As consumers, we all know how important it is to read reviews before deciding on matters like where to stay on vacation or rent a house, which restaurants to eat or cell phone to buy.
If you’re thinking of joining Cambly to learn English, you might find it helpful to read our users’ reviews. Because whether you’re considering a one-month or one-year subscription, you’ll be committing to a paid program that requires your ongoing participation.
Things to Keep in Mind When Reading User Reviews
When making any decision in life, big or small, we usually consult other people to make sure we’re headed in the right direction. And if that decision involves a purchase, we make sure to read user reviews first. Each review can be helpful to us in some way, but it’s important that we know how to evaluate them properly.
Who the user is and what their expectations were with regards to the product or service they purchased is significant for instance, and their review should be assessed in light of those aspects. Let’s say you’re looking for a hotel to stay at on vacation. You do some research and find a hotel that has great reviews. One person, however, has commented, “It was an awful experience. The chirping of the birds kept us up all night”. If you’re a person who loves nature, you might think to yourself, “Why would someone leave a bad review for that reason?” Perhaps a hotel where you can listen to the sounds of birds is just what you were looking for.
Here are some questions you can ask yourself in order to properly assess user reviews on Cambly:
- Is the user’s review based on their own experience, or somebody else’s?
- Have they used Cambly on a regular basis and long enough to form a balanced opinion?
- Have they sought assistance from the Cambly support team with regards to the issue they’re describing in their review?
- If they were unsatisfied with a certain tutor, did they try taking lessons from other tutors?
- Has the user fulfilled his end of the responsibilities in class by completing the work assigned to them by their tutor?
- Has the user taken lessons for the amount of time required for someone at their proficiency level to make progress? Or did they leave the review after only a couple of lessons?
The answers to these questions can help you understand to what extent the review you’re reading should guide you in your decision-making.
What Are Users Saying?
“I spent my first week on Cambly getting to know various tutors. I added three of them to my favorites list. The lessons I attended were helpful in getting me over my fear of speaking English. They made me feel more optimistic about my prospects of learning the language. I worked with tutors who had similar English accents. The fact that I was able to understand them made me feel more confident about my abilities. I can notice a difference in how I speak already. I’m very pleased with the program. Thank you!”
“My first week of lessons with Cambly was very productive. The platform is useful for developing one’s language skills. I especially liked working with tutors Clayton Strycker, Karen Ercoli and Amy Michelle. My sincere thanks to the whole Cambly team.”
“What I like most about Cambly is that you can find a tutor that’s available at any time of the day and connect with them online. The tutors are great at teaching English through conversation. Even though I haven’t started learning grammar yet, my speaking skills have improved significantly since starting lessons. Thank you to the Cambly team and tutors from all around the world who put so much effort into helping their students advance.”
“I chose to study English with Cambly because I liked the idea of learning a language through conversation. I found it difficult to express myself in English and wanted to improve my speaking skills. Initially, I considered signing up for courses at a school, or studying with someone in my area who spoke English as their first language. I wasn’t able to find a native English speaker in my area and the courses I came across didn’t fit my schedule. Cambly remedied those issues for me. Now I can practice my conversation skills with native English-speaking tutors on my schedule. I like the fact that I can meet people from different backgrounds on the platform.”
“Cambly’s platform is active 24 hours a day. Even at 2 am, I can find a tutor in another country who’s available for a lesson. It’s a huge convenience because I can work with a tutor of my choice whenever I want during the day. The tutors’ profiles include photos and introduction videos, and they indicate how many years of teaching experience they have. Most importantly of all, the people on the platform are reliable. I’ve taken lessons from tutors who were not certified educators on other platforms before. I found their lessons uninteresting. Cambly works with certified educators who are experts in their field, which is amazing. I fell in love with Cambly during my first lesson and haven’t looked back since.”
“I’m a veteran academic. My daughter is in middle school. She’s had a solid English education. Still, when we had to move abroad for my job, we worried that her English might need improvement. We started researching courses for her. Initially, we were wary of learning programs we found online. Then we met Ayça from the Cambly team. She recommended a great tutor who specializes in children’s education for our daughter. We’re very happy with the outcome. Our mind is at peace knowing she’s in good hands. Her teacher is reliable, caring and highly qualified. Thank you Cambly! We’re glad we found you.”
“I’ve been using the platform for about four months. I was not at ease expressing myself in English at first, but over the course of this time I’ve witnessed significant improvement. The tutors are patient, friendly and fun to talk to. It’s important to subscribe to a membership plan that includes an adequate number of lessons for your proficiency level so you can make real progress. The Cambly team is very helpful, so don’t hesitate to contact them with any questions you have along the way.”
“We subscribed to Cambly for lessons for my nine-year-old daughter. She didn’t know any English at all initially. She could introduce herself and name a few colors. She’s very shy. She doesn’t like to speak to people even in her native language. Her first lesson went much better than we expected.
“My favorite aspect of the platform is that you can record the lessons and watch the videos later on. My daughter and I can watch the recordings of her lessons and go over what she learned in class.
“My daughter seemed to enjoy the lessons, and I saw how much her English improved. So I purchased a one-month membership that includes 15-minute classes five times a week. After the first three lessons, I noticed how well things were going and signed up for a one-year membership.
“I definitely recommend this platform. Here’s the routine we have in place for my daughter:
“First, she has a 15-minute lesson alone with her tutor. The tutor manages the pace of the lesson based on how well she’s able to speak English that day. After the 15 minutes are up, my daughter and I watch the recording of the lesson together once or twice. So based on how many times we watch the recordings, my daughter studies English up to 45 minutes a day.
“Why Cambly and not an English course at a school? I wanted my daughter to learn English from someone who’s a native speaker of the language rather than from textbooks. Cambly’s one-on-one lessons are much more effective than lessons taught in a classroom.”
“I’ve been attending classes regularly on Cambly for 10 weeks now. I used to think it was easy to learn basic English, but that it was difficult to get more advanced. With Cambly’s help, I’ve started to develop my English skills beyond just the basic level. At first, I was taking 30-minute lessons three times a week. I’m thinking of increasing that to five times a week this summer. The lessons have not only helped improve my speaking skills, but also my wellbeing.
Purchasing a monthly or yearly subscription to a learning program is a big commitment both in terms of time and money. That’s why it’s important to choose one that really contributes to your progress. If you’re considering learning English through conversation with Cambly’s online lessons, we suggest you do your research and read as many user reviews as you can.
We hope this article has been helpful!