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!

New Referral Program!

August 6th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in announcement - (Comments Off on New Referral Program!)

Have you checked out our new referral program?

We made it super simple.  It can be explained in the below 4 steps:referral4

That’s it!

Now for any friend that you refer to italki, if they join and buy any amount of ITC, you get 50 ITC! This is for each and every friend!

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Job Opening at italki: Marketing Copywriter

July 16th, 2013 | Posted by ross in announcement - (Comments Off on Job Opening at italki: Marketing Copywriter)

italki is continuing to grow at lightning speed, and in order to support our 1million+ student community, we are looking to grow our Marketing team. If you are interested in joining one of the coolest edtech companies around, then read on!

Introduction to the role:

We are seeking an English speaker who is very strong in written communications for this position. We are a fast-growing tech startup looking for an individual who wants to be part of an exciting, yet relaxed working environment. We need someone who is focused, motivated & responsible with proper communications skills & who is ready to work now.

The position is based in Shanghai, China. Candidates from other locations need not apply.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

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Press Release: italki launches “WhatsApp for language learning”

January 29th, 2013 | Posted by ross in announcement | mobile - (Comments Off on Press Release: italki launches “WhatsApp for language learning”)

Language learning social network launches iPhone app to connect 1 million language partners around the world through text and voice chat

SHANGHAI, China – January 29, 2013 – italki, the leading social network for language learning, has launched the first iPhone app to connect language learners around the world through text, voice, and images. The “italki Messenger” allows language learners to text message, voice chat, and share images with the over 1 million language learners currently using italki.

“Chatting with a language partner is one of the most popular activities on the italki website.  Extending this to a mobile app is a great way to help our users stay connected and learn a language,” said co-founder, Kevin Chen. “Users can now practice their written and spoken language, anytime and anywhere.  No other app connects you instantly with other language learners.”

italki’s iPhone app allows language learners to text message, voice message, and share pictures.  After creating an account, a user can search for new language partners by language or country.  Over 200 countries and over 100 languages are represented on italki, which gives users the opportunity to start practicing any language immediately.

“We are delighted with the launch of italki’s iPhone app,” said William Bao Bean, an investor in italki. “We expect italki will continue to innovate on both mobile and web.”

To download italki’s free iPhone app (“italki Messenger”), click here.

About italki

italki is an online language learning community that brings students and teachers together for paid and free language learning.  Since launching in 2007, the italki community has grown to over 1 million members from over 200 countries and has been featured in top international press such as Techcrunch, Mashable, The Independent, and The Guardian.

Visit http://www.italki.com for more information.

Press Contact:
Ross Cranwell
Marketing Director
italki.com
ross@italki.com

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Hello Italki!

As the new online Community Manager, my mission is to provide high quality, person-to- person service for teachers and students alike.

If you have a problem, I’ll take care of it.  Think of me as your personal concierge.

I am originally from Parsons, Kansas, a town of less than 20,000 people. I grew up in Milwaukee WI, and have spent the last 6 years living in New York, Chicago, Boston, Washington D.C. and most recently Shanghai.

While studying advertising at Columbia College Chicago, I worked as a fundraiser for charity and have a vested interest in making the world a better place.

I like to run, play video games, and recently developed an interest in Standup Comedy.

My role at italki is online Community Manager. I am a personal contact point for all students and teachers who use the site and I’m very approachable. If you have any questions or comments, or if you have a problem of any kind, you can reach me by visiting my profile at  http://www.italki.com/T007352073.htm 

I look forward to knowing each and every one of you.

-Sam Bleakly