Learn languages with native speakers in 1-on-1 online lessons or make money teaching languages online!

italki is a language learning app and online language platform that connects language students with language teachers from across the globe. italki is for anyone who wants to learn a new language in the most effective way: with 1-on-1 online language lessons.

Our experienced language teachers will personalize your lessons based on your interests, skill level, and learning pace. Whether you're learning for school, work, travel, exams, or just learning to dive into the culture, you can always find the most experienced teachers to meet your needs.

Unlike other language learning apps, you can learn from native speakers who will turn classroom conversations into real-life scenarios.

Forget about monthly subscriptions and expensive language course packages. On italki, you pay per lesson. You can top up your italki Wallet and pay per lesson without any subscription, bookings fees, or contracts.

Language teachers set their own fees starting at $8 for certified teachers and $4 for tutors. Trial lessons start from $1 to try out. We offer affordable lessons that are up to 30% cheaper than in-person teachers.

We offer up to 130 languages taught by +13,000 teachers globally!

You want to learn Spanish? On italki you can connect with hundreds of professional Spanish teachers or private tutors. Looking to improve your English? No problem, our experienced English teachers are here to help. Whether you're looking to brush up on your conversation skills, pronunciation, or learn a new language altogether, on italki you’ll find the best language tutor to grow with.

Language learning on italki is easy and convenient. All you need to do is:

1. Choose your language teacher by price, specialties, country of origin, and more.
2. Book your first language lesson at a time and date that suit you.
3. Connect with your teacher via video chat software, and let the learning begin!

Now, you can learn different languages with professional teachers and native speakers from the comfort of your home or office. Language learning has never been easier!

Discover the italki language community where you can ask any questions, get feedback on grammar, spelling, and practice a foreign language with other students for FREE! Whether you’re catching up on personalized content, hot topics, or engaging with the community news feed, learning a foreign language on italki goes beyond the classroom.

Are you a native speaker who loves teaching languages and meeting new people? No matter if you’re a certified teacher or not, you can become a language tutor on italki and get paid to help others learn a language.
As an italki teacher, you can:
- Earn money online
- Set your own prices and hours
- Teach on your schedule
- Teach from anywhere you want

italki—the difference between memorizing vocabulary and carrying a conversation. Accelerate your language journey today. #SpeakFromExperience

What’s New

Version 3.42

Celebrate our 14th anniversary with a $140 coupon pack and boost your skills like never before. got rewards for students, shareable coupons for teachers, and multiple chances to get free italki Credits this July!
Our 14th anniversary campaign starts: 5th July - 30th July.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
821 Ratings

821 Ratings

Malintazo ,

Very happy with italki!

Italki is a great resource! Easily connecting with a native (Russian) speaking instructor has really sped up my learning. I have not had any problems with the app at all and find it easy and functional, though I will say I primarily use the website (which is very intuitive and makes communicating and connecting with my instructor/uploading money/reserving lessons/and viewing my upcoming schedule easy and organized). In terms of the actual learning via italki - I really enjoy and appreciate italki! It is by far the most efficient way to find and connect with a reputable instructor (and with so options for instructors to choose from you can easily find one who suits your style) that I have come across! The lesson price for my instructor is very reasonable too, and she is excellent and has made a huge difference in my learning. I highly recommend italki!

bcvbrett ,

Teachers great; app not so much

I’ve had several fantastic lessons from my teacher that I found through italki. That said, the app and platform is a real pain to use and is very limited functionally. It has numerous bugs and weird feature gaps that you will notice constantly—simple stuff like not sending me push notifications when the teacher sends me a message with the in-app chat. Seriously?

More importantly, the app has numerous UX problems that turn the app into an incredibly painful experience. For example, in the name of “security,” the app forces you to enter your password every time a lesson was completed. This is a terrible security feature that cannot be disabled with a setting, and since the app designer never thought to integrate with Touch ID or Face ID or keychain—sorry, you’re on your own. So every. single. day. I have a lesson, I have to go into my password manager and copy/paste my password into italki. What gives?

Honestly, as soon as I discover another company that offers language courses, I won’t be doing business with italki. The quality is so low that it’s just no fun at all.

Developer Response ,

Dear user,

Thank you for your invaluable feedback.

We're happy to know that you've found a great value in our teachers and in their lessons!

Yet, we appreciate even more your detailed feedback regarding our app: missed pop-up notification and a better security feature which can avoid entering the password manually.

Of course, entering the password to complete the lesson is vital as a rating and feedback can affect our teacher's profile and can cause a ban on the teacher's profile - that's why its important that the italki user insert manually the password in order to avoid that a second person - no the main user - can create a false feedback on our teacher.

We thank you for the time spent to write down this feedback, and if you have any other suggestion, as we're always working on optimising our platform, please, contact our Support.

Thanks and we wish you a great learning day ahead!

Best regards,

billful ,

Don’t wait. It really is better than you can imagine

I’ve known about italki for more than a year but never got around to trying it because I was skeptical that it would be a good experience and I was a little tired of doing online meetings all the time for work. That was a huge mistake. Just do one or two trial sessions and you will quickly realize like I did that the quality of instructors is really amazingly good and the experience is fantastic. I’ve had sessions with three instructors, all excellent, and I am very excited to finally be making real progress towards my language learning goal. And the sessions are fun. I am learning so much. Oh, also the scheduling is super easy.

Developer Response ,

Dear Billful, thank you so much for joining italki and delivering this great review!

App Privacy

The developer, italki HK Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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