Happy Holidays from all of us at italki!

December 25th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in announcement - (0 Comments)

When italki was created way back in 2007 , our vision was to create a world in which everyone can be fluent in another language by connecting with people.

When you create a community that spans the world, you’ll end up hearing lots of stories. What starts with strangers learning from each other, can ultimately lead to many unexpected experiences.

One of our favorite stories is when one our italki Community Moderators, Jura, actually published a book because of her interactions with our community.  Well, our Christmas gift came early when we received her book.

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As 2013 winds down and we start looking forward to 2014, we wanted to start off the new year with a BANG! Our 4th italki Language Challenge is going to help you realize your New Year’s Resolution goal of learning a new language!

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We just wanted to let you know early so you have plenty of time to get ready for a great new 2014!

To be notified once the Challenge begins, please click here. You will be able to Pledge to enter the Challenge on January 1st, 2014 and onwards!

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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

 

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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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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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