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.
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.
I was enrolled for 2 years and a half in the Romanian course provided by Language Life School.
I really appreciated the format though Skype, very flexible and compatible with my work.
Yulia Amlinskaya has been always very prompt to answer to my questions and reply to my needs.
I got 100 lessons with Professor Laura Mason: my level of Romanian at the beginning was zero and now I am able to interact with success with people in Romania where I go very frequently. Laura was an exceptional Professor, always kind, on time, flexible and very prepared. She accompanied me in the discovering of the Romanian language with a very practical approach, teaching me also culture and traditions. This knowledge helped me to have a successful interaction with Romanian people.
I am very grateful to her and I am happy to recommend her as great teacher and Language Life School as a very professional school.
- Olga Guryanova
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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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!
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.
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 !
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!
- Ivan and Yulia
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.
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.
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 😉
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.
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!