Continuing from our first post of Public Video Pledges, we’ve received more from dedicated Challengers all over the world who have bravely posted their Public Video Pledge! (Click here for more details)

We are very impressed by the massive turnout of Challengers from all around the world.  As we mentioned at the start of the Challengewe’ve got hundreds of Challengers learning more than 30+ languages on italki!  However, we did not mention the number of people who are not just learning one language… but learning two… or even three languages for the Challenge!  If you haven’t started learning a new language yet, you need to watch these Public Video Pledges as we hope these will serve as some inspiration for you to kickstart your New Year’s Resolution to learn a new language now!

Tom from San Francisco
We were blown away with this Public Video Pledge because Tom is not just learning one language… or even two langauges…  He is one of the few (there actually could be many more) that are learning 3 languages for the Language Challenge!  His Public Video Pledge is a bit longer than others because he speaks in 3 different languages (French, Norwegian, and Chinese) in the video. Please let him know how awesome he is by commenting on his post! You have to check this out!

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So our very own Marketing Manager, Lexie is taking the italki 2014 New Year’s Language Challenge to learn French.  Watch what she has to say about starting the Challenge.

Current Progress Check

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Upcoming Sessions =  3 sessions this week Tonight January 15th, Tomorrow January 16th, and Saturday January 17th

Let’s hope she can do it!

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Ready! Set! Go! The italki 2014 New Year’s Language Challenge has now officially started! Review the rules here. Today marks the beginning of italki’s biggest and baddest Language Challenge yet!   All in all we’ve got hundreds of Challengers learning more than 30+ languages on italki!   We have representation from Challengers from all over the world, including the following countries:

Angola
Argentina
Australia
Austria
Barbados
Belgium
Brazil
Canada
Chile
China
Czech Republic
France
Germany
Indonesia
Ireland
Israel
Italy
Japan
Korea
Lebanon
Mexico
Netherlands
New Zealand
Norway
Peru
Poland
Romania
Russia
Rwanda
Saudi Arabia
Singapore
South Africa
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Thailand
Turkey
Ukraine
United States
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom
Vietnam

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We’re Doing it!  So Should You!

If you’re taking the Langauge 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 entrees!

Lexie from China
Lexie is italki’s very own Marketing Manager!  She’s taking The Challenge to learn French and she just posted her Public Pledge on her Notebook entry.  Send her some words of encouragement!


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Introducing Instant Tutoring!

January 5th, 2014 | Posted by Jim in announcement | feature - (0 Comments)

We’re happy to announce our newest feature Instant Tutoring!  With Instant Tutoring, you can connect with a teacher at any time of day and practice learning a new language immediately! Browse our through our list of language teachers that are currently online and request a session now!

Instant Tutoring allows students and teachers to connect and immediately have live one-on-one language lessons.

Instant Tutoring works just like scheduling a session but you instantly connect with teachers in real-time.
Read the below FAQs to see learn more about Instant Tutoring!

Instant Tutoring FAQs for Students

Instant Tutoring FAQs for Teachers


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Instant Tutoring sessions are a great way for you to get extra speaking practice. As an Instant Tutoring teacher might not be familiar with your language level or learning goals, it’s up to you to decide how you wish to use your Instant Tutoring session.

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