Lingoda Review: Few Languages But Impressive Class Quality

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A popular class platform for German, English, French and Spanish catering to all levels, with excellent teachers, and reasonably priced.
Lingoda Review: Few Languages But Impressive Class Quality

Lingoda
Lingoda
Pricing: Prices range from $20 per class to $12 per class (group), depending on the number of monthly classes you take. More for individual classes.
Positives
  • One of the most professional online class platforms I've seen
  • Outstanding for German and Business English in particular
  • Highly practical class topics
  • Plenty of opportunity for students to speak - even in group classes
  • Class time flexibility
  • Sprints
Negatives
  • Slightly expensive depending on how many classes you take
  • Limited in its language offerings

Summary

Lingoda is a very popular online lesson facilitator for German, Spanish, French and English, offering both group and individual classes at affordable flat rates. Curriculum is well-designed and classes are highly practical.

Depth
DepthThis is 'content' richness. How comprehensive is Lingoda and does it take you far in terms of levels, or is it more suited to low level/tourist learners?
Uniqueness
UniquenessIs Lingoda innovative or is it just an imitation? Does it have a unique selling proposition (USP) that makes it stand out among competitors?
Quality
QualityOverall product quality indicator that covers everything from video/dialogue clarity, authenticity, explanations, and effectiveness.
Cost
CostIs Lingoda acceptably priced and how does its pricing compare to market competition?

There are a number of decent class-facilitating platforms out there, and Lingoda is certainly one of the better ones.

While it doesn’t offer nearly as many languages as well-known services like italki, what it does do is hyperfocus on the languages it does extremely well (German, English/Business English, Spanish and French), offering a professional, uniquely-structured curriculum (up to C1 level) taught by over 1500 qualified teachers.

Other services allow practically anybody (including those who are totally inexperienced and unqualified) to teach classes.

Lingoda, on the other hand, focuses on professional, vetted hires.

The classes are rigidly structured (there are pros and cons to this).

If you’re looking for something more casual that allows you to talk about whatever topic you want, then you’re probably better off with something like italki.

However, if you want lessons that lead you by hand every step of the way, are well-organized and comprehensive, then definitely go with Lingoda.

Value depends on the number of classes you’re taking

One major advantage I found using Lingoda was the class flexibility - you can literally take lessons at any time of the day, 24/7.

The real value in this service is probably only going to be felt with a higher number of monthly classes, however.

For example, the lowest tier offering at 4 classes per month for $79, in my opinion, isn’t going to get you far. But if you were to take 20 classes ($269 per month, which works out at around $13 a lesson), you’re going to make a lot more progress with better value for money.

I should mention that these are group classes - it is significantly higher for solo lessons (but the good thing about Lingoda is that they ensure equal speaking opportunity in group classes anyway).

Take my advice: Do a Lingoda Language Sprint™

Lingoda offers a unique, time-sensitive feature called Language Sprints™.

Honestly, if you do anything with Lingoda, I highly recommend trying this first if you can. It’s a brilliant concept and highly effective (not easy though!).

A Lingoda Sprint is basically a 2 month “challenge”, where you sign up for intensive, daily lessons in your target language.

If you complete the challenge (take all lessons over a 2 month period without fail), you actually win a cashback. So there’s a big financial incentive in taking all the classes and pushing yourself to learn.

Highly, highly recommend.

Overall I think Lingoda’s worth the subscription

Especially if you’re learning German.

As an online German class provider first and foremost, as far as I’m concerned it’s the best platform out there.

You can actually take a 7 day, risk-free trial of Lingoda that includes 3 group classes or 1 private class by creating an account here (cancel before the week’s over and there’s no cost).

Alternatively, just select a language:


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