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italki 2016 Olympic Language Challenge Public Pledge videos !

June 17th, 2016 | Posted by Sandra in Language Challenge | Motivation - (Comments Off on italki 2016 Olympic Language Challenge Public Pledge videos !)

So a few language challengers have created Public Video Pledges to help them finish the language challenge. Don’t forget to sign up for yourself, this time is FREE! Get the Olympic Language Challenge of to make you speak fearlessly!

Life Hacks research has shown that if you put yourself up to something by making a public commitment, are likely to reach your goals because others are watching.  Use peer-pressure to your advantage! Help out your fellow language learners participating in the challenge!  Leave words of encouragement on their notebook entries!


Koray from Canada is learning Turkish!

Koray is learning Turkish because his father is from Turkey and plans to visit his dad’s family in there. We have no doubt he will be chatting with his family like a pro after our challenge!


Joan from Wisconsin, USA is learning Chinese, Shanghainese and Japanese.

Joan has high ambitions after moving to China.  After settling in Shanghai and speaking Mandarin, she’s not taking the easy road with one language but trying to learn 3!   Shanghainese, Japanese and Chinese are her target languages for this challenge!  . Good luck Joan!  Your hard work is going to pay off!


Nathaniel from Indonesia is learning Chinese and Spanish!

Nathaniel is from Jakarta and already has a lot of confidence while speaking!  Best of luck to Nathaniel as he continues to improve both Chinese and Spanish at the same time.

Angel from France is learning Spanish and Portuguese!
Angel a professional teacher & polyglot with 12 years of experience. She has a a master’s in didactics of french as a foreign language. I speak a total of six languages: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, and Esperanto. She’s deeply passionate about bringing the beauty of languages to everyone both through personal lessons and free content, such as exercises based on real-life material and runs a language learning blog – to help anyone master a language.  She even wrote that she’s taking the challenge here.