American English Tutor
Planning to move to the United States or work at an international company with contacts all over the globe? If so, practicing with an American English Tutor is a wise decision.
American English is the simpler, younger cousin of the more formal British English. It shares the same structures but tends to be easier to master due to all the available media. Everything from Hollywood movies to pop songs will help your learning journey.
If you’re looking to sharpen your English skills for personal and professional goals, Promova is the right place. We always start by designing an individual program that works just for you, adapted for how you learn best.
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TEFL Certificate; ESL University of Regina, SK, Canada; 2 years teaching experience; In addition to work, I love to cook, read about science and swimming.
More than 4 years teaching experience; BA in General English and MA in British/American Civilization and Literature; In addition to work, I am a huge fan of movies, series, and books.
14 years teaching experience; Cambridge CELTA; Master of English Linguistics; In addition to work, I like spending time with my dog and birds and enjoy listening to awesome music at live events.
4 years teaching experience; 3 years mentoring and coaching experience; TEFL certified; In addition to work, I like listening to podcasts, baking everything sweet.
10 years teaching experience; I’ll help you to learn business English and boost your confidence in the corporate world; In addition to work, I am very fond of reading and inspired by all the novels I’ve read.
More than 3 years teaching experience; Cambridge CELTA certified; TESOL certified; In addition to work, I love baking, listening to music and travelling.
More than 9 years teaching experience; Cambridge CELTA certified; I’ll help you to take an IELTS or Cambridge tests; In addition to work, I am a huge fan of The Lord of the Rings and Harry Potter.
More then 11 years teaching experience; TEFL certified; I’ll help you to gain confidence speaking English to business partners and improve your writing skills; In addition to work, I like listening to podcasts, baking everything sweet.
How does it work?
- Register on our platform and choose a subscription plan that fits your learning goals.
- Take an optional Cambridge Placement test to evaluate your current level.
- Pick a good time for your lessons and tell us about your interests.
- Test your English level
- Determine your study goal
- Identify your areas to work on
- Practice speaking based on the topics that you like
- Get tips on how to improve your English outside the class.
- Receive self-study materials tailored to your learning style.
- Book the next lesson with your tutor.
- Enjoy your English practice!
Why Do You Need an American English Tutor?
American English tutors help you understand grammar and structures. Many people find British English quite intimidating with its 16 tenses and formal constructions. Obviously, most of that isn’t commonly used. However, American English is still easier to handle and will prepare you for regular interactions at work and in life.
You can talk to an American English tutor online to learn about common expressions and get exposed to a living language. You’ll get real-world conversations and scenarios that you’re likely to encounter in your own life. Expand your vocabulary with colorful speech used by Americans daily.
People who teach English professionally usually don’t have strong accents. Your American English teacher will have perfect neutral pronunciation and easy-to-follow speech that you can learn from and try to imitate in your own life.
American English borrows many terms from Spanish and, for example, French in both vocabulary and complete expressions. Americans never hesitate to introduce new words to their speech, and neither should you! Tutors of American English can help you understand all the nuances of existing and new expressions and figure out what came from which language.
American English pronunciation takes some getting used to. For instance, the r sound is pronounced more intensely and is not lost in most words. The letter combination tt in the middle of the word is often pronounced by Americans as d. You can puzzle out these and many other examples with your American English pronunciation tutor.
What Our Learners Say
I communicate at work with foreign colleagues from the USA. There is a lot of colloquial vocabulary and abbreviations in correspondence, SMS and messengers. To feel like a fish in water, I took American English courses. I'm trying to delve into and understand. Thanks to my American English teacher for his patience.
The American version is much more modern, and it is much easier to master the typical American pronunciation. Therefore, I chose to learn American English online and did not regret it!
I studied English at school for a long time and could not speak it anyway. And then I just bought conversational English courses on Promova with a tutor. Of course, my English is still far from perfect, but I don't worry about it and I am happy to communicate with a native speaker.
I am engaged in Promova with a tutor for adults. My teacher uses not only the program for one textbook, but also selects additional exercises on topics that are not clear using additional materials! I really like to study English and there are promotions! Thank you very much!
I have been studying with a tutor on Promova for more than two months. During this time, we have moved from almost A0 level to the ability to communicate on many topics. Lessons are always laid-back. The tutor is charming and sensitive. I recommend it!
What is American English called?
People commonly refer to World English when they discuss all the 67 countries where English is an official language, encompassing even the ones where it’s only spoken and recognized.
However, American English doesn’t have a special name and simply refers to the variation and all the dialects within the United States. It evolved as American settlers spread across the continent and formed a “melting pot” of different nations and cultures, learning to live together. As a result, American English is simple by necessity - it has to be adopted by people of all sorts of different ages and backgrounds.
What are examples of American English?
The list of words that are spelled differently in the UK and in America goes well into the hundreds. Here are some common examples: "color" (US) = "colour" (UK); Chips (US) = Crisps (UK), Favorite (US) = Favourite (UK). You might start to notice a pattern - Americans like to shorten words and use shorthand.
In addition, some words are pronounced by the British and Americans with emphasis on different syllables. For example, address (UK) and address (US). If you’re interested in this, your tutor can help you get into detail on further grammar and vocabulary differences, but it’s not required for your fluency. Picking a variant and sticking with it tends to be enough for most learners.
How can I learn American English?
There are dozens of ways to learn; you just have to find out what works best for you. Many people learn American English by themselves through memorizing words and expressions and analyzing grammar from textbooks. However, most of us are not like that and don’t have the capacity to understand and assimilate knowledge this quickly.
That’s why many opt to learn American English with a tutor online. You can simply get on a video call from any convenient place and learn from a tutor who might even be on the other side of the globe. Promova offers you an opportunity to learn in the comfort of your own home with the right person who cares about your English learning success.
Is British or American English easier?
Native British and American English speakers understand each other quite well, whereas non-natives tend to have an easier time understanding Americans than Brits. However, the two are more similar than they are different. They share the same structure and build on the same framework of rules. The difference is felt mostly in slang, idioms, and set phrases. When choosing between American and British English, first of all, it is worth considering what you need the language for and who you’re likely to communicate with.
The American version is practical to study since you get more exposure to it with films, TV, books, songs, and so on. However, British English might be a better choice for formal education since a lot of certifications are designed for this variant. Overall, most learners find American English easier, but the answer depends on your personal needs and preferences.