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iTalki – chat room language learning


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iTalki is a language learning social network which comes with all the Web 2.0 sauce you’d expect to find this side of 2007. There are groups, a wiki, a place to share files and at the core of the system is a sophisticated search engine to help you find the best partner to help you learn the language of your dreams.

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Once you’ve located a suitable ‘study buddy’ (oy!) you can set up a Facebook like relationship with them and start exchanging language skills. They’ll be wanting to learn your language and you’ll be wanting to learn theirs, see? Of course there are some folks on there who only seem to want to learn the language of love, know what we mean? Anyway, it’s all very nice, with photos, bios and lots and lots of happy chatty young things from around the world.

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My personal view is that the social networks are going to have to offer some sort of specialisation if they want to grow and prosper, rather like LinkedIn for business networking, MySpace for music and this one for languages, and the ones that don’t – you listening Facebook? – are heading for a world of pain. But what do I know?

So if you’re wishing to parlez Italiano (sic) then head here and sign up. You might enjoy it, even if your learning experience is not as professional as it could be.

 italki.com is a free language learning website where you can find everything you need to learn a language online. italki is applying Web 2.0 concepts, such as social networking, user-generated content, and crowdsourcing, to language learning. italki is now home to a global community of language learners representing over 90 langauges worldwide. italki was one of the first social networks focused on learning foreign languages online and continues to be an innovator in this space with features such as multimedia chat, socially-driven questions and answers, open-source file sharing, and collaborative knowledge-based wikis.

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.



  • http://www.edufire.com stephanie

    Yah Italki is cool site…I’m a student on that site and have explored many different sites on the web. I’m currently using http://www.edufire.com on a daily basis to help with my Spanish and Italian! I find this site to be just a straight-forward language learning site that is easy to navigate around but offers alot of tools to help a serious student learn new languages. I like that it is free as well! The site offers language flashcards and videos, social networking, an active forum community and tutoring via video chat! Pretty cool check it out http://www.edufire.com

  • zakia

    hello im zakia from algeria im 21 years old.

  • SAID

    thank you so much

  • Alison

    Hi hi this is Alison

    • maria

      hi alison

  • mirna

    hii

  • http://www.jonsay.co.uk jon

    I wish I had a website so popular. Damn its hard to get ahead of the game. Unfortunately, I`m one guy against a whole company. My website has members, but its really the dictionaries that I hope allow it to stand apart. Everything is listed as word lists.

  • teana

    hi

  • teana

    I hope to help each other to learn more

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