This is an international community where people teach each other foreign languages. i2istudy is a simple and effective way to speak a foreign language without any special preparation.
Attention! In order to successfully work as a teacher or student, it is necessary to:
connect headphones (otherwise you might heard an echo),
connect the microphone.
a camera is recommended but not mandatory.
Your browser must support Flash or WebRTC.
If your browser does not support Flash or WebRTC, we recommend you use Google Chrome or the latest version of Mozilla Firefox.
At the moment there are four languages available: English, German, Spanish and Russian. In the future we are planning to expand the list of available languages. Write to us which languages you would like to study on i2istudy.
Here anyone can be the teacher or student.
You share your language with each other, using your time and knowledge as a currency rather than money. Thus, the system is free!
Upon registration, each user receives a gift of 30 minutes from i2istudy in order to start learning!
We use minutes to calculate your study time. Each new user is given 30 minutes of free study time upon registration. During the lesson, the student’s time used for studying is written off. (The time spent training with the robot is not deducted).
The approximate starting age at which lessons on i2istudy will produce results is 10 years."Is it possible to learn a language on i2istudy from a starter level?"
Yes, you can. For this profile you need to choose the level, “Zero." At this level, we recommend to go through all the lessons and in the suggested order."Is it possible to learn several languages simultaneously?"
Yes, it is possible. You simply need to change the choice of language you're studying on your profile. Do not forget to mark the languages you are studying or teaching on your profile. Without this information, the teachers or the students will not be able to find you. :)
You do not need to be a professional teacher to conduct a lesson. All materials, videos and pictures have already been put in the system in order. You just need to read the teacher tips on the screen and help students pronounce words correctly.
According to our experience in conducting lessons, we have found it useful to write the top recommendations which can help the teacher during the lesson. Please take the time to read them.
HOW TO CONDUCT A LESSON:
This is a video recording of each lesson with a native speaker. The i2i-robot is easy to use:
The i2i-robot can be easily put on pause and you may return to the lesson at a convenient time. If you study with the i2i-robot without interruption, the entire lesson will take approximately 20 minutes.
The i2i-robot is always online.
Studying with the i2i-robot is absolutely free.
Studying with the i2i-robot does not replenish your time, neither does it spend it!
Teachers and students have the opportunity to choose the topic of the lesson and send a request to study or teach the subject."How can I diversify the study process?"
i2istudy is working in the beta mode. Now you are using the first version of the lessons. Email us with your suggestions, topics for discussion; we will take them into consideration when working on our new lessons."Can users create their own lesson?"
Not yet. In the future, we are planning to provide an opportunity for good teachers to develop their own lessons in our system.
i2istudy is using two technologies for the audio and video connections - WebRTC and Flash.
However, it the browser doesn’t support WebRTC or Flash, there will be no connection.
Please check if your browser supports these technologies, so you can communicate with other users.
If you don’t see or hear yourself, then
For the Google Chrome users:
If you turned on the Camera and the microphone check for the first time, there will be a window in the browser asking to allow access to your camera and microphone. Press “Allow” button.
If there is no video from your camera, and there is no request to allow browser access, please check if the access is enabled:
After these changes the browser may ask you to reload the page.
If you don’t see or hear yourself, try selecting another camera or the microphone from the list.
More details about the camera and the microphone access are in the Chrome help.
For Mozilla Firefox users:
If it is your first camera and microphone check, the browser will display the dialogue asking you to allow access to the camera and the microphone.
If there is no video and audio, make sure that the camera and the microphone access is not blocked.
If there is no video or audio, try to change the video and audio source. Click on the lock icon to the left of the address field and select the menu “Always ask”, and reload the page. After this, please reload the video/audio check and you will be offered to select other Camera and Microphone devices.
For the Opera users:
If this is the first time you use the camera and the microphone check, there will be a dialogue in the browser asking to allow camera and microphone access. Please press “Allow”.
If there is no video or audio, try to change the video/audio source:
After reloading the page, run the check again. When asked, select another camera and microphone source and press “Allow”.
For the other user to see and hear you, your browser should have access to the camera and the microphone.
If there are problems and you don’t see of hear yourself, please properly configure the system.
When asked for Flash access to the camera and the microphone, press the “Allow” button.
If you don’t see or hear yourself, try to select another camera of microphone device from the list.
Dialogue asking to allow access will appear each time. To remember the settings right click on the “Parameters” menu.
Here you can save the browser camera and microphone access settings.
For the Google Chrome users:
If this is the first time you run the check, there will be a dialogue in the browser to access the camera and the microphone. Please press “Allow” in the browser dialogue.
If a user is bothering you, you can blacklist this user. To do this click on the icon next to the user name and select the reason. Additionally you can write a comment to the site administrator.
You can unblacklist a user in their profile, or in the "Blacklist" section, which is located in the menu under your name in the upper right corner.
In the lower right corner of the screen there is a red button: "Send us your opinion". Please e-mail your comments, suggestions, describe technical issues. It is important to us that we can get feedback from users and respond promptly!
At the moment i2istudy does not work on mobile phones or Tablet pc’s. Right now this feature is in development.
Every day. This is not a joke! If you cannot do a full lesson, then do a lesson with the i2i-robot, just look through the vocabulary and revise the words. If you don’t have time even for that, simply revise a few sentences in a foreign language in your head. Language can be learned only if you use it every day! Let’s get started.
Choose one user and the rest will be automatically put on hold during the lesson, after the lesson they will be restored.
The project is bases on the model of freemium which is one of the free functions provided while premium features are available in a subscription. We charge money from those who prefer only to learn, but do not want to teach, as well as a percentage commission with teachers, who want to teach only for the money and are not necessarily interested in learning themselves. However, the time-bank study model (the mutual learning of a foreign language, which has a cost structure based in minutes) remains free and will always be free!