Personal English Online

One to one English lessons

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Hello, welcome to my website.

I am an English man, now living in France, my name is John Minnitt and I live in a town called Bourganeuf in the beautiful department of the Creuse in the Limousin region.

I was a teacher in several different roles for many years in England and, although now living here and semi-retired, still enjoy teaching English to students, in person and, mostly, via Skype.

I like to meet various people who want to study English for their own personal reasons, people with different backgrounds, interests and previous experience of learning the language. It is interesting to get to know them, as friends as well as pupils, and then to use that knowledge to shape the teaching to suit their individual tastes and needs.


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whether you are a comparative beginner, or at intermediate or advanced level, let me help you improve your English with progressive exercises and conversational practice.

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What next and how I teach

After you first make contact we would have a brief (maybe 30 minutes) Skype meeting to start getting to know each other, to discuss your wants and interests and for me to begin judging the level of your English, and planning the most appropriate approach to get the results that you want. This meeting is free.

If you then want to continue I would send you some assessment exercises (by email) which you can complete, and we would review them in the first proper lesson. This gives me a more exact idea of the general level of your English, and what things we need to work on first.

Lessons would then continue with a mixture of exercises (sent by email, and discussed in lessons), conversation, and reading some texts together (for pronunciation, new vocabulary etc.) After the first meeting, lessons can be paid for at the usual price of €15 per hour (or €13 per hour if 10 hours are paid in advance). This usually done by Paypal, but other methods are possible.

Contact John in the first instance

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Pupils comments

John Minnitt - teaching introduction

Jimmy, from Strasbourg.

John is a native English teacher which is ideal for perfecting pronunciation.

The lessons are tailored to my needs and goals.

Each course is an improvement on grammar, pronunciation, vocabulary, expressions and comprehension of texts ( literature, history books and newspaper articles ).

With his enthusiasm and sense of humour , each course is a total immersion with a real British person and makes it easier to become more confident with the language of Shakespeare .