ONLINE ENGLISH LESSONS

Searching for an ‘Online English teacher’? Look no further!

Busy lifestyle? No time to travel? Tired of large classes? Lacking confidence?
Boost your confidence by practicing real English with a native speaker.

1 to 1 lessons via Skype or other VoIPs.

Learn English online from the comfort of your home with a fully qualified,
native English teacher with 15 years of teaching experience.
Using multimedia and real life materials will enable you to progress more quickly.

Contact me now for a free 15 min meeting to discuss your needs.

Is Online Learning Any Good?

Many people think that learning online isn’t as effective as face to face, but they’re wrong!
E-Learning is quickly becoming the most popular method of learning.
Recently Forbes stated that, the Research Institute of America found that eLearning increases retention rates 25% to 60% while retention rates of face-to-face training are very low in comparison: from 8% to 10%.
This is because with eLearning, students have more control over the learning process,
as well as the opportunity to revisit the training as needed.

If you don’t know whether online English classes are for you,
‘Don’t knock it till you’ve tried it’.

Book a Free 15 Minute Meeting

SERVICES

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Lessons

General / Business English. Accent reduction and pronunciation improvement. Exam preparation (IELTS / Cambridge) and more.

£17.50 per hour
£85 for 5 lessons
£150 for 10 lessons

English Proofreading

Proofreading

Proofreading of essays, dissertations and CVs as well as websites/blogs and much more.
I’m currently proofreading over 30 professional business websites a month.

Please contact
me for a quote

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Presentation Skills

Coaching for delivering business presentations, meetings, interviews and public speaking. Help with confidence building and communication skills.

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me for a quote

INCLUDED IN THE SESSIONS

Conversation

Research shows that the quickest way to learn a language is to speak it. Hence, the Simple English approach is a communicative one (lots of talking!) Also, on the spot correction of pronunciation errors. This helps to stop the recurrence of ingrained mistakes. Tried and tested exercises focusing on intonation and rhythm to help you to sound like a native. I like to use lots of media (such as video clips of native speakers) to improve your listening skills as well as explaining the reasons why you don't understand certain things.

Reading & Writing

Reading is an excellent and underrated way to improve English grammar and vocabulary. We will read newspaper articles and any other relevant materials and discuss them. If you need to improve your writing then I will proofread and correct it for you, including academic writing for University/College courses, exams, resumes, CVs etc.

Role Play

Role play is an effective tool for practicing real life situations, such as job interviews, doctor / dentist appointments, renting a property and many more day to day challenges faced in a foreign country. We can role play any situation you need.

Presentations

Due to my years of experience in public speaking and delivering courses, I can build your confidence by using simple techniques and tried and tested methods, helping you to reach your full potential. My adaptable and relaxed approach will help you with your business presentations, meetings, public speeches or interviews. My background in I.T. and design has proved to be beneficial when helping Simple English clients make their presentations more effective and dynamic and has boosted their confidence as a result.

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CLIENTS I'VE WORKED WITH

Over the past 15 years

What my clients say

" Do you know all the best methods of learning English, don't you? I do not think...
If you want to do massive progress of English you must try Del's method!
My point of view for English has been opened widly by Del's English lessons.
The lessons are like... a habit! Thank you very much Del! "
Daniel
POLAND

" After 9 years in UK I have finally decided to take english lessons, surfing on the web I have found Simple English and I have decided to give it a try. After only a couple of lessons with Del, my world is changed, he was able to share with me some complex concepts in a super easy way and most important thing to me, without spending time reading long documents or memorising rules. Del is without any doubt a highly professional english teacher, his lessons are friendly and very enjoyable, you can apply his teachings immediately. I am very confident to say that If you really want to dramatically improve your english and/or simply boost your talking skills, Del is the solution for you! "

Antonio
ITALY

" Del is a qualified english teacher. He helped me and my colleague to prepare for the business conference. To work with him was easy and enjoyable. If you are searching for a good teacher of english, Del is a good choice."

