Winners of the Valentine’s Notebook Contest

February 17th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in event | members | promotion - (Comments Off on Winners of the Valentine’s Notebook Contest)

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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.

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Teacher of the Week #2 “Japanese Tutor”

February 6th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in teachers - (Comments Off on Teacher of the Week #2 “Japanese Tutor”)

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

Congratulations to the italki Language Challenge Winners!

February 5th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in members - (Comments Off on Congratulations to the italki Language Challenge Winners!)

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.

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Teacher of the Week #1: Amy

January 28th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in members | teachers - (3 Comments)

Welcome to our first Teacher of the Week spotlight on the italki blog.

This feature of the blog is designed to highlight teachers that are doing a particularly good job of promoting themselves and the italki community as a whole.

This week’s featured teacher is Amy, http://www.italki.com/teacher/T009486285.htm

Amy teaches Korean, and is also a preschool English teacher.

Here is Amy’s introduction video: 

Amy has taught 115 sessions, and currently has 29 students with a feedback rating of 4.9.

So for those of you wanting to learn what gangam style is actually talking about, book a lesson with Amy today.

 

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