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]:


Sam’s Language Challenge: Day Two!!!

May 29th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in teachers - (Comments Off on Sam’s Language Challenge: Day Two!!!)

Day Two: We went over basics!!

Sam’s Japanese Challenge: Day One

May 28th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in teachers - (Comments Off on Sam’s Japanese Challenge: Day One)

My name is Sam Bleakly,

I’m the community manager at italki!  :)

In July I will be traveling to Japan for the first time….  and I know absolutely no Japanese!!!

As a solution, I will be taking 30 lessons on italki before my trip and documenting what I learn by making videos of me learning Japanese.

Here is my first video where i’m tired from a long day of work at italki and trying to remember all of the Japanese vocabulary that I’ve learned!!!!:

3 Tips for Learning Any Language

May 27th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in members | teachers | teachers | tips - (Comments Off on 3 Tips for Learning Any Language)

Learning a language can be challenging, so here are 3 tips from one of our italki tutors on what to focus on in order to reach your goal!

3 Ways to learn a language



Welcome back to our weekly Teacher of the Week spotlight series:

This week we feature Victoria from France, who teaches an impressive 3 languages – French, Russian and English! Victoria has taught 35 students and completed 152 sessions with a perfect 5.0 professional lesson rating.