Our friend and supporter, Benny the Irish Polyglot, has recently taken up learning Japanese. Here’s a fun little video that he put together which also features our italki Japanese teacher Yuri. (more…)

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How italki is helping me learn Spanish!

December 6th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in feature | members | Motivation | tips - (Comments Off on How italki is helping me learn Spanish!)

How italki is Helping Me Learn Spanish

 

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There is only way to learn to speak a language: speak it, speak it, and speak it some more.

While the easiest way to immerse yourself in a language is to travel – or, better yet, move – to a country where the language is spoken, all is not lost for those of us who can’t do that just yet. Thanks to the wonders of Skype and free websites like italki.com, we can immerse ourselves in any language from the comfort of our living room couches! (Actually, in my case, it’s the dining room table. I still haven’t quite mastered the art of using a laptop on my actual lap.)

If you’re looking to ramp up your language learning, then you might want to consider signing up for italki.

* Please note: this review is very long. I can’t help it. I’m full of words. Believe it or not, I actually cut out a good quarter of each post before I actually publish it. If you don’t like posts with a lot of words – well, you probably won’t like this blog. Sorry. (more…)

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Speaking Cantonese after 2 months of practicing!

December 2nd, 2013 | Posted by Jim in members | Motivation | tips - (Comments Off on Speaking Cantonese after 2 months of practicing!)

Jan vanderAa is learning Cantonese on italki.  After only 2 months of studying he’s having basic conversations!   His little language learning tip is: (more…)

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Chinese students! – Prepare for the CET4 with italki and Memrise!

November 26th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in announcement | Learning English - (Comments Off on Chinese students! – Prepare for the CET4 with italki and Memrise!)

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中国的考生们!-用Memrise上的italki课程帮助你备考英语四级考试!

italki目前与 Memrise 结盟,为备考大学英语四级考试的用户精心打造大学四级英语课程。Memrise是一个完全免费的在线学习社区,在那里你几乎可以获得来自全世界的资讯,并且配有一个非常棒的手机App帮助你记忆学习内容!对于学习语言非常有帮助。

italki目前在Memrise推出的课程叫做italki.com CET4 course! 这个课程是为参加大学英语四级考试的考生量身打造。大学英语四级考试是中国针对母语非英语人士的国家级专业考试。在中国,如果要获得本科学位必须通过此门考试。

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你可以在安卓系统下载此课程,来为英语四级考试做准备! (more…)

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Learning Language is more fun with friends! :)

November 19th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in Learning Japanese | teachers - (Comments Off on Learning Language is more fun with friends! :))

Check out the following music video created by our italki member Brian Kwong and his friends from the +1 Challenge (who are all italki members).  This happy little video also features many of our italki Japanese Teachers including Noriko, Mayumi, Hanoko, Hiroshi, and Yuri who are singing, dancing, and doing all sorts of goofy things while signing a fun little Japanese tune.

It just goes to show you that…

Learning Language is more fun with friends! : )

The other great thing about this video is that it shows what can be done when like-minded people are able to connect with one another to make language learning fun!  This is exactly the reason why we built italki – to make human connections between language learners and language teachers.  We wanted to say thanks again to Brian and his friends from the +1 Challenge and our Japanese teachers who helped create this fun little video.

You just need to watch it for yourself.  It will definitely put a smile on your face.

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