Today Myngle made three big announcements.
1) They launched the new Myngle Pro Service.
2) They implemented a new schedule.
2) They joined forces with the Instituto Cervantes.
Seems as if the Myngle Parrot shows its new shiny biceps to its competitors.
Lets have a look on the Myngle Pro Service, first.
It is the turnkey version of Myngle.
It’s like an organized tour, an assembled tool kit, a music compilation.
It is a complete service, a learning experience that leads you to the discovery of the language you want to learn, with the close support of Myngle and its teachers.
The Myngle Pro Courses will be taught by selected teachers with on- and offline experience. Packages are available in the Myngle standard sizes of 10, 30, 50 and 100 lessons. The lesson price is around 30 Euro until June 30, from then on around 45 Euro decreasing with the package size.
Myngle Pro Courses will be accompanied by additional self-study materials and more features in the near future.
The selected teacher will test the level of the student and then develop a tailored course to the needs and objectifs. The student has a money back guarantee if he is not pleased after the first three lessons and can change the teacher at any time. Invoices and a priority customer care are available. You can find a list of the benefits in the Myngle blog.
I don’t know about the revenue of the teacher. The prices are really good, though. Even above the level that I usually take from my students. Therefore, I don’t think that the teacher will get the whole amount minus the 18% commission.
As the student can change the teacher anytime it leaves more possibilities to him. As the offer says
In an airport, in a hotel, at home or on the other side of the world–through Myngle you can meet your teacher anywhere, anytime, for your personalized lesson.
As no teacher can offer this service alone, the idea behind this seems to be that a student can be “shared” by several teachers. If the teachers work together it should not be a problem according to the developed lesson plans but I have my doubts about this. Well, we’ll see if the mercenaries are willing to share the pie with one or more colleagues .
Second announcement: the new schedule. It is based on the old schedule and well done. The teacher enters his general availabilities in the one on one and in the group lesson schedule and then can redefine single days, e.g. opening or closing time slots. The student can also see the availabilities for single days in the profile of the teacher.
The teachers had to wait a long time for this feature but the result is really nice. And necessary for a smooth adaptation of the new Pro Services.
Third announcement: Myngle teams up with the Instituto Cervantes.
Myngle users can now get access to the AVE (Aula Virtuel de Espanol) – The Spanish Virtual Classroom for 56 Euro.
The AVE is
[...] an Internet-based program to provide Spanish courses. You can enter the classroom at any time you like during 120 days. AVE students are free to choose the time, pace and place of study. [...]
The AVE employs an independent, flexible style of learning where you can set your own work pace and the amount of time you spend on the course. Thanks to the multimedia resources, learning is dynamic. If you successfully finish any of the AVE courses you will receive a certificate stating that you have done so.
As Marina Tognetti announced on the Plugg awards, this can be considered as a first step to a one stop language shop. I think we will see more of these cooperations between Myngle and other providers in the near future.
Bottom line: Myngle set today some new standards for its competitors eduFire, WiZiQ and italki. I am keen for the answers of those.