We wanted to thank everyone who participated in the italki 2014 World Cup Language Challenge. A few daring Challengers not only completed the Challenge but they also put in some extra effort and recorded a BEFORE (by posting a Public Video Pledge) video.
Well… a few of these people who posted these Public Video Pledges here and here and here did something even more incredible. They went on and posted their AFTER videos so you can actually see their progress! Here are the top videos that we received!
LindsayDoesLanguages from the United Kingdom
25 Hours in 2 Months Learning Portuguese COMPLETED!
Lindsay,an avid language learning enthusiast and blogger, really set the tone as she gave weekly status updates to all the Language Challengers and showed us how she took on and really took on Portuguese. She was the standard that all Challengers had to keep up with and her performance during these two months was exemplary. The only thing we could find fault with was her prediction that England was going to win World Cup
LindsayDoesLanguages’ BEFORE the Language Challenge Video
Lindsay actually posted a Public Video Pledge when she began the Challenge.
LindsayDoesLanguages’ AFTER the Language Challenge Video
Lindsay also gave a great wrap up and offered her tips on how she beat the language challenge!
Leigh Davis from Ireland
25 Hours in 2 Months Learning Spanish COMPLETED!
Leigh is relatively new student but has already learned to get the most out of italki in a few short months. If you haven’t read his amazing testimonial story – please do, it will inspire you to start learning a language now! What’s even more inspiring is his progress in Spanish in just 2 short months. If you ever wanted to hear someone improve from an OK level to a mind-blowing level of fluency, watch his before and after videos below!
Leigh Davis’s BEFORE the Language Challenge Video
Here’s his Public Video Pledge before he began the Challenge. His Spanish is already at a pretty good level.
Leigh’s AFTER the Language Challenge Video
He now speaks Spanish at a near-native level. We showed this video to some of our Spanish speaking staff and they were impressed at his fluency but they were really blown away by his confidence. It really shows in his after video!
Sandrah from the United States
25 Hours in 2 Months Learning French COMPLETED!
An avid language learning enthusiast and Community Tutor, Sandra started the learning French from zero. You be the judge of whether she improved or not. Her improvement is absolutely amazing and inspiring!