The best way to learn English is to pack your bags and travel to an English-speaking country. Because languages are not only what you say but also what you feel, what you think, and what you can experience.

Unfortunately, it is only sometimes possible to live far from home. First, you need a source of income good enough to pay for a place to stay and accommodate your daily needs. And if you still need to learn the basics of the language, the possibilities of finding a suitable job are low.

Volunteering is also an excellent way to travel economically. I did this myself using the website WorkAway, which connects volunteers with families looking for an extra hand. But to get the most from the experience, your command of the language must be good. In any case, there are more accessible solutions, such as one-on-one classes with native speakers. I use the website Preply to get the opportunity to speak with native speakers in a one-on-one conversation.

Unfortunately, because not all of them are professional teachers, but most are community tutors, you can struggle to find reliable ones. For me in the end, I created a list of some of the best tutors which I will gladly share with you below.

  • Ntokozo M. Republic of South Africa
  • Lily N. United States of America
  • Lavirda M. Republic of South Africa
  • Mark K. Ireland