Welcome to Skype Lessons for English students! Private English classes are available, and they cost £30 for 1 hour. Study materials are sent in advance of every lesson. Materials include grammar explanations on youtube, TV show lessons with vocabulary exercises, and feedback (mistakes and new vocabulary) provided after every class. Contact me for private classes.
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TV Show Lessons
Try and teach yourself new vocabulary and grammar with my TV show lessons. Click on the following links:
Grammar and Vocabulary Lessons
In addition to my TV show lessons you can find hundreds of grammar and vocabulary lessons on Youtube and on this site. These lessons are freely available to everyone, so please visit one of my online classes to find out more about my teaching methods. I release 1 or 2 new lessons every week, so anyone following me on social networks like Youtube, Facebook and Google+ will get the benefits of constant lessons from a professional English teacher. To find out more about my skills and experience, please visit the Who is your English teacher? page. Click on one of the links below for grammar and vocabulary practice.
Classes are 1 hour 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. You can find examples of my TV show lessons 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. I expect all students to regularly revise these feedback documents so that their vocabulary and grammar improve.
Skype Lessons Students
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 encourage easy TV shows (Peppa Pig), but as skills improve I like to use popular films (Harry Potter). Adapted texts are used for reading homework, with authors such as Conan Doyle, Mark Twain and Jules Verne. Teenagers often have exams (FCE, CAE, state exams, IELTS, TOEFL), so we prepare for these if necessary.
Mature students often study English because they use it at work, so business courses have been on offer for a number of years. Course books include Market Leader and Intelligent Business. However, 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. The majority of older students enjoy my TV show lessons in addition to studying business, literature, and media texts.
Skype Lessons Classes
One lesson (£30) is 1 hour long, and payment is by paypal. The price includes the lesson feedback (a list of mistakes and new vocabulary sent after every lesson) and the homework materials (exercises for TV shows, adapted texts, student books, visual aids). There are no ‘free trial’ classes, but anyone who wishes to see my teaching methods is encouraged to go to my Youtube Classes and watch whichever grammar topic they would like to learn about. You are also encouraged to try my TV show lessons , which will give you an idea of what we study in an English class.
You can find out more about my qualifications and experience on the Who is your English teacher? page. But here is a quick list
Masters degree in English
14 years experience teaching English
More than 200 grammar and vocab lessons
More than 100 TV show lessons
More than 10 000 hours of online lessons completed
Experience with a wide range of nationalities
Knowledge of a second language (Russian)
Lots of classroom and online experience
Experience with FCE, CAE, CPE and IELTS exams