We discovered this post on Backpacking Brunette, it’s a great blog written by Alex who is living her post-college life exploring new cities, experiencing new cultures and meeting new people. In this particular blog post, she shares how she has been learning Spanish and how she uses italki to help her reach her language learning goals. When we read it, we wanted to share this with the entire italki community as it’s full of great tips and suggestions on how to get the most out of italki. Reposted with permission from Alex. Original post here.
One of the reasons I decided to au pair in Spain is because I’ve always had an interest in learning Spanish.
I completed four years of Spanish classes in high school, but unfortunately, I did not continue my language studies in college. I could kick myself for that now. In preparation of living in a village where the majority of people do not speak any English, I brushed up on my Spanish with the help of a website called italki.
You can learn absolutely anything nowadays without even leaving the comfort of your home thanks to the internet. It’s amazing. My boyfriend, Taylor, discovered the wonders of italki when he was searching for native speakers to practice his Spanish with (unlike me, he actually stuck with it in college). He also used the site to learn some Italian before we went to Europe! (more…)