Anastasia
(FDF GROUP) RUSSIA

" Del has been proof reading our extensive marketing copy for several months and we are genuinely impressed. The quality of his work is impeccable, but his initiative, flexibility and communication skills combine to make him especially highly valued. Five stars! "

Paul
GENERAL MANAGER (PIONEER WEBSITES HOSTING & SEO) AUSTRALIA

" Del is a very experienced and competent teacher. He has helped me to improve my pronunciation and my knowledge of the English language. Thanks! "

Christina
ITALY

El mejor profesor que he tenido en mis 15 anos de colegio y universidad. Vivo y trabajo en Inglaterra y he mejorado muchisimo con las clases. Nadie me habia ensenado la pronunciacion tan bien ni las expresiones colloquial, pese a vivir en este pais. El uso de Skype es perfecto y se aprovecha cada min. Se lo he contado a todos mis amigos.

The best teacher I have had in my 15 years of college and university. I live and work in England and I have improved a lot with the classes. Nobody had taught me the pronunciation as well or the expressions colloquial, despite living in this country. The use of Skype is perfect and takes advantage of every min. I've told all my friends.

Elena
SPAIN

" Del mentio­ned that I've improv­ed a lot in every se­ssion of the English skills(listening, reading, writing, spe­aking) and now I feel confident and comf­ortable in English more than ever. Addit­ionally, I've finally got enough score of IELTS (6) to study in a English country. When I first started lessons with Del, I was really bad in every sections of En­glish but he first tried to fix the fund­amental of making so­und such as ton-unit, intonation, rhythm. Personally, making sound in a way that native speakers do is the key to success for English speaker and you may notice that it's not just for the speaking. Furthermore, it was really great to be able to discuss about what to learn or how to advance every time, Del guides me using various ways through all his knowl­edge or resources. If I struggle with so­mething, he gives pr­actical solutions or resources so that I could eventually de­al with it. Lastly, one of the things I like is that each standard stud­ying time(1 hour) is really adequate amo­unt of time for aski­ng, recap, practicing together. You know what? "Have you ever lived in English country?" th­is is what I've been told a couple of ti­mes from people arou­nd me when I'm speak­ing English. I hope other people who want to really improve will be able to achi­eve in English with Del by just using th­eir computer with ca­mera and internet co­nnection at home. "

Jae
KOREA

" Del is great teacher with big experience. He helped me improve my English specially Common English. I am glad to know him. Thanks for all Del 😉 "

Jaroslav
CEO (PBTISK) CZECH REPUBLIC

" Just let u know you are a wonderful teacher and the way you teach,help me learn a lot also help me day to day life I guess....many thanks. "

Lai
CHINA

" I believe that Del has come up with a new way of teaching English that is definetely incomparable to other teachers as he focuses on the rhythm and intonation of English which I believe it will come in handy when interacting with native English people. His method is enjoyable and relaxing and I think it can surely suit every foreign student's needs. I wish I had started doing lessons with him earlier. "

Paolo
ITALY

" I have been living in London for nearly a decade now. Throughout the years my speaking was improved only tiny bits, by picking up words and expressions here and there. I never felt I spoke the language with full confidence, so I decided to take an english course. Group courses were dreadfully boring, and the level of these classes weren’t really suitable for me. I invented different methods to improve my speaking, well, it didn’t quite work. It was starting to get frustrating and my speaking was getting even worse, due to losing enormous amounts of confidence, until I started my classes with Del. I’ve had classes with him twice a week for three months now. First of all this has been my chillest experience of a language class. I can’t wait for each lesson to come which is very uncharacteristic of me. I think this is because of Del’s very flexible method of teaching. He let’s you wander and find things that you don’t know and want to know, so you actually learn things very organically. Secondly and more importantly, I think he is excellent at finding what your weaknesses are in language, and what you need to improve. So, he gives you these exercises that are kind of tailored based on your needs. There is always a challenge but not too much to scare you off. My confidence in speaking english has grown. I don’t hear “Excuse me, what did you say?”, anymore, because my pronunciation and stressing are hugely improved. I highly recommend Del, for people who want to speak good english but they are not quite there yet. Del helps you to take a big step towards your goal. "

Nassrin
IRAN

" Del was teaching our groups and individual students on line. The lessons structure was very well organized and he was always on time. Del used very interesting materials during classes and his individual approach helped students to relax and feel confident with their English. We received only good and positive feedback after his lessons! "

Alexandra
DIRECTOR (UNLIMITED KNOWLEDGE LTD) RUSSIA

" Very qualified and very good teacher. I really enjoy the lessons , they are so useful and help me a lot in listening and speaking. "

Khalid
SAUDI ARABIA

" I am pleased to recommend Del as a great English teacher! He has an excellent communication skills and a love for the English language. I really enjoy working with him, he always try to be very flexible in terms of time and the way of teaching. I would highly recommend him to anyone. "

Dmitry
RUSSIA

Hola, solo para agradecerte por el buen trabajo que me hiciste. Entendiste perfectamente lo que quería y lo mejoré con el crecimiento. No dudaría en contactar con usted en el momento en que tenga que hacer algún trabajo informático y publicitario.

