Scheduling a single lesson
Reservations - recurring, ongoing lessons
Get a same-day lesson
How to cancel or reschedule a lesson
How long do lessons last?
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 and select a teacher?
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?
How long do lessons last?
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
Want a lesson today?! There are a few ways you can accomplish this, of course dependent on teacher availability!
The easiest way to get a same day lesson is to use our normal scheduling function; with it, you can schedule up to 12 hours in advance. So for example if you want a lesson tonight at 7:30pm, you can schedule as late as 7:29am today!
If you're not able to schedule 12 hours in advance, then you can use our instant lesson scheduling feature. It's a way to see any teachers that are available right now, for a lesson instantly.
To use this feature:
- Go to the main Schedule a Lesson page, and click "Instant Lesson"
- On the instant scheduling page, click on the green button
- Any teachers that are online and available, will appear automatically!
- Click on any teacher's picture and confirm on the next page, to schedule a lesson. The lesson will start about 1 minute after you confirm
Note that your teacher likely won't be available when you do this; chances are, they have another lesson, or are not online, etc. If you're not willing to take a lesson with a different teacher, you could try and send your teacher a message in advance via the Classroom - Messages page. For example you could send them a message asking if they're available at 3:00pm today for an instant lesson. If they are, log in a bit before 3:00pm and use the instant scheduling feature.
One note about that: ensure you clearly know time zones if you're going to try and coordinate a lesson this way. Your teacher likely doesn't live in the same time zone as you!
Here's what the instant scheduling page looks like: