I did it! I finished the Challenge! 20 hours of French in 6 weeks!
It wasn’t easy! But I did it! After my very last lesson, I wanted to sit back and reflect upon what I had actually accomplished. 20 hours is no small feat but like I mentioned in my Week 5 post, as long as you stick to your plan (3 to 4 lessons per week), finishing 20 sessions in 6 weeks actually is not difficult at all!
One thing that I wanted to do was actually confirm whether my French had actually improved or not. I felt it did because I no longer felt nervous or afraid of speaking French but I really didn’t have any conclusive proof that it had. Then I remembered, I made a Public Video Pledge where I spoke some French at the beginning if the Challenge. As I was making my final video, I decided to edit in my before video of my attempts to speak French and found out that the difference was remarkable….
Watch below and judge for yourself!
Create a Challenge Review Video and win 300ITC!
So if you won the Challenge and are would like to show off your Challenge achievements in a video, we’ll be awarding an additional 300ITC to the top 3 Challenge Review Videos (our staff will be judging). It’s like winning another Challenge! To do this:
Speak in your native language
(Below are questions to help guide your video but it can be done any way you want! Be creative!)
- Introduce yourself and what language(s) were your learning in the Challenge?
- Tell us about your italki teacher(s)? What was good about your teacher(s)?
- What did you learn about learning a new language after completing the Challenge?
- Do you have any advice for people who are thinking of taking the Challenge in the future?
- Include some BEFORE footage from your Public Video Pledge (for those of you who made a Public Video Pledge)
Repeat the above in the language learned in the Challenge
Label the video: “(italki username) completed the 2014 italki New Year’s Language Challenge!”
Write a Notebook Entry “I completed the 2014 italki New Year’s Language Challenge” and paste the YouTube/Youku URL.
Send the link to your notebook entry to support @ italki.com and you’ll be entered in a content where you can win 300ITC! The real reward is the fact that you finished the Challenge after 6 weeks of hard work! This video simply commemorates that achievement!
** Please note that we would like to use these stories and videos to help motivate others and let them know it’s not that hard to improve a language in just 6 weeks!
I personally just wanted to thank each and every one of you for helping us create a wonderful language learning community. I don’t know about you, but I’m actually looking forward to the next language challenge! If you are, you can sign up here to be notified when that begins.
Thank you for participating and hope you found it just as fun as I did!
Keep on pushing,
italki Marketing and Customer Experience
P.S. I was so proud of myself and wrote a story about this as well. Read it here.