacher since I graduated because teaching is my passion and learning is my passion.

I am a very enthusiastic teacher and I have been voted the best teacher of the year virtually every year. I use a communicative approach and my goal is t
o keep the teacher-student talk time respectively at a 30% and 70% ratio.

I can't wait for the opportunity to help you reach your linguistic goal.
...
Reviews
Silhouette-80
Sara August 21, 2017
· Portuguese · Online
Great 1st class. I look forward to more.
Thumb_79548_pi_image
Isabel V. August 12, 2017
· Portuguese · Online
Thumb_105049_pi_tlnow_5930316332e51
Kristin F. July 27, 2017
· Portuguese · Online
Always AMAZING! I am learning so much every class. She is the best teacher ever... and now my friend as well. xo xo xo :)
View Details
View Profile
Marcia R.

Marcia R.

Online
(21)
starting at
$25 / 60-min
View More
View Previous

About Jingjing W.

Close
Profile_96655_pi_IMG_0176
Chicago, IL
View Full Profile
About Jingjing
Hi, there! My name is Jingjing. I had been teaching Mandarin Chinese in University College Dublin in Ireland for 5 years before I came to US. I have extensive experience of teaching and tutoring Chinese face to face or online. I am warm and friendly and I can't wait to meet you and help you reach your goals and have fun in learning Chinese!
...
Reviews
Thumb_99610_pi_Family%20Photo%20Hamptons
Jonathan E. June 5, 2017
· Chinese · Online
Very good experience, very friendly, very understanding of my needs from early on. Looking forward to continuing with JingJing!
Thumb_99610_pi_Family%20Photo%20Hamptons
Jonathan E. June 5, 2017
· Chinese · Online
Silhouette-80
Oleg February 21, 2017
· Chinese · Online
Very clear introduction to Chinese, looking forward to the next lesson!
View Details
View Profile
Jingjing W.

Jingjing W.

Online
(3)
starting at
$20 / 30-min

About Danielle M.

Close
Profile_107815_pi_18489621_10212683617875666_3060810835698306245_o
Pasadena, CA
View Full Profile
About Danielle
Hey!
Something I love the most is teaching my language to people who doesn't know it, is like show them part of your culture.
I grew up in Peru, since my parents are peruvians, and I became a bilingual person.
When I was 15 years old, I published a book named "Problema tiene ocho letras" in the international book fair in Peru.
I have a lot of pacience, so I can work with any age.
...
View Details
View Profile
Danielle M.

Danielle M.

Online
starting at
$19 / 30-min

About Jahara J.

Close
Profile_110562_pi_IMG_2645
Avondale, AZ
View Full Profile
About Jahara
Just some information on me and my language background:

I am a graduate from the University of Arizona, majoring in East Asian Studies. That major included a focus on the Japanese language and culture, as well as a Minor in Mandarin Chinese. I have been studying the Japanese Language for 9 years now, and 4 of the years include a formal university-level education, 2 of them being in Japan.

I lived and studied in Saitama, Japan for 6 months, graduating from the Japanese Studies Program at Tokyo International University in the Fall of 2012.

I later worked as an ESL (English as a second language) Teacher in both Elementary and Junior High Schools; 5th-9th grade; in Japan. While I was there, I taught ESL classes as well as cultural classes. I also selected and coached 4 students in a city-wide English speech contest where 2 of my students p
laced 1st and 2nd in their divisions.

My career path is focused on teaching English and Japanese as second languages, as well as encouraging studying abroad during higher education. I have also completed a minor in Mandarin Chinese, which means I have 2 formal years of study. I also speak basic level Korean and Spanish.

I believe that language is a strong, lucrative tool in today's society. Not only does it improve one's credentials in the competitive job market; highlighting you over others; but it also allows one to expand his/her mind by making the cultures of other nations accessible. It is a social tool that enables a person to be able to work well with others in an array of environments, including multicultural.

On top of it all, learning a language is fun. I truly truly love it, and I believe that anyone who sets their mind to it, with the proper tools and resources, can do it. Whether that just be some survival phrases for your upcoming vacation (which Ive done) or you're looking to master the language. That is what I am here for. I want to be a resource for students of ALL ages, and assist and support them in their language journey.

From a teaching standpoint I believe that lessons should be interactive and fun I worked with incoming college freshman as a mentor, working with my colleagues to organize and execute fun and educational events that would encourage the students to get excited about learning. I actively created games and fun interactive activities and worksheets for my younger students in Japan. The best learning is the kind you do without realizing it.
...
View Details
View Profile
Jahara J.

Jahara J.

Online
starting at
$15 / 30-min

Recent Language Articles from the Blog

Whether you're just starting out or a seasoned pro, check out the Language articles on our blog.

5 Most Common Italian Pronunciation Mistakes

5 Most Common Italian Pronunciation Mistakes

Do you want to speak like an Italian native? Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. shares the five most common Italian pronunciation mistakes and how to avoid them... Italian is a relatively phonetic language, which means that almost each grapheme corresponds to a singular phoneme. In other words, the Italian language is spoken as it is written. Thanks to this characteristic of the language, it is easy to learn proper Italian pronunciation just by knowing the alphabet. However, there are st … Read More

5 Most Common Italian Pronunciation Mistakes
Do you want to speak like an Italian native? Below, Italian teacher Giulio G. shares the five most common Italian pronunciation mistakes and how to avoid them... Italian is a relatively phonetic language, which means that almost each grapheme corresponds to a singular phoneme. In other words, the Italian language is spoken as it is written. Thanks to this characteristic of the language, it is easy to learn proper Italian pronunciation just by knowing the alphabet. However, there are st
Watch Out! 16 Spanish Words That Easily Fool New Learners
Beginners, take note! There are several words in Spanish that deceive English-speaking learners. Here, Fairfax, CA tutor Jason N. explains what this means for your learning, and some of the words to watch out for...   No wonder you want to learn Spanish! It's the undisputed second language of California, and the United States for that matter. In 10 years, it could even be the most commonly spoken language in this country. The U.S. Census Bureau reports that Los Angeles, for example, is
Top 10 German Culture Faux Pas to Avoid When Traveling
Are you planning a trip to Germany? Like every country, Germany has its own set of unique customs. Something that you’re used to doing in America might be considered rude in Germany. To avoid coming off as an ugly American or bumbling tourist, it’s important to familiarize yourself with the German culture. Lucky for you, we’ve enlisted several German travel bloggers to help round up the top 10 German culture faux pas to avoid when traveling. 1. Take it easy on the drinking “One of the be
5 New Musicians Who Can Help You Improve Your Spanish
Listening to Spanish music is a fantastic way to improve your language skills! Here, Jamaica Plain, MA tutor Christopher S. shares 5 suggestions for famous new Spanish musicians to check out...   There is a world of great Spanish music out there, and so much of it is by artist or bands we, Americans, have never even heard of. Much of this is due to geographic location, because it is quite likely that unless you're in Spain, you're not going to know the best and most recent artist beco
Japanese Vocabulary: 11 Mealtime Words and Expressions
When you're taking Japanese lessons, you can broaden your horizons and have more fun by trying different (and delicious) Japanese foods. To enhance your learning experience, you should also practice using Japanese words and expressions. Here, language tutor Carol Beth L. teaches you some Japanese vocabulary you can use during meal times... Food is an essential part of life and a central part of any culture. Japan is well known for its sushi, curries, soups, noodles, and more, and Japan's

Why TakeLessons?

Are You a Teacher?

Find out how TakeLessons can help you grow and manage your business

Learn More