https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jnnfrpyn

Rype App

There seem to be an enormous number of websites where one can arrange tutoring via Skype with a native French speaker. In particular, I'm considering Rype App (https://www.rypeapp.com/). Does anyone have experience with it, or with other similar sites?

Thanks in advance!

March 10, 2018

9 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

Busuu is supposed to be pretty good. I've toyed with it and it seems really good but somehow I never got "hooked" on it like I have with Duolingo. I don't think they have trained tutors, but they allow you to do conversation exchanges with native speakers.

Also check out iTalki, WeSpeke, and Speaky. Same as above - native speakers, not professional tutors.

For professional tutors (i.e. people trained in linguistics and pedagogy) check out Verbling.

If you do try out Rype App, please post a review! I'd be interested in hearing about your experience.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jnnfrpyn

Great, thank you for the suggestions! Can you speak to the price of these options? (Rype had a pretty good trial offer, now I can't find it-- but the interface is extremely clunky!)


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Lrtward

All of them have a free version except for Verbling. Pricing on Verbling is up to the individual tutors, and many of them offer special trial prices (i.e. an inexpensive 30 minute lesson).


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Legow7

Has anybody else noticed that Rype is a pretty bad name for a website? i mean, does nobody else notice the serious problem with that title? Like you know, it sounds really similar to a different english word?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Melisande28

First thing I thought of! And it appears to be a US-based company... the name didn't strike anyone as being less than ideal?


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/peachy.

it sounds like rape.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/Alastair-Hewitt

I'm assuming they are going for ripe and not rape. I'm trying to figure out if it is legit or not though.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/.sid

that rype app is a scam.


https://www.duolingo.com/profile/jethercanhada

Which is best, iTalki or Rype?

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