What is the Challenge?
3 to 4 times a year, italki’s hosts its Language Challenge inviting your students to sign up, choose a learning goal, either 5, 12, 19, or 24 hours, hit the goal, and win rewards! The challenge runs for about a month and previous challenges have seen up to 10 times more Lessons taken than normal months.
The current challenge starts at 6:00 am (UTC+0) on 15 February 2022, and finishes at 11:59 pm (UTC+0) on 31 March 2022.
How can I get more students and earn more?
Open up your Schedule!
Students are going to be looking to have many classes during the language challenge, so it goes without saying that they will need available times to book with their favorite teachers, and if you are a new teacher it is a perfect time to connect with students looking for new experiences in learning!
Keep your Students Motivated!
The key to any goal is to maintain motivation and reach the end. How can you help your students reach their language challenge goals? Check out our article on Tips to motivate your students.
Create Custom Language Challenge Plans for your students!
What can a student achieve in 24 hours of lessons in a single month? That depends on their plan! Ask them if they have a goal in mind beyond winning the challenge. Maybe there is an old topic that needs a brush-up or a new one waiting to be tackled? Are there points they still struggle with?
Set Some Special Language Challenge Packages and Rates!
The Language Challenge is a time to think “quantity”. The minimum challenge hours are 12, so students will look to book a lot of packages to set themselves up to win. It can be better to sell 10 lessons at $20, than 6 lessons at $25.
Encourage your students to use recurring lessons!
Recurring lessons are an easy and flexible way for your students to quickly book several upcoming lessons with you at one time. For example,
- Cathy likes to always book Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM. With recurring lessons, she can buy and schedule both her Tuesday and Thursday lessons together in just a few clicks. A lot easier than having to click and go through the booking process for each class.
- Jorge wants to reach his 12 lesson hour goal. Recurring lessons allow him to purchase multiple lessons at a time with ease. He can purchase and book 12 lessons for the Language Challenge all at one time. Saving him time and effort, and setting up his lesson goals to easily follow through.
- Vukani is busy with work and can only have classes on Wednesdays at 5 PM, he likes to have classes every week, but sometimes others book his only available time. With recurring lessons, he can book several weeks at a time to make sure he never misses a class with his favorite teacher.
Encourage your loyal students to take advantage of recurring lessons so they can reach their Language Challenge goal faster!
Learn more about recurring lessons here
Want to join the challenge yourself?
Switch to your student mode and join the challenge to earn prizes!