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WHAT ARE FLEXI CLASSES?
Flexi Classes are a completely new way of studying languages online.
They are small group classes taught by professional teachers that allow you to study languages 24/7.
Groups are purposely kept small, with an average of two students and guaranteed never more than five.
All teachers for all language are experienced language instructors.
No videos, no talking to computers, no Apps or computer games.
Only live group classes taught online by real teachers, with complete flexibility to book, cancel and study when, where and however you want to.
Sounds impossible? Until very recently, it was. Not anymore.
Online: Study wherever you are in the world
Interactive: White boards, typing, talking, questions, fun
International: Your class mates are from all over the world
Friends: Meet other language students and make new friends
Small Group Classes
Small: Average of 2 and a maximum of 5 students per class
Personal: A professional teacher to ask, practice and speak with
Fun: Practice with your classmates and solve problems together
One Hour: So you won’t be feeling overwhelmed
Quality: The internets best language teachers
Experienced: LTL teachers have ample teaching experience
Professional: Teachers are carefully selected, trained and vetted
Fun: We love teaching languages online
Our Very Own Curriculum
Current: Relevant topics from apps & AI to coffee & food
Relevant: Light hearted with fun stories and pictures to boot
Fast: We make learning look & feel easy
Rigorous: Organised, disciplined & structured
HOW IT WORKS
Flexi Classes is a subscription based service where you sign up for a 4-weekly package.
We designed Flexi Classes to be super flexible so you can cancel or change your subscription at any time you wish.
Once you are logged in after signing up, go to the class booking section and you can start booking classes freely.
There are group classes offered 24/7 so you can study at any time of the day or night.
When it is time for your class, click “Join Class” under “My Classes” and you will join the Zoom classroom with your teacher and classmates.
You can follow your progress under “My Level”, check your past and future classes and download teaching materials under “My Classes”.
And that’s it.
If you have any questions, you can contact us under “Help” at any time.
OUR TEACHING MATERIALS
We wrote every single Flexi Class for all our languages from scratch, spending hours upon hours making the perfect curriculum.
We did this for each language – quite a project, right?!
The result? An amazing curriculum which creates a set of classes and resources for our teachers to teach with and our students to download at the end of every class.
The great thing about Flexi Classes is that you can download every lesson PDF before taking the class itself so you can fully prepare yourself and study the material before hand. Every Flexi student has access to every PDF for every language.
Here are some beginner lessons for a number of the languages we teach.
FLEXI CLASSES vs STANDARD COURSES
LANGUAGES OFFERED | Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional), Korean, Japanese, Italian, Russian, Vietnamese, Cantonese, Shanghainese & Taiwanese
FLEXI CLASS PRICES
You can subscribe using the table below depending on how many hours you wish to study. You have two options to choose from which are:
- Monthly | Purchase a set number of classes for every four weeks. This is a rolling subscription.
- Packages | Purchase a set number of classes for a longer time period from 3 months to 24 months. This is a one-off purchase.
You can study from just a few hours a week or every day depending on your schedule. After you sign up you will immediately have your credits ready in your account and can start booking classes straight away.
For more information about Flexi Classes credits check out this page.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
What are Flexi Credits?
When purchasing a monthly subscription or a package of classes for a language you will receive the amount of credits needed to book those classes.
You can find a full table of the cost of classes here.
The great thing is that your credits can also be used to book classes for other languages or class types. After purchasing a package of Japanese 1-on-1 classes for example you will receive credits for those classes. If after a while you decide you want to use some of those credits to study Korean group classes instead, you can do that..
When are Small Group Classes available?
Small group classes are available 24/7.
You can search for them by level, time, topic, date, or content in the “Book a Class” section and book them with a single click.
Can I see the class content before the lesson begins?
You can yes and that is one of the best parts about Flexi Classes.
You can download every lesson PDF before taking the class itself so you can fully prepare yourself and study the material before hand.
Every Flexi student has access to every PDF for every language.
How long is one class?
Each class lasts one hour.
It is possible to study several classes together for bigger study blocks of two, three or even four hours.
Small group classes and 1-on-1 classes have the same duration.
What’s the difference between Monthly vs Packages?
“Monthly” is a subscription whereas a “Package” is a one-off purchase.
For monthly subscriptions you will receive and pay for a fixed smaller number of credits every four weeks. You can cancel, pause or change your subscription at any time. If you cancel, you will continue to have unlimited full access to Flexi Classes. All previously bought credits remain valid. Credit validity is four weeks and you can choose between a group or a 1-on-1 subscription.
A package is a single non-recurring purchase of a larger amount of credits. The validity of the credits depends on the package you choose. You can choose between purchasing a group or a 1-on-1 package.
NOTE | Do not forget that validity of a credit only limits by when you need to book it. The class itself can be as far into the future as you like.
TOP TIP | Credits are not only interchangeable between languages, but also group and 1-on-1 classes. If you purchase a 1-on-1 package you could use those credits to book group classes too or the other way round.
Can I always cancel classes?
Yes you can. You can cancel your classes at any time.
You will receive full credits back for all cancellations that are made more than 72 hours before the class time with valid credits.
Only for cancellations later less than 72 hours in advance credits or expired credits are not refunded.
How should I prepare for my lesson?
All you need is a working internet connection to join the class. It is possible to join classes with your phone, tablet, PC or any other internet enabled device that can run Zoom.
In our experience having a bigger screen is helpful though as reading characters and pinyin is easier on a larger display.
Also, being in a quiet environment where nobody disturbs you and you can fully focus on the class is important.
How do I start my lesson?
Five minutes before the class you will receive the Zoom link and you and your classmates can enter the classroom.
Your teacher will join you on time and screen share the teaching materials for today’s lesson.
At the end of each class further exercises are provided which you can complete in your own time after class.
The class will finish promptly after 60 minutes to ensure students who have another class afterwards can make it on time.
Can I study 1-on-1 with Flexi Classes?
Yes, you can book 1-on-1 classes whenever you want.
The only restriction is that a class needs to be booked 48 hours in advance to make sure there is enough time to prepare and organize your class.
There is no restriction for group classes – as long as there are seats available you can join at any time.
What languages do you offer for Flexi Classes?
We offer the following languages:
Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional)
What are the teaching materials?
The LTL teaching curriculum is what really sets us apart.
We’ve written every single lesson from scratch. It took us a mighty long time but it was certainly worth it.
Fun, easily understandable and current, while also highly structured and organised, this is the best online studying PDF series available.
What software do you use to teach?
All classes are taught on Zoom as this is currently the most reliable and stable teaching software available.
This is important because our students come from all over the world.
Zoom also offers whiteboards, screen sharing, typing characters and a lot of other options that are very useful when teaching languages online.
How long are credits valid for?
All monthly subscription credits are valid for the duration of four weeks (28 days) from when you purchased them to make a booking.
Credits for package programs have longer validity, depending on the package.
It is possible to use credits to book classes as far in the future as you like and that credit will never expire, just make sure you make the booking within the validity of the credits.
Can I also study to a fixed schedule?
Yes you can indeed.
In every language we also offer fixed courses which adhere to a set number of days and a set time each week.
This is ideal if you’d like to study more rigidly.