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How Does First Tutors: Languages Work?

To use our online self-selection service simply follow five easy steps:

Step 1: Register as a learner (it's free!)

Step 2: Use our search engine to find the right language teacher for your needs

Step 3: Select the language teachers you wish to contact and message them with your requirements

Step 4: Your selected teachers will be contacted and asked to accept or reply to your request for language lessons. You can read their responses and ask them further questions through your member's area. Once your language teacher has accepted, you can confirm your choice before payment.

Step 5: Pay £4.99-19.99* online for the release of your chosen teacher's contact details. Happy learning!

If you have a question, or are unsure, please contact us using our support form and we will guide you through the process.

* Our one-off fees are variable and linked to the tutor's price per hour to make our service as affordable as possible

See How It Works...

Which Language Teacher?

To help you select your language teacher we've given each one the opportunity to talk about their qualifications, experience and approach to language learning.

Teaching Approach

When considering your prospective tutor's approach to teaching, you have to take into account both your learning aims and what style of teaching works best for you. For example, a native speaker may be suited to helping you brush up on basic vocab for a holiday, while a tutor with an academic background may be just what's needed if you are looking to master advanced grammar or study works of literature. You will notice as you look through teachers' profiles that some have experience with a diverse range of clients and others cater to specific situations.

Course Duration

When you contact a teacher, be sure to state your desired course duration. So, if you're looking for a long-term arrangement with a language teacher be sure to clarify that they'll be available for the duration; likewise, if you need a teacher to help intensively before a trip abroad, please do discuss your availability requirements before reaching a lesson agreement.


We encourage learners to give feedback on their language teacher so other users can benefit from recommendations.