Hello, just to thank you for the good job you did to me. You perfectly understood what I wanted and improved it with grows. I would not hesitate to contact you the moment I have to do some informatic and advertising work. 

 

Julio
SPAIN

" Del is a great and encouraging teacher. His class is well organised that his students can learn in a relaxing way. Also his unique teaching method focuses on learning pronunciation, intonation and REAL English, which are useful to understand how native speakers talk. I enjoy doing his lessons so much, and the teaching materials are really helpful to improve my spoken English. Thank you Del 🙂 "

Rebecca
HONG KONG

" I've passed the b1 test!! Thank you very much for your help in this. "

Mario
SPAIN

" The lessons helped to improve my English, Del is an experienced and easy going theacher. "

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WHO USES ENGLISH?

1 %
Computers

English is the medium for 80% of the information stored in the world’s computers

1 %
internet

English makes up 25% of the most common languages used on the internet as of December 2017

1 %
people

20% of the world’s approximately 7.5 billion inhabitants speak English

WHY LEARN ENGLISH?

English is the most widespread language in the world.

It is more widely spoken and written than any other language.

An estimated 1.5 billion people are studying the language worldwide.

More than half of the world’s technical and scientific periodicals are in English.

Three-quarters of the world’s mail, telexes and cables are in English.

WHAT IS 'REAL' ENGLISH?

According to Bill Bryston in his book ‘Mother Tongue’, “English dialects/regional accents change every 10 miles or so in the UK because they value individuality in that culture.

In North America most people speak the same dialect because they value belonging. Few people speak the English British teach. Learners may never encounter anyone who speaks the RP they study in school.”

This probably rings true for many of you who have moved to England thinking your level of English is quite high, only to find you can’t understand a lot of native English speakers and they struggle to understand you. It can be very frustrating!

That’s why at Simple English we teach ‘real’ English. The English you hear on the streets, in the pubs/restaurants and in the workplaces, spoken by over 95% of native English speakers.

FAQ

Most frequent questions and answers

Fast Internet (At least 2mbs download and 1mb upload)

I use a lot of media and word/pdf files, so a tablet or PC/Laptop is preferable

A headset is helpful or headphones with a built in mic (usually come free with mobile devices) are sufficient.

Skype or Zoom installed

I accept PayPal and Bank Transfers

Payment is due BEFORE the lesson.

The first lesson is £15 and subsequent lessons are £20

I have packages of 5 lessons for £90 and 10 for £175

I try to be as flexible as possible. If you are going to be late or have to cancel and you contact me 24 hours before the lesson then I can usually reschedule to another time. 

If you don’t give me notice and miss a lesson, then that is a slot another student could have taken and you will be charged for the lesson.

Very rarely I may have to cancel a lesson. I do my utmost to keep this to a minimum but occasionally it happens due to circumstances beyond my control. If this happens then I will reschedule a lesson for you.

I use a communicative and direct method. This means I try to get you to talk as much as possible because research shows this is the most effective way to learn a language.

By offering correction as we speak and pinpointing areas that you may be weaker in, such as grammar tenses or pronunciation of consonant clusters, means we can then concentrate on this in the next lesson.

Grammatical rules are learned indirectly by the learner figuring out correct grammatical sequences and verbally producing the language themselves through interactions on created situations.

I also use various other methods I have found to be effective, such as the shadowing technique, as well as media such as TV series and newspaper articles to increase general vocabulary and pronunciation.

I will record you sometimes (with your permission) so you can monitor your pronunciation improvements, as it’s difficult to hear progress in this area.

Ultimately, I like to let the lessons be led by you as much as possible because you probably have a good idea of what you want to achieve. Simple English lessons are organic (I like to go with the flow). If a topic comes up in the lesson you want to explore, I’m happy to go with it as long as learning is being achieved.

If you are the type of person who likes rigid lessons full of grammar, or you want to sound like the Queen, then I’m probably not the teacher for you, as I prefer the flexible approach.

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