While free language exchanges are a great way to practise your spoken English, you may be looking for a more structured learning experience. If that is the case, you could consider paying for private lessons with a teacher or tutor. One solution is to find a private teacher in your area who can give you face-to-face lessons, but there's now a growing marketplace of language teachers and native speakers offering their services via Skype all over the world. Here are a few of the best known.
Cambly — Improve your business English, practice IELTS/TOEFL speaking, or prepare for travel with private English tutors.
italki — Get 1-on-1 online lessons with native language teachers, and connect to people around the world. See here for detailed instructions on how to use italki, and here to watch a YouTube video presentation.
Hot English 4 Speaking — One-to-one classes with a professional, native-English teacher.
Lingeo —Teachers teach you their native language via webcam. Watch a YouTube video presentation here.
Lingoda — Learn English online with real teachers in live classes.
Live Lingua — Get a free 60-minute Skype English lesson to try the service.
mYngle — Face-to-face online language lessons for business professionals.
Preply — Find English tutors for Skype classes with prices starting from $2/hour.
Skill Silo — Learn a language 1-on-1 over Skype, face to face. Read an interview with the founder and watch a demo video here.
VerbalPlanet — Interactive classes on Skype with native speaking language teachers from around the world.
Verbling — An online platform where language learners can take lessons with professional teachers using video chat.
Some sites allow you to take a free or cut-price trial lesson, so you might want to search for those. Try a few teachers to find one that you're comfortable with. And make sure you check out the terms and conditions or the FAQ before you part with any money! See here for more advice from FluentU.