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More than 1.5 million students and 2000+ teachers of 100 languages.

“...I found other language learning websites but for one reason or another they were not as good as italki.”

-Brian Madden, italki Teacher

Read why teachers love teaching on italki

Why teach on italki?

italki is the world’s largest marketplace for online language teachers. With over 100 different languages offered, anyone speaking any language can teach!


Earn Extra Money

As an italki teacher you set your own prices! italki ranks #1 in annual online earnings for language teachers.

Build the brand of YOU

Building a personal teaching reputation online helps demonstrate a work history of reliability, quality and student satisfaction to new students, peers, and future employers.

Find New Students

italki has over 1.5 million students and 2000+ teachers of 100 languages.

Handle International Payments

italki handles all the financial paperwork, collections, and payments so you don’t have to. No more dealing with students who can’t pay online or have payment problems.

Teach According to your Schedule

Teach as much or little as you want. Potential students will only register for times that you are available to teach.

Manage your Online Students

italki helps you manage all your student records and history.

Work From Home

All you need is a computer and a headset and you can teach from anywhere with an internet connection.

Safety and Security

italki ensures that you get paid after you teach! italki also intervenes to help solve problems with students.

Frequently Asked Questions

What’s it like to teach on italki?
Besides the obvious reason that you can make money teaching, people like teaching on italki for a variety of other reasons. Some enjoy the flexibility that online teaching affords, others teach because they can meet students from all over the world. However, don’t take our word for it, read the real stories of our italki teachers to get a better idea of what teaching on italki is like.

How does italki work for teachers?
italki is a language learning marketplace that connects language students with online language teachers. As an approved italki teacher, students can search for you in the italki Teacher listings. Students will contact you through italki to book an online teaching session via SKYPE or free VOIP software. italki handles everything for the teacher: marketing, scheduling, payment and student management. As a teacher all you need to focus on is teaching. Learn more

Does it cost anything to teach on italki?
Applying to become a teacher on italki is entirely free. Once you are approved as a teacher on italki, you start earning italki Credits (ITC) which can be exchanged for cash. italki charges a 15% fee on transactions between teachers and students. You are only charged when you teach a session, so you will only be charged when you’re making money teaching on italki.

What are ITC?
italki credits (ITC) are a virtual currency that is used to pay for teachers and tests on italki. ITC are pegged to the USD so 10 italki Credits (ITC) = 1 US Dollar (USD). Students purchase italki credits with their credit card (Visa, Mastercard), Paypal, Alipay, and other forms of payment. When you teach people on italki, you will earn italki Credits (ITC). You can withdraw your italki Credits into cash or use your italki Credits to take lessons with other teachers on italki.

How do I get paid?
As our teachers come from all over the world, we have made it convenient to receive payment. As long as you have a verified account that can receive payment via any of the below italki payment partners:

  • Paypal
  • Alipay
  • Webmoney
  • Moneybookers (Skrill)

What is italki’s traffic like?
italki is the world’s largest marketplace for online teachers. We currently have over 1.5M language students learning over 100 different languages on italki. As an online language teacher, you get instant exposure to all our students from around the world

What type of equipment do I need to teach on italki?
A computer or tablet device connected to the Internet. A headset and webcam. SKYPE or other free VOIP program.

I still have some questions about teaching on italki
If you still have some questions about teaching on italki, check out italki Teacher Resources. We’ve created this resource tool filled with valuable tutorials, teaching tips and other great information for all our italki Teachers. You can also read our Teacher Support section in our Knowledge Base which has answers to the most common questions that italki teachers have. Lastly, you can always send an email to support@italki.com.