Chinese students! – Prepare for the CET4 with italki and Memrise!

November 26th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in announcement | Learning English - (Comments Off on Chinese students! – Prepare for the CET4 with italki and Memrise!)

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italki目前与 Memrise 结盟,为备考大学英语四级考试的用户精心打造大学四级英语课程。Memrise是一个完全免费的在线学习社区,在那里你几乎可以获得来自全世界的资讯,并且配有一个非常棒的手机App帮助你记忆学习内容!对于学习语言非常有帮助。

italki目前在Memrise推出的课程叫做 CET4 course! 这个课程是为参加大学英语四级考试的考生量身打造。大学英语四级考试是中国针对母语非英语人士的国家级专业考试。在中国,如果要获得本科学位必须通过此门考试。


你可以在安卓系统下载此课程,来为英语四级考试做准备! (more…)

The first italki created book – A Wolf at Our Door

November 4th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in announcement | members - (Comments Off on The first italki created book – A Wolf at Our Door)

We’re delighted to let everyone know that the first italki created book has been published!



Italki Moderator/member Jura has published A Wolf at our Door based on her Notebook entries on italki. Jura has been with italki since 2008 and serves as one of our Community Moderators.  A Wolf at our Door  chronicles the survival feat of a Lithuanian great-aunt and her two daughters when abruptly exiled to Siberia in World War II for 37 years.

Jura’s book actually started off as a single italki Notebook entry in which she just posed a simple question to the italki community:


“My aunt in Lithuania left me her memoirs about her life in Siberia when she and her family were deported there by the Russians during World War 2. Is it worth my while translating her memoirs into English? What do people think?”


At italki, we love to support language projects, and our friend, Brian Kwong, is running a fantastic language challenge, called the +1 Challenge!

As part of the +1 Challenge, one of the cool things he is doing is a Youtube video, which needs the help of our beloved Japanese teachers on italki, check out the message from Brian [in English and Japanese]:




After 90 gruelling days the italki Language Challenge has ended!  This was our biggest language challenge to date as we had hundreds of participants who completed over thousands of sessions! (more…)

italki on TV!

October 8th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in announcement | feature | media - (Comments Off on italki on TV!)

italki was featured on International Channel Shanghai (ICS)’s “China Untapped” TV show.  If you want  to know what goes on inside the italki offices,  you can see for yourself.

Check us out half-way through the video from 20:15:45 onwards!