LingQ language learning app turns 20
LingQ, an all-in-one language learning app that uses artificial intelligence (“AI”) to help students learn languages, announced today that it is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Since 2002, more than 3.5 million students worldwide have learned languages on LingQ. To celebrate its 20th anniversary, LingQ launched its 40th language – Tagalog, the national language of the Philippines. Language learners around the world are invited to join LingQ and learn Tagalog for free.
To support Ukraine, LingQ also offers free Ukrainian lessons worldwide for anyone interested in learning the language. They also offer Ukrainians living around the world free access to LingQ.
20 year milestone
“It is very satisfying to see that we have passed the 20-year mark. It took me 45 years to learn my first nine languages, but only 10 years to learn eleven other languages using LingQ taking advantage of the possibilities offered by modern technology and AI,” said Steve Kaufmann, co-founder of LingQ.
“The recent release of LingQ 5.0 has significantly improved our platform and we continue to work continuously on new efficient and enjoyable features. It’s always exciting to add new languages and I’m happy to announce the launch of Tagalog, which has been requested by users for some time.
LingQ, originally branded thelinguist.com, is one of the premier digital language learning software platforms and has one of the largest libraries of language learning content comprising thousands of hours of audio with corresponding transcriptions. LingQ tracks user interactions with all the words they encounter and uses machine learning to help members learn the words that matter most.
Language acquisition through the power of AI
Thanks to AI, LingQ allows its users to always find the content that interests them at their level. It also informs students which words are new to them throughout their lessons. LingQ empowers users’ ability to learn languages based on the comprehensible input theory of language learning.
“We are extremely proud of the global community we have created over the past 20 years. The first success factor in language acquisition is motivation. Our technology enables language learners to take advantage of the vast amount of authentic digital content available today, rate it, and learn from it according to their interests. They can also participate in live conversations with native speakers and have their writing corrected by a language exchange partner,” said Mark Kaufmann, CEO and co-founder of LingQ.
“We pride ourselves on our excellent customer service and the wide variety of content we offer. We are committed to adding more and more great content to our library and highlighting more content sources from which our users can import. We continue to upgrade our technology to provide the most advanced language learning tools available.
The LingQ approach
LingQ has a three-pronged approach of listening and reading, combined with vocabulary tools that students can use to look up words and phrases and save them to their own private database for review. Available on web and mobile (Android, iOS), LingQ users can learn on the go to enjoy free time throughout the day. LingQ allows all users to import any content into LingQ, including YouTube videos, Netflix shows, songs, podcasts, ebooks and more, and convert that content instantly into interactive lessons.
About LingQ Since 2002, LingQ has provided over 3.5 million language learners with their content-based language learning application that leverages machine learning to improve and personalize users’ language journeys. LingQ offers 40 languages to users around the world on their web and mobile platforms. The founding father and son team of Steve and Mark Kaufmann originally developed thelinguist.com in 2002 and rebranded it as LingQ in 2007.
LingQ is a pioneer in the development of language applications focused solely on web and mobile delivery. LingQ has developed one of the largest foreign language libraries of authentic and engaging content. In addition to their core content-based learning activities, LingQ users also have access to online tutors, interactions on a global language community forum, community writing exchange, and tools built-in SRS vocabulary review tools. To ensure success, LingQ measures everything students do, including the number of words the student knows, the number of words learned, and statistics on writing, speaking, listening, and reading.
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