Welcome back to our Teacher of the Week spotlight series.

Today we have a very special teacher, Jessica SkypEnglish4U

Here is a video of her introducing herself:

Jessica is a wonderful teacher with a great history of satisfied students.  She has also done a lot to promote italki and grow it to the community it has become today.  She is warm, kind, and fun.

Jessica has 1633 completed sessions on italki with 353 different students.

If you are looking to improve your English. Definitely book a lesson with her by clicking here.

Welcome to our 3rd Teacher of the Week spotlight!

This week we feature English teacher, Yvonne Lee <— Click here to visit her italki profile.

Yvonne comes from the United Kingdom and is a professional online English teacher. She has an honours degree in Literature, holds a CELTA Certificate, and has taught an amazing 693 sessions on italki!

Here is a quick snapshot of her impressive italki teaching history.

  • Lesson Feedback Rating : 4.9
  • Sessions Taught: 693
  • Students: 101

Yvonne has also created a fantastic English lesson to demonstrate her teaching skills. Check it out below:

We’d like to thank Yvonne for being a part of our teacher community on italki, and look forward to more teachers of her calibre joining our site.

If you are studying English make sure to consider Yvonne.

*Teachers are selected based on activity, cleanliness of profile, and student satisfaction.  Teachers must have video introductions to qualify.  If you would like to nominate yourself or another teacher, email me at  sam@italki.com


Valentine’s Day has come and gone.  Chocolate was eaten, dances were danced, and  “I love you” was said in many different languages.

Although we are sad Valentine’s Day is gone, we are, however, very excited to announce the three winners of our Valentine’s Day Notebook Contest.  All contest winners will be receiving 20 USD of italki language lesson credits (200 ITC).

There were many great entries, but here were the three that really surprised us for their originality.  Check them out below.


Welcome to the 2nd Edition of our Teacher of the Week spotlight.

This week we’re highlighting teacher, Japanese Tutor <—- Click here to see his teacher profile.

He has completed 1352 sessions, with 127 students, and has a feedback rating of 5.0 for language lessons. Pretty impressive, no?

If you are learning Japanese (and can speak Japanese), check out his video introduction below!  :)

*Teachers are selected based on activity, cleanliness of profile, and student satisfaction. In order to be eligible you must have a video introduction available.  If you would like to nominate yourself or another teacher, email me at sam@italki.com

italki Language Challenge January 2013 in cooperation with OpenLanguage

In January, our 2nd italki Language Challenge took place, with participants from all over the world, learning languages from Russian to Arabic.  They all had a common purpose in taking the Challenge - to motivate themselves to improve their foreign language skills.  And, it looks like it worked! Read on to find out how it helped our students.