My name is David. I am 19-year-old student who lives in Yonkers, NY. I am studying for my associate’s degree in Court Reporting.
I am studying German, Spanish, and Italian.
I learned about italki through Benny the Irish Polygot and I thought I’d give it a try. I signed around the October language challenge so I didn’t just study German. I signed up for classes in Russian, Spanish, Italian, and even Mandarin.
I was a bit skeptical on using italki at first. Because, the thought of speaking with strangers over the internet was a bit intimidating. But, as soon as I signed up for my first class in German. I realized how friendly and easy it was to talk to the teachers on italki. italki really helped me feel more at ease when it came to communicating with people over the internet.
Even though I was stuck at home, italki made it possible to have friends all over the world without buying a plane ticket! italki helped me improve my German so much. That I went from just saying basic greetings to all the way to actual one minute conversations in German. My friends in Berlin were very impressed with how much I have learned in just a short amount of time. I plan on using italki to help me become conversational in German by next year and Fluent in Spanish by the time I go see my family in Colombia and Spain. It’s so strange when I walk around the streets of New York and I hear people speak different languages and at times I understand words hear and there. italki definitely opened my eyes to how big the world is and how I can be a part of any culture I wish.
I would strongly recommend this site to anyone who even just mildly interested in learning a language. With just one class it will definitely give you that little nudge to continue to learn and progress with your language studies. With the amount a money you use to purchase a cup of coffee in NYC, you can use that money towards having your own personal tutor on Italki. I have almost no regrets when it came to choosing this site. I would say my only regret is that I didn’t find out about this site sooner!
David has been a member of italki since September 2014