English as a second language (ESL) Lessons

Having difficulties distinguishing between there or their? Here or hear? What is this language's secret? It is possible to learn English well, but it takes practice and a few tricks...

I have taught ESL in the United States in college classrooms that included people from all over the globe! I love to introduce this world language to all that like to improve. Many years ago, I was in your shoes as a young child in the Netherlands trying to learn this language. I have lived in the U.S. for over 30 years now, and am proud to be able to teach this language.

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About The language prof

  • More than 20 years' experience in teaching languages
  • High School Teacher's Certificate
  • Master's Degree in Education
  • Experience teaching Adults, Teens and Younger Children
  • Individual and Group Classes
  • Located in Dallas, TX (but available Worldwide for online instruction)

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What Our Students say About the language Prof


I highly recommend Jako! We have been studying together, on a weekly basis, for 2 1/2 years now! I have enough learning books that I thought I could just keep myself motivated to study on my own, but that didn't work. It was too easy to always blow it off! Now that I meet with Jako weekly, it motivates me to keep up and I enjoy learning so much more!
And just an aside. The guy is brilliant! Because he speaks so many languages, it helps me to learn, because he can explain the roots of certain words which I might struggle to remember. Then, I go, "AHA! Now I understand!" Please give him a try, either for yourselves or your kids, no matter their ages!


Jako is encouraging, professional, observant, motivating, and a lot of fun. He will ensure that you love learning your new language—that’s important because language learning is a real commitment.

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