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

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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

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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.

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We are very pleased to announce the release of an upgraded version of italki.com.

The new version of the site includes a cleaner layout, a redesigned dashboard and a few new cool features. Expect more improvements in the future to italki, as a lot of the work in this new version has been with the backend system.

As we migrate to this new version, we hope that you can remain patient as we try and fix all the bugs and issues that may crop up.

So without further ado, here is a first look at some of the main new changes to italki.com:

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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

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