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Testimonials from the Students

There are dozens of reviews of the exemplary work of all our teachers. Our site simply does not have the space to post all the reviews here. For this reason, we have posted here several of the reviews which have been sent to us. However, if you require a review of any of our other teachers, we can happily provide it to you.

Olga Zorya
Olga Zorya USA
I was inclined to be very skeptical about studying a language via Skype, but I decided to try the free trial lesson. I liked my teacher, Serena, so much that I decided to continue on with lessons. Serena is very professional in the way she conducts the lesson; in fact, it doesn’t even feel like a lesson. She skillfully sees the gaps and unobtrusively instructs so that you feel as if you can already speak the language right away. Another great thing, of course, is that you save time not having to travel. I can’t imagine now a more effective way of studying. The school has without doubt a great future. Yulia manages the school like a perfect conductor, knowing which teacher is the best match for which student. I am learning Italian, and it’s my third foreign language. I am sure that, had I known about this school earlier, I would already have learned another couple of languages by now, taking into consideration the convenience, the reasonable rates, and the travel time saved.
Yakov
Yakov Moscow
Alexandra was my teacher for two years. She is simply wonderful! She really understands that each student needs an individual approach as everyone learns in their own way. Alexandra is a teacher in the straightforward sense of this word: she is dedicated to her students; she brings great enthusiasm to her work, and she has a great sense of humour!
Ustina
Ustina Poland
I recommend Alexandra to anyone who wants to learn Polish. I really like how she works. Alexandra is a very organized and flexible teacher. She always presents me with interesting material, and I love that the material even includes literature and music! I really like our lessons.
Ivan and Yulia
Ivan and Yulia Russia
We started studying French as total beginners; it was also our first experience of studying via Skype. We had a few misgivings, but the fact is that if you have a high speed internet connection, it’s just the same as private lessons with lots of advantages. We don’t have to spend time travelling to classes, and we can study anywhere, even when travelling. Lessons are easy-going and pleasant, and we look forward to each lesson. We listen to recordings, do exercises, and receive all necessary documents by email. Marie is a good teacher, and the lessons go by quickly and are interesting. She shows attention to detail, which is very important for beginners. The materials, too, are very well chosen.

As far as the work of the school itself is concerned, everything is done very efficiently: we corresponded with Yulia; she chose a teacher for us; we transferred the money, and right away began our studies.

Olga Guryanova
Olga Guryanova Russia
I decided to study Spanish because I knew I could not easily visit with friends living in Spanish-speaking countries. At first, I wasn’t really comfortable with the idea of studying Spanish by Skype, but there wasn’t any other option because my work schedule didn’t allow for travelling to any sort of language centre. I looked for a teacher for a long time, and was very glad to find Juan. Juan is a very talented and well qualified teacher. I didn’t really expect that lessons by Skype would turn out to be so comfortable, productive, and interesting. The time flies by; the lessons are planned very well, and the atmosphere of the lessons is friendly and pleasant. But the main thing is that I see results, and that is very inspiring!
Michael
Michael Moscow
I’ve been studying English by Skype with Clare for about a month now. After every lesson, she gives me homework, and we discuss the homework in the next lesson; we also discuss various topics. Clare is an educated and well-rounded person, and I can talk about any topic with her. I consider these lessons very effective in that they help to overcome psychological barriers and develop one’s language skill. I notice that I’ve already begun to say certain phrases and expressions without thinking about the translation.


Alyona
Alyona Belorussia
Thank you very much to Maria for her knowledge, patience, and good humour! Choose here as your teacher, and may everything go as well for you as it did for me! It is money well spent.

