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Language learning made fun

The Linguist Institute

    • 4.7 • 661 Ratings
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Learn languages from content you love! Import news articles & read them on LingQ. Easily import books, blog posts and more. Makes reading in a foreign language a breeze!

1000s of lessons with audio + matching text. Learn words and phrases with SRS Review! Import and learn from anything on the web!

Start with easy beginner lessons but quickly progress into learning from real, compelling content. 1000s of hours of lessons, podcasts, audiobooks, interviews and more, all with transcript. LingQ even lets you import and learn from any content you find on the web! Start your language journey today!

Listen and follow along in the text. Look up and save new words and phrases to your personal database. Track which words you know and which words are new to you. Watch your vocabulary and your avatar grow! Track all your learning activities including listening time, words of reading and more.

Review and learn your new vocabulary in context and using our proprietary SRS review tools. Register your account and have your data synced to our web application so you can study on the web along with on multiple devices. The LingQ app also lets you work offline and syncs up when you get back online. This lets you take advantage of dead time and short breaks throughout the day to spend more time with your new language.

No other app will take you as far. LingQ will take you all the way to fluency!

* 1000s of hours of downloadable audio files all with transcript
* Look up and save new vocabulary using multiple integrated dictionary resources
* Review vocabulary using SRS review system
* Track how many words you know, which words are new & which you are learning
* Keep all your learning statistics including listening and reading time
* Use Playlist to easily play and shuffle all your current lessons
* Sync word data, playlist data and lesson data to the web and across devices
* Study offline and update data when back online
*Receive notifications for all LingQ activities from web or mobile including forum and exchange activities from the web
* Manage all your saved vocabulary
* See your learning targets and measure your progress
* Watch your avatar grow as your language grows

“Built by language learners for language learners!”
LingQ Co-Founder, Steve Kaufmann, one of the world’s leading polyglots, has learned 15 languages using this approach. Steve is the “Godfather of language learning”

• Unlimited LingQs - Look up & save all new words and phrases
• Word Tracking - Track known words, new words
• Unlimited Vocab Review (SRS)
• Unlimited Imports - Import & study text from the web

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What’s New

Version 5.1.10

- Added 1.25x playback rate
- Bugfixes and performance improvements

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
661 Ratings

661 Ratings

stevieboy1der ,

Fantastic app but need some input time

LingQ is an amazing platform for learning languages and I wish I found it earlier. It takes some time learning how to get the most out of it but when you do it’s fantastic. I find the best way to learn is by making your own content and study parts of the language you want to learn rather than use the courses provided. I’m currently reading Harry Potter 1-7 in korean and this has made it so much quicker and easier to recognise what words I do and don’t know. It is also great to be used as a quick dictionary whilst reading. I’m sure there are more features to explore and find but so far I’m very happy! The Space repetition or review part is a waste of time in my opinion. I’d suggest using anki for memorising vocabulary and use this for reading practice/ exposure to how the language is actually used. Also by seeing the vocab many times over and over whilst reading something such as books can be a fun and easy way to learn the words naturally. Definitely would recommend this as an addition to other studying methods.

Hevghirl ,

Still can’t highlight more than nine words. Downgrading is a nightmare.

I’m sure there’s a reason but to not be able to highlight a phrase that has more than nine words is ridiculous. The whole idea of comprehensible input is to understand words in context and yet I often can’t get the context because of this limitation. I’m learning Italian and sentence order can be a bit all over the place, in common with many languages, so context is key. The limit forces me to cut out parts of a sentence that gives absolutely no context when I use flash cards. Another problem is that in many cases you can’t highlight text on the next line. I believe it’s due to the import process . However, this happens with LingQ’s own mini-stories, which should not have this issue. It’s a serious hindrance to using it. I stopped using it before because there were many issues with it came back after a few years of not using it. I had forgotten about the nine-word limitation. I contacted LingQ and they didn’t even seem to read the email properly, only half answering the message. I really wish they would fix this issue. Finally, trying to downgrade to the free plan is a nightmare. ‘Do you want to leave?’ ‘Do you really want to leave?’ ‘Here is an offer. Here’s another offer. What about this offer? Pay £2 to store your data?’ And I still can’t downgrade! Not happy.

Superstar2004 ,

Excellent method of learning

This is probably the best platform . You get most of what you need here certainly at higher beginner upwards level to transition up. I can’t comment on the beginner level . The Russian teaching platform is superb . Why ? There are simple exorcises in sentence formation . This builds up to books with complexity that is constantly tested and reinforced over a short space of time .
I also use Pod101 which is good for learning grammar . However this platform really hammers home the value of expanding your vocabulary and grasp of verbs in everyday and literary speech. This is practically of the greatest use . A huge amount of work has gone into this project . It’s brilliant . It has made learning a difficult language very much easier and at a very affordable cost . Practice a little with focus everyday and you will get an awful lot out of this.
Full credit to the hard work out into this. It really will open the doors to a new culture whichever language you choose.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the excellent review! We’re glad you’re enjoying learning languages with LingQ!


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