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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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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

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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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Language learning social network launches iPhone app to connect 1 million language partners around the world through text and voice chat

SHANGHAI, China – January 29, 2013 – italki, the leading social network for language learning, has launched the first iPhone app to connect language learners around the world through text, voice, and images. The “italki Messenger” allows language learners to text message, voice chat, and share images with the over 1 million language learners currently using italki.

“Chatting with a language partner is one of the most popular activities on the italki website.  Extending this to a mobile app is a great way to help our users stay connected and learn a language,” said co-founder, Kevin Chen. “Users can now practice their written and spoken language, anytime and anywhere.  No other app connects you instantly with other language learners.”

italki’s iPhone app allows language learners to text message, voice message, and share pictures.  After creating an account, a user can search for new language partners by language or country.  Over 200 countries and over 100 languages are represented on italki, which gives users the opportunity to start practicing any language immediately.

“We are delighted with the launch of italki’s iPhone app,” said William Bao Bean, an investor in italki. “We expect italki will continue to innovate on both mobile and web.”

To download italki’s free iPhone app (“italki Messenger”), click here.

About italki

italki is an online language learning community that brings students and teachers together for paid and free language learning.  Since launching in 2007, the italki community has grown to over 1 million members from over 200 countries and has been featured in top international press such as Techcrunch, Mashable, The Independent, and The Guardian.

Visit http://www.italki.com for more information.

Press Contact:
Ross Cranwell
Marketing Director
italki.com
ross@italki.com

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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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