What exactly do one-to-one and two-to-one mean?

One-to-one (1:1) lessons are private lessons - just you and the teacher.  This means everything can be tailored to your needs and level.  You can "call the shots" but, at the same time, do listen to your teacher's advice on which areas you need to focus on.

Two-to-one (2:1) means two students taught together by the teacher.  The beauty of this arrangement is that it costs you a lot less each and you still get plenty of invididual attention.  Be aware, though, that you need to have both a similar level and similar aims and motivation.



“I find 1:1 teaching ideal as the course is focused on what I want to achieve.”

Andy Coulson, Director, St Giles Insurance & Finance Services Limited
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  • French, Spanish, Italian, German, English, Mandarin, Portuguese
  • 12 hours minimum booking
  • Prices start at £37.00/hour
  • Lessons at your home or office
  • Priority on speaking and understanding
  • Postpone lessons without losing them (min 2 days notice)
  • One-to-one, two-to-one OR
  • Small groups (you make the group: your colleagues / friends)
  • Ongoing support from our office

Case studies

Read about people's experiences with Chris Polatch language courses in our language course case studies section.