Alina
Alina Germany
I had very good results studying with Maria as my teacher. This was the best learning experience of my life. I would recommend this excellent teacher to everyone!
Tamara
Tamara Germany
It is the best combination of time spent and quality of learning. And the main thing is that Maria is a great person and great teacher, who always inspires you, lifts your spirits, and leaves you with a positive feeling for the whole day!
Olexander
Olexander Ukraine
I thank God for giving me such an excellent teacher as Maria who, as well as being highly professional, is honest, patient, kind, and caring – qualities that are today, sadly, all too rare. I would recommend Maria to everyone, both as a teacher and as a person!
Naira
Naira Russia
What makes a good teacher? For me, it is a person who genuinely loves his or her work and approaches it with enthusiasm; someone who, by their own passion for their subject, can motivate others to study; someone who can explain things well, and to whom students can always turn with their problems. There are many clever people who converse in a complex way. Steve is not one of those people; he makes English interesting, and he motivates you to more thoroughly understand the language.
Alla
Alla Belorussia
I started studying English more than two years ago. I can’t imagine my life now without these lessons. Several months ago, I started working with Steve to improve my knowledge of English, and also to get practical experience conversing with a native English speaker. Everyone knows that, in order to really learn a language, you have to immerse yourself in it completely, feel it, and not be afraid to talk with native speakers of that language. Steve is an excellent teacher, and studying English with him is easy and straightforward. In the time I’ve been working with him, he has become more of a friend than a teacher. I can discuss all sorts of topics with him: future plans, work, new movies, literature, and in so doing I am developing my fluency in English. Another plus is that Steve is studying Russian, so he knows better than anyone how difficult it is to study a foreign language, and this means he has his own particular approach to the program of study, and his own particular teaching style. In studying with Steve, I have become more confident in conversations with clients, and my knowledge of grammar, and my reading have greatly improved. I am grateful to Steve for his ability to explain complex things in a straightforward way so that they are easy to understand.
Oksana
Oksana Greece
Hello everyone, my name is Oksana. I have been studying Greek for several years and have been looking for the opportunity to chat with a native speaker through Skype for a long time. Why through Skype in particular? My free time is extremely limited, and moreover, Athens is a big city and getting from one place to another can take a lot of time, what with traffic jams and well-attended strikes. It seems to me that is is much nicer to study in the comfort of your home surroundings at a time that is convenient for you. For this reason, Skype is simply this century’s brilliant solution! And now about my Greek lessons with Amalia. I just adore her and recommend that everyone take lessons with this excellent teacher. Amalia is a very lively person, and her explanations make the material accessible and easy to understand. In our lessons she always listens to my wishes and, more than this, she speaks several foreign languages very well indeed! Each one of our lessons passes by in the blink of an eye, and I am always looking forward to the next one! She is a dream of a teacher! I have only been studying for a few months but I already see results: I have begun to be able to better express my ideas and have enriched my vocabulary. I will absolutely continue studying with Amalia.

Thank you, Language Life, for giving me this opportunity!

