We only hire and retain exceptional teachers, and we match you with teachers based on your learning style. So unlike many "tutor listing services" you don't have to search through endless profiles and hope for the best. Here at LanguageConvo you’ll get an expert, native-speaking language teacher. Watch this video from one of our incredible teachers, Silvia Aguliar, who is from El Salvador!
Our mission is to support great teachers around the world, many living in developing countries, and help you learn a language in the process. We foster international connections that we hope help make the world a better place. Our small management team is located in Eugene, Oregon.
Our founder and CEO John Aitchison started LanguageConvo after leaving his career as an engineer to fulfill a lifelong dream of backpacking through Central and South America. Arriving in Nicaragua knowing little more than "hola," John was signed up for two weeks of Spanish lessons at a small school in the beautiful city of Esteli.
Our CEO learning Spanish with Carold in Nicaragua!
In just a few hours of classes a day over two weeks, John realized that he (and all of the other students at the school) had learned what would typically be taught in about a semester of traditional classes. Private, focused lessons, with a native speaker, were the key. John's tutor Carold loved teaching Spanish to tourists stopping in Esteli; she had a stable, well-paying job, and really enjoyed not only passing along her language but part of her culture as well. Carold and John teamed up, and LanguageConvo was born.