Thank you for your interest in contributing to italki Articles! We are very excited you have made it here, we believe italki Articles are mutually beneficial for students, teachers, and avid language enthusiasts alike. In order to contribute to italki Articles, please read over the below terms and conditions and submit your article below.
WHY PUBLISH ON ITALKI?
italki Articles is an international online publishing platform. We publish articles almost daily in multiple language categories. Our readers are language students and language enthusiasts from every country in the world, learning the language you teach -- and will write about.
Every article that's published on italki links directly to your italki profile. Sometimes, we will also promote an article throughout our Internet presence to make sure that it reaches as many potential language learners as possible. This gives you the chance to stand out in the online language teacher platform.
If you are not a native English speaker, don't worry! Most of our non-English teachers aren't, and we have a team of editors dedicated to getting your article up to speed. This means, every article that's accepted undergoes an editorial process. Keep in mind this can take time (and it also varies in time).
WHAT IS AN ITALKI ARTICLE?
It is very hard to define what makes an italki Article and any definition we give will only limit what an italki Article could potentially be. For now let's say that an italki Article is any article published on italki by a Tutor or Teacher that provides useful information on specific language-learning.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs): Answered
1. How long should my article be?
2. My article has been accepted, but I don't see it on italki?
3. How many articles can I write?
4. What "tone" should my article be written in?
5. What language should I write my article about?
We currently publish articles in the following language categories:
6. Be specific!
Articles that deal with a specific topic within a specific language will stand out more to students, get more attention, and have higher-quality discussions. When you write your article, please provide:
7. Can I include links in my article?
Yes. Links that lead to other resources, blogs, or references are allowed, and even encouraged! Language learners want to find links to more information or online tools that will help them better understand what they are reading about. Links on a YouTube video, podcast, other language tools and content can also be included. Preferably, the linked content should be created by you, so as to also align with our plagiarism policy.
If you link to other articles you have written in the past, then it will give you more credibility as a source of knowledge. That said, we reserve the right to remove any links that we feel do not provide value to the reader, violate our terms of service, or appear like "spam". Allowing links is a privilege, please do not abuse it.
8. Who will receive credit for writing the article?
9. What should my article be about?
During the time that we have been publishing italki Articles and distributing your articles, we have learned a few important things about what type of content students like. Therefore, we want to pass our insights back to you, our teachers and potential writers. Learn more about our conclusions here.
In general, the best and most successful articles fall into one of two broad categories:
Articles about language learning
Articles about learning X language
HOW DO I CREATE AN ITALKI ARTICLE?
You can start creating your article right now, in two separate stages. These are:
1. Title of proposed article & brief but detailed description on what you wish to cover in your article.
2. Submission of article idea & wait for reply -- approval.
3. Submission of full article document.
Please follow this format. We want to make sure that you do not spend too much time writing an article that might be rejected or needs to be re-written. Instead, we would like to work with you to make sure your best writing gets published on the site.
For an in-depth skeleton for appropriate italki Article guidelines, please refer to the italki Article Skeleton.
Stage 1 - Title & Description
Simply submit your idea about the article to us in this format:
The most common reasons why we reject article ideas are:
If your article idea is rejected, don't worry - you can always submit another one!
Students have found these kinds of articles especially helpful:
But remember, these are just examples! We welcome any suggestions you may think of. We have added another page full of ideas for articles here. Be sure to check it out!
Stage 2 - Full Article Draft
Please submit your finished draft only after you have been asked to do so in response to your Title & Description email. We will review the article in full, and decide if we will send it to our editors to prepare for publication, or ask you to rewrite or re-work part of the article.
Once your article is accepted then your article will be published, but the time of publication will be at the discretion of our content team, based on the needs of the articles section of italki.com.
HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ARTICLE?
Have you read all of the above and are ready to submit an article? Submit your idea to the email below at email@example.com with the subject line to include: Language & [Article idea].
If you have already written a full article:
Remember that to submit it you must include:
"I confirm that I have read, understand, and agree to submit my article according to the guidelines and requirements described on italki Articles' Terms of Service."
If you agree to the above conditions and if your article meets all of the requirements, you can submit it by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
NOTE: Submitting your article does not guarantee that it will be published on italki. After submitting your article we will review it and you will be notified of whether your article will be published or not.
*By clicking on "Submit Full Article" you agree to italki Articles' Terms of Service