Language Challengers – Make a Public Video Pledge and earn a bonus 50ITC!

January 3rd, 2014 | Posted by Jim in Language Challenge | Motivation | promotion

If you’ve signed up for the Challenge, we’re giving away even more ITC to motivate you to succeed!  Do you really want to complete the challenge?  Use peer pressure (in a good way) to help yourself achieve your language learning goal! Life Hacks research has shown that if you put yourself up to something by doing it in public, you follow through because others are watching. Things that you put on the Web have a better chance of getting done!

BONUS 50ITC! Upload your Language Challenge Public Video Pledge

Make a Public Video Pledge by uploading a video to YouTube or Youku before you begin your first session (or your first few sessions).

What should you say in your Public Video Pledge?


  • Speak in your native language
    • Tell us why you are taking The Challenge and what language you are learning
    • Tell us what you will commit to (i.e. I promise to take at least 2 to 3 sessions a week)
    • Tell us what you hope to accomplish with the challenge
  • Speak in the language you are learning
    • Repeat the above in the language you are learning
    • If you can’t say anything, or your language level is at a beginner level then try to say a few words you know in the language or just say you have no ability.
  • Label the video: “(italki username)’s 2014 italki New Year’s Language Challenge Public Pledge
    • The video should not be longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Write a Notebook Entry “I’ve made a Public Video Pledge for the 2014 New Year’s Language Challenge” and paste the YouTube/Youku URL.

We will immediately award you with 50ITC once you post your notebook entry and we verify the video! Just send us an email to and let us know your username so we can view the Notebook entry with the Public Video Pledge link!

We’re Doing it!  So Should You!

As many of our italki staff are also taking the 2014 Language Challenge (yes, we open this up to all our hard-working staff!), our Marketing Manager, Lexie will be showing everyone how the Public Video Pledge is done!  She’s taking The Challenge to learn French and she just posted her Public Pledge on her Notebook entry.  The actual videos are also below:

If you’ve signed up for The Challenge and you really want to finish, you should make the Public Video Pledge now!  You’ll get paid for it and it will help you complete the Challenge!

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