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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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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