italki Teaching Basics

Are you a new italki Professional Teacher or Community Tutor? Start here and learn everything you need to get started teaching languages online on italki!

italki Policies & Guidelines

As an italki Teacher, make sure you read our policies, guidelines and teacher Code of Conduct.

How it works?

italki gives online Language Teachers teachers immediate exposure to language students from all over the world.

italki Teaching Tips

Read tips and secrets of teaching successfully on italki from our veteran teachers

italki Teaching Tips & More

Real Advice from Real Teachers

Secrets of teaching on italki from our experienced teachers

“Uh oh!” We have a Problem

Get help for those rare occasions when you have a teaching problem

Finding New Students

Tips and tricks to consistently find new students on italki

Create a Professional Profile

Tips to make sure your profile stands out so students will choose you!

What italki Teachers are saying

Overall, I’ve had a great experience teaching on italki.  I’ve developed a great rapport with my current students and look forward to meeting more students from the italki community.

– Greg Moore (Teaches English) -

I’m so thankful I found italki and I’m happy to tell everyone I meet about it!  Even with my crazy hectic schedule, I hope that I can continue teaching children from all over the world on it.

– Margot (Teaches English) -

I find teaching online very convenient.  I have a very flexible schedule and prefer to work in the afternoon (I hate working in the mornings) so italki was great for me. I actually teach offline as well but I can fill up my schedule, even “unpopular” times, thanks to students from different time zones.

– Tatiana (Teaches Russian) -

Each person has his dreams, his ambitions and the teacher just has to give them a little hand to help them to achieve them. This is the reason why I love teaching my language and, thanks to Italki, I can do it even when I am at home, on holiday or abroad. The world is so small and fast that it would be stupid to waste time and not enjoy it to the hilt.

– Simone (Teaches Italian) -

(Lastly, whenever I get positive feedback from my students, I feel a great sense of accomplishment because I have really helped someone achieve their language goals.  This is probably the main reason why I choose to teach on italki.)

– Xiao Lei (Teaches Chinese) -

可以说,我在italki上的体验非常棒,既教日本学生波斯语,又结识了伊朗朋友……我想我会继续在italki上保持活跃度,它是个理想的学习和交流平台,可以分享交换各种语言和文化。Overall, my experiences with italki have been great, I’ve been able to share the Persian language with a Japanese girl and also meet many friends from Iran. I will keep on making use of the website as a meeting place and classroom to share and exchange languages with friends.

– Robin (Teaches Mandarin and Persian (Farsi)) -

italki のことを良く友達に話します。いろいろな人に会うことができ、他の言語を学ぶことが出来るからです。そして、italkiで世界中の友達を作ることができました。もっと早くitalkiを見つけたかったです。わたしは、みんなに言いたいです”italkiを試してみて!!” I like to tell all my friends about italki because I think it is a great way to meet other people and also learn another language. I’ve made so many friends from all over the world on italki. I wish I had discovered italki earlier. I want to say to all of the people. “Give italki a try!!”

– Sato (Teaches Japanese) -