Honour Roll September 2014

Well, it looks like someone has finally dethroned the king, though we’ll see how long for! LingQ member colinsford from the US has managed to beat out kristiansand, who has sat atop the leaderboard for a record 8 months in a row.

Congratulations to everyone who made it on this month’s honour roll!

How did you do this past month? Did you manage to reach your targets in the Progress Snapshot? If you’re looking for a real challenge, you can even sign up for the 90-Day Challenge.

 

honour roll

New Lessons on LingQ in August 2014

Arabic

Euronews in Arabic | يورونيوز
أخبار يورونيوز باللغة العربية
Lessons in Course: 5, New This Month: 1
Let’s learn Arabic
This podcast is especially designed to help my non-Arab students develop their Arabic Language skills.
Lessons in Course: 30, New This Month: 12
Political memoris | الذاكرة السياسية
برنامج للمستويات المتقدمة، برنامج سياسي عربي من تقديم طاهر بركة
Lessons in Course: 11, New This Month: 11
Sinbad journeys | رحلات السندباد
ألف ليلة و ليلة حكايات السندباد
Lessons in Course: 3, New This Month: 1
The Hanging Poems | المعلقات
Arabic poems for Advanced level students, the traditional explanation being that these poems were hung on or in the Ka’ba at Mecca
Lessons in Course: 10, New This Month: 10

Chinese

Native Podcast Transcripts Project – Mandarin
(No description)
Lessons in Course: 7, New This Month: 6
Rutgers 中文
基础级课程
Lessons in Course: 14, New This Month: 14
Slow Chinese
(No description)
Lessons in Course: 20, New This Month: 1
Continue reading “New Lessons on LingQ in August 2014”

Honour Roll August 2014

It’s always exciting to see how the Honour Roll changes from month to month. It’s also great to see members from all over the world represented on the Honour Roll. This month we have 13 different countries represented from 5 different continents!

Atop our list this month is kristiansand, who has been on a roll since the beginning of this year. Well done, kristiansand, and congratulations to everyone else who made it on this month’s Honour Roll!

Your Activity Score is a great indicator of how much progress you’re making in a language. Try to reach your weekly targets and see how your language skills improve!

activity score august 2014

Provider Awards August 2014

Did you know that you can earn points by sharing lessons on LingQ? Here’s a list of our top content providers during the month of July!

Sharing content is a great way to help out other learners on LingQ, and if you’ve never shared lessons on the site before why not give it a try? Be sure you follow our import guidelines, though!

We’re excited to see what new lessons make their way into the LingQ Library this month!

provider awards august

New Lessons on LingQ in July 2014

Arabic

Euronews in Arabic | يورونيوز
أخبار يورونيوز باللغة العربية
Lessons in Course: 4, New This Month: 4
Sinbad journeys | رحلات السندباد
ألف ليلة و ليلة حكايات السندباد
Lessons in Course: 2, New This Month: 2
ملفات محيّرة
قضايا وملفات محيّرة
Lessons in Course: 4, New This Month: 1

Chinese

Slow Chinese
(No description)
Lessons in Course: 19, New This Month: 19
Slow Chinese from http://www.slow-chinese.com/
These text and audio for these lessons was obtained from http://www.slow-chinese.com/. A new lesson is published on this site almost every week. In the LingQ version I have included a Pinyin transcription of the text. If you enjoy the lessons, you could visit the website and make a small donation.
Lessons in Course: 6, New This Month: 2

Dutch

De geschiedenis van kalif ooijevaar door Oude Sprookjes
De geschiedenis van kalif ooijevaar opnieuw verteld door J.J.A. Goeverneur.
Lessons in Course: 5, New This Month: 5 Continue reading “New Lessons on LingQ in July 2014”

New Forum UI, Manual Lesson Mode, Keyboard Shortcuts, 90-Day Challenge!

We pushed some significant changes to the site today. We hope you like them!

 

New Look Forum

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It has been a long time since we upgraded the Forum so we spent some time updating the look and feel. We also added the ability to respond to individual comments within a thread. This makes it possible for some users to go off on a tangent without affecting the whole thread! Not that this happens of course…! We have also added an ability to add forum moderators to help us watch the forum and prevent forum spam.

 

Manual Lesson Mode

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We receive many requests for special tweaks to the functionality on the Lesson page depending on how people like to work on their lessons. Therefore, we have replaced Auto-Scroll Off mode with QuickLingQ Mode Off. When you turn off QuickLingQ mode, this will do the following:

 

  • Auto-scroll will be off

  • When you create a LingQ the term will remain selected and you will see the yellow pane for that word in the dashboard or yellow popup in minimized view.

  • Using the left and right arrow keys will move you from one highlighted word to the next highlighted word regardless of whether these words are blue or yellow.

 

You will find this control in the gear dropdown on the lesson page.

 

Enhanced Keyboard Shortcuts

 

We have added additional keyboard shortcuts to allow you to adjust a LingQ’s status. You can type 1-4, k or x for any yellow LingQs to change status, make words known (status 4 with tickmark) or ignore words.

