Questions & Answers

What is the loquilove pilot all about?

We launched the loquilove pilot in October 2018, together with the university of teacher education Lucerne (PHLU). Since May 2019 students from the university of teacher education Zug are also involved. The soon to become teachers are teaching English and German for beginners and intermediate loquilove students and by doing so earn credit points for their studies.

Why does a lesson only cost CHF 15?

We work with teachers who offer live-tutoring for free (like the PH-teachers who earn credit points) and enjoy doing good by donating their full tuition to education projects.

This allows us to achieve two goals at the same time: offering low tuition fees and supporting education projects, thus producing a great outcome for all.

Who can become a loquilove teacher?

We launch loquilove together with students from universities of teacher education, who can earn credit points for teaching English or German.

But right from the beginning, everyone who loves to teach languages and wants to enjoy the awesome feeling of doing good is invited to join loquilove. In any language.

Who can become a loquilove student?

Everyone who wants to enjoy convenient online language learning (live tutoring) at an affordable price AND who want to do good at the same time is invited to join loquilove.

We also invite companies who want to offer their employees online live tutoring language courses at very affordable tuition fees that are donated to education projects. For companies, language learning on loquilove becomes a CSR initiative.

What drives us to build loquilove?

We want to build a business around something that people care about and love to do which at the same time is meaningful to the world and has a positive impact on society. The business model of loquilove allows us exactly to do that as it has "love" in its core, is scalable enough to be impactful and people will simply love to engage with.

Having grown up in Switzerland, a small multilingual country, of course we are passionate about languages and curious about cultures which makes us ourselves the perfect users of our language app with a good cause at its core.

Why language learning AND doing good?

The loquilove idea was born when Tobi (one of the founders) wanted to take Spanish lessons during a one-month remote-work stay on the Canary Islands. He found a Spanish teacher in Laura, a local hair dresser and housekeeper. As an untrained teacher, she was very happy to give lessons at Euro 15 an hour which she invested in her handicapped daughter’s education. He was hooked: doing good through language learning. Loqui. Love.

What are education projects we will support?

With the donations generated through live tutoring, we support education projects in developing countries. These donations will improve children's perspectives through better access to basic education and will create jobs by training entrepreneurs how to improve their businesses.

For the implementation of these education projects we collaborate with two highly reliable and well respected Swiss foundations:

You will be able to choose from a specific selection of projects you want to support.

What distinguishes us from other language apps?

We have embedded a good cause in the core of our business model. With every single engagement on loquilove, you automatically do something meaningful.

With loquilove you can either learn a language at a very reasonable price (CHF 15) or teach a language for free and at the same time help educate children and entrepreneurs in developing countries.

What also differentiates us from other language apps is the way you engage. We want you to connect with people around the world and to immerse yourself in new cultures - not just to learn a language. So creating a community about what matters to you is another differentiator of loquilove.

What is the level of teachers?

Teachers will select the level they want to teach based on their background and education. We distinguish between the following teacher levels:

  • Professional
  • Advanced
  • Conversational

What level do students need to have?

We offer teachers for students of any level (from beginner to advanced). Together with their teachers, students can tailor their sessions and maximize their learning progress.

Do you have friends or family you think would also love to engage on loquilove? Please let them know about loquilove by sending them this drafted recommendation e-mail.