We finished the 2015 June Language Challenge! 12 hours of italki lessons in June! (well some of us did)
Even though this was only 12 hours, completing the Challenge was definitely hard! A few of us at italki took the Challenge and here are our results!
Andrey wanted to clarify that “My Chinese Teacher went on vacation halfway through the Challenge and I really didn’t want to get another one. If I did, I’m sure I would have completed the Challenge!”
Excuses aside, it’s hard and that’s why it’s called a Challenge! We just did some calculations and found out that a whopping 91% of Challengers who submitted a Public Video Pledge for the June Challenge actually completed the Challenge!
In italki tradition, we’re awarding 50ITC as bonus for an after video. Below is Tracy’s AFTER Video for Esperanto. She started with zero Esperanto ability!
Tracy’s AFTER Video for Esperanto
Join us by making your very own AFTER video!
If you won the Challenge and previously sent into to us your Before video, here’s your chance to show off your Challenge achievements in a video. Not only that, but we’ll be rewarding you with an additional 50 ITC!
Here are some ideas of what you can include in your video:
Show off your improvement in the language you were learning
- Introduce yourself and tell us what language(s) you were learning for the Challenge
- Tell us about your italki teacher(s). What did you like about them?
- 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?
Label the video: “(italki username) completed the 2015 italki June Language Challenge!”
Write a Notebook Entry “I completed the 2015 italki June Language Challenge” and paste the YouTube/Youku URL.
Send the link to your notebook entry to support(at)italki.com and we will send you a 50 ITC voucher straight away!
And we leave you with some last words from Tracy:
I also learned some things about watching which study habits were easy or difficult for me to maintain. It’s important to practice every day, but I would recommend choosing a “passive” thing to practice every day – for example writing out sentences or reading something. Not because passive practice is better than active practice, but because you’re probably more likely to actually do it!
And I never would have WANTED to finish it without my awesome italki teachers. It’s a great feeling to WANT to review your material so you can have another great conversation soon!”
Congrats to everyone and see you at the next Challenge!