Just in case you missed my update on my last post, I’m going to be participating in another italki language challenge! Yay! This time I’m more determined than ever to do it because I know exactly what to expect and don’t have an unpredictable schedule any more! Not to mention it’s during the World Cup! This could give you the perfect opportunity to learn your favourite team’s language (assuming it’s not your home country or a country where they speak your language) or do what Lindsay did and take on the host country’s language: Portuguese! So it definitely gives you an initiative to stay motivated. Cheer on your favourite team while learning another language!
You need to pledge $20 (convert currency) (which is refundable if you complete the challenge) and take 25 lessons with a Community Tutor and/or Professional Teacher via Skype in your target language. Don’t have an account on italki yet? Join today and get 100 ITC ($10) to your first lessons (Hurry though! This offer is only valid during the month of May. So take advantage of it while you still can!)
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What Can I Accomplish With The Italki Language Challenge?
It will allow you to improve your language skills by committing to 3 lessons per week for 8 weeks with either a Professional Teacher or Community Tutor (or both!). By doing these language challenges, they will enable you to create a regular routine set around the language(s) you would like to learn. I’ve done it once before but ending up crashing and burning during the final week of the challenge. 9 lessons were completed out of the 20 required! It was incredibly disappointing but not having a regular schedule and then having it become outrageously busy during the challenge is what made it more difficult to continue.
Although I will it admit that my spoken Japanese has significant improved because of it! I would highly recommend you try it out for yourself!
Need some inspiration? This woman completed the challenge in 10 days while learning English, French and Japanese at the same time! After doing the challenge she became a volunteer interpreter at the Olympics!
It’s also nice that this challenge is 2 weeks longer than the last one! It gives you more opportunities to speak with native speakers.
I’m Doing It Again Too But With A New Language!
Here’s my commitment to learning Catalan for 8 weeks by taking at least 3 lessons per week with Catalan Professional Teachers and Community Tutors as I speak my way to success. Now that I’ve made my pledge public, I have no excuses by to dedicate my time to this challenge. There will also be weekly updates as I progress in Catalan through videos and blog entries! Be sure to check them out! I’m confident this challenge with be much better than my last!
Are you participating in the italki World Cup Language Challenge? Which language(s) are you learning? I’d love to hear from you!