Learning English in the time of Covid-19

Skype lessons; study English online with Linguetic™
Or study English with me one-to-one ('homestay English')

Teaching English online with Skype

Covid-19 / SARS-CoV-2:
In 2021, there will be no Linguetic environmental English summer school in Scotland. The next summer school will be in 2022.

For 2021 you can study English with me:

Online using Skype - read more below.
In your town, subject to Covid-19 - read more.
At my home in Ireland, subject to Covid-19 - read more.



Learn English via Skype

I teach adults, and I teach young people aged 15-18.

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:
6-second snapshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uXwz4_is6nw
1-minute snapshot: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8LwzN1jLso8
4-minute mini-lesson: https://youtu.be/rynuKETmp2Q

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 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 £27 (27 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

Note: 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.
Midday (noon, 12:00) in any particular place is the time when the sun is highest ("at its zenith") at that place. The sun reaches its zenith earlier in the east and later in the west.
Until the 1840s, every town in Britain and the world had its own local time. Noon on the west coast of Britain was about 30 minutes later than noon in London. This was fine until 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. The photo shows the Shepherd gate clock at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich, London.



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