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About italki

italki is changing the way the world learns foreign languages.


We believe that the key thing that is missing from language education is people. We built italki to make human connections between language learners and language teachers. On our platform, you can find a teacher from the US to tutor you in English, or a person in China to practice Chinese with you.

We believe that everyone can become fluent in any foreign language with a teacher.


italki now has a global community of over a million language learners and more than a thousand language teachers, studying over a hundred languages. Hundreds of thousands of paid language lessons have taken place on italki, and every day, more and more students and teachers are discovering how quickly they can learn with personal online lessons.


We believe that language education is going to radically change as traditional methods of language learning are disrupted by the availability of online language teachers. Language education has historically been expensive and inefficient, and only people who studied abroad could gain fluency. Now that language teachers can reach any student with an internet connection, we believe anyone, anywhere in the world can become fluent in a foreign language.

"italki has helped me connect with native speakers and experienced language teachers. It's ideal for people who can't be in the country, but want to get busy speaking the language!"

Benny Lewis
Polyglot Blogger