italki wants to hear your stories about italki!


Dear italki members,

Have you learned a language on italki?  Have you met cool people, been to cool places, or found love on italki?

We want to hear from you what italki has enabled you to do.

The best stories will be made into illustrations/stories for users to learn language with.


Simply reply to this post with your story!

We’re very excited to hear what you have to say.



Sam Bleakly

italki Community Manager


Teacher of the Week #6 Amera

March 12th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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.



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.


Sam Bleakly

italki Community Manager

Thank you for making italki better.

March 6th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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

italki Culture Cast Episode One: Swedish

March 1st, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Uncategorized - (Comments Off)

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