2016 New Year’s italki Language Challengers- Make a Public Video Pledge!

December 28th, 2015 | Posted by Iker in Uncategorized

If you’ve signed up for the italki Language Challenge , here is a trick 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! 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!

How to 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).

Youtube video example:

Youku video example:


What should you say in your Public Video Pledge?

  • Speak in your native language
    • Tell us why you are taking the italki Challenge and what language you are learning
    • Tell us what you will commit to (e.g. I promise to take at least 3 sessions a week)
    • Tell us your Language Challenge Goal (e.g. Five minute conversation with a co-worker)
  • 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  italki Language Challenge New Year 2016 Public Pledge”
    • The video should not be longer than 2 minutes in length.
  • Send a link to the YouTube/Youku video to support@italki.com.


We will upload your video to our blog! Just send us an email to support@italki.com and let us know the link to the video with the Public Video Pledge!

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


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