Teacher of the Week #6 Amera

March 12th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Teacher of the Week #6 Amera)

Teacher of the Week #6 Amera Eid

This week, we are proud to feature a rising star, Amera Eid as our Teacher of the Week.

Amera teaches Arabic on italki and has an impressive 5.0 feedback rating.

Check out Amera speaking Arabic in this video with Fluent in 3 months:

 Here’s what some of her students had to say about Amera’s class:

Amera is very encouraging and is patient with me. She always gives me time to repeat or practice my new words and sentences. I feel very comfortable in my attempt to express myself in Arabic. I love my teacher! :-)michaeljarman

Amera is awesome! I’ve already learned so much in one half hour intro session! Looking forward to continuing more intensively with her.”  – nicklesb

Book a lesson with her by visiting her profile here.

 

 

Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our italki mix tape

March 6th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with our italki mix tape)

Dear italki,

Sam here,  we’ve made an Irish mix tape for you to enjoy while you celebrate St. Patrick’s day.

Give it a listen and share it with your friends.

Sincerely,

Sam Bleakly

italki Community Manager

Thank you for making italki better.

March 6th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Thank you for making italki better.)

Dear italki users,

We have been getting a large amount of email about the changes that we’ve made over the last few days.

Most of the email has been constructive and necessary, and we want to sincerely thank all the users who have reported bugs through facebook and the support system.

italki is a community and you take an active part in shaping it.

We’d like to apologize for all of the inconveniences the new changes have caused.

We know that there will be many issues with the new version of the site. And we appreciate your patience and continued support as we continually work towards getting things fixed. The main reason for the changes were due to a migration of the specific technology that runs the site.

These changes will allow us to eventually have a much much faster site, after we get most of the blocks out of the way with coding and dns issues.

We understand what you are saying and are having many discussions behind the scenes as to which suggestions we can realistically implement at this time.

If you’d like to have a more in depth discussion, you can always email me at sam@italki.com

italki Culture Cast Episode One: Swedish

March 1st, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off on italki Culture Cast Episode One: Swedish)

Here is our first in a weekly podcast series interviewing native speakers.  This week we feature Beatrice from Sweden.

 

Let us know what you think, and if you’d like to be interviewed, email sam@italki.com

Teacher of the Week #4: Jessica SkypEnglish4U

February 26th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in teachers | Uncategorized - (Comments Off on Teacher of the Week #4: Jessica SkypEnglish4U)

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.