Completed by 20,000+ students, only at Lingoda

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The Marathon Challenge:

Learning a language is like training for a Marathon. You need hard work, dedication & guidance over a set time period. If you complete the Language Marathon your speaking skills are guaranteed to improve.

  • Choose from a 3-month “Speak Better,” 6-month “Speak Confidently,” or 12-month “Speak Fluently” Marathon
  • Take 2-3 classes per week around your busy schedule
  • Attend 90% of your classes and get rewarded up to a 1,400€ cash refund (private classes) or up to 600€ (group classes)

The Marathon Includes:

  • Over 500 structured topics in your chosen language
  • Classes focus on speaking
  • All learning levels; from absolute beginner to intermediate & advanced
  • Downloadable learning materials based on the European Framework (CEFR)

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Marathon Students get to:

  • Speak much more fluently
  • Move beyond the textbook, speak real-life English, German, French or Spanish
  • Build confidence quickly, speak in any situation
  • Overcome their fear of speaking
  • Meet fellow students from +100 countries

Students say

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After listening to feedback the Marathon Challenge is even more flexible for our busy students! You can now start a Marathon Challenge anytime, any day of the year. We have introduced private classes for those that would like one on one teaching. The cash refund rules have also been relaxed, students only need attend 90% of classes to qualify, not 100%. And for students who want to become fluent the Marathon Challenge is available over 3, 6 & 12 months.

Whenever you book them! Our group classes cover all time slots. We have teachers based across all time zones who are ready to teach classes at any time – 24/7, really!

You really just need the basics: A strong internet connection. A device to connect to the internet. The free-to-use video conferencing tool Zoom.

All our teachers are qualified teachers with years of experience – no amateur tutors. They are also native speakers of the language they teach – each and every one of them!

When you finish each level with Lingoda you will receive a language certificate. Our certificates are issued in accordance with the CEFR and accepted by many institutions worldwide.

Our courses follow an action-oriented approach with a focus on developing your speaking skills faster, as set by the communicative standards of the CEFR.