LEARN A LANGUAGE
LEARN A FOREIGN LANGUAGE
You're a busy person with many family and/or work commitments. Your free time is limited and you are struggling to fit language learning into your schedule. No problem! At The Languages Corner, you will learn online, which means there is no commuting to a physical location, and you will only learn what you need to achieve your goals. No tedious grammar lessons, or packed classes. Our 1:1 lessons are designed to cater to your needs and motivate you through a variety of activities, such as vocabulary-building, writing and listening exercises, reading activities, and lots of conversation practice. No two lessons are the same!
Before making a decision, you will be offered a complimentary assessment (no obligation!), where you will meet the teacher, discuss your goals, learn more about the program, and get your level evaluated. If after this meeting you are interested in taking some lessons, we will help you do that. No long-term commitments and no subscriptions!
HOW ARE WE DIFFERENT?
We are flexible in terms of schedule and payments. This means that you and your teacher can set up a preferred study time that fits your busy life. You can pay lesson by lesson or until the end of the month. If after that you decide to stop your lessons, take a break, or leave, it is completely up to you.
Professional native teachers with extensive teaching background and experience.
Language lessons and courses for all levels and for specific purposes.
All our lessons are 100% live and online. Learn from the comfort of your home, office, or even on the go!
We make sure the lesson days and times fit your busy schedule.
We offer a complimentary consultation with the teacher. Explain your goals and get your level evaluated.
A PERSONALIZED METHOD
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We teach all the languages listed on our website. Because our company is growing, we add new languages all the time. Please keep checking our website for updates.
Yes. All our teachers, in addition to being 100% native speakers, have the qualifications and/or the experience to teach languages to adults and some also to children. This means that the teacher has worked or is currently working in schools, universities or other private settings. The Languages Corner finds talented teachers and hires them to teach online.
We use The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR), which divides language learning in 6 levels: A1, A2, B1, B2, C1 and C2, where A is the beginner level, B the intermediate and C the advanced one. To better understand what each level is about, please click this link. Once the teacher evaluates your level, she will let you know how many lessons or hours you roughly need to reach the end of the level. The amount of hours varies according to the level and the language, as well as your effort for learning and completing your assignments. Here’s a rough estimate of the hours needed to complete each of the above levels:
A1 Breakthrough or beginner
From absolute beginners to A1
Approx. 45-80 hours
A2 Waystage or elementary
From A1 to A2
Approx. 80-120 hours
B1 Threshold or intermediate
From A2 to B1
Approx. 160-200 hours
B2 Vantage or upper intermediate
From B1 to B2
Approx. 240-280 hours
C1 Effective Operational Proficiency or advanced
Approx. 400 – 500 hours
C2 Mastery or Proficiency
When you reach the end of a level, our teacher will inform you and give you a test to do at home, based on what you have learned with her. This is not only a way to check your understanding of the topics that you have studied in the course, but also a way to see if there are any language-related gaps that need to be filled.
Private lesson costs depend on your weekly frequency, no matter the language. For example, if you decide to learn any language once a week, the cost per hour per lesson is $31; for lessons twice a week, you’ll pay $29 per lesson per hour; whereas for lessons three times a week, you’ll pay $27per lesson per hour.
For private group lessons, the lesson prices range from $18 per person per hour to $22 per person for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
For public group courses, the average cost is about $225 for 10 lessons and $335 for 15 lessons. Each lesson lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.
How is the payment calculated?
When you decide to start your lessons, we count how many lesson days there are in a given month. For example, if you decide to attend lessons once a week on Wednesdays and there are 4 Wednesdays in a month, the calculation is $31 per lesson x 4 lessons, which is equal to $124. Basically, we calculate the cost based on the number of lesson days. If you purchase more than one consecutive month, a discount on the total applies.
There are also cases when a student wants to purchase an entire level. In this circumstance, we calculate the total cost and provide a discounted price. There is also the possibility to break down the payment in reasonable smaller payments.
We mostly take USD and Euros (payments in other currencies are also possible) and you can pay through the website with credit card, PayPal or Transferwise. For US military personnel, we also offer wire transfers through Navy Federal.
You can choose one of the following options, no matter the language you decide to learn:
- One-on-one lessons, where it is just you and the teacher. Private lessons usually last one hour, although more time can be added upon request. During this time, the teacher will go over the material she sent you via e-mail prior to the lesson, your homework (if she assigned any) and teaches you based on a syllabus that is customized according to your language needs. The lesson will be taught by covering all or some of the four abilities of language learning (reading, writing, speaking and listening), depending on your goals (the latter are discussed in a complimentary preliminary chat before lessons take place). The frequency of these lessons is chosen by you, in agreement with the teacher. You can opt for lessons once, twice or multiple times per week. The cost varies according to the frequency of your lessons (please refer to our cost-related FAQ).
- Private group lessons, where you learn with a friend, a family member or a coworker, provided that the language level is the same (an evaluation of your levels will be conducted during your complimentary consultation). As for private lessons, during the group lesson the teacher will go over the material she sent you via e-mail, your homework and the customized program. Once again, the frequency of these lessons is decided by you, as well as the duration (1 hour, 1 hour and 30 minutes or 1 hour and 45 minutes). The cost of these lessons varies according to the lesson length (please refer to our cost-related FAQ).
Public group courses, where you learn with other international students. These courses are capped at 6 to maximize your learning experience and the group (minimum 2 participants) is put together by us. There are specific months of the year when we run our group courses (mostly September, October and January, as well as some short courses in Spring and Summer) and are based on a set number of lessons (between 10-15 lessons). Each lesson lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes.
Yes. We offer public beginner courses a few times per year (September/ October, January and Spring). You can opt for private beginner lessons anytime.
Yes. Our teachers are trained to teach any level.
Yes, we do. However, these are not available for all languages. Please make sure to inquire with us before purchasing them. Some of our teachers have experience with children and they will conduct lessons that are fun and entertaining to stimulate the little ones’ participation. The age of our children’s lessons ranges from 4 y.o. to 12 y.o. and each lesson conveniently lasts 30 or 60 minutes. The frequency of the lesson is chosen ahead by the parent(s), in agreement with the teacher. The minimum lesson purchase is 4. It is also possible to try one lesson before committing (please inquire with us). As for adult lessons, we also offer a complimentary consultation between you, the child and the teacher. This is a great way to get to know one another and for the teacher to start interacting with the child.