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LingQ is proud of those who are dedicating their time to learning a new language. We take pride in helping our members and it’s nice to hear back from all of you from time to time.
This is what a few of our members have to say…
I’ll take this opportunity to say thank you for LingQ! i really love it. I’ve learnt languages before but always using different methods. I’m currently learning Spanish with it as a virgin language (one that I’ve never studied before or taken lessons in etc.), so have been able to judge the efficacy of using only LingQ. after 4 months I’m reading novels and working in Colombia in a Spanish-speaking job with no problem whatsoever, so I’m very much in love with the system. i tell everyone i meet about it, so i hope some of those people have signed up! Have a great week.
Honestly even after living in Japan for many years and I tried everything. It was LingQ that really gave me the skills and confidence I needed to be to be confident in my skills. I even ended up working in a Japanese company where nobody spoke English. So you can do it!
Feedback helps us to improve and reach our goals so that we can better help you. If you have a testimonial that you would like to share with us, please send us an email. We look forward to hearing from you!
Have you shared any lessons in the LingQ Library? If so, then you may have earned points through the monthly Provider Awards! Users will earn points based on how many times their shared lessons have been taken.
Below you will find the top 25 providers for the month of May. Congratulations to everyone who made the top 25!
If you want to learn more about how you can import and share lessons on LingQ, be sure to take a look at this page.
WOW! We all know that learning a language is not easy. Look at who has been working extra hard this past month! Below you will find the top 25 LingQ members based on Activity Score.
Our first place finisher in this month’s Honour Roll skyblueteapot who scored an impressive 11869 points! Our second and third place finishers were a little closer. In second place, Matt92 scored a solid 8152 points. Finally, pascal30 scored 8064 points.
Everyone in the Honour Roll works hard to be there, but they also make great progress with their languages! We encourage you to try increasing your Activity Score this month to see if you can make it on the Honour Roll next month!
Steve is continuing his video series called Steve’s Summer Sessions. In this special series Steve will answer language learning related questions asked on Twitter using the hashtag #asksteve.
In this video, Steve answers the following two questions:
1. Should I study two languages at once?
2. What do you think of SRS?
Here is Part 2 of Steve’s Summer Sessions:
Be sure to subscribe to Steve’s YouTube channel for all the latest language learning tips.
- Podcasts met Fasulye
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Lessons in Course: 24, New This Month: 1
- Acappella Music
- There are some acappella english music in different styles. Acappella means vocal music without instruments, you hear only voices. It may be very useful to study any language. Also there are a few “melody” verses & speeches in this course.
Lessons in Course: 96, New This Month: 40
- A stay on Crozet Island
- Telling you about my stay on Crozet, a little, windy island lost in the Indian Ocean, where I left a part of myself, is a way to get rid of my memories that have been haunting me for years. So I decided to release my ship’s log in which I described day after day my life there. This story is read by my friends John Budding,Jason Dixon and Peter Launonen
Lessons in Course: 10, New This Month: 1
- Breaking News English .com
- http://www.newsenglishlessons.com/ Free ready-to-use EFL / ESL lesson plans in Word and PDF. Graded news articles, listening, podcast, and communicative activities. This collection is provided from Sean Banville, the administrator of BreakingNewsEnglish.com. Thank you, Sean.
Lessons in Course: 272, New This Month: 4 Read More
As announced last week on the blog, Steve has begun a new video series called Steve’s Summer Sessions. Throughout the month of June he will be answering your language learning questions. To ask, all you have to do is post on Twitter with the hashtag #asksteve.
In the first video, Steve shares some insights on how to improve your reading comprehension and on how to move from input to output with your language learning.
Be sure to take a look at the video below, and keep an eye out for Part 2 coming in just a couple of days!
Members often tell us how much LingQ is helping them learn a language and achieve their goals. As we continue developing and improving LingQ, it is these positive LingQ reviews that inspire us to make LingQ the best place on the internet to learn languages!
Here are a few recent testimonials we thought we would share:
Steve, I want you to know that I was floundering in my self-directed German studies but since I’ve started working more with LingQ my comprehension has skyrocketed. Thank you so much for this system. Someday I long to find the time to learn Russian. Viel Spaß!
