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Why choose Fluentella as your next language partner?
Head English and Afrikaans Teacher
Marie is from Cape Town, South Africa. She has taught English as a second language in a variety of settings, including a kindergarten, after school language academy (in South Korea) and at a world famous language school for adults in her hometown. She is able to help students of all ages and levels. She can help you or your child with English grammar, British or American pronunciation or any type of English test preparation. She especially enjoys Business English and IELTS preparation. She has seven years teaching experience with all ages, levels and many nationalities.
Hello! My name is Kelsey. I am originally from the United States but now live in India. In 2014 I graduated with a Bachelors in Arts. The following year I spent teaching English as a second language to both first and second school students. Most recently these past two years I have tutored ESL students individually as opposed to the large classroom I encountered my first-year teaching. Watching students improve their skills and learn to grow makes teaching the most rewarding job. It is a joy to see my students make progress and come to class with the enthusiasm to learn.
Breck is from London, the United Kingdom with a classic British English accent. He is well-travelled and his English teaching strengths are that he is patient with students and highly approachable. He teaches a wide range of students of all ages and levels, tailoring each lesson to suit his students’ needs and interests. Breck is a fully qualified ESL teacher currently teaching in Indonesia and strives to help his students reach their goals. His classroom has great energy and students always leave with a smile on their face!
Head Mandarin Teacher
Sophie Zhang is from Liaoning Province in northern China. She earned her masters degree in Foreign Linguistics and Applied Linguistics from Xihua University in 2013. She is currently a classroom English teacher and online Mandarin Teacher. She has her own English classroom in Taiyuan, Shanxi Province. Sophie adores teaching both English and Mandarin. She prefers making her own lessons depending on the needs and level of each student. Online Mandarin learning is great fun and very challenging. Let Sophie help you or your child learn Mandarin in her exciting and interactive online classroom!
Head Spanish Teacher
Teaching Spanish has always been Monica’s passion. During a period of 11 years, her commitment has been always aimed at maximizing each and every student’s performance and making the process of learning less challenging and more enjoyable. Therefore, her students learn how to perform in the four skills as a Spanish speaker through a wide range of dynamic activities related to everyday situations and not by means of infinite doses of theory and memorization.
Head Portuguese Teacher
Hi, everyone! My name is Daniel, I am originally from Brazil. When I was 16, I moved to China for four and a half years. I have an AA in Economics from the US and a B.A. in Accounting from a university in Brazil. I love to teach, especially kids because I love to see how they develop. I’ve taught Mathematics, Physics, Portuguese and English for the past 10 years and I love a new challenge. I am great at playing video games and use games in my lessons to help students enjoy learning even more!
Head French Teacher
Hello! My name is Julie. I am originally from Volmerange-les-mines, a little village in the North East of France. I live on the border of Luxembourg, Belgium, and Germany so I have always been in contact with different languages. I have a Master’s degree in Education so I know what kind of lessons you need to achieve your goals.
Head isiZulu Teacher
Hi! My name is Nana Giyose. I am from Durban, South Africa, and fluent in English as well as Isi-Zulu. I am a 3rd year Music and Performance Study major at the University of KZN who is passionate about teaching. I opened a Pre-School in 2012 focusing on early childhood development; which ignited my love for languages. I am TEFL/TESL certified and enjoy facilitating growth in all my students. hat kind of lessons you need to achieve your goals.
No matter your age or level, the teachers at Fluentella are here to help you.
We offer a variety of language lessons to suit your specific needs.
From our blog…
Why do people study English?
- it will make you more desirable to future employers
- it allows you to enjoy popular culture (like movies and music) more
- it could give you access to the world’s best universities
- it will make your time spent abroad much more enjoyable and less confusing
- it allows you to communicate with most people as it is a common second language
Why do people study Mandarin?
- it is easier than you think- no tenses, no genders, simple grammar!
- it is spoken by more than a billion people
- it will give you a huge advantage if you need to get into the Chinese job market
- it will enrich your understanding of China’s fascinating culture and history
- it will lower communication barriers between yourself and your Chinese coworkers
Why do people study Spanish?