Victoria
Victoria USA
I am very happy with my Italian lessons with Lara. Lara is professional and knows exactly how to convey the material that we are using in the lesson. Lara makes each lesson interesting and engaging. What I particularly like about Lara is her friendly and dynamic personality and her strong wish to teach and advance, step by step, my level of Italian in each lesson.
Sergey
Sergey Russia
I have been studying Italian for 8 months. For two of these months I have had the pleasure to study through Skype with a, in my opinion, with a charming, thoughtful teacher – Lara. Before I met Lara, I had two other Italian teachers who, probably, knew the material, but this was not the most important. There wasn’t any “life” in the “live” lessons (I would go to the school and speak with the teachers face to face). The lessons followed a template, and already stale program. As I am a more spiritual person, this was not enough. I wanted to communicate in the language I was learning from a more internalized place. I wanted my learning experience to not just follow a scheduled program, but also to bring joy and, most importantly, a desire to continue studying the foreign language I had chosen. And Lara became for me exactly this type of teacher with whom it is pleasant simply to talk, not to mention the fact that studying Italian was enjoyable again. With regards to the school itself, I would recommend this school to everyone I know who would like to study a foreign language. And I’d recommend it not for its prices or its discounts, but for the professionalism of the people.
Tatiana
Tatiana Russia
I’d like to share my feelings about about my studies and to thank my Italian teacher, Lara. Through the course of my lessons, I have come to see several positive outcomes. First of all, these are individual lessons at a time that is convenient for me. But the most important thing is that these lessons have augmented the level of my ability. As I am not a beginner Italian student, it was very important to me to find a teacher who was a native speaker. And it seems to me that I have been very lucky in finding Lara. She is a very open person and it is apparent right away that she wants to pass on to others the skills that she has mastered. The lessons are very informative. As she is a native speaker, Lara gives me a lot in the way of new vocabulary, and she presents the grammar material really well. Of course, conversation with her aids in the development of my conversational Italian, the level of which has significantly done down due to a lack of practice. It is with great pleasure that I express my thanks to her for the wonderful lessons and recommend Lara to anyone interested in studying Italian!
Anastasia
Anastasia Russia
Good day. I have been studying with Amalia for several months now. My interest in Greek is related to the fact that for half of the year I live and work on the island of Crete. My work does not require a knowledge of Greek (when needed I use English), but I wanted to begin studying Greek in order to become further immersed in this country that I love. When I began to look for a teacher on the internet, I saw many ads offering Greek lessons, but all the teachers were Russians who had lived for years in Greece, and my goal was to find a native speaker. For this reason I was very happy when I found Amalia. She knows several foreign languages, among them Russian. She doesn’t speak Russian perfectly (in my view this is, in principle, impossible), but she has enough of a command of the language that I can easily understand her. Lessons with her are very entertaining, she selects materials for each lesson carefully, and always prepares interesting exercises. I don’t perceive my lessons with her as work or study. For me, it is a way to relax, a hobby. I am pleasantly and, most importantly, usefully passing my time. I think that a large role is played here, not only by Amalia’s professional but also her human qualities. She is a very pleasant, gentle, and kind person, and she is always calm when explaining the material to me several times if I don’t understand something. If you want learning a foreign language to not be hard work, but for it to be a pass-time from which you derive pleasure and that you look forward to with impatience, then I recommend studying with Amalia. The first lesson is free, so you can always refuse further lessons. But personally, it didn’t even enter my head to refuse. After the trial lesson I immediately registered for the next lesson.
Olga Karaulova
Olga Karaulova Moscow – Rome
I want to tell you about my teacher, Chiara. When studying a language, the most important is not ability or the time you are willing to spend achieving the desired results. The most important is the specialist who is leading you to your goals. I began studying with Chiara as part of a small group , and then, when she left Russia, my lessons continued through Skype. I was skeptical towards the idea of lessons through Skype but I really didn’t want to lose this teacher. And I was not misled – there are many advantages to studying through Skype as well: you don’t need to run off anywhere after your lesson, your lessons take place in a comfortable environment, and most importantly, these are individual lessons. Individual lessons are twice as effective as group lessons, I can already see! And now about Chiara. She is a teacher sent from heaven: she is not simply a native speaker, she knows how to teach people how to converse to understand the structure and grammar. Chiara employs her own teaching method, using contemporary Italian textbooks which have been developed specially for teaching foreigners. She is demanding, not only with regards to her students, but also with regards to herself: I have not met Italians with such a string work ethic although I need Italian for work and am in daily contact with them. I can say that I am learning Italian thanks to this specialist. And I heartily recommend Chiara to those who want to get results: believe me! With her, you’ll get them! Buon studio a tutti!
Anastasia
Anastasia Russia, Moscow
There is a wide selection of Italian teachers in Moscow, but despite this, for a long time I was unable to find a real professional amongst the native speakers. Everyone knows that much depends on your guide in the interesting world of foreign languages, the person who will strengthen your desire to delve into the most complicated grammatical peculiarities and will help you enrich your speech with beautiful and correct turns of phrase. How I’ve gotten lucky! After two years of studying my favourite language at different centres I took up individual lessons with Chiara! She speaks Russian fluently and can therefore understand the mistakes her students make due to their native language. I have always been very pleased with the variety in materials (she provides not only textbooks, but also newspaper articles, audio, and video) which she uses in the lessons with detailed explanations of the subtleties of the Italian language. Already I have begun to feel notice significant progress! After Chiara left Russia, I decided to continue studying with her, namely in order to prepare for the CELI exam, but through Skype. Lessons are, as before, intensive, entertaining, but with an emphasis on writing, review of various subjects, retelling situations and practising pronunciation. Working with Chiara I really appreciate how she responds quickly to all my questions and difficulties that arise in my individual work, how she carefully checks, corrects, and elaborates upon the written texts, and during our lessons points out my mistakes to me. I am happy to recommend this energetic, sensitive teacher who cares about the success or failure of her students, to those who value the quality of the learning process and are aiming towards achieving a certain result!
Tatiana
Tatiana Russia, St. Petersburg
Chiara is a remarkable young woman and a wonderful teacher! Lessons with her take place in a relaxed atmosphere and the material is easy to take in. Everything is forgotten as you become fully immersed in the atmosphere of this beautiful country and language! It is truly effective! The conversations on various topics and the interesting exercises are a real plus. Detailed study of grammar is handled with apparent ease. I admire the fact that at the same time as she is teaching the lesson through Skype, Chiara manages to write down in chat the phrases said by the student, correcting their mistakes. Later, after the lesson is over, you can open the chat history and study the material in which you made mistakes. It’s unbelievable how much it helps! I recommend her to anyone who is interested in raising the level of their Italian, and in particular the level of the conversational language. After a lesson with Chiara is over, you are in a great mood, with a smile on your face and a desire to speak Italian! Grazie mille, Chiara! Sei super 😉
Svetlana
Svetlana Belarus
My daughter is seven years old. At the moment we are living in Belarus. In order to help my daughter not forget her second native language and to learn the rules of Greek, I began to look on the internet for a teacher and native speaker of Greek so as to take lessons through Skype. I was not yet certain, at that point, about this form of study. We had concerns about how our child would receive information through the camera, how she would react to a remote teacher during the lesson, and how the teacher would themselves be…

