The problem with self-study language methods is that one is learning a language in a "sandbox". The situations and vocabulary used are a small subset of what one encounters in the real world. Having a human tutor takes one out of the sandbox and into the real world. Rype makes this affordable.
Being subscription based is an incentive for me to schedule regular lessons and get my money's worth. Also, Rype has been responsive to any questions that I have or any problems with the subscription. It is also possible to "pause" the subscription if there are times when it is not possible to schedule lessons.
Improvements? The descriptions of the instructors is very basic and consists of a short paragraph composed by the tutor. A standardized outline of credentials, methods used, and any familiarity with self-study methods (to ease the transition out of the sandbox) would be helpful when selecting a tutor.
Review by HBGBerg1 month ago
I have been impressed with the quality of the language coaches on Rype. I say "coaches" instead of tutors because this system is made for those who are motivated to learn a new language and can do some independent study. The coaches provide lots of resources and activities for you to practice. They are professional, yet approachable and friendly.
I chose Rype because it is cheaper than many other options. Rype has been a convenient way to get one-on-one language lessons for my busy schedule. I like to have my sessions first thing in the morning. It's a great kick-off to the day and helps me feel like I've accomplished something before the start of the day. The language coaches live all over the world, which I actually prefer because I can book sessions outside of the usual 9-5 hours for my timezone.
I am generally satisfied with Rype's customer service. I wish they had a phone number to call, but they are always very responsive to messages.
The website itself is easy to navigate and aesthetically pleasing. Rype is a great resource, I highly recommend it for motivated learners who don't need to be spoon fed. Be sure to shop around and find the coach who works best with your schedule and learning style.
Review by Udele Dluzhnevskiy1 month ago
I have been using Rype for over a year now & love the teachers I have worked with. One in particular Dasha, who teaches Russian, is wonderful. When I found her I stayed with her for a year now. She made learning Russian fun!
The only reason I didn't give Rype 5 stars is because the website needs work. It gets stuck & is slow moving from page to page. Sometimes I have to log out & back in a few times to get it to work properly which can be frustrating when booking your classes.
Other than that Rype is a great way to learn new languages from the comfort of your home!
Review by LemonStudios1 month ago
A great service
I started with Rype for Spanish in November 2016, so about 3 years. It is amazing as I have a class everyday for the 3 years, rarely taking a day off. It is very convenient as I can do it at home without having to travel to a class, so even though I have a hectic work life, I had been able to keep at it and not give up. It is the consistency that works for me. In addition, there are many teachers so you can always find one that jives with you and accomodate your hours. Some of the teachers become like friends as you do share a lot about your life. You then come to realize that people of all languages and culture are fundamentally similar. I will continue using Rype to learn other languages. There is no better way to learn a language than rype. But of course your success is also highly dependent on your dedication and motivation but the good thing about rype is you get personal one on one attention and go at the speed you prefer... it is all up to you. Overall, I highly recommend rype.
Review by Corlissa2 months ago
I think Rype is a great chance to learn any language with a teacher all over the world. It's quick and effective way to have lessons any time and any place, find your personal language coach who can create a learning outline for you and lead you through the maze of language to success. So, Rype is good for you if you're busy but want to start speaking English/German/French in a short time, prepare for exams or interview or develop your conversational skills.
Review by Kibbi3 months ago
I needed a rapid preparation in order to pass B2 exam for French. Although time was limited, in five months I was able to get to a level quite good. I scored 76/100 in the official test, with best scores at communication, where Rype is really great. My initial level was about A2/B1.
Review by Taverner3 months ago
Wish I could be paid better
Review by Maiathe3 months ago
I love the site, it’s been invaluable in my language learning process, I find it to be really worth it personally. However, it could use some improvements with the functionality of the actual scheduling site. It’s a source of frustration for me.
Review by Derante3 months ago
I’ve been with Rype for nine months now. I really like the concept because I can fit learning Spanish around my schedule. I’ve found a fantastic teacher and even after “all” of this time I’m still having a great time learning!
Review by Gavaskar3 months ago
Excellent teachers and attentive website support team. Rype's staff is very attentive and replies to emails quickly. I have found some very high quality teachers on the site, and scheduling is very easy. The system works really well now, the communication has gotten much better between teachers and students over the last year, (there were some bumps at the beginning) and I can tell Rype is working hard to make things run smoothly. Most importantly, I'm making progress in my learning.
Review by Dandelionette3 months ago
I really enjoy Rype because I enjoy learning languages. It is a way to help me earn my college degree.
