Everyone Can Now Tutor

We just pushed some significant updates to LingQ. We hope you like them!

Everyone can tutor

Now, all members can correct writing and tutor other members over Skype. What’s more, you can earn points from tutoring which you can then use to pay for tutoring in your target language. We think this will be a great way for all LingQ members to help each other and make the learning process more interactive and fun.

 

Just go to the Write page and indicate which language you want to correct. Other members can then find you and submit their writing for correction. You will be able to correct their writing using LingQ’s unique writing correction tools which enable you to send a Writing Report which your “student” can import back into the system.

 

You can also host conversations by going to the Speak page and indicating which language or languages you would like to tutor. Then, use our scheduling system to input available 1 on 1 conversation times or to create group conversations. After your conversation, send your student a conversation report which they can easily import into LingQ.

 

Give tutoring a try today! You can do as much or as little as you like.

 

New membership restrictions

We have made some changes to our membership levels:

 

  • The LingQ limit for Free members has now been reduced from 300 to 100.
  • Imported content will now be restricted for Free members. You will no longer be able to import audio files or image files. You will also be restricted to 5 imported lessons in your account.
  • Personal tutoring is no longer offered as part of Plus or Premium membership

Import and export lists

We have added the much requested feature which allows the importing and exporting of vocabulary lists on LingQ. You will be able to export any list from your Vocabulary page as a csv file which you can then use with many third party flashcard applications. As well, you can import vocab lists you create elsewhere. Who knows?! Maybe someday you’ll be sharing lists with other members for the same lessons.

7 Replies to “Everyone Can Now Tutor”

  1. I do not like the new limits on Lingq’s for free members. It effectively makes free membership useless. Surely there are other models which would allow Lingq to offer useful free service, for instance by including advertisements on free member pages?

  2. NB, I think that expecting quality service for free is unrealistic. Only huge companies like Google can efficiently exploit our personal information (and make no mistake, that is what they do) to justify their free services.

  3. NB. We do not have enough traffic to earn any significant revenue from advertizing. Our content is free. I think that most people can sense, after 100 saved words, if the concept works for them. Some take longer to make up their minds. We may lose some of them. Others need a little push to make a commitment. We will see how well this works. The goal is to encourage more people to commit to becoming paying members. Now that everyone can tutor, many people should be able to support their own learning by offering tutoring or content and earn points.

  4. To get rid of the limits change your account into a paying membership. LingQ is really helpful. But also the free version offers a lot!

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