Fate granted us the opportunity to get to know Amalia. Our first conversation satisfied me, but I still had doubts with regards to how my daughter would receive information through Skype. I was pleasantly surprised to find that lessons through Skype can give such great results. My daughter really loves her lessons with Amalia, and she even does her homework happily! From the third lesson, I left my daughter to her lesson with Amalia without fears.

Amalia is a very considerate teacher and she is able to find a common language with children and deliver the material in an interesting way. She teaches with love and she is strict, but is always smiling. We even became friends, and we are looking forward to meeting in Greece when we go on vacation to see my husband!

Yulia
Yulia Switzerland
I’m really happy with my lessons with Kate. Kate has excellent pronunciation, she loves the English language and teaches it with pleasure. While she allows a lot of time for practising conversation during our lessons, she does not ignore grammar. She always speaks with me in English, which is very important for me. At the same time, Kate speaks Russian well, which can be very useful. Most importantly, she explains things well. I take English lessons twice a week and even after a short period of time I am already noticing results!
Elena
Elena Moscow
I have been taking lessons with Chiara for around three months. She has a very responsible approach towards teaching, always prepares materials for the lesson and corrects my speech effectively while managing to write down all corrections,which is convenient for when I am reviewing my mistakes. And she is herself a very pleasant person. 🙂 Thank you, Chiara!
Evgenia
Evgenia Russia

It is really interesting to take lessons with Amalia! I have taken in three lessons in all and I already feel that my knowledge level has gone up. I like her teaching method, as she provides conversational speech and also teaches correct pronunciation, allowing me to already better understand Greek films and songs. I have searched for a long time for a teacher with whom it would be this comfortable to take lessons. I gave myself the goal of learning Greek, and with her, I am sure I will achieve this goal.

Denny
Denny Italy

I am studying Chinese at the University of Turin (Italy) and with Geng through Skype. Thanks to Geng, my level in Chinese has quickly grown. Geng has a huge amount of materials and exercises for Chinese grammar and vocabulary, and she selects individual homework for each student depending on their needs. In addition, Geng is a very pleasant person, and her lessons pass in an entertaining way. If you need help learning Chinese, get in touch with Geng!

Eva
Eva USA

I enjoy taking lessons with Lara very much. She is very enthusiastic about languages. She is able to explain grammar very well and make a lot of connections and comparisons with other languages. She is very diligent, punctual, compassionate and a great person!

