Learning languages with the help of Netflix and YouTube

Netflix, YouTube, audiobooks, podcasts … If you are habitual of this type of content, LingQ helps you learn languages while having fun.

Although it is convenient to know the basic grammatical rules of the language we want to learn, the fastest way to learn new vocabulary and know how to apply it in complete sentences and conversations is by listening to songs and podcasts in that language, watching series and movies in original version and reading books, articles or diaries in that language.

Without realizing it, while we consume content that we like, we learn and internalize words, concepts, ideas that, in a practical conversation, we can use naturally.

Some time ago I talked about a project inspired by this idea called Flowlingo, although I did not finish squeezing all its possibilities, something that does the application that I will talk about next, LingQ.

Learn with your favorite content

The idea of ​​which LingQ starts is to help you learn languages ​​with your own content in the form of vocabulary lists, theoretical lessons and audio fragments in the form of a podcast, but also to bet because you learn by consuming audiovisual or written content of your interest.

More than 1,000 hours of audio with transcription, compatible with more than 20 languages, integrated dictionaries and the possibility to import content to turn it into new lessons. In addition, we can use it with or without connection and allows us to see progress statistics to know if we are

From the Library we can import news, which is the easiest element, since it consists of text that LingQ detects and can translate if we have any vocabulary questions.

But we can also import anything from your link. It is even possible to add a button to the iOS and Android Share menu to export content directly from Safari, Chrome or any application that has access to that menu.

Learn step by step

As usual in this type of applications, LingQ allows you to learn several languages ​​at the same time. In addition, to adapt the content to our level, it asks us how much we know about that language (beginner, intermediate or advanced) and how much time we will spend learning it, between 10 minutes a day and 1 hour. Then he will ask us what topics we are interested in, such as books, news, sports, technology, health, science, culture or travel.

From that survey, LingQ will show lessons and learning content according to our tastes, a way to be motivated to learn languages ​​with what we like instead of generic content that may end up boring us.

To begin, LingQ offers its own content in abundance to learn something new from any topic of our interest while improving our vocabulary. All this we will find so much in the Library.

From there, we can save vocabulary extracted from that content and that we can consult in the Vocabulary section. And by selecting lessons, we can create a personalized playlist to listen at any time or place.

Free or Premium

As its managers do not live on air, LingQ has a free and a paid part. The free one is very complete, as we can check on the subscription page. In addition, we can try the paid version for free for 7 days.

The Premium version adds unlimited vocabulary, unlimited import of content and vocabulary, offline mode, lesson editing and additional activities. That is, you can use LingQ for free and, if you are going to use it intensively, you may consider moving to the paid version.

Be that as it may, LingQ joins the increasingly long list of applications with which to learn languages ​​in a fun way, combining the game and the consumption of playful content with the task of knowing new languages, adapting to our time instead of being We who juggle our agenda.

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