Welcome to Skype English Lessons! Private English classes are available. Free study materials are provided in advance of every lesson.
Classes are 45 minutes long and take place on Skype with webcam and microphone. Before the class I send the student homework by email. A typical homework consists of some listening practice (TV shows), some grammar (my youtube lessons and other exercises) and some reading (literature, business texts, or articles in the press).
During the class we discuss and use the grammar structures which were studied, and the student will retell the plot of the TV show. I use my own ebooks to focus on vocabulary and grammar from the shows. An example of 3 of these ebooks is below. More can be found here → .
After every class I send homework and feedback to the student. The feedback is a list of (corrected) mistakes which were made during the class, and a list of new words which came up in class.
The people who come here for online English lessons come from a range of ages and backgrounds. Obviously they also come for a variety of reasons.
Younger students (8-13) go through an elementary grammar course (or appropriate for their level). I also encourage easy TV shows (Peppa Pig), but as skills improve I like to use popular films (Harry Potter). Teenagers often have exams (FCE, CAE, state exams, IELTS, TOEFL), and so we prepare for these if necessary.
Mature students often study English because they use it at work, and so business courses are available. Course books include Market Leader and Intelligent Business. But for adults who are not interested in Business English, I often use the course book ‘English File’ which I consider to be the best course for General English.
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