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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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • Chiara
    Chiara
    Italy

    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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • Ксения К. (Россия)
    Ксения К. (Россия)

    Я хотела бы поблагодарить школу Language Life за отличную, честную, быструю работу! Отдельное спасибо директору школы Юлии за внимательное и доброжелательное отношение! Очень приятно и удобно работать с Вами!
    Если Вы хотите изучать румынский язык, я очень рекомендую Вам изучать его с Лаурой! Лаура – превосходный учитель, изучать румынский с ней – интересно, легко, понятно! От Вас необходимо только желание обучаться, в остальном можете положиться на Лауру! Она в интересной, последовательной, доступной форме обучает студентов ее родному языку. Кроме того, что Лаура - профессионал своего дела, она очень позитивный отзывчивый человек! Я очень рада, что у меня есть возможность изучать румынский язык с таким преподавателем как Лаура!

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 😉

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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!

  • 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!

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