When comparing Lingvist vs Rype, the Slant community recommends Lingvist for most people. In the question“What are the best sites for learning foreign languages?” Lingvist is ranked 13th while Rype is ranked 23rd.
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Pro Helps users learn thousands of words in a short amount of time
Pro Beautiful user interface
Pro Helps you to write fluently
Lingvist helps to greatly improve your target language vocabulary.
Pro Saves you massive time learning
No commuting required, teachers are available 24/7, and you can fit it into your busy schedule.
Pro Every teacher is handpicked via live 1-on-1 interview
Eliminates the upfront work you have to do to find qualified teachers.
Pro Daily language lessons for a fraction of the cost
Rype offers more value for 1/10th the cost of a language school.
Con Few language pairs available
Currently only offers English and French. The website says there are 6 other languages in the works.
Con Not enough variety in exercises
Words are learned only through fill-in-the-blank style problems. The user is not challenged enough to be able to remember and use the learned words in circumstances different from the fill-in-the-blank sentences.
Con Sometimes teaches vocabulary out of context
Con Insanely expensive
Particularly for a language like Arabic - it is far cheaper to find a tutor (or tutors) on sites like italki or verbling, then book lessons through them.