Steve: I am very grateful to you for creating LingQ (and glad I discovered it thanks to my amigo Dylan). I used to think I was crap at languages. I took Spanish in first year at uni in 2006 and I didn’t learn much,I felt extremely bored, I didn’t enjoy it and when I got bad grades I just felt discouraged. Subsequent full immersion in a spanish speaking environment in Ecuadorian Amazonia at the end of that year had me learning very fast – that sort of hinted that maybe it was the teaching methods that were the problem not me – I think traditional language learning techniques “fail most people” as Dylan talked about when he told me about Lingq. It’s so refreshing to find a language learning system that actually works and that is genuinely enjoyable to use – so, thanks again!
Thanks to Lilac and Nick for sharing their stories! If you have a story to tell about your experience with LingQ be sure to let us know by sending us an email or posting on the LingQ forum. We look forward to hearing from you too and happy LingQing!
Want an imported lesson translated? Looking to have your writing recorded or an audio file transcribed? Whatever it is you can now request it on the LingQ Exchange!
Over the years we have had many requests from members to enable these types of services to enhance their learning activities on LingQ. That is why we have dramatically enhanced our Friends section. Previously, the Friends section was a place to connect with other members, share activities and practice your new language. Now on the Exchange you can do all this and much much more. These are the new services that are available through the Exchange:
- Writing correction – Submit some writing and have it corrected by a tutor.
- Audio recording – Submit any text for other members to record for you.
- Pronunciation correction – Submit an audio recording and have your pronunciation corrected.
- Transcription – Submit an audio file for transcription.
- Translation – Submit any text, such as a lesson you are studying, and have others translate it for you.
When you make a request, you can select any combination of these services. These requests can be open so that any member can fulfil your request, or you can submit them directly to a specific member or tutor. When posting a request, you will see a recommended points value based on the services you are requesting. You can adjust this value, which is the number of points you will award to those who respond. If your request receives more than one response, you can award the points to a single member or split it between multiple members.
Here is an example of a writing correction and audio recording request from the Exchange:
No Commissions on Exchange
We have made a change to our points policy so that LingQ no longer takes a commission on any Exchange or tutoring activities as long as you re-use your points within the site. From now on, we will only take a commission if points are cashed out.
Find a Tutor Page
You will now find a list of tutors on the Find a tutor page in the Exchange sub-menu. We wanted to provide a more convenient way to find and connect with all the members who tutor on the site, whether that be by offering conversations, interacting on the Exchange or creating and sharing Lessons. For each tutor shown you will see up to three tabs: Exchange, Lessons and Conversation. On the Exchange tab you will be able to request services you would like from that tutor or simply post to that tutor’s wall. On the Lessons tab you can find all lessons, courses and playlists provided by that tutor. On the Conversation tab you can request a conversation and find all available 1 on 1 and group conversation times.
We hope this will make it much easier to interact with all the great tutors on LingQ!
Have fun on the Exchange and on the Tutors page! We hope to see many of you taking advantage of this new interaction. As always, we look forward to your feedback!
As part of our update today, we have made changes to our membership plans. We are continually trying to make things better at LingQ and that includes trying to make it more clear to people why they should upgrade to our paid plans.
Fewer Membership Tiers
We wanted to simplify our membership structure to make it more clear what the differences are between tiers. Our new tiers are Free, Premium and Premium Plus. Premium is the same as the old Basic membership, while Premium Plus is the old Plus membership. One thing we have added is the ability to add points to any subscription. Premium subscriptions allow 1000 or 2000 point add-ons, while Premium Plus subscriptions allow 3000, 4500 and 7000 point add-ons.
Lower LingQ Limit for Free Accounts
We have decided to reduce the LingQ limit for Free members to 20 LingQs. We think this allows enough time to test the functionality and decide whether you want to upgrade or not. This is also a hard limit of 20 LingQs which means you can no longer delete LingQs to create more. At the same time, we have added a way for you to increase your LingQ limit so that Free accounts can save up to 500 LingQs. Each time a friend signs up with your referral url your LingQ limit will increase by 20, allowing you to save 20 new words. This is in addition to any referral points you can earn if your referrals upgrade to Premium or Premium Plus or buy points.
Exchange Commissions Removed
We will no longer take a commission on conversations and exchange submissions. Commissions will only be charged when points are cashed out. This means that tutors will now have more points to sign up for conversations or submit requests to others through the site and creates a true “language exchange” on LingQ.
We hope these new membership tiers are clearer and encourage more interaction amongst our members.