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italki Referral Program Re-Launched

September 5th, 2012 | Posted by editor in announcement | promotion - (Comments Off on italki Referral Program Re-Launched)

Are you studying a language? Do you have friends who might be interested in italki?
We’re writing to tell you we have relaunched our referral program so you can earn (and learn) when you refer a friend.

How do I earn credits through the Referral Program?

You can earn 200 ITC (equal to 20 USD), when one of your friends signs up to italki and purchases over 400 ITC. Follow these basic steps to get the word out!

  1. Simply go to the italki referral page (, where you will receive a unique URL.
  2. Share your unique URL with your friends by email, Facebook, Twitter or any other channel.
  3. When someone clicks on the link you provided, and continues to purchase 400 ITC, you will receive 200 ITC in your student account….free!!!! It doesn’t matter if the user purchases ITC much later.
  4. Send your link to as many of your friends as you like.
  5. Terms and conditions apply, so please check the italki Referral page for more details.

By simply inviting your friends to the leading language learning platform on the web, you can earn ITC Credits to help YOU improve your foreign language skills! italki Credits that you receive through the referral program can be used to pay for Community Tutors or Professional Teachers. Refer your friends and start studying now!

For any questions about our the referral program, please email us at We’ll be happy to help you out.

italki Raises Angel Financing

August 2nd, 2012 | Posted by editor in announcement - (Comments Off on italki Raises Angel Financing)

We’re delighted to announce that we’ve raised a new round of angel funding to help more language learners connect with teachers around the world!

Over the past few years, we have been working hard to improve the website, and expand the italki community. We have now brought over 900,000 students and teachers together for language teaching, language exchanges, and community services. What’s most encouraging for us is that every month more and more students sign up to take online lessons. As we move into this next phase of italki, we are planning many improvements, including new partnerships with content publishers like Oxford University Press. We’re also planning to expand into mobile to allow language learners to study and connect on-the-go!

This milestone is also an opportunity for us to thank all of you — the italki community — for all of your support in creating this fantastic learning platform. We look forward to making italki an even better place for you to learn a language.

Read the text of the official press release.

The italki Team