我的italki之旅:从一个用户到实习生!

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两周前结束了在italki为期一个半月的实习。虽然时间不长,但是能和这么一群有趣的人一起工作,对我而言是莫大的幸运。这一个半月的时间无疑是最快乐的时光!下面我来说说我和italki的故事。


去年十一月,我注册成为了italki的一名用户。在上面,我找到了我的德语老师。作为一个语言专业的学生,我厌倦了传统课堂上的授课方式。在italki上上课给我带来了不一样的体验!用一种全新的、愉快的方式学习一门语言,可以和母语者直接沟通学习,这是国内很多课堂都做不到,然而,italki可以做到。在上了几节课后,我尝试给italki发邮件,询问他们是否提供实习机会。只是抱着试试看的心理,结果一来二去,居然真的获得了来这里实习的机会!

 

我在service部门工作。工作伊始,问题重重,但是这里的同事都非常有耐心,不厌其烦帮助了我很多。轻松的工作环境,友好的同事,使得在这里工作的每一天都充满愉快。批准教师资料、浏览教师简历、翻译网站、寄送礼物、回复用户邮件,所有这一切让原本只是一个用户的我,更加深入地了解到italki背后的运作。更重要的是,我每一周都从身边非常棒的同事身上学习到一些东西,这些东西对于还是一个在校学生的我来说,是课堂上学不到的。这一点让我受益匪浅。真的非常非常感谢部门的每一个人!

 

作为一个语言学习者和爱好者,我认为,italki正在改变全世界的人学习语言的方式,在这里,你可以和母语者进行共同,学习地道的表达;在这里,你可以和来自不同文化背景的人交流,了解不同的世界,这些难道不是语言学习的最终目的吗?真心感谢这个平台和平台背后的人!

 

除此之外,我还提前体验了一些还处于测试阶段的italki技术,十分有趣!

 

Translated from Chinese

 

It has been 2 weeks since I left italki where I worked as an intern for almost 2 months. Working in italki with so many amazing and kind people is definitely going to be my happiest time of this year. Here I am writing down my story with italki in the past few months.

Last year November I became a member on italki where I found myself a German tutor. As a language learner, I was tired of taking lessons from school. However, italki gave me a new opportunity to learn a foreign language in a totally new way which made me feel that italki is such a perfect place to learn a new language with native speakers. So after taking a few lessons, I tried sending messages to italki to ask whether they offer an internship. Back and forth, I got my internship. (I didn’t expect that before!)

 

I worked in service department. At the very beginning, the team helped me out from a lot of situations which I didn’t know how to deal with. Every time they were always with great patience, making me feel comfortable to work with them. Approving teacher profile, checking teacher application, doing FAQ translation project, packing gift to language challenge winners, dealing with tickets etc, all these things helped me get to know more about things happening behind italki. More importantly, I’ve learned a lot of things from you guys, which I won’t have a chance to learn in school. Jim, Tracy, Charles, Kevin, Andrew, Abby, Jo and Anna, thank you so much!

 

Moreover, another thing attracted me most is to testing new italki techs. Hope these new techs can come to public sooner.
After working in italki, I realize that itakli is really changing the way how people learn foreign languages, by bringing people from all over the world together, by communicating with people from different cultures, by learning a language through speaking. As a user, a language learner and an intern, I really really appreciate all the things you guys have done behind the screen!

 

 

(I will especially miss Geri’s food!)