italki – The Online Homeschool Foreign Language Program I’m Telling Everyone About!

August 27th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in feature | media | tips - (Comments Off on italki – The Online Homeschool Foreign Language Program I’m Telling Everyone About!)

This post originally appeared on Raising Arrows – a personal blog site run by Amy Roberts. Reposted with her permission.

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My oldest daughter, Meg, loves languages. She is taking formal Spanish via a computer program plus teaching herself bits and pieces of several other languages. She’s a quick study; however, she has told me on multiple occasions that she really needs someone to speak the languages with her because the computer lacks the interaction and feedback of a live person.

So, when I learned about italki.com, an online foreign language instruction site that provides teacher/student interaction via Skype sessions, I was hopeful this might be the answer to her dilemma.

Answer would be an understatement.

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Language Challenge contestants, how are you doing? It’s only been a week… hopefully you’ve completed a few lessons by now. To help give you some extra motivation, we wanted to share with you a recent email that one of our members (and Community Tutor) sent us. Andrea successfully completed the last language challenge and it helped her become a professional Arabic Translator. Read her story below…

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Goal Setting and the Challenge!

August 18th, 2013 | Posted by Jim in Language Challenge | Motivation | tips - (Comments Off on Goal Setting and the Challenge!)

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One of the reasons why we hold the italki Language Challenge is we believe in Goal Setting for language learning. Setting a goal helps you focus and allocate your time and resources efficiently, and can keep you motivated when you feel like giving up.

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Follow Sam’s Challenge!

August 16th, 2013 | Posted by Samuel Bleakly in Language Challenge | Motivation - (Comments Off on Follow Sam’s Challenge!)

Follow Sam’s italki Challenge!

Our Community Manager Sam is taking the italki language Challenge in Cantonese.

Sam is taking 20 Cantonese lessons in 6 weeks, to win $30usd of Learning Credit.

To sign up for the language challenge, click Here

Follow along at our YouTube channel:  http://www.youtube.com/italkilanguages

 

 

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The New Language Challenge is Here!

August 15th, 2013 | Posted by ross in Language Challenge - (Comments Off on The New Language Challenge is Here!)

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When you’re learning a language, sometimes you need an upcoming overseas holiday or a newfound love to push you to study. While we can’t help you with your travel plans or love life, we can give your language learning a jumpstart with our italki Language Challenge!

THE CHALLENGE

Complete 20 lessons by the end of September and win 30 USD in language credits!

This is italki’s third language challenge, and this time, we are giving you not 2 weeks, not 4 weeks, but 6 WHOLE WEEKS to complete your lessons on italki. On completion of the 20 lessons, we will give you 30 USD for language lessons. Most important, you will have improved your language skills. Nothing beats learning and winning at the same time. (more…)

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