italki Quiz - FAQs And Requirements

Thank you for your interest in contributing to italki Quiz! We are very excited you have made it here, as we believe italki Quiz can be mutually beneficial for students, teachers, and avid language enthusiasts alike. To contribute to italki Quiz, please read over the terms and conditions and submit your quiz.

 

Here is an example of what your Quiz could look like: 10 Slang Expressions You Can Use In Spain

WHY PUBLISH A QUIZ ON ITALKI?

italki Quiz is an international online publishing platform, with italki language learners and language enthusiasts from every country in the world. Every quiz you publish on italki links directly to your profile, and we will publish your quiz throughout our online network and on various platforms to help you reach as many potential students as possible, giving you the chance to stand out in the world of online language teaching.

Writing an italki Quiz will:

  • Let everyone know about interesting aspects of the language you’re teaching
  • Let potential students know how you can help them improve.
  • Give new students a way of evaluating their level before requesting a lesson
  • Provide interesting online content for your current students
  • Keep students interested in working with you to improve their skills
  • Provide a good conversation starter. You can start off class by discussing the quiz!
  • Promote your teaching profile by being shared by italki and discussed among students.

 

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 that will work on getting your quiz up to speed.

WHAT IS AN ITALKI Quiz?

Since italki Quiz is a completely new feature, we are excited to see how quizzes can best serve the language-learning community. As such, we don't want to limit the possibilities with a definition. For now, let's just say that an italki Quiz is any quiz published on italki by a tutor or teacher that can help current or potential italki students.

Here are some Frequently Asked Questions:

What language should my Quiz be about?

At this time, all quizzes must be written in English. If, like many italki teachers, English is not your first language, don't worry! We have a team of editors that will help you perfect your quiz.

 

We are currently accepting quizzes about the following languages:

  • English
  • Spanish
  • Japanese
  • French
  • Chinese
  • German
  • Korean
  • Italian
  • Russian
  • Portuguese
  • Arabic

 

If you don’t see the language you teach, you can open a new language category by sending us 5 Quizzes about that language or culture.

 

What should my quiz be about?

italki Quiz is still a work in progress, but during the time that we have been publishing quizzes, we have learned a few important things about what type of content students like, and we want to pass this on to you, our teachers.

 

In general, the best and most successful quizzes fall into one of these two broad categories:

Quizzes about X language skills (vocabulary, grammar, translation, etc)

  • These quizzes are similar to what one might see in a school, but much more fun and informal. This is a great way for students to evaluate their language level, while getting some helpful information and feedback.

 

Quizzes about life and culture (traditions, pop culture, movie references, etc)

  • These are questions about the culture around a language or specific region. This is a great way for students to test their cultural awareness while learning more about what life in a different country is really like.
  • View an example of this type of quiz here

 

Be specific!

Quizzes that deal with a specific topic within a specific language or culture will stand out more to students, get more attention, and have higher-quality discussions. When you write your quiz, please provide detailed descriptions for the results, pictures to make the topic clear and keep students’ attention, and be creative!

  • Too general: “How much French grammar do you know?”
  • Specific: “How good is your French punctuation?”

 

Quizzes that are fun and informative are likely to be both helpful and popular while being interesting and useful to students. They might even show their friends, which would be a great way for you to get a recommendation.

Here are some examples of quizzes that students find especially fun and helpful:

  • Do you know these {20} phrases in {LANGUAGE}? italki Quiz
  • Test yourself on these {7} must-know expressions in {LANGUAGE}
  • How well do you know {NOUN}? italki Quiz
  • {9} words you won't find in your {LANGUAGE} textbook

But remember, these are just examples! We welcome any suggestions you may think of. We have a page full of ideas for quizzes here at italki. Be sure to check it out!

How long should my Quiz be?

italki Quizzes consist of 3 main parts.

  1. Brief introduction (introduce your student to the quiz)
  2. Quiz body (multiple-choice questions and answer choices)
  3. Results (give the student feedback depending on their score)

Quiz Introduction requirements:

  • About 3 sentences to introduce the quiz. What will the student learn from this quiz?

Quiz Body requirements:

Each “page” of the quiz will have one multiple-choice question and a set of 5 answer choices.

Question requirements:

  • 10 - 20 Multiple-choice Questions
    • 15 - 20 words in length
    • Each question must have a CEFR level and topic category
      • Question levels: Beginner, Elementary, Intermediate, Upper-Intermediate, Advanced, Master, Native
      • How do I choose the levels? The levels should be based off of CEFR proficiency levels.
      • What do I do if my question isn't related to language proficiency? (For example, a cultural question). You can put N/A for CEFR level tag IF and ONLY IF the question is not related to language proficiency at all.
      • Current categories: Grammar (includes punctuation), Vocabulary (includes spelling), Reading (includes translating), Culture (includes slang, special contexts, Linguistics, Conversation, etc)

Answer Requirements:

  • Each question must have 5 answer choices
  • Answer choices: no more than 10 words
  • (optional) 1-2 sentence “comment” that a student will see right away after answering a question.
  • (optional) If your answer choices require pictures, please provide the pictures. Please be sure that you have the right to publish any pictures that you submit.

Quiz Results requirements:

Depending on their individual scores, students will receive different results. What do you want to tell them?

  • Please assign a breakdown of different result levels
    For example, you could choose to divide results as such:
      • 0%-49% : result message 1
      • 50%-79% : result message 2
      • 80% - 100% : result message 3
  • each result message should be 2-4 sentences.

 

If that seems complicated, don’t worry! All you need to do to get started is send us a Quiz idea with a title and brief description, and we will help you with the rest.

How many quizzes can I write?

There is no limit on the number of quizzes you can write and submit for review. However, we recommend submitting only one or two at a time so that we can give you proper feedback and editorial help.

Who will receive credit for writing the quiz?

You will receive all the credit for your quiz, and we will link back to your italki profile in the "short bio" at the bottom of each quiz.

HOW DO I SUBMIT AN ITALKI Quiz?

Step 1 - Submit a Title & Description

Simply submit your idea about the quiz to us in this format:

  • Title of your quiz
  • Description: Tell us why this idea is unique, interesting to the community, and how it will help a student better understand the language or culture of a certain country.
  • Examples: One or two questions you will ask in the quiz, as well as one or two results that will be shown to the student after they answer those questions.

Please follow these steps. We don’t want you to spend a lot of time on a quiz that we cannot accept. Instead, we would like to work with you to make sure your best quiz gets published on italki.

We might decline your quiz if:

  • A very similar quiz already exists on the site
  • The quiz idea seems too general
  • The topic is not related to language learning
  • The topic is offensive and does not comply with our community guidelines

If your quiz idea is declined, don't worry - you can always submit another one!

If you need inspiration, we have a page full of ideas for quizzes here. Be sure to check it out!

 

Step 2 - Full Quiz Draft

Please submit your finished draft only after you have been asked to do so in response to your Title & Description email.

For details and suggestions, please see the italki Quiz Outline.

We will review the quiz in full, and then either send it to our editors to prepare for publication, or ask you to rewrite or re-work part of the quiz. When we reply, we will give you further instructions for submitting the full Quiz draft.

Once we confirm that it has been accepted, your quiz will be queued for publication. The time of publication will be chosen at the discretion of our content team.

I’m ready to submit a Quiz idea!

Have you read all of the above and are ready to submit a quiz?

  • email us at articles@italki.com with the subject line: “Quiz_idea”.
  • Please include your italki ID (italki.com/teacher/######) in the email body.  
  • Only one submission per email.

*By submitting your "Quiz Idea", you agree to the italki Quiz - Terms of Service

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