See Who’s Taking this Year’s Challenge

If you are taking this year’s challenge we’re giving away 50 free ITC if you make a video challenge pledge.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.  So use peer pressure to your advantage!  So help out your fellow language learners participating in the challenge!  Leave them words of encouragement on their notebook entries!  And don’t forget to sign up for yourself, and get 2015 of to a great start!

This is the second blog listing of New Year’s Language Challenge Video Pledges.  Watch the videos from the first post below.

Part I Here

WolDstn  from the United States is learning Portuguese
Woldstn is taking the challenge because his family will soon be moving to Brazil and he needs to be able to speak the language.  His goal is to be able to carry out a conversation with somebody from Brazil in Portuguese.  We wish him the best of luck and hope he and his family enjoy their time in Brazil.  You can cheer him on here.

 

 

Javier from Spain is learning English

Javier wants to improve his English fluency over the 6 weeks.  He wants to be able to pass the Official school of English exam, which would put him at a B1 level.  He thinks that taking classes through italki is one of the best ways of doing so and we must say we couldn’t agree more.  We wish Javier the best in his studies and you can too by writing on his notebook entry.

 

 

Phillip from the United States is learning Chinese
Phillip is moving to Beijing in 2 days.  So he needs to keep build on his 5 months of Chinese studies to be able to live abroad.  He can already use everyday pleasantries, so his new goal is to be able to descriptively describe how to cook a dish in Chinese.  This is because he is a cook by trade and he wants to be able to talk about his profession in Chinese.  We wish him the best!  You can too here.

 

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So… in the spirit of giving, we’re offering this bonus again to help you complete the Challenge!

If you’ve signed up for the italki 2015 New Year’s 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?

Youtube video:

Youku video:

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The 2015 New Year’s Language Challenge is Coming! Help Spread the Word!

December 19th, 2014 | Posted by Jim in announcement | feature | Language Challenge | Motivation | promotion - (Comments Off on The 2015 New Year’s Language Challenge is Coming! Help Spread the Word!)

Help us announce the biggest language challenge ever!

The italki 2015 New Year’s Language Challenge is coming and we want you to help spread the word! We’re creating a Thunderclap, and we’d like your help.

Even if you’re not planning on taking the New Year’s Language Challenge, you can still join the Thunderclap to help spread the word to others who want to kick off 2015 and really commit to learning a new language!

What is a Thunderclap?
It’s a new, powerful tool that allows people to Tweet or Facebook an announcement all together on the same day, at the exact same time to be heard loud and clear! We’re working with Thunderclap to make this biggest, most exciting Language Challenge ever! Get ready!

Help Spread the Word and Join this Thunderclap!

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It’s Coming! The New Year’s Language Challenge is almost here!

December 10th, 2014 | Posted by Ethan in announcement | event | Language Challenge | Motivation | promotion - (Comments Off on It’s Coming! The New Year’s Language Challenge is almost here!)

Ever since the October Language Challenge ended, many of you have been asking us when the next language challenge will be and we can finally tell you!  We will soon be starting our New Year’s Language Challenge!

Many people like making New Year’s Resolutions! Many of the common ones involve: to work out more, to lose weight, to volunteer to help others more, to give up eating junk food etc.

These are all great resolutions but we want to you to add an important one to your list:to learn a new language!

Maybe you want to do it for  work, maybe you want to be able to talk to that cute guy/girl in his/her native tongue, maybe you want to be able to impress your in-laws, maybe you want to travel to a new country, or maybe you have just always had an interest in learning a new language!

What ever the reason is, we’re giving you  a great opportunity to get it done!  We’re not going to give away all the details yet, but registration starts on January 1st! Stay tuned for more details on the:

italki New Year’s Challenge

 

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We hope to see you sign up!

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Check out who’s taking up our Language Challenge!

If you’re taking the Language Challenge and really want to succeed, we’re giving away 50ITC if you make a Public Video Pledge!  Why would you ever want to do this? (Click here for more details)  Please take some time to motivate and encourage our Public Video Pledge Challengers by commenting on their Notebook entries!

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