My time slot for Skype calls is the evening on workdays and weekends (GMT+2). I try to have a conversation in English every day, so planning beforehand for the week is usually involved.
I appreciate people willing to move communication to Skype, since I'm interested in audiocalls. Remember that Italki accepts reports of misbehavior committed by Italki users on Skype, so anyone is held responsible for how they act on there. I do have Facebook, Whatsapp, Line, etc. but it's not something I found useful for me for language exchange. So, I use Skype.
I can help people with Italian, but I think it works only with people who are willing to talk often (I guess 1+ a month?), as I do it on the side while I work on other languages, to talk to people from around the world, because I enjoy conversation and I'm open to build long term friendships around it. So, if we don't talk, that defeats the purpose.
I tend to give people space but I do value, and look for, reassurance that we actually share an interest in practice. If you can see yourself setting an appointment, not showing up, and not sending a message about it after, please ignore my offer of exchange, we are too different.
Please no random Friend requests until we spoke on Skype or we texted here for a while.
I said it a couple of times, so I might as well put it here: if speaking in another language makes you anxious remember that: - It's ok to speak slowly and take your time. In fact, I mostly find myself telling someone to slow down rather than being bothered because they are speaking slowly - If I don't understand something you say, I'll ask you to type it. If you don't understand something I said, I'll type it for you - Before a call, open a site like Google translate, or a phone app, and use it while we talk to check pronunciation and to find the words you don't remember . It's useful to write down words and things you encounter that you have trouble expressing/describing