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Join The Language Marathon™. Speak with confidence at the finish.

Earn up to €400 cashback

Small group and private classes

Live online learning available 24/7

Language Marathon: the best solution to speaking confidently

Building a habit delivers results.

The Language Marathon offers the perfect frequency for busy professionals to build a habit. Committing to a 3, 6 or 12 month period allows you to make significant progress without life getting in the way of learning.

Methods that work.

There’s no better way to learn a language than in a live class with a certified native-speaking teacher. Real interaction is fundamental to progress and native speakers ensure you learn a natural accent.

Big challenge, big reward.

We like to reward hard work. Attend 90% of your classes and earn up to €400 cashback.

Compare our Marathon plans

Each plan includes a free 7-day trial

From beginner to advanced

General English: from A1 to C1 CEFR levels.
Business English: from A1 to B2 CEFR levels.

High-quality learning at affordable costs

Save money

Our plans are at least 27%* cheaper than offline courses.

Save time

Our classes are online. No need to commute**.

Learn flexibly

Our classes are offered 24/7 to fit your schedule.


Save money

Our plans are at least 27%* cheaper than offline courses.


Save time

Our classes are online. No need to commute**.


Learn flexibly

Our classes are offered 24/7 to fit your schedule.

*Based on a cost comparison with the average price of a 6-month offline German group course in Germany.
**Based on a popular evening course with the same class total time as the Full Marathon (180 hours) and average commuting time of 50 minutes a day.

Getting down to details (FAQ)

Your 7-day trial period includes either 3 group classes or 1 private class, depending on which learning plan you select. The 7 days begin from the moment you create a Lingoda account. After your free trial ends, a one-time payment for your plan of choice is processed automatically. If you’re still not sure about the Language Marathon, be sure to cancel before the end of your free trial to avoid being charged.

If you decide to not learn with us for now, we ask that you cancel during the 7 days of your free trial. If you have not used any paid credits and you are within the first 7 days of your payment being withdrawn, please contact our Customer Support Team and they will help you cancel.

Yes. You can apply a promo code AND get a free trial. Double the excuse to start learning now. Just put the code in when you are signing up for your free trial and enjoy your discount!

The difference between our plans comes down to how much time you can commit and how much you want your learning to progress. The longer you commit, the more progress you will make. To see how much progress you will make in 3, 6 and 12 months see our Marathon plans.

Group classes include other students, whereas private classes are a 1-on-1 between you and the teacher. But don’t worry, we aim to keep our class sizes small (3-5 students), so that you can always get the attention and feedback you deserve. Private classes are a good option if you want to maximize your practice time during class.

The Language Sprint is an intensive 3 month course that requires substantial time and energy. The Language Marathon focuses on the long-term goal of mastering a new language by using habits and solid structural learning to help improve your language skills at your own pace.

If you attend 90% of your classes (40, 80 or 160 classes of the selected 3, 6 or 12 month plan), you will receive cashback. Within 45 days of the final date of your Marathon, you will receive a confirmation email with your results and then the cashback reward will be paid to your card within 3 months of the finish date.

Lingoda Marathon Challenge T&Cs

No. According to our terms and conditions he cashback is only paid after you receive a confirmation of your results at the official finish date. Remember, you can always contact our customer support to start a new Marathon in the meantime.

Unfortunately, the cash reward can only be received if you complete 90% of your classes within the timeframe. If you don’t attend enough classes to be eligible for cashback, your remaining classes will still be available up to 3 months after the end of the Language Marathon if you purchase a new Marathon or Monthly subscription. 

We recommend that you attend at least 3 classes per week. However, you can choose your own pace and take breaks when needed. Just make sure you attend 90% of classes to earn your cashback reward!

Yes, you can. One of the benefits of the Language Marathon is that you can study at your own pace. Classes are offered 24/7 so you can create a learning schedule that works for you.

 If you cancel or reschedule your class 7 or more days in advance, your credit will be refunded. Please see our Marathon cancellation policy on our general FAQ page.

It depends. We build our language courses on a foundation of consistency. The more work you put in and the more your learning becomes a habit, the more you will get out of it. The structure of our Language Marathon ensures that you will see significant improvement if you stick to your classes. If you want to see even faster results, you can always take more classes.

Our 6-month (Half) Marathon students for English or Business English can receive a free Speaking test. Our 12-month (Full) Marathon students can receive a Complete 4-skills test. Keep in mind that you will need to attend at least 90% of classes by the end of your 6 or 12-month Marathon to claim this. To claim your test, reach out to our student support team within 30 days of receiving your successful Marathon completion confirmation. The test can be scheduled for later, but it’s important that you reach out within that time frame.

Not ready to do our Language Marathon™? Let’s keep it monthly

Our month-to-month option can help you get to know us better at a more relaxed pace.