China Travel 2.0: italki.com to facilitate online language learning for travelers
Global Language Social Networking & Language Partners to Provide local insight and cultural experiences for Travel Editors Tour.
China Travel 2.0 is pleased to announce an innovative and creative language resource solution for travelers and the travel editors coming to China from June 1st to June 14th, 2009. italki.com is a free language learning website where you can find everything you need to learn a language online. italki applies Web 2.0 concepts, such as social networking, user-generated content, and crowd-sourcing, to language learning.
What better way to prepare for a cross cultural experience than to learn some basic language terminology prior to arriving in China. Peter Davison and Winser Zhao wanted to ensure the editors would be provided with language support throughout the whole process of China Travel 2.0. They will have pre-trip tutorials, online discussion groups plus a pre-arranged amount of italki credits(ITC). Once editors arrive in China, italki.com will providing a thorough cultural immersion program through the italki.com partner program.
Both companies feel that language is essential to a fulfilling immersive travel experience, especially in a country like China. When asked about the partnership, Eric Pang, President and COO stated:"We´re thrilled to be part of China Travel 2.0 2009! By using a social networking and language learning site like ours, travellers can start talking with the locals BEFORE their trip, getting the inside scoop on the best places to see and the best things to do."
1. Take a few tutorials prior to arriving in China (italki.com credits)
2. Meet the italki.com team and have a unique opportunity to discuss language and travel. (Part of our Shanghai experience)
3. Meet local Chinese people in their local environment rather than a fishbowl. We will have language partners along the way.
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About China Travel 2.0
China Travel 2.0 is designed to give travel editors an in depth viewpoint of China Travel over a 14 day period. Our extraordinary group of editors come from travel, travel social networking plus emerging travel technology websites.