 

90-Day Challenge back by popular demand

 

So many of you enjoyed the Challenge and continue to request a new challenge that we have decided to make it a permanent fixture of the site. You can now sign up for the Challenge at any time and then try to meet your targets for the following 90 days. We have even made it a little easier by removing the requirement to write and speak, although we still think you should! However, you can now earn your reward by just meeting your Known Words, LingQs, LingQs Learned, Listening and Reading targets.

 

Sign up for the Challenge here or click on the banner on the Learn page above your Progress Snapshot.

 

As always, let us know how you like our updates!

 

Help spread the word about LingQ!

We know many of our members love LingQ and love to spread the word about LingQ for which we are extremely grateful! Our refer a friend program rewards you with 20 LingQs per referral (for Free accounts) along with 200 points ($2) each time a referral upgrades (and an additional $2 each month they stay!).

We have some members who have been very successful at driving referrals so we thought we would share their stories with you in hopes that you can find some of their secrets useful in helping you be more successful at driving referrals, and hopefully, earning more rewards!

Gintaras – Lithuania – 28,000+ referrals

Gintaras, the “LingQ Builder”, was an amazing member who managed to drive an unbelievable number of referrals. With a population of only 3 million, Gintaras managed to refer nearly 1% of Lithuania’s population to sign up for an account on LingQ! Gintaras built several different websites where he posted content related to learning English online, and it was through these sites that he managed to refer nearly 30,000 members.

Learning_English – Brazil – 16,000+ referrals

Learning_English is the pseudonym of a fellow named Pedro. Pedro has amassed a huge number of referrals by linking to LingQ from his blog and also by posting questions on Yahoo Answers in Portuguese and including a reference to LingQ (with his referral URL). Pedro’s blog managed to attract a lot of visitors as he focused on how to learn English, which is a popular search term in most parts of the world.

Delaf – Russia – 11,000+ referrals

Delaf, our top referrer from Russia, has been actively promoting LingQ for several years now. He has authored some posts on popular Russian blog sites and has promoted LingQ through various different online forums as well. Through sharing his referral URL and his Known Words badge, Delaf has been extremely successful at spreading the word about LingQ to Russians all over the world.

 

So how can you help spread the word about LingQ? 

1. Post about LingQ on Facebook, Twitter, G+ and other social media platforms. Friends often want to hear about great products or services that you’re using, so tell them what LingQ has done for you and try to encourage them to join as well.

2. Are you a member of any forums or online communities? Start a thread or discussion about languages and mention LingQ.

3. If you have a blog or website, post your LingQ Avatar or your Known Words Badge. Even a simple link to LingQ in the sidebar will work to help guide people to the site.

4. Good old word-of-mouth. Have a friend who is learning a language? Encourage them to check out LingQ as a tool to help them learn a language.

Honour Roll – July 2014

Clearly kristiansand has found the source of motivation that we’re all searching after, as he’s managed to stay on top of the Honour Roll for the seventh month in a row!

Welcome as well to the new members who are making onto the Honour Roll for the first time. You can count yourselves as among the elite learners on LingQ, having beaten out thousands and thousands of other learners for a spot in the Honour Roll.

If you’re looking to make your mark this month and secure a spot on the Honour Roll, get started today! Remember, your Activity Score increases with each LingQ you create!

Here is the Honour Roll for this month:

activity-leaders-6-2014

Provider Awards June 2014

It’s time again for our Provider Awards, where we give out points to the various content providers on LingQ to thank them for their contributions. Did you earn any points this month? If not, head over to the Import Help page to learn more about importing lessons.

Most of the lessons you see on LingQ aren’t actually provided by us, and are actually uploaded and shared by members in the LingQ community. It’s thanks to these members that we’ve been able to assemble one of the best foreign language libraries on the internet!

Here are the top 25 content providers for the month of June:

provider awards 6-2014

 

New Lessons on LingQ

Arabic

Let’s learn Arabic
This podcast is especially designed to help my non-Arab students develop their Arabic Language skills.
Lessons in Course: 18, New This Month: 1
ملفات محيّرة
قضايا وملفات محيّرة
Lessons in Course: 3, New This Month: 2

Chinese

Slow-Chinese.com
(No description)
Lessons in Course: 13, New This Month: 13
Slow Chinese from http://www.slow-chinese.com/
These text and audio for these lessons was obtained from http://www.slow-chinese.com/. A new lesson is published on this site almost every week. In the LingQ version I have included a Pinyin transcription of the text. If you enjoy the lessons, you could visit the website and make a small donation.
Lessons in Course: 4, New This Month: 2
“六四”大屠杀25周年
(No description)
Lessons in Course: 1, New This Month: 1
自製補充教材
我為我的學生特別製做的教學補充課程。  如果無涉及隱私的話就公開讓大家也可以使用,有問題歡迎發問。
Lessons in Course: 4, New This Month: 4

English

3000 Most Common Vocabulary Words in English
LEARN 3000 WORDS with NEWS IN LEVELS
Lessons in Course: 45, New This Month: 5 Continue reading “New Lessons on LingQ”