You will need a device with a camera. It is strongly recommended that you prepare a set of headphones and a microphone for an excellent class experience.
Software / Communication Tools
When booking a lesson, you can choose any of the following options as your lesson communication tool.
- italki Classroom is available for both teachers and students and can be accessed through a web browser or italki App. (What is the italki Classroom?)
- Other optional communication tools, such as Skype, Facetime, Zoom, or WeChat, are provided by teachers depending on which ones they use.
If you are using other communication tools instead of the italki Classroom, your Account Name or ID may be required so that your teacher can contact you and take the lesson.
When a lesson request is accepted, your teacher’s ID of the communication tool you have both agreed to can be found on the lesson page. If the software you like is not listed, you can contact the teacher and ask if it is available for him/her to use.
ATTENTION: The communication tool can NOT be changed for a lesson/package once it is successfully booked.
So we suggest that you select the italki Classroom as your communication tool. Meanwhile, prepare 1-2 alternative communication tools just in case. You can friend your teacher (if applicable) before the lesson time to avoid any account or connection problems.
External link from Google: Google Hangouts
External link from Zoom: Personal meeting ID (PMI) and personal link