Today we are going to take a look at the website called Nulengua. They offer Spanish tutoring lessons by native speakers. Most of their tutors have experience of hundreds of tutoring lessons already. Let’s have a closer look.
Price: <$10 per 50-Minute Lesson
Overall Rank: 70 out of 100
What Is Nulengua?
I have found Nulengua through Google when I was searching for websites that help you to find online tutors for Spanish. Nulengua is a website that promises to help you find wonderful Spanish native tutors quickly, easily and for a cheap price. They focus only on teaching Spanish and they don’t have tutors for other languages.
I don’t agree that their prices would be very cheap because on Italki and Preply you can find Spanish native tutors for $2-4 per hour while in Nulengua you need to pay at least $10 per 50 minutes, minimum. But Nulengua tutors have more experience than those who cost only $3 per hour.
Nulengua website is not very big. They have only around 10-15 different pages where they have information about their services. Compare, for example to my another website YourOnlineRevenue.com where I have almost two hundred pages even though I am only updating it myself.
That gives you a little bit perspective how small is their website. But why should it be big if it works for its purpose? It connects Spanish tutors and students.
How Does Nulengua Work?
So, the purpose of Nulengua is to offer you Spanish tutoring lessons with a native speaker. How does it work in practice? This is the process that they explain on their website.
1.Register to Skype. You will need to have a Skype account in order to make a video call with a tutor.
2.Register to Nulengua. Fill out their registration form and you are ready to start.
3.Schedule a Lesson. Then you can choose which one of the tutors you would like to have. You will see when he/she is available and you can schedule a lesson for a time that is good for you.
4.Connect with Your Tutor on Skype. Be sure that you are on time on Skype when the lesson is about to start. Then a tutor will call you at the time that you have agreed beforehand.
5.Enjoy your lesson. Speaking your target language is probably the fastest way to make progress. Language lessons with online tutors will mostly focus on speaking a language which will help you to become fluent faster.
What Kind of Tutors Do They Have in Nulengua?
After reading a few tutor profiles in Nulengua it seems that all of them have lots of experience of teaching Spanish. You can see, for example, in the picture above that Sheny Cabrera has received a rating 308 times which means that she has had already minimum of 308 tutoring lessons.
Some teachers also offer lessons for children. Sheny teaches children who are at least 10 years old. His focus in on general Spanish, homework help and translation. On their website, you can scroll different teachers and choose which one suits the best for your needs.
They have a FAQ sessions with 13 questions and answers. That’s not very much and in a few of their questions, they recommend you to contact their support. I have contacted their support a few times. Once they didn’t respond me which made me a bit suspicious.
Once they didn’t respond me which made me a bit suspicious. But it seems that there was just some problem with their system and afterwards they have always answered my emails.
What Is the Price of Lessons in Nulengua?
As I mentioned above, their minimum price is $10 per lesson. Each lesson lasts for 50 minutes.
The exact price of lessons vary depending on a tutor. Some are cheaper than other. Have a look at the picture below:
Cost per lesson is told in the profile of each teacher. 12 tokens, 14 tokes, 11 tokens, etc. What do those tokens mean? The cost of a token is approximately US $1.00. I don’t know why they are using tokens instead of actual dollar amounts. But that they also use them in Italki.
Maybe it’s a marketing trick that makes people buy more lessons because they are not using money but only “tokens”. What do you think?
So, 14 tokens per lesson equal to ~$14, 11 tokens per lesson equals to ~$11 and so on. At the moment they have also a campaign that allows you to take the first lesson for free.
Pros & Cons
- Native and bilingual tutors
- Tutors have lots of experience
- Relatively cheap
- You can have lessons anytime, anywhere
- Support didn’t always answer my questions
- More expensive than Preply or Italki
- Not very big company
Conclusion – Is Nulengua Legit?
Nulengua seems to be a legit way to study Spanish. They have experienced teachers and according to their own words hundreds of happy students. Nulengua is not a huge company but it seems to serve its purpose well.
I would like to hear experiences if some of you have already used their service. I tried to search from Google and found a few guys telling that they have used Nulengua. They were quite satisfied for tutoring lessons in Nulengua.
If you want to have tutor lessons I recommend going to Italki or Preply but that can be just because of my personal preferences. Somebody may like Nulengua more.
Italki is a wonderful language learning community where you can find language exchange partners, tutors, professional teachers and much more. I offer also $10 bonus for anyone who joins Italki through my links.
Preply is a great platform which is designed to connect language tutors and students. They have tens of thousands of users and you can find a huge amount of tutors for almost any language. One of the best things in Preply is that you can quickly filter and search from thousands of tutors the one that you would like to have, “How much education he has?, gender, focus of lessons, certificates, etc.” I am also offering a 30% discount for the first lesson in Preply.
Have you tried Nulengua or other language tutoring websites? What kind of experiences did you have?