Improve your English
from the comfort of your own home,
from your office, or from the coffee shop
Hi! I'm Janine
I have been an English Instructor for adult students for over twenty years. I have learned two foreign languages to the point of fluency, Swahili and Spanish. I've taught English online via Skype to students living on every continent in the world. Most of my students are Brazilian or Russian. I actually don't know the reason for this, but it has made me especially good at helping Brazilians and Russians! I have also coached many Spanish, Chinese and Vietnamese speakers and others.
My original website, started in the spring of 2010. You can learn more about me and my ideas on language learning on and in the Language Learning Forum on this site. Check out the Forum to learn from other students and post your own language learning tips!
This site is for students interested in immersion, or who can at least make a commitment to spend the time necessary to make rapid progress. If you are such a student, click to schedule an appointment and I will give you a free trial lesson of twenty minutes.
Immersion: regarding language learning, immersion means the exclusive use of the target language
I learned Swahili and Spanish with the immersion method. I lived in East Africa for a year and in Guatemala for six months. That was before the Internet was available. Think about it. With the Internet, you can learn English without leaving home and still come close to the immersion method!
It used to be necessary to go to an English speaking country to immerse yourself in the language and learn rapidly. Nowadays, with the Internet, you can achieve immersion with private lessons, YouTube videos, English learning websites, chat rooms, forums, movies and TV. Interested? Schedule a free trial lesson and let's get started! Click "Schedule Appointment".
If you don't have Skype yet, go here: https://login.skype.com/account/signup-form It's easy.
Job Interview prep
USMLE CS prep
or whatever else you need.
In your free trial lesson, we will discuss your needs and what kind of classes will benefit you most. Here is a description of some of the types of classes I offer...
Questions? Feel free to contact me:
and be understood.
Are there sounds of
that you are struggling with?.
I will explain the mechanics of
making those sounds and how to
get the "muscle memory"
to make the new sounds easily,
without thinking about it.
Get to the next level
of English proficiency.
I will send you a pdf coursebook
and audio files which you will use for self-study and then in class, we will review what you have worked on. The course
has a focus on conversation.
I will answer your questions
and offer correction.
Free test to know your level
Lessons accordingto your needs
Although I don't believe grammar study alone is a good way to learn a language, it is good to check your grammar from time to time and correct mistakes before they become hard habits to break..
IELTS or TOEFL
We'll focus on the speaking and
writing sections of the test and
practice until you are confident.
We'll talk about how to do your
best on the listening and reading
portions of the test.