Finally, the long anticipated Beta release of LingQ is ready. I know it has felt longer for us insiders than it has for many of you but still, enough of you have been hearing about its imminent arrival for a long time now and it thrills me to no end to be able to announce the "LingQ Beta Release"!
For those of you who don’t know, LingQ is the new version of our language learning system currently found at TheLinguist.com. LingQ (pronounced "link") is new and improved in many ways. For the purposes of the beta we are only making available the core functionality of the Overview, Store, WorkDesk and Vocabulary sections. When we are ready we will add the Writing, Pronunciation and Events sections. In the meantime start using LingQ for all your reading, listening and vocabulary activities. Tell us how you like it. Tell us what you would like improved.
Initially there won’t be much help available with the beta but we will be adding help information here on this blog. Make sure to take a look at the Demos and FAQ sections of the blog. As well, we will be keeping you up to date with our development and implementation of bug fixes and new features here. Check back regularly or subscribe to our feed to keep up to date with what’s happening to your site.
For those of you who are current members of TheLinguist.com, we will be transferring your data from the old site when we launch the beta site. We recommend you move all of your reading, listening and vocabulary activities here for good. If you decide to stay on the old site, that is fine too, as we will transfer all your data over to LingQ one more time, when we move everything over to LingQ and shut down TheLinguist. This is likely to happen sometime in the next few months.
We don’t recommend spending some of your time working on TheLinguist and some of your time working on LingQ as we will not be able to keep both sets of data when we move everyone over to LingQ. At that time, you will have the choice between keeping your LingQ data or keeping your TheLinguist data.
Finally, I stress again, please give us your feedback. Tell us what you like and what you don’t like. Tell us what we are missing. With your help we can truly turn LingQ into something great!