- you could retire overseas or volunteer and help those in need
- it allows you to travel to 20 Spanish speaking countries with ease
- understand and listen to conversations you normally wouldn’t be able to
- Spanish is spoken by 450 million people worldwide
- learning Spanish actually helps your English
Why do people study isiZulu?
- IsiZulu is spoken as a first language by more than ten million people and as a second language by 16 million people in South Africa.
- It is part of the Nguni subgroup of the Bantu language. It is South Africa’s most widely spoken language. Many Zulus also speak several of South Africa’s eleven other official languages including English, Afrikaans, Xhosa, Shangaan, and Sesotho.
- It is understood by people from Cape Town to Zimbabwe.
- The Zulu Kingdom was very important in South African history during the 1800s and 1900s. Today the Zulu people are the largest ethnic group in South Africa.
- IsiZulu has had an enormous influence on South African English. Many words have found their way into South African English, such as “donga,” for ditch, “induna,” for chief of leader, and many more.
Why do people study Afrikaans?
- Afrikaans is a simplified version of Dutch with influences from other African languages as well as Malay and Portuguese.
- many language learners consider it one of the easiest languages
- many animal names are actually Afrikaans- like meerkat, aardvark, and wildebeest
- you’ll meet other Afrikaans speakers abroad. Many Western countries have Afrikaans speaking expat communities
Why do people study French?
- it is the world’s third most important business language
- France has the largest number of Nobel Prizes in literature of any country, some consider it the best literature in the world
- over 20,000 English words have their origins in French
- it could assist you with immigration to France, Canada, and other Francophone countries
- French and English are the only languages spoken on all five continents
Why do people study Portuguese?
- there are over 236 million Portuguese speakers in the world, including a massive 222 million native speakers
- Portugal’s history of exploration brought together food, culture, and products from around the world, so Portuguese-speaking regions tend to have intriguing cultures. Portuguese speaking countries are known for their vibrant cultures – music, parades, carnivals, historical sites, dance, and art
- Being fluent in the language means that you will have less competition for jobs in all sectors if you focus on learning Portuguese
- Portuguese is the fifth most common language on the Web
Your questions answered
What age can my child start at Fluentella?
We cater to kids aged 5-17, no matter their level. If your child is older than 5, but you feel he/she is too young, please try our first free lesson to see how it goes before you commit. No problem!
Should I sit with my child?
Online learning might seem daunting, but there’s nothing to it! For your child’s first lesson, we recommend that you stay close to him / her to assist if any technical or connection issues arise. After the initial lesson, it would benefit the child to study or talk to the teacher in the absence of parents or other family members, as this develops language acquisition immensely.
Can I contact Fluentella?
Please send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
Are there books, tests or homework involved?
A weekly report will be sent to you after each lesson, no matter if the student is a child or an adult. Along with this weekly report, we will send you the links to the games, quizzes and activities we did during the lesson, so you or your child can practice in your free time to maximize the language exposure. Fluentella does not use books during the lessons, everything is digital and shared from the teacher’s computer to yours.
How can I schedule lessons?
Fluentella uses PayPal to receive payments. Please click here to make a reservation.
What do students need to do before a lesson?
Fluentella will send you a reminder email an hour before your lesson is scheduled to start. In this email you will find the link to your teacher’s online classroom. Click on the link at the time your lesson starts to see your teacher and start studying!
It is extremely important to ensure that you have a stable internet connection (with an upload and download speed of at least 1.5 Mbps) and any device like a laptop, desktop, tablet or smartphone with a webcam and speakers or headphones. These elements are absolutely essential for communication with your online teacher. We don’t want you to experience technical difficulties like losing the connection and poor audio and video quality.
How long are the lessons at Fluentella?
Kids between 5-9 years of age study for 25 minutes with our teachers. Older children (10-17) and adult lessons are all 50 minutes long.
How much is it?
One lesson for kids aged 5-17 = $15 / $30
Bundles for kids aged 5-17 = $150 / $300
Single lesson for adult aged 18 and over = $30
Bundles for adults aged 18 and over = $300
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