The fact that she is Italian (I am taking Italian classes with her) makes it really professional. I work in entertainment industry and it is very important to me to learn the proper Italian, which is used by actors on stage. Lara has great knowledge on Italian proper diction, is able to distinguish accents from different regions and help me with translations in “old” language from times of Monteverdi and Verdi!

I sincerely recommend Lara to anyone who is serious about studying the language. She is also willing to adjust the program individually to every student. Her flexibility with the schedule makes it really easy even if we live on different continents 😉 A + for Lara !

David
David Armenia

I really enjoyed both learning a language by Skype, and having this teacher (Maria)! You don’t need to spend lots of time on it; you study and practise with a native speaker, and always at a time that is convenient for you. It’s great! I recommend it, and encourage you to try it!

Alsu
Alsu Moscow

I have been studying Italian for some time now with Serena, a wonderful native-speaking teacher from Venice. I like everything about the lessons, and my learning is progressing really well! This is my first experience of studying via Skype and I am completely satisfied with it. The timetable is flexible, and the approach is individual. I would recommend it to everyone!

Boris
Boris Russia

I already knew that studying by Skype was a great opportunity to study with a native speaker, and also save time and money; then I came across the online school, Language Life. My choice was influenced by the straightforward and convenient payment methods, and also by the teaching staff.

I wanted to study with Florinda and, as I thought, she is indeed a wonderful teacher! She has teaching experience, knows the Russian language (she also knows English and French), which helps her explain the grammar, and she is mindful of the student’s wishes. The trial lesson and text helped in choosing the textbooks and in planning the lessons. I study twice a week. Each lesson consists of checking/analyzing the homework; grammar, reading, … but the main thing is that I listen and try to understand the living language, that we socialize and discuss different themes. This is the most important thing for me in lessons with a native speaker. Every time one lesson finishes, I can’t wait for the next lesson! THANK YOU FLORINDA!

Ivan and Yulia
Ivan and Yulia Russia

We started studying French as total beginners; it was also our first experience of studying via Skype. We had a few misgivings, but the fact is that if you have a high speed internet connection, it’s just the same as private lessons with lots of advantages. We don’t have to spend time travelling to classes, and we can study anywhere, even when travelling. Lessons are easy-going and pleasant, and we look forward to each lesson. We listen to recordings, do exercises, and receive all necessary documents by email. Marie is a good teacher, and the lessons go by quickly and are interesting. She shows attention to detail, which is very important for beginners. The materials, too, are very well chosen. As far as the work of the school itself is concerned, everything is done very efficiently: we corresponded with Yulia; she chose a teacher for us; we transferred the money, and right away began our studies.

Alla
Alla Belorussia

I started studying English more than two years ago. I can’t imagine my life now without these lessons. Several months ago, I started working with Steve to improve my knowledge of English, and also to get practical experience conversing with a native English speaker. Everyone knows that, in order to really learn a language, you have to immerse yourself in it completely, feel it, and not be afraid to talk with native speakers of that language. Steve is an excellent teacher, and studying English with him is easy and straightforward. In the time I’ve been working with him, he has become more of a friend than a teacher. I can discuss all sorts of topics with him: future plans, work, new movies, literature, and in so doing I am developing my fluency in English. Another plus is that Steve is studying Russian, so he knows better than anyone how difficult it is to study a foreign language, and this means he has his own particular approach to the program of study, and his own particular teaching style. In studying with Steve, I have become more confident in conversations with clients, and my knowledge of grammar, and my reading have greatly improved. I am grateful to Steve for his ability to explain complex things in a straightforward way so that they are easy to understand.

Olga Guryanova
Olga Guryanova Russia

I decided to study Spanish because I knew I could not easily visit with friends living in Spanish-speaking countries. At first, I wasn’t really comfortable with the idea of studying Spanish by Skype, but there wasn’t any other option because my work schedule didn’t allow for travelling to any sort of language centre. I looked for a teacher for a long time, and was very glad to find Juan. Juan is a very talented and well qualified teacher. I didn’t really expect that lessons by Skype would turn out to be so comfortable, productive, and interesting. The time flies by; the lessons are planned very well, and the atmosphere of the lessons is friendly and pleasant. But the main thing is that I see results, and that is very inspiring!