italki Articles - Content Suggestions

Here at italki, we do more than just publish your articles: we’ve shared them on social media, newsletters and blogs -- which always have links back to your profile. We have listened to our students’ needs and they were loud and clear: they need more articles! But not just any kind, we’ve analyzed the data and noticed that certain types of articles attract a lot more interests and shares. So we've made a list of possible article titles (and by extension: topics) to get your juices flowing.

 

It is important to keep in mind that italki articles have existed for a while now. Therefore, most topics that you would want to write about likely has been covered already. If you still, however, want to write an article about this topic which exists already on italki articles, please make sure to read the existing article and make sure your article does not have overlapping messages and/or repeated content. Such article submissions will likely be rejected for obvious reasons.

 

With that said, if you want your article to go viral and bring new eyes onto your profile, why don't you try writing about:

 

Learning [LANGUAGE] for business

Many students are studying language specifically to improve their employability, gain new opportunity, and improve in their work. Giving advice about using a language for business purposes will not only be helpful, but motivate them to study harder. It will make the contributing writer be seen by the learners as a useful source of advice and information, and encourage serious students to book sessions with him/her.

 

Specific topics

Think of this list below as merely a guide to help you get started, of course we would love to hear other topics as well.

  • Things to avoid saying in certain [LANGUAGE] settings.
  • Useful [LANGUAGE] business greetings.
  • Work [LANGUAGE] environment lingo/vocabulary/phrases/etc.
  • Dos & Don'ts of [LANGUAGE] job interviews.

 

 

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your article on a very specific facet of a particular topic. 

  • X Business Greetings You Can Use On Your First Day At Work
  • X Words You Need To Know For Your Upcoming Presentation
  • X Things That Your Boss Might Say
  • X Things That You Might Hear At The Office
  • X Things You Shouldn't Say During A Meeting
    • The "X" means a numerical digit. Example: 10 Things that....

 

Learning [LANGUAGE] in [Country]

Do you have experience teaching students from a particular country, language or cultural setting? What have you learned from that experience that can benefit others in the same situation?

 

Specific topics 

Think of this list below as merely a guide to help you get started, of course we would love to hear other topics as well.

  • pronunciation
  • word meanings
  • typical mistakes
  • content not found in textbooks

 

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your article on a very specific facet of a particular topic. 

  • Mistakes [Country] People Make When Learning [LANGUAGE]
  • Native Speaker Expressions That Are Not In Your [LANGUAGE] Textbook
  • Words That Have Different Meanings Than Their Literal Translations In [LANGUAGE]
  • X Things Successful Students Do To Learn [LANGUAGE]

 

Learning a language method/tricks/tips/resources

These articles should focus on a very specific method/trick/tip/resource, and provide valuable and unique content to readers.

For example: "Watching TV To Learn Spanish" won't help readers much, but "Phrases From Game of Thrones That Will Help You Learn English" will attract English students who love the show to your article, and therefore to your profile.

 

Specific topics

Think of this list below as merely a guide to help you get started, of course we would love to hear other topics as well.

  • how to improve your pronunciation by...
  • how to build vocabulary from...
  • how to retain grammar rules by...
  • how to overcome a particular language difficulty from...

 

Examples of titles

These will not only grab potential students' attention, it will also help you focus your article on a very specific facet of a particular topic.

  • Phrases From [TV SHOW] That Will Help You
  • Learn [LANGUAGE] By These [Tips / Tricks] To Improve Your Vocabulary [Or other aspects of the language]
  • The Cheat Sheet To [LANGUAGE] Grammar Cases

 

Make sure your writing centers around only one of these ideas per article and doesn’t try to cover too much all at the same time. Articles that are too general typically engage readers less. Readers like to know that what they are reading is valuable information, and the more specific it is, the less likely they are to have read it elsewhere.  

If you would like to write about one of these subjects just submit your article idea by following our submission process. Of course these are just suggestions and if you have a particular idea you want to run past us we would be glad to take a look!

Happy writing!

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