With italki you can find the best teachers to give you a personal online language lesson.
There are two types of teachers on italki: Professional Teachers and Community Tutors.
BOTH Professional Teachers AND Community Tutors:
If you are new to learning a language, we recommend learning from a professional teacher. A professional teacher can provide you a structured learning plan and lead you through the learning process.
If you are an experienced learner and already know what topics you need to focus on or want to learn through informal conversation, we recommend you talk with a community tutor.
Professional Teachers are teaching professionals that have been trained in foreign language acquisition. They have at least one of the qualifications below, as verified by italki staff:
Professional Teachers can offer the following (see individual teacher profiles for details):
- Practice authentic and natural conversations about topics of your interest.
- Answer questions about the language and culture
- Give advice for good sources of native content to study or study materials
Community Tutors are native speakers who can help you learn a language through informal tutoring or speaking practice. Community Tutors are not formally qualified teachers, but they are knowledgeable and passionate about helping others learn their language. Talking with a Community Tutor is a great way for intermediate or advanced students to get real conversation practice!
Community Tutors have the following qualifications:
Community Tutors can offer the following:
Many Community Tutors go above and beyond these basic expectations in order to help the students who come to them, but please keep in mind that Community Tutors are not expected to have prepared lessons or a teaching plan. If you would prefer to work with a teacher who will provide you with more structured learning and materials, we suggest you browse professional teachers or ask for a recommendation.
Apply to be a teacher
If you have a passion for teaching languages, and are interested in becoming an online teacher at italki, please apply!