Klazz matches international students wanting to learn a new language with domestic teachers
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Spotted: Klazz, a language travel startup from Zurich that teaches English, matches international students with domestic teachers as it aims to make the traditionally offline language travel more accessible.
Its website allows the students to tailor their destination, starting date and duration of the course and matches them with the right tutors by displaying the tutor’s profiles, current students and their price. It also provides a campus app that serves as a guide throughout the course.
Klazz was co-founded by Roland Zeller (Chairman), Oliver Flueckiger (CEO) and Magdalena Olszewska (CMO). Flueckiger was a former lecturer in the University of Zurich.
“As a former academic teacher, I know how important tailor-made classes and good teachers are for the learning process. By combining them with accommodation, with local host families, and with additional activities, we create the optimal environment for our students to learn and practice English at the same time.” Flueckiger said.
The startup recently raised $800,000. This new investment allows it to expand to one more market and add more destinations, namely Malta and Dublin, in the next few months.