My time slot for Skype calls is the evening on workdays and weekends (GMT+2). I try to have a call in English every day; this means that I appreciate planning calls beforehand for the week on Monday or the weekend on Friday.
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 use Skype because I always do English calls at my computer, ready to look up pronounciation and take notes.
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. I guess I like to talk to people from around the world, I enjoy conversation and I'm open to build long term friendships around it. So, if I don't talk relatively often with someone, 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.
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