Sed Yasimov
Professional Teacher
Italki - a tool or just another distraction

Italki, it is a great tool but are you using it?

You can meet new people, find fantastic teachers, lots of useful information, contribute. Often we forget these things and instead, we spend a long time scrolling, reading, waiting for a response, reacting to topics that are actually not important.

Think about how many hours you spend in a week here, and how many of these hours actually were useful for you or others.

Let's not forget the main reason why we are all here - to learn and teach. Nothing more and nothing less.

May 1, 2019 4:37 AM
Comments · 2
True. Though I tend to scroll through the messages when I need a break from studying. It is a great way to possibly learn something but also take a break. Although I'm on the discussions a lot, for instance, this last month I have been on quite a bit but I've also taken 8 classes on here and 3 elsewhere. So, I balance it out.  Also, I'm interested in culture and learning about other places, not to mention differences in ways of using language, so the discussions (some of them) are good for this. 
May 1, 2019

You got the point! but the fact is that humans are simian creatures! some people will always seek pleasure everywhere no matter what the purpose of using anything!. And some functions of italki are just as same as any social media sites. so, it's natural that our brain will start to feel the cravings of using italki after a certain period.

May 1, 2019