About Us

About Us

About Us

Facetofacelanguage.co.uk is an online language learning website where language learners can book one-to-one language lessons with experienced, qualified language tutors which are delivered using Skype internet telephony service. The online lessons are individually tailored to suit the learners’ needs and to offer maximum flexibility. Facetofacelanguage.co.uk is owned and administered by East Riding College of Further Education. Facetofacelanguage.co.uk is fun and a very effective interactive way to learn a language.

How does it work?

Register for free and discuss your learning plan. Once you have signed up, you can pick a tutor and contact them before booking any lessons. You can ask them any questions you may have and discuss your learning aims and potential learning programme.


With facetofacelanguage.co.uk you can learn online when and where you want. Tailor your lessons to your individual needs through discussion and agreement with your tutor. Pick a time and length of lesson to suit you and learn online.

Try it out first

Discuss your individual learning programme with your tutor via e-mail. When you book your first lesson, we will add an additional 10 minutes free of charge so that you have time to get to know your tutor and get familiar with learning through Skype.

Book a lesson online

You will be able to see the dates and times your tutor is available through the online calendar. Once you have picked a time which would suit you, you can send a request to your tutor who will then confirm your lesson by email. Should you need to re-schedule at any time, you can do this quickly and easily.

Face to face lessons

Your tutor will contact you through Skype at the start of the lesson you have booked. You can then enjoy face to face tuition from the tutor with the lesson designed around your specific learning goals.

Personal programme

Your face to face lessons will be tailored to meet your individual learning aims and objectives. Your tutor will quickly establish your starting point and you can then agree with your tutor the details of your personal programme. Our tutors are completely flexible and will tailor the focus of the programme on your needs. Skype is an excellent means of being able to focus on the speaking and listening skills needed to get you talking in the language you are studying, but you can also develop your reading and writing skills and your understanding of grammar through our lessons. Our tutors will send you resources electronically and we also have an online resource section you can access.

Online resources

Once you have signed up for lessons you may be able to access resources to support your learning in our online resources area. This area will include any resources developed by our tutors, including audio and video and links to useful language learning materials online.

Qualified, experienced tutors

Our tutors are highly-qualified language teachers and experienced in teaching languages to adults. All are employees of East Riding College of Further Education based in the East Riding of Yorkshire. Tutor profiles are provided for all our tutors with detailed background, qualifications and experience. The tutor profile will also let you know which languages the tutors speak and whether they are native language teachers. You will also be able to asked to leave feedback on your lessons with us.

Flexible booking arrangements

How you book your language sessions is completely up to you. You may wish to book a one-off lesson, a series of half-hour lessons to fit in with your lunchtime at work, a short intensive series of lessons before a holiday or business trip or a regular weekly session over a number of weeks or months. All are possible at facetofacelanguage.co.uk.

Pay online

You can book as many lessons as you want or need online using PayPal and Barclays Pingit service, or a major credit or debit card. Discounts may be available for all bookings over 10 lessons.

About Skype

Learning a language through Skype is fun and enjoyable. The Skype software means that you will see and be able to talk to your tutor live on screen. Using Skype is like having a telephone call through your computer but with video calling functionality so that you can see the person you are talking to face to face. Using Skype is completely free so you will only pay for the lesson you have booked. There are no additional hidden charges. You can also transfer files electronically to your tutor through Skype or via e-mail.

What you need

To learn a language through facetofacelanguage.co.uk you will need:

• A fast internet connection

• Skype set up on your computer. It’s free software to download and free to use.

• A Skype compatible computer headset