Rype Review

Average cost of the method: $125/month
Available in: 5 languages: Spanish, French, English, Italian and German.
Type of method: Live 1-on-1 lessons with handpicked, professional native speaking teachers via video chat.

Brief Overview

Don’t have enough time to learn a language? Meet Rype.

All of us learn a language for different reasons: to get ahead for your professional career, planning to travel to a foreign country, or just love learning languages.

The problem is, even if we want to, there never seems to be enough time in the day to learn. When we do find the time, finding a qualified language teacher takes up most of our limited time.

This week, we’re excited to share Rype: a premium network of pre-vetted, professional native speaking teachers, where you can get unlimited 1-on-1 lessons online.

With Rype, you’re able to learn at anytime of the day, any day of the week, anywhere you are with only the best teachers. This means: no more commuting, no more paying per lesson, no more mediocre teachers.

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How Rype is different

You may be wondering, how is Rype different than the other language websites out there?

For one, every language website requires you to pay per lesson. This means that you have to pull out your credit card every time you want to book a lesson.

Think of the difference between a drop-in gym (other language websites) versus an all-access membership pass (Rype). With an all-access membership, you pay one fee, and you’re able to enjoy an all-you-can learn experience with any of the teachers on the platform.

Language learning is a marathon, and by eliminating the bigger barriers of scheduling your lessons, you’re much more likely to succeed as a learner in the long run.

The second, and perhaps even more important is value. When you’re competing in an uncurated, open marketplace, the best teachers rise up to the top. This means that you’re required to pay a high premium for the best, and it’s unlikely that you’ll be able to find any availabilities since you’re competing with everyone on the platform for the top teachers.

With Rype, all the teachers are handpicked for quality. Since you don’t pay per lesson, you don’t have to worry about overpaying a premium price per lesson, and you’re able to switch coaches at anytime you want.

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How It Works

The way Rype works is that anyone can try it for free, risk-free for 14 days.

During those 14 days, you’ll have the opportunity to try 3 free lessons with 3 different coaches, allowing you to decide which coach is right for you.

Because all of the lessons are live, 1-on-1, and personalized, your coaches are able to customize a lesson plan that is specific to your needs, goals, and proficiency level. Think of it like having a personal trainer for languages.

Each of the coaches have their own resources and curriculum, which encourages you to experiment with multiple different coaches because you can reap the strengths of each coach.

The other advantage of using Rype to learn a language is that you can access professional teachers that live all around the world. Instead of being limited to one teacher, you can find teachers specific to the location you want, such as Argentina, Spain, France, or Colombia.

While Rype currently offers Spanish and French, they plan to launch into other popular language including English, Mandarin, German, and more.


Good pointsRype review Good Points

1. Rype’s greatest strength is that each of their teachers have been handpicked and pre-qualified through a rigorous vetting method. You know the quality that you’re getting by learning with their teachers and you can save a lot of time versus trying to source your own.

2. Each of Rype’s lessons are live, 1-on-1, and personalized to your needs. As studies show, humans are able to learn quickly through immediate feedback and live interaction versus a non-interactive method like books or lectures.

3. One of Rype’s biggest differentiation in value is their all-you-can-learn model. This removes the requirement to pay for each lesson, and learn wherever you want, on your own time. If you think about it, you’re more likely to get in shape with an all-you-can-access gym membership versus a drop-in gym.


Bad points Rype App review Bad Points

 1. Since Rype’s value proposition is offering a daily or unlimited all-you-can-learn model through live 1-on-1 learning, it’s not the cheapest program in the world. You do have to look at it as an investment in your education and mind.

2. Online education is new for some people. If you’re not used to taking lessons online or using video chat, this may be a new experience that might take some time to get comfortable with.

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With Rype, you’re able to learn at anytime of the day, any day of the week, anywhere you are with only the best teachers


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  • Dan

    Oh wow, two publicity post in a row… I’m out of here.

  • Cody


    Rype is a scam. Do not sign up for free trial or give them any payment information!

    I recently signed up for a free trial (where they force you to put in your credit card info) and thereafter could not log in. So I have not received any product AND cannot cancel their payment… unbelievable.


      hi i also get the same problem , then how u solve this? do u get your money back?

    • Scott

      You’re not alone Cody. Help spread the message to warn others not to make the same mistake you and I and so many others have of signing up for Sean Kim’s “free” trial on Rype App. Sean Kim took thousands of dollars from me despite cancelling and numerous requests for a refund.

  • Wish to be unnamed

    Rype does have native speakers willing to spend time with you though they are very unqualified to be teachers, and offer little benefit in my opinion. After signing up, I was on the hook for $500 despite trying to cancel within my first month… they simply waited to reply until after the refund period.

  • Scott

    DO NOT USE Rype!
    Do not waste your time with the free trial or the over-hyped sales pitch. Compared to iTalki and Verbling, Rype is garbage in every respect.
    The interface is extremely limiting, there are very few teachers to choose from, there is no information available about the teachers, not even pictures large enough to see or mention of where the teachers are from and there is absolutely no customer service at all. There is a little fake chat pop-up in the corner where the owner/operator, Sean Kim pretends to ask you how you’re doing, but don’t bother responding or asking any questions – you will never get any response. Furthermore Sean Kim himself is not to be trusted. I cancelled, or at least tried to cancel my membership the day after the free trial ended. Apparently that was a few hours too late for Sean Kim, so he charged me $2,095 for an entire year! I emailed him many, many times (there is no phone number to call) begging him to reconsider since I never used his service for even 1 second beyond the free trial period, I did not intend to use it and could not afford it. I explained how his actions actually put me in a seriously bad financial situation as I was trying to pay for my wedding. No response. I submitted a dispute to my CC company, and of course Sean responded to the CC company with the fine print of his terms & conditions stating that the membership must be cancelled “before”, not “when” the free trial ends. So he wins on the fine print, but why screw me like that? I never did anything to hurt him. But that didn’t seem to matter to Sean Kim. Just because I was a few hours late in my cancellation request, he took $2,095 from me, refused to give it back, refused to respond to any emails and I had to cut out a big chunk of my already very modest wedding. The only thing Rype is better at than other similar sites is over-hyped self-promotion. Honestly, aside from Sean Kim being a heartless jerk with no sense of customer service or concern for his reputation, the site really does suck. iTalki and Verbling are both a way better, iTalki in particular if you’re on a tight budget.

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