Parlez-vous l'Internet? French Language Lessons on Skype Win E-Learning Award for

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Whether brushing up for a holiday or just to broaden horizons, the web can help people learn a language. E-learning site offers some of the best human interaction on the web with an award winning approach to learning French online with Skype.

Whilst we are a 'high tech' service we are proud to be championing an innovative approach to learning a language with a very 'human' side. Verbalplanet's focus is on what learning a foreign language is all about. Real people engaging in real conversation.

Leading language training and tuition website is celebrating a back to back win in 2013 for their high tech yet human approach to learning a language online. The website has again been voted winner of the “TopTenREVIEWS Bronze Award” for it's incredibly flexible and innovative approach to delivering online French lessons over the web using Skype.

The web has forever changed the way people learn a foreign language as many people are abandoning books and CDs in favour of online solutions. There is now such a volume of learning material and resources on the web pertaining to language acquisition that knowing where to start can be more of a challenge than learning the language itself.

Whilst the web has expanded its reach as an educational tool for language learning, one thing that hasn't changed is people’s desire to still engage in one to one conversation with a native speaker, which goes to explain the appeal of online language lessons at

TopTenREVIEWS assessed language portals and sites to find the top resources for learning French online and selected Verbalplanet as a stand out performer on the basis of the site's effectiveness, level of interaction, ease of use and value for money, but moreover for the platform's focus on live conversation with native speaking French language teachers. offers a unique and entirely web based approach to learning French using Skype internet telephony. Through a language learner can select an online French teacher, schedule classes at times that fit around their lifestyle and start speaking the language from the very first class with their own private tutor.

"French remains one of the most popular languages to learn however it's a relatively difficult language to pronounce correctly. Online French classes with a native speaking tutor are an ideal way to perfect your accent, improve fluency & build confidence. A student that lacks confidence in their ability will thrive under the guidance of a good tutor," says Andy Moore of

According to TopTenREVIEWS some of the standout features included:

  •     Mobility – As a web based solution users can learn online with a tutor from any location with access to the internet making the service ideal for people who travel.
  •     Flexibility – With no minimum cost the site offers a flexible way to access online language tuition as and when required.
  •     Confidence – The live interaction between tutor & student brings learning a language to life and builds confidence in a way not possible with many self study courses.
  •     Partnership – Learning in partnership with a personal tutor provides the learner with a high level of support and feedback.
  •     Monitored– Online analytics allow users to monitor and track their progress over time in each core language skill and receive rapid tutor feedback.
  •     Personal – Lessons are tailored to users individual needs and objectives, be it business or pleasure.

“One of the biggest advantages of learning online is that it removes distance as a barrier to education and can provide the learner with a truly interactive experience. For example, using anyone wanting to learn how to speak French can take an online French class from the comfort of their own home with a French tutor who actually lives in France, regardless of where they happen to be in the world.

We are delighted to be recognized as a leading provider of online language training services for what's now the third year in a row. Whilst we are a 'high tech' service, we are proud to be championing an innovative approach to learning a language with a very 'human' side. Verbalplanet's focus is on what learning a foreign language is all about; real people engaging in real conversation, and this latest award is testament to the talent and dedication of all our language tutors. Hopefully we can do the same again next year!" Adds Moore.

About is a language training and tuition service which facilitates online language classes in all of the world’s major languages between language learners and native speaking language tutors around the globe using the Skype internet telephony service.

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