This is a repost from my German blog here, I’m posting all articles about the iTalki 2015 Language Challenge on both blogs. As I’m fond of saying: You learn to speak a language by trying to speak it, poorly at first. What this means is that you learn by... Read more
Note: this is a repost from my German blog. The original article is here. I’ve tried six different tutors at this point (5 professional, 1 “community” tutor which is just someone who doesn’t teach the language as their day job and does online... Read more
I’m currently doing the iTalki 2015 Language Challenge which is where if you take at least 20 hours of instruction via their tutors then you can win 400 ITC (iTalki Credits, which are used to buy lessons with the tutors on there, with ten of them costing $1US).... Read more
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