Jan vanderAa is learning Cantonese on italki. After only 2 months of studying he’s having basic conversations! His little language learning tip is:
I think that I’ve reached a level on which I don’t really need to ”study” anymore. At this stage I find it more fun and useful to speak in the target language and ask the teacher when something is unclear. Making notes is also important nevertheless you can’t see me making any notes in the video.
He also runs a blog about his experiences language learning at http://www.janvanderaa.com