Online English

Online lessons; study English with me by Google Meet, Zoom or Skype

Teaching English online with Google Meet, Zoom or Skype


Learn English online, by video conferencing

I teach adults, and I teach young people aged 15-18.
I teach online by Google Meet, Zoom and Skype.
(I also teach students who stay at my home on the wild and wonderful Isle of Mull, in Scotland; and I travel to teach English in your community.)

I was a lawyer in England for 20 years, and now I teach all kinds of English:
I teach General English, business English, academic English and English literature.
I am developing the concept of environmental English.

See me teaching English:
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Business English textbooks

For general English I often use Face2Face and New Cutting Edge.

For business English I often use In Company and Market Leader.

For IELTS I often use Step Up to IELTS and the Cambridge IELTS series.

I also use many other books, and I like to write my own teaching materials.

General English textbooks

Click for more about me.

Lessons can be at any time from 09:00 to 17:00 London time, and sometimes also from 18:30 to 20:00 London time. Weekend lessons are possible.

I teach people from CEFR B1 (Intermediate) to CEFR C1 (Advanced). A noter: Je parle également français, donc j'accepte les apprentis francophones dès le niveau CEFR A2 ; c'est-à-dire le niveau Pre-Intermediate.

(1) Please complete and return the Enquiry Form.

(2) We meet for 15 minutes on Google Meet, Zoom or Skype to test our internet equipment and to see if you like my teaching style. You don't pay for this trial lesson.

(3) If you're happy with this trial lesson, you pay for 5 lessons. A lesson is usually 1 hour. You can pay by PayPal or bank transfer. My tariff is £34 (34 GBP) per hour for teaching.


Here's the Online Enquiry Form:

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London time

To find the time in London, just do a Google search on "London time". Easy!


Shepherd gate clock at Greenwich Royal Observatory


The photo shows the Shepherd gate clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London.
London time is not always the same as Greenwich Mean Time or GMT. In winter, they're the same. In summer, London time is GMT +1 hour. It's called British Summer Time or BST, and it lasts from the end of March to the end of October each year.
A little history: Midday (noon, 12:00) in any particular place is the time when the sun is highest ("at its zenith") at that place. The sun rises in the east ... for example, in Moscow ... before it rises in London. It's the same with the zenith. Even in Paris, midday is an hour earlier than in London.
In fact, if you just travel from the west coast of England, you will find that the sun reaches its zenith about 30 minutes earlier on the east coast of England. Today, of course, the whole of Britain is in the same "time zone", but until the 1840s, every town in Britain and the world had its own local time. This became a problem with the arrival of railways. To make the trains run on time, every town in Britain had to use the same time ... but not all towns wanted to. It was 1852 before Bristol agreed to use London time! Today, the world is divided into approximately 24 time zones. Britain is one hour later than France.



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