What is italki
italki is an online language learning service where you can find the best language teachers from around the world. It’s the fastest, most convenient way to become fluent in a foreign language.


Apps, flashcards, and books are all useful, but do they really prepare you to SPEAK a foreign language?

With italki, you can get access to the best tool for foreign language learning -- a personal foreign language teacher. Studies have shown that taking 1-on-1 classes with a personal teacher is the fastest way to learn a language.

You can use italki to:

  • Get tutoring before your language exam
  • Take a crash course before you travel to another country
  • Learn how to communicate in a business setting
  • Get customized 1-on-1 language lessons on topics you want to learn
  • Replace your inconvenient language school!

italki gets you using the language you want to learn starting on the first day, so you can make real progress. Now you don't have to worry about inconvenient schedules or commutes. Take a lesson when and where it is convenient for you. All you need is an internet connection.


Most people learning a language NEVER USE IT in a real setting. How can you become fluent in a foreign language without lots of speaking practice?

With italki, you can take what you have learned from a teacher and put it into immediate practice. With our community of over 1 million users, you can participate in language exchanges, ask questions, and get your writings corrected by native speakers.