So, first of all we would like to thank everyone of you who have joined italki’s 2015 New Year’s Language Challenge. Whatever your reasons of learning languages, we hope that by doing this challenge you will have a consistent language learning habit throughout 2015!
Here are some of the best videos that we received for this challenge:
Josie from England/Sweden, and is part of our service team completed italki’s 2015 New Year Language Challenge
“ I want to take this challenge because it will push me to actually study and to be persistent. I get very frustrated that I cannot communicate with the locals, and so taking part in this challenge will help me overcome that barrier.” Her goal is to be able to talk with the Chinese person in the office about their interest and hobbies
Here is the public video pledge that she made before the challenge
And here is the video after challenge
Søren a.k.a. Koko The Polyglot from United States successfully completed the challenge:
He took German and Catalan for this time!
Soren is an awesome language learner as you can see how he improved during the short period of time, and this is also his third time joining italki’s language challenge! Below is the video of how he improved his German and Catalan!
Soren posted a public video pledge when he began the challenge
Soren’s after the challenge video
Cassie from Australia has successfully completed italki’s New Year’s Language Challenge
She took French for 23 hours during the last 6 weeks!
Cassie actually have learned French for 12 months as an exchange students. However, she didn’t get much experience to speak the language.
She posted her public video pledge before she started the challenge
Cassie’s awesome improvement video after 6 weeks and 23 hours of French
Benjamin Bruce from United States has successfully completed the 2015 italki’s 2015 New Year’s Language Challenge
He took Korean lesson for the last 6 weeks
Since his place is almost like a Korean town, as a language enthusiast learning Korean is one of his goal. But, for this challenge he set a higher bar, not only for the basic of the language, but also being able to understand and to have a casual conversation in Korean
A public video pledge that Benjamin posted before he started the challange
Below is the result after 6 weeks of Korean
Helga Gvovdeva From Russia completed the italki’s 2015 New Year’s Language Challange
She committed to take at least 3 courses per week. Moreover, she also took classes for Spanish, Italian, and Japanese. Even greater, she didn’t even know anything for Japanese!
Below is her public video pledge before the challenge
Below is after the challenge
She said that after the challenge she felt much more confident, and in her opinion she should not be afraid to make mistakes.
We are totally agree that mistakes are something that everybody make. So, nothing to be afraid of! (more…)