italki: learn any language 4+

1-on-1 language learning

italki HK Limited

Designed for iPad

    • 4.7 • 2.1K Ratings
    • Free



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.

150+ LANGUAGES // 10,000,000+ LESSONS BOOKED
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 3.78

Better, faster, smoother. We spent this week getting rid of some bugs so your italki experience is even better.

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
2.1K Ratings

2.1K 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!

Knittingarch ,

New Update Breaks Part of App

I’ve been using italki for years. Never had any trouble with the app until today. I mostly just use it to schedule lessons and chat with my teachers. I’ve updated to the latest version and was greeted with a loading screen that took about 8-10 seconds to complete. It asked me to see all the new tools for learning, but when I clicked on the button, it launched another loading screen that ended up with ghost divs. I could see the page layout but every box was greyed out and without any text. Would love to know what the new tools are but alas. I clicked the other menu buttons and luckily my conversations are in tact as well as my profile and whatever the planet icon represents. So it's only the first menu item that is malfunctioning for me. Please fix as I now have a sneaky suspicion I probably need that page for something. Thanks!

Update: Actually I just tried to access the #readingcomprehension prompt and that page won't load. The header is there but there is no text and no questions to answer. So it looks like the new changes are cascading through the other pages even though on first glance those pages seemed fine.

Developer Response ,

Hello user, we're sorry to know this and in order for us to compile a formal report we need you to reach us out at Thanks!

Ssfzz ,

Too many last minute cancellations from teachers with 100% attendance

The concept of italki is fantastic and there are some great tutors out there. I have been using it very happily until…There are a few teachers who are unreliable and don’t show up. Unfortunately italki does not resolve these well. Here’s why: if a teacher cancels within 12 hours, you cannot schedule another class during that timeframe. You have to just wait until it’s over. The teacher does not get penalized in any way, in fact, their attendance rate still shows as 100%. So you cannot filter out the reliable teachers/tutors from the unreliable ones. There should be a “late cancel” option. Furthermore I have a teacher who did not show up, then wrote to me and said “oops I didn’t notice I had a class” yet he didn’t want to mark the class as no show. The class has gone into dispute and I can’t block this teacher who keeps sending me nasty messages because I didn’t accept his request. Italki is good, but this is a very bad way of handling No Shows and Last Minute Cancellations. I have a busy schedule and I want to take a class every day yet due to this unfortunate feature, I cannot. Currently looking into italki alternatives.

Developer Response ,

Hello user, we're terribly sorry to know this! Can you kindly reach our to our Support and we'll make sure to report those teacher and avoid this from happening? Thanks!

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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data

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

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