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The Linguist Institute

    • 4.7 • 3.2K 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
3.2K Ratings

3.2K Ratings

The Dude No Name Thrasher ,

Honestly the best language method

Using LingQ has been an eye-opening experience for me and my language learning journey. Like many people, our opinions about language learning were formed by the bad memories of high school formal classes. Now after using LingQ and seeing how much more effective a massive input-based method can be, I feel like I was robbed not only of the time spent with grammar books but also of the attitude related to language learning (it’s a fact that learning a language is actually pretty easy and straightforward if you read almost everyday). As I’ve progressed with language learning I’ve realized that the learner needs lots and lots and lots of input which becomes more enjoyable the more you consume. Time spent talking/listening in your native language to a teacher for more than half of a class is doing nothing but wasting valuable time. I wish I would have known this years ago. LingQ has been an amazing experience for me as a paid user, but unfortunately the free version of LingQ is too restrictive to fully appreciate the power of consistent, massive consumption.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for the review! Totally know what you mean about feeling robbed by language learning experiences in high school. Best of luck in smashing your goals with LingQ :)

Reviewer7531 ,

LingQ: Great Reading Platform, Forums distract

The system, with its highlighted words, is great. 5 stars.
The feed needs fixed, it's just a bunch of random articles. I can't find my own uploaded content half the time, even under Imports, without searching specifically by name. 4 stars.
The forums are toxic - there's a 85% male ratio on there, I'd estimate. Questioners are a mix of internationals, and "bros" who use their words-learned as a way to measure themselves. I thought the forums had a bit of toxicity to them, then I got straight up attacked by someone I had never talked to. Another time, spam was posted in a forum, and I called the person out on it, and a group swarm came after me. They also accused me of "group think" while they swarmed, without ideas/original thoughts backing up their opinions, just insults. The spam they posted had a gender-dynamic to it; trying to convert men (and men only).
I don't know if Steve's looked at the user data, or even cares, but I'd bet he's pushing away women users from his site. I'm someone comfortable swinging it with the guys, and dang, do I not want to be on those forums. Within 7 days of starting my membership, I was being bullied [and by someone who thought I was a man, since he called me a "little boy."] The fact that very few women ever speak on the forums is an extra sign that LingQ has cultivated a bad chat culture that is (likely) driving away female potential users.

Developer Response ,

Imports can be found in Imports or in My Lessons. It sorts by recently opened so the lessons you looked at most recently are at the top of the list. You can open the My Courses tab in Settings to view Courses instead of Lessons. This may work better for you.
Regarding the forum, I'm sorry you had a bad experience there. The vast majority of interactions on the forum are perfectly pleasant and relate to language. There can be some unpleasant interactions just like on any other public platform. We will look into recent threads to see if there are any members who should be sanctioned for their comments.

brian lynn ii ,

A must have for people learning languages

This is my first review I’m writing for an application, I have wanted to write this for a while now as I’ve used LingQ for almost a year, anyway LingQ is the best tool to use for an input based approach on language learning, which is by far the best way to learn a language, using LingQ you read various texts and listen to many different materials, and even within the free version you have access to a multitude of resources for all levels of language learning. The premium version is a must have as it keeps track of the vocabulary you learn, making it extremely easy to keep track of progress and choose material based on your level. The only problem I’ve ran into is with more advanced and upper intermediate level vocabulary, as the translations are entirely user dependent, but still it’s such a minor issue. My other problem lies in how LingQ often has trouble reading Arabic script, it often counts 1 word as two words, or you’ll see the same word as different words. (Still a very minor issue) all in all, if you are looking to brush up on your second language or are an aspiring polyglot, this app is a must.

Developer Response ,

Great to hear that LingQ is helping you learn languages, thanks for the review! We are working to get the issues with Arabic straightened out as soon as possible. Happy LingQing :)


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