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Average Cost of Language Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute language lessons is $56. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and your location, you should expect to spend anywhere between $15 and $300 per hour.

30-min $10
 
$34 average
$300
45-min $12
 
$49 average
$300
60-min $15
 
$56 average
$300

For the best experience, we typically recommend 60-minute language lessons. However, students looking for a more affordable option may want to consider a shorter lesson length of 45 or 30 minutes. On average, 45-minute language lessons are 13% less expensive at $49, and 30-minute lessons cost 40% less at $34.

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About Kelvin L.

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Xuan March 5, 2019
· Watercolor Painting · Online
Very interesting!
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Anonymous February 19, 2019
· Fiddle · Online
Excellent first lesson with Kelvin with my 12 year old son beginner.
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Olena February 11, 2019
· Violin · Online
Kelvin was very professional, knowledgeable and accommodating! Wonderful teacher!

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Jersey City, NJ

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Richard April 26, 2018
· Meditation · In studio
Ian possesses a great understanding of meditation and a calming presence.
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Aydin March 24, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Ian is great with kids and a great instructor. Our son is really into the lessons.
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Joseph February 20, 2018
· Guitar · In studio
Ian is quick to understand the areas in which his student needs direction

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Rolling Meadows, IL
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R.J. June 22, 2018
· Portuguese · Online
Joneide is a fantastic Portuguese instructor. She adapted all the classes to my specific needs. Very serious, hands on, and proactive! Definitely would recommend her if you want to learn Portuguese!
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Peter May 13, 2018
· Portuguese · In studio
Joneide is the best! Amazing at teaching the concepts behind the language as well as the overall culture! Truly an immersive learning experience and an amazing teacher!
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Andreina March 6, 2018
· Portuguese · In studio
Excellent teacher. She is able to identify your weakness and streghts. I really enjoys our aulas :)

Karl K.

New York, NY
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Azmina M. January 24, 2019
· Bridge · Online
Patient, easy to ask him questions, a good instructor.
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Azmina M. January 20, 2019
· Bridge · Online
I was nervous but once I started learning and he was patient and answered many questions, I felt right at ease.
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Lars S. November 30, 2018
· Norwegian · Online
Great first lesson, look forward to more ...

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Brooklyn, NY
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Grace March 20, 2019
· Russian · Online
I was a Russian minor in college, and Aksana is still one of the best Russian instructors I have ever had. I have learned and improved so much in just the few short months I have taken her lessons. She is funny, kinda, and keeps me accountable. Highly recommend!
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Raghav H. February 2, 2019
· Russian · Online
I have been learning Russian from Prof. Aksana for the last 6 months or so. Aksana is a truly gifted teacher and has absolute mastery over the language. She really tailors the lectures around your need as a student. She is super rigorous in her teaching methods and is really focused on letting you - the student - grow into the language. She constantly reinforces various concepts with historically accurate stories behind the words, events that triggered changes to the language etc. This truly adds another dimension to her teaching. She is super invested in her students and really strives to make sure that you understood the various nuances in Russian grammar.

I'm truly lucky to have found such a great teacher to serve as my guide in my exploration of the Russian language.
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Neil December 10, 2018
· Russian · Online
Aksana is a wonderful Russian teacher! She is very knowledgeable not only in the spoken language but also in etymology, culture, and linguistics. She works with the pace of the student and is always flexible. Lessons with her are fun and informative! I can now read, write, understand and speak conversational Russian.

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Anja H. January 27, 2019
· German · In home
Our daughter took to Kerstin right away. She did not want the lesson to end!
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Pamela W. October 17, 2018
· German · In home
Kerstin is a fantastic teacher. She connected right away with my daughter Chloe who is 8 years old and immediately engaged and had her learning German after 1 lesson. She is punctual and professional. I highly recommend her.
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Joshua September 15, 2018
· Drawing · In home
She was absolutely patient and was able to work with and engage my son who has a learning disability. She did a great job making him feel comfortable and after only one session I could see his confidence go up as he continued to draw into the evening. She really enjoys what she does and it shows in the way she worked with my son.

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