The future of language

Everyone is capable of becoming fluent in a second or third or ninth language! All you need is the desire to learn and the right system.

- Steve Kaufmann, Co-founder

Meet the LingQ Team

The LingQ team is always happy to answer your questions, help solve any issues and assist you along your exciting language learning journey.

  • Steve Kaufmann

    Steve Kaufmann

    Guru, Co-founder

    Speaks 16 languages (he travels a lot)

    Steve has had a passion for languages most of his life and is a well known polyglot on the web. Steve is the all-time champion LingQer and developer of the LingQ approach. When not studying on LingQ, he can be found on the Forum, on his YouTube channel and blog, or starting conversations with strangers in any of his 16 languages...and of course running on the golf course..!

  • Mark Kaufmann

    Mark Kaufmann

    CEO, Co-founder

    Jefe, Speaks 4 Languages (including getting s#!t done)

    It was while travelling the world as a pro hockey player (ice hockey for you non-Canadians) that Mark first developed an interest in learning languages. He has taken Steve’s methods and designed LingQ to bring this approach to the masses. He can usually be found working out or playing sports and trying, when possible, to listen to LingQ lessons at the same time. (Kind of tough under the hockey helmet…)

  • Boris Dobroslavov

    Boris Dobroslavov

    Web App Developer

    He chooses where to have lunch

  • Kiran Rancourt

    Kiran Rancourt

    Marketing Ninja

    Liverpool F.C.biggest support. #YNWA

  • Miguel Franco

    Miguel Franco

    Designer / Front-End

    Always looking good

  • Tim Costa

    Tim Costa

    IOS Developer

    Loves UX and doing chin ups

  • Tiago Salvador

    Tiago Salvador

    Android Developer

    The Ronaldo of Android development

  • Maria Jimenez

    Maria Jimenez

    Web App Developer

    When’s the next flight to Korea?

  • Julia Budnik

    Julia Budnik

    Front-End Developer

    She looks better than Miguel

  • Jahrine Lebel

    Jahrine Lebel

    Communications Wizard

    She writes good

  • Stas Vovk

    Stas Vovk

    Dev-Ops / Back-End

    He controls the big switch

  • Zoran Simicic

    Zoran Simicic

    Customer Services

    The nicest guy ever

  • Eugene Morozov

    Eugene Morozov

    API Ninja / Back-End

    Bollywood or bust

  • Frank Uy

    Frank Uy

    Controller

    Coffee / milk provider

Our Story

LingQ is a vibrant community of passionate, enthusiastic language learners and native speaker tutors. The combination of awesome people and effective methodology make LingQ the best place to learn a language.

  • LingQ was launched in late 2007 by Steve Kaufmann and his son Mark to develop better tools for language learners.

    The LingQ system is based on Steve's experiences learning languages. Until the age of 17 Steve only spoke English. After 10 years of French lessons in school, Steve still couldn’t speak it. It was at the point that Steve decided to find a way to learn languages that works.

    The system that Steve developed forms the basis of the LingQ system enabling thousands of learners from all over the world to enjoy language learning and successfully reach their goals.

  • LingQ is a fun, simple way to learn languages from authentic, interesting content. Learning the language from the language itