Scheduling a single lesson
Reservations - recurring, ongoing lessons
Get a same-day lesson
How to cancel or reschedule a lesson
What to do if you're going to miss a lesson
Selecting a teacher, changing teachers
What should I do if my teacher misses a lesson?
Is it ok to take lessons with multiple teachers?
How far in advance can I schedule lessons?
Why can't I cancel or change a lesson less than 24 hours before it starts?
How can I see teachers' bios?
How long your teacher will wait for you
Using the Classroom
What browser (Chrome, Firefox, Safari) should I use?
Test your audio/video on our test page
What can I do if I'm having audio or video problems in a lesson?
Audio recommendations - audio is important!
Can I use a phone or tablet for lessons?
How to change the chat message font size
Mobile devices - swipe left to see chat messages
How to share your screen with your teacher during a lesson
How can I see myself during a lesson?
Troubleshooting issues with your microphone
How can I purchase lessons?
How much do lessons cost?
I know you have a 100% guarantee, what's your refund policy?
How can I be sure my payment is secure? Are you licensed?
How to tip your teacher
If I miss a lesson, will I get a refund?
If my teacher misses a lesson, will I get a refund?
What is the expiration period for lessons?
How can I reactivate an expired package?
How can I check my remaining credits?
Messaging Your Teacher
Messages outside of lessons
Chatting while in the classroom
Where can I find the chat messages from my previous lessons?
Viewing one single lesson's chat history
Multiple Students & Groups
Can we have more than one person in a lesson? Is the price the same?
Should I create individual accounts for each person?
How to share purchases
Gmail trick to use a single email address with multiple accounts
Curriculum, Practice, Textbooks, & Materials
Does my teacher follow a curriculum?
What textbooks will I use?
Can I use my own book? What about books from school?
How can I send materials to my teacher?
Is homework and practice provided for outside of lessons?
Info For Parents
Can we take lessons together as a family?
What's a good age to start learning a new language?
Can you help my child with a class they're already taking?
Organizations & Schools
What programs do we have to help businesses, schools, and other organizations?
Can a LanguageConvo teacher completely replace a language teacher at my school?
Free Trial Lesson
So how does this work?
What do I need to do to prepare for my lesson?
How do you (or I) choose a teacher?
Do I need a webcamera?
How many free trial lessons can I schedule for my family?
How far in advance do I need to cancel, if I can't make it?
Updated by John Aitchison
Our classroom uses the newest, best technology available for online video chat: it's called WebRTC. This technology was primarily developed by Google, thanks Google! The popular Google Chrome web browser is by far the best browser to use for online video chat; the only exception being that if you're using an iPhone or iPad, you need to use Safari browser.
Most importantly - update your browser!
No matter which browser you use that we list below, make sure it's updated. This is one of the most important things you can do to ensure your lessons work well.
If you have a Windows, Apple, or Linux computer
Use Google Chrome! Firefox also works, and Safari should work (although it is most prone to problems). Microsoft Edge recently added functionality for WebRTC, so it should work, but we highly recommend Chrome above all else.
If you have an iPhone or iPad
You'll need to use Safari browser with iPhones or iPads. Also, you'll need iOS version 11.2 or later. Unfortunately Apple has been far behind in adopting WebRTC, but they're getting better.
If you have an Android phone
Chrome is highly recommended, but Firefox should also work.