Trial lessons are a way to learn how to use the italki system. They give you a chance to see the whole picture of what the italki experience is like. Trial lessons will help you get used to the payment process, the scheduling system, and how to confirm a completed lesson.
No, trial lessons are usually discounted rates set by the teacher. This low price tag gives an incentive for both the student and teacher to show up.
When you first register you are given 3 trial lessons.
You can use 1 trial lesson per teacher, and you can use them whenever you’d like.
You do not need to use them all at once, trial lessons do not expire.
The purpose of offering trial lessons is to give a way for students to get to know the system, not a way to get to know the teachers. If you are on the fence about a teacher, we would recommend researching feedback about the teacher from previous students, and watching their introduction video.
However, if something happens and your trial lesson gets cancelled, you can contact italki support with the lesson ID # of the canceled lesson, and we'll reactivate it for you.