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This service connects you with native speakers for spoken practice on Skype. You can pay tutors for (affordable) one-to-one video lessons, or find a free language exchange partner.

What the community says about italki

  • Jordan Sims
    Written on February 19, 2017
    "italki is a website that has teachers for many different subjects, with French being one of them. It is overall a great website and a good resource for learning the language."
    Juan Fowler
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "What an awesome resource!! Taking the on demand economy style to the tutoring of a different language. Great idea and if I was looking to learn French this would be so easy!"
    Joseph Moore
    Written on January 12, 2017
    "Italki is a great service for finding teachers in learning different languages. It helped me find an affordable and FUN way to learn French!"
    Pranav Nair
    Written on January 26, 2017
    "I can't recommend this site for learning French. Unfortunately, the program wouldn't load on my laptop."
    Austin Perez
    Written on January 3, 2017
    "A great resource. Italki set me up with a French teacher at very reasonable rates."
  • Jeffrey Chapman
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "There's really no substitute to face to face interaction with a native speaker if you want to learn a foreign language. So what do you do if you can't get to Italy? Sign up for italki and get lessons through video chat. It's not that expensive."
    Judith Bryant
    Written on June 20, 2017
    "I needed to learn Italian and a friend told me about italki. I thought it had a weird name but what's the harm in taking a look? I'm so glad I did as because now I am on my way to becoming fluent in Italian."
    Ralph Campbell
    Written on May 7, 2017
    "I've used italki to learn Italian before a trip. I was able to learn from a fluent Italian speaker over skype and it was great."
  • Rebecca Ray
    Written on March 21, 2017
    "This language learning website is so innovative! I like the idea of choosing your own personal teacher and scheduling your time to learn. It's going to be really helpful to hear some speak fluently and help with casual phrases. The whole process seems very customizable."
    Graciela Quezada
    Written on February 8, 2017
    "This is a really good resource. I found it simple, functional and easy to use. I had fun learning Russian through this service."
  • Jane Medina
    Written on May 17, 2017
    "Je parle francais! Thanks to this app, I can now talk to my cousins in their language!"
    Stephen Collins
    Written on April 7, 2017
    "I always wanted to learn Hungarian and now I can thanks to italki"
  • Austin Howard
    Written on March 5, 2017
    "I signed up for Italki not knowing what to expect, was blown away to be honest. Mona, that's the french teacher I signed up with via Italki, is a professional and skilled teacher. I've had several one-on-ones with her already and I can see my french improving by leaps and bounds everyday. Seriously if you wanna improve your skills in french or any other language, you need italki!"
    Judith Fowler
    Written on April 10, 2017
    "I prefer to use this service if I have a basic handle on the language, but want to expand. The one-on-one time via Skype really helps me gauge if I'm on track with where I need to be in my fluency. The free option has helped me practice the language with others that are learning as well."
    Lawrence Contreras
    Written on March 3, 2017
    "This is super helpful. It allows you to use professionals to help teach you the language. You get 1-1 experience and it allows you to learn in a very effective manner."
  • Aaron Bowman
    Written on January 20, 2018
    "italki has helped me get conversational very quickly. It's a great use of time for learning languages. Once you find a good teacher and set up a learning plan it really pays off. I probably learn more than twice as fast than I do in my Spanish class at school. It's also very affordable."
  • Nancy Warren
    Written on September 18, 2017
    "It's a fairly basic concept similar to RosettaStone talk or whatever it's called, but it's definitely a perfectly valid option for learning a language. You may want to try this out after you've done some basic learning (perhaps through Duolingo), but if you want to improve your fluency speaking with someone live is the best option."
    Cheng Gu
    Written on April 23, 2017
    "italki is a really innovative program. You can connect with other users and practice speaking a language you are trying to learn with a native speaker. I feel that hearing someone talk and doing so in a conversation is the best way to learn. You don't have to leave your house to do it anymore."
    Will He
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "As someone who is actually interested in learning Portuguese, this seems like it would be very useful and could solve my problem of needing help from native speakers, but not personally knowing any. The free language exchange partner sounds especially appealing."
  • Devansh Mehta
    Written on October 8, 2017
    "I have found that you can actually learn to speak a language very well by doing it entirely via Skype. Once you find those people to practice with and learn from via Skype, then you have no excuse to not make progress as quickly as possible, which your speed depending on how many spoken sessions you get and how intensively you are learning. I love the convenience of doing this from home."
    Vincent Porter
    Written on October 5, 2017
    "This is a good application if you have some experience, but for someone like me who has zero experience, it's very overwhelming. I was really hoping for a guide for absolute beginners. Although I may hang onto this resource for future use."
  • Tyler Contreras
    Written on January 31, 2017
    "I good resource for finding both professional foreign language teachers who are certified professionals and Community Tutors which are native speakers who can help you learn a language through informal tutoring or speaking practice."
    Michael Stephens
    Written on June 17, 2017
    "Italki leaves Rosetta in the dirt. It's very modern, easy to use, and functional as hell. It makes you WANT to learn to speak a new language."
    Shreyas Powar
    Written on March 16, 2017
    "Excellent resource to help find a teacher. Its hard to verify and find one generally...this gives a single place, centrally, to do this. "
  • Rose James
    Written on September 19, 2017
    "I am learning Spanish now and wanted a great resource for learning it. I found italki, which is something used on Skype to connect you to native speakers. I did not like it at all. I found the tutors weren't that friendly. I feel like I've learned way more on YouTube and from my college class. The free language exchange partners aren't much better. I just felt they weren't very helpful. The Skype connections are sketchy, too, and drop a lot. I don't advise using this at all."
    Janet Wood
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "What an exciting concept, and you get to reach out and "go global" as you have a tutor that is from or fluent in the country you want to learn about. There are so many languages to choose from, you get to pick your tutor, and they charge different hourly rates. "
    Eric Jiang
    Written on April 15, 2017
    "I had a problem trying to learn French for my class. I heard about italk and I am happy to announce the teachers at italk helped me immensely solving my problem learning French."
    Kenneth Tran
    Written on February 9, 2017
    "A wonderful site to help you on your journey to becoming bilingual."

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