Welcome to English is Easy

Learn English online from the comfort of your home or your office. No more travelling to lessons! All you need is an account with Skype and a webcam, and you can get started with your one-to-one English sessions.


Hi, my name is Phil Newton.

I was born in the north-west of England and I have been teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) for over 35 years in countries including

Greece, Portugal and Germany. In that time I have taught classes and one-to-one lessons for beginners to advanced students, school kids to business people.

I have worked with PONS, Germany on a couple of EFL projects – for example PONS mobil Business Sprachtraining für Fortgeschrittene. Präsentieren auf Englisch and have also published my own book for German students on how to avoid typical mistakes (The Best Mistakes In English).

How it works

For these courses you need to be around A2 as defined by the Common European Framework.

You mail me and I will mail you a test. This is to check your level.

You are A2 or above!

We arrange a time for the first session – this is 20 minutes and free.

We decide if/when to start a course!

1 lesson = 55 min – you pay in advance via PayPal – we start


About my courses

Languages are fantastic communication systems.

Information theory tells us that good communication systems contain some redundancy.

English is a language => communication system => contains redundancy.

All this means that your English does not need to be perfect to communicate successfully!

My aim in these courses is to help you communicate successfully in English. For this we will have to look at grammar and you will have to learn vocabulary but the main emphasis will be on speaking and listening, i.e. communication.

This works really well with our format: one-to-one lessons via Skype.