Reviews of tutors & how we gather them
We encourage students to leave a rating or a review after every lesson. These are shown on tutors' profiles.
99.8% of ratings are 5 stars. This is largely because unlike other platforms, we work hard to attract, identify and retain the very best tutors.
Below are just a few examples of the reviews our tutors often receive:
Amit (Netherlands): Renee is an unbelievable teacher - she is caring, always prepared, extremely knowledgeable, and has a talent for adjusting the lesson exactly to my own rhythm. I've been taking lesson with Renee for over 6 months, and I enjoy very much and look forward to my lessons with her.
Sam (UK): Michelle is a master at her craft and her efficiency is inspiring. Absolutely no time is wasted. I'm very comfortable working with her and never feel bad about my level of fluency. Her price is a bargain and I would pay more if it increased. Gracias Michelle!
Becs (Ireland): Clarysse is a fantastic tutor - my french has improved so much since I started taking lessons with her this year. Clarysse tailors her lessons to suit your needs and she clearly illustrates the lessons and then sends you the notes, which makes revision easy. Highly recommend!
Katy (USA): Isabelle is a wonderful tutor! I am so happy with how my french has improved while working with her -- she makes lessons fun and interesting!
Reviews & feedback about LanguaTalk
Whilst the quality of your experience on LanguaTalk will largely come down to your tutor(s) and their ability to meet your needs, choosing the right platform is also important. You need easy booking, flexible and secure payments, and occasionally, prompt support. The reviews on tutors' profiles don't usually mention LanguaTalk, so here are some reviews and messages we've received that do:
James, (USA): My experience has been superb and I've already recommended LanguaTalk to my friends. My tutor made me feel at ease from day one despite my beginner level. Lessons are affordable and are customised based on my level and interests, whilst booking lessons is fast and easy. I look forward to every lesson and am learning fast!
Sergio (Spain): Thanks Yessica, I will definitely continue to use your platform, as I think it is way better than any of your competitors.
Lucy (UK): Hi Alex & Don, some feedback from you. I've been a student of foreign languages most of my life, using all sorts of different methods, and I cannot recommend LanguaTalk highly enough. It's a very well designed website and my tutor is superb. I'm making noticeable progress. Thank you!
Suzy (Sweden): Outstanding. I cannot hope for a better teacher. She puts me at ease and corrects my mistakes in such a way that I learn and grow my confidence in speaking French. I'm grateful that Eden from 'Learn to French' recommended LanguaTalk to me. Thank you.
Liz (Australia): Hi Alex, just want you to know how much I enjoy LanguaTalk. I've been studying Italian for several years and the biggest negative was not having someone to speak with. I find Ms. Zusa a very knowledgeable, well organized and supportive teacher. In addition, particularly in this time of Covid, online study has been a big plus. Thank you.
Lisa (Canada): Adeline is perfect for us - she is charming and knowledgeable ,very "sympathique" and is so helpful with our French - we are so thrilled that we have discovered languatalk and Adeline.
David (Australia): What an amazing week of Languatalking!
We also asked some language learners to talk about their experiences. You can watch the 2-minute video below:
Ready to find a tutor for a trial session? View tutors here.
LanguaTalk Reviews From Tutors
One reason we're able to attract the best tutors is that we've built a strong reputation for supporting them and having fairer policies than certain other companies.
We get hundreds of applications every month and people often tell us they applied because they've heard good things about us from tutors. You can watch and read feedback from some LanguaTalk tutors below:
"I really like the ease and clarity of LanguaTalk. Everything is straightforward, nothing hidden, and as a teacher I feel heard and protected. I also really like how easy it is to get in touch with their team when I have questions. They are so supportive." - Renée, teacher
"Easy to adjust your availability, easy to adjust the price, being able to fix the price for existing students, and payment without intermediary. Hands down, the best platform I´ve come across. Nice work!" - Erik, teacher
Why we don't gather LanguaTalk reviews on TrustPilot
If you've searched for 'LanguaTalk reviews', you may notice that we do not have reviews on TrustPilot or a similar site.
We launched in February 2021 and we're bootstrapped, meaning we do not have funding from investors. TrustPilot charges thousands of dollars each year just to collect and display reviews. Our funds are best spent improving the platform and advertising, rather than paying TrustPilot.
We've also built our own transparent review system. In order to decide whether to book lessons with a tutor on LanguaTalk, you can check the reviews on their profile, and book a trial session.
Another reason we do not use TrustPilot or similar services is that they are known to show lots of fake reviews, whilst allowing businesses to remove bad reviews. We don't think they deserve thousands of dollars from us each year. TrustPilot is also trying to pressure us by displaying a reviews page for our brand and automatically setting the rating to a maximum of 3 out of 5. 😒
As well as TrustPilot reviews, for certain language learning companies, you may see 'in-depth reviews' written by bloggers. These are typically not trustworthy because the company is paying the blogger every time someone signs up after reading the review. This is called 'affiliate marketing'.
As you can see, it's hard to assess the authenticity of reviews. So whenever you're thinking about buying something online, consider assessing the website in other ways too. In our case, we encourage you to:
- Create an account and explore the platform to see how intuitive it is. Browse tutor profiles to assess their quality. Book a free trial session with one of the tutors on our platform. Unlike other sites, we do not require card details and the trial does not require a subscription you need to cancel.
- Check out our free learning content. For example, we currently have podcasts for Spanish, French and Italian.
- See who we are and why we created LanguaTalk here.
Curious to try LanguaTalk and book a 30-minute trial session? Many tutors offer one for free. You can view tutor profiles here.
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