|Phone||86 21 6469 8479|
|Description||Global Language Network|
italki is a language learning social network that connects students and teachers around the world.
italki helps language students find online teachers for one-on-one lessons. Students use a virtual currency to pay for language lessons, and teachers build a reputation for successful lessons taught online. Students can also find language partners for language exchange, and get free help from the italki community.
The company is registered in Hong Kong with a development center in Shanghai, China. italki was founded by American and Chinese entrepreneurs.
italki’s Facebook application allows Facebook users to engage in similar language learning opportunities available on italki.com like finding partners and groups, searching for answers to their questions, and finding/sharing resources for language learning. Application users can connect with their Facebook friends or other italki users on Facebook.
|Launch Date||December 1, 2006|
|Tags||education, social-network, marketplace, foreign-language|
italki is an online destination for language learning, comprised of a social network and marketplace. italki connects people from more than 200 countries representing 100 languages for free language exchange. Within the language learning community, members can find partners and groups to practice languages, get answers to questions, and share and find resources to aid in self-study.
Through the marketplace, italki also helps students find teachers for paid live online lessons. The marketplace also acts serves as a platform for learners to view feedback and ratings on individual teachers and pay for those services and others by language education providers within italki. italki first partnered with Eleutian Technologies to deliver ESL solutions to members through its marketplace. It is in the process of expanding that marketplace to other language companies.