Continuing from our first post of Public Video Pledges, we’ve received more from dedicated Challengers all over the world who have bravely posted their Public Video Pledge!
We want to applaud those all our Challengers who were brave enough to publicly promising to finish the Challenge, but don’t forget that there’s still time for you to make your Public Video Pledge and earn 50ITC as a bonus! (Click here for more details)
We also hope that these pledges will serve as some inspiration for you to learn a new language now!
Murillo Costa from Brazil
This is a great Public Pledge from Murillo, who is also one of our Community Tutor. Murillo teaches Portuguese and he is learning French and Russian for the World Cup Language Challenge. He is committing 1 lesson of French and 2 lessons of Russian a week to finish the Challenge. Cheer him on by Notebook post here.
Surprisingly, Murillo does not want Brazil to win the World Cup, but he supports Spain!
Arthur from Brazil
Arthur is a beginner and he is taking the challenge to improve his Italian skills. He is committing to taking 2 to 3 lessons a week to complete the challenge. Show that you care by commenting on his Notebook entry.
Arthur hopes Germany win the World Cup.
Tosha from the United States
Tosha is learning Spanish for our World Cup Language Challenge and she is also a Community Tutor who teaches English on italki. Her Spanish speaking skills are actually quite good already as you can see and hear from this video below, but she really wants to take it to the next level since she will be spending some time in Mexico. Tosha is committing 2 to 3 English lessons a week to finish the Challenge. Please show your support by leaving some nice comments on her Notebook entry.
Tosha wants Brazil to win the trophy!
Jake from England
Jake is taking the World Cup Language Challenge to kickstart his Spanish and to reach fluency in it! He has committed at least 3 lessons a week. Please wish him good luck by commenting on his Notebook entry.
Being British, Jake would like England to win the World Cup, but since he feels that the chances of that happening are not too right, he gives a resounding “Come on Spain”!
Kevin from the United States
This is the first italki Language Challenge for Kevin, who has committed to taking 30 lessons learning Spanish over the next two months. His Spanish is already pretty good but he feels that he has some room to improve and bring it to the next level. Leave Kevin some words of encouragement by commenting on his Notebook entry.
Kevin wishes USA to win the World Cup!
Ashley from the United States
Ashely is another Challenger from the United States, she has been learning Hindi for the last two years and she took the World Cup Language Challenge as an opportunity to improve her listening skills and her grammar. She is committing 3 to 4 lessons a week to complete the Challenge. Give her some support by commenting on her Notebook post here.
Shane from the United States
Shane is a college student who likes languages a lot. He has joined the World Cup Language Challenge to improve his German speaking abilities since he will be studying in Germany next year. His goal is to take 4 sections a week to complete the challenge. Shane is also one of our Community Tutor who enjoys helping people to learn English. Don’t forget to comment on his Notebook entry here.
Joseph G. Oliver from the United States
Joseph hails from the United States but is now living in Japan and he has decided to participate in the italki World Cup Challenge to further his knowledge of the German language. His goal is to reach level C1 by the end of the challenge. He is also a Professional Teachers on italki teaching English. Make sure to send him some words of encouragement in his Notebook entry here.
Joseph loves Korea and so he really would like Korea to win the World Cup!
Harry from the United States
Harry literally fell in love with Japan when he visited it and that’s why he is trying to learn Japanese. His goal is to reach A2 level and to hold a conversation when he will going back to Japan on September. Help cheer Harry on by sending him words of encouragement in his Notebook entry.
Harry doesn’t mention anything about the World Cup but, since his love for Japan, we’re assuming he’s rooting for Japan!
Munique Vieira from Brazil
Munique is taking the World Cup Language Challenge to improve her English skills. She knows that English is a very important language so she is going to put all her efforts to take 2 or 3 lessons a week and complete the Challenge. Check out her notebook entry here and wish her good luck!
Joelson from Brazil
It was hard for us to understand what Joelson was trying to say since no one of us can speak Portuguese, but it seems he will learn English during the World Cup Language Challenge. His goal at the end of the Challenge is to be able to publish the same video speaking in English! We’re pulling for you Joelson and know you can complete the Challenge! Leave some words of encouragement by commenting on his notebook entry here!
When we asked who he wants to win the World Cup, Joelson gives a resounding “O Brasil e claro!”
Khang Nguyen from Viet Nam
Khang represents Viet Nam for our World Cup Language Challenge. He is committing one lesson a day to finish the Challenge in record time. In only one month he will improve his English focusing in particular on his speaking skills. Give him some support by commenting on his notebook post here!
Ian from the United States
Ian is taking the Challenge for a very important reason – to be able to speak with his family members when he goes to Cebu, which is in the Philippines. He’s learning Cebuano and he is committing 3 lessons a week to complete the Challenge. Let’s encourage him by commenting on his notebook entry here!
Ian will support the USA team during the World Cup!
Jaime from Perù
Jaime is from Perù and he is in the category of the few Challengers who are learning not just one…but two languages during the World Cup Language Challenge. He is learning English and Japanese and he will be taking 3 lessons a week. Please let him know how awesome he is by commenting on his post! You have to check this out!
Shona Cammillare from Ireland
From Ireland we have Shona who is also one of our Professional Teachers on italki teaching English. She is learning Chinese for the World Cup Language Challenge and she is committing 3 to 4 lessons a week. Her Chinese speaking skills are actually quite good already as you can see and hear from this video. Show that you care by commenting on her notebook entry here!
Shona is rooting for Japan during this World Cup.
Jason from the United States
Our Community Tutor Jason has decided to put himself to the test learning Spanish. His Spanish is already pretty good, but he hopes that the Challenge will take his ability to the next level. Read his notebook entry and please leave some words of encouragement!
Cynthia from the United States
Cynthia is learning Korean for the World Cup Language Challenge and she’s committed to taking 2 to 3 lessons a week. She specifically wants to improve her speaking skills. Don’t forget to send some words of encouragement in her notebook entry .
Cynthia would like to see Brazil, Portugal, or Spain win the World Cup!
Pierre Bredel from Brazil
Pierre has signed up for the World Cup Language Challenge to improve his French skills. His dad is from France so he actually speaks French quite fluently already (check out his pledge!), but he really wants to push his ability to the next level. Show him some support by commenting on his notebook entry .
Pierre predicts that it’s Brazil or French winning the World Cup!
Amelia from England
Amelia is taking on Korean for the World Cup Language Challenge. She’s actually starting from scratch (actually 1 month in) to improve his French skills. She thought that the Challenge would be a bit too much at this stage in her Korean but after she sent us her Week 1 Update, it sounds like she’s doing fine! Show her some support by commenting on her notebook entry .
Amelia just sent up this… her Week 1 Update. Not bad for a beginner at Korean, right?