In our last language challenge, we found that:

85% of the Challengers who actually put up a Public Video Pledge actually completed the Challenge (compared to only 48% of those who did not).  (See the previous Challenge Review)

So… we’re offering this bonus again to help you complete the Challenge!

(and also because we’re cool like that!)

If you’ve signed up for the 2014 italki World Cup Language Challenge, we’re giving away even more ITC 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! Life Hacks 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!

BONUS 50ITC! 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).

What should you say in your Public Video Pledge?

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Sign up for the 2014 italki World Cup Language Challenge!

reachyourlanguagegoallllThis summer, people from all nations will celebrate the greatest sporting event in the world – The World Cup!

In honor of this event, italki will be hosting the 2014 italki World Cup Language Challenge where language learners all over the world come together to learn 100’s of different languages taught by 1000’s of different teachers.

Just like the World Cup, our Language Challenge brings people of different backgrounds and cultures together to work for a common goal.

 

To take the Language Challenge, you will need to follow these steps:


language_challenge_2014worldcup1. PLEDGE 20USD
You will get this pledge back when you complete the Challenge. Deadline to take the pledge is June 15, 2014

2. TAKE 25 HOURS OF LESSONS IN 2 MONTHS
With any Community Tutor or Professional Teacher from June 1st until July 31st (think ~3 lessons a week)

3. WIN 40USD
Get your 20USD pledge back AND 40USD in italki credits.  We are paying you to learn a new language

Click here to Sign Up for the 2014 italki World Cup Language Challenge now!
And finally become fluent in a new language!

pnz1v-lexie-thumbsup-300x280_04903y04903y000000What Previous Challengers Say!
I always wanted to learn French but always had an excuse to never put in the time to truly learn it. The italki Language Challenge was the perfect opportunity to finally start learning French. It was tough but it worked!” -Lexi

You can do it! See Before and After Videos from Winners of our previous Language Challenge!

This summer people from all nationalities and cultures will celebrate the greatest sporting event in the world which is held in Brazil.

The World Cup.

The World Cup is one of the few events that is able to bring the world together.   It’s an event where countries put aside their internal differences and unite behind their home teams.  It’s an event where people of different nationalities learn about the rest of the world through the beautiful game of soccer.

In honor of the 2014 World Cup, italki will be hosting…

The 2014 italki World Cup Language Challenge!

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Similar to the spirit of the World Cup, italki wants to create a world where people of different backgrounds and cultures can come together and learn from one another.  It’s a place where people can put aside their cultural differences and share in the love of language learning between all our member and teachers.

And just like the World Cup… it’s coming soon…

Enter your email to get SPECIAL UPDATES and be notified when the challenge registration opens!

Hurry this offer is only valid during the month of May! 

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Give your friends 10USD to learn a language!

During the month of May, italki is running a very special referral promotion.  Simply invite your friends to join italki and take an online lesson with any of our 1000s of online language teachers teaching any of 100+ languages, and they’ll get 10USD in italki credits.

Best of all, you’ll get 10USD in italki credits too!

Here’s how it works:
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There’s no limit!  Tell all your friends about the gift of language that gifts you back!

Click Here To Give Your Friends 10USD in italki credits (ITC)

Keep Track Your Referrals

One of the great things about our referral program is that you can keep track of your referrals.  You’ll know which friends have signed up, which ones have gone on to purchase ITC so you’ll know exactly who will receive the italki credits!

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On your Referral Page, simply click on View your Referral Account and it will show you the status of everyone who you’ve referred!

How to use italki

April 20th, 2014 | Posted by Jim in announcement | feature | Motivation - (0 Comments)

icebergproject_logoIf you are learning Italian, you’ve probably read Cher Hale’s blog – The Iceberg Project.  It’s a great resource for learning Italian (and actually any language for that matter as the learning tips and advice is applicable  all).   Cher actually wrote a great How-To guide to get the most out of italki that started with her blog post How to Learn to Speak Italian Without Ever Being in Italy (or why you should hug people with big ideas for language learning)

If you’ve ever wondering if you’re really getting the most out of italki, look no further as Cher went on to write about the six main ways to use italki and provided individual blog posts with step-by-step instructions on how to do so.

We were so impressed that we just had to share these posts with everyone in the italki community.

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