Review by Yeshareg3 months ago
Rype is perhaps the place to learn a new language. The platform is so flexible when comes to find the best tutor for every student.
As a tutor I can trust on the team to help me or any of my students to solve every possible issue, they are very professional at everything they do.
As a student you get the opportunity to review your tutors so you can promote them and help others to know how wonderful Rype tutor's are.
this is why I give Rype 5 stars
Review by AJHarv3 months ago
Rype is an incredible language service. The best value for many and has a wide array of languages available. I highly recommend this to language learners of any level.
Review by Mobsaar Güncel3 months ago
I've used Rype for a year now and it's really helped my german progress. I did 30min of german lessons per day in addition to language school which helped a lot because in language school, I found there was no time to actually speak and practice with the grammar we learned. Great combo for language learning.
Other than that, I've recommended Rype to some friends who wanted to brush up on a certain language, all with good feedback.
The teachers were great. I sometimes had to try out different teachers when my go-to teachers were on holiday. It's convenient that you can choose and be flexible as well since everyone has a different teaching/learning method. Some days I want to speak more, other days I want to learn more grammar...you get the idea!
With one year of language school and Rype, I've passed an official german language test and am now able to study in german, in Germany. That's just incredible and I'm so grateful!
One last thing - Rype was easy to use and forgiving if I wanted to go on holiday and take a break from it (which I did, several times!). I didn't "lose" days as long as I scheduled a pause.
Thanks again! :)
Review by Artchelieto Marcle3 months ago
It's a real pleasure working for Rype. Flexible schedules, amazing students, and sharing experiences with people from all over the world are just some of the pros of this platform.
Review by Rosicella Xalva4 months ago
I have been able to greatly improve my Chinese speaking with competent teachers thanks to the Rype platform. Their subscription-based system permits you to take classes multiple times per week and helps you to create healthy learning habits. Definitely worth the money if you are comited to improve your speaking skills in any language!
Review by Spain Doumis4 months ago
I recommend Rypeapp to all my friends attempting to learn or maintain a foreign language. It's light years beyond "language learning" apps like Duolingo or Rosetta Stone because you speak with real people and can cater the lesson to your needs. I opted for conversational classes in solely French to practice working through communication breakdowns and expressing myself more fluently, even though my level was beginning-intermediate. Now I get compliments from native speakers who are surprised to learn that I reached a level of fluency so quickly without stepping foot in a French-speaking country. Give it a try!
Review by Dorta Odunuga4 months ago
Rype is a great and safe platform to teach Spanish, the lesson time is quite comfortable and can be a good way to make extra money
Review by Sokkenman4 months ago
Thanks to Rype I had the opportunity to talk with people from all around the world and share our common passion for learning languages. The online method is very practical. I had some problems regarding the payment but the team was helpful and kind in that situation. If something could be improved that would be an easier and faster system for booking lesson and time off, but even like this it works perfectly well. I would recommend Rype to my friend and I have already recommended a teacher.
Review by Jijish4 months ago
I think Rype is a great way to learn a new language and meet new people around the world.
Review by Satinderjit4 months ago
Terrible experience and relentless spam. These people still won't leave me alone.
Review by Artsy Ottolenghi4 months ago
Often the Onschedule calendar for teachers on the Computer doesn't work, so I can't see my monthly calendar.
Review by Punko Dulworth4 months ago
We, teachers are free to use our own materials and our own methods, we choose our working schedule. It would be great to see ratings that are students give to us or some comments, so that we could change If something is wrong.
Review by Caronia4 months ago
Every day I speak Spanish for half an hour. That’s huge. Even while traveling in a Spanish-speaking country, I never had that much opportunity to practice. With Rype, I’m speaking with pleasant, professional teachers who have become my friends over the past year and a half. We have a connection, and that is something you can never get from a computer drill. People think they’ll learn by doing quizzes on a website! Such a bad idea, as the motivation will disappear fast. But I am very motivated! I am learning from human beings, in a human, natural way. I talk about my day, my plans, my travels, the party I went to, and every day my vocabulary increases because I’m motivated to express myself. Speaking one-on-one with teachers is the way to go. When I started Rype, I had university Spanish, but after 20 years, I could barely express myself. Now I actually speak Spanish, with confidence and speed, and I look forward to my appointments every day.
Review by Nathita Pageantry4 months ago
I have been in RYPE for almost 3 years and for me, all the time Rype has had an excellent customer services in spite of the different time zone, I always get some e-mails with the solutions, they always reply on time, and follow the problem until they solve it.
The team is very supportive and professional.