italki.com helps students connect to language teachers for personal online lessons. We believe that in order to become fluent in a foreign language, you need to get practice using the language. Aside from living in a foreign country, getting a personal online teacher is the fastest, most convenient, and most interesting way to learn a foreign language.
To use an example, if you were interested in learning Japanese, you could find a teacher from Japan to give you lessons over Skype. italki helps students see the teacher’s background, experience, and importantly, reputation and teaching record. italki also helps handle international payment to ensure that students have a satisfactory lesson.
italki also has social learning, where learners are able to connect for free with other learners around the world for friendship, getting corrections on writing, getting answers to foreign language questions, and discussions.
While we like apps and tools, we believe that what is missing from language education is people. We want to help people learn languages and learn about the rest of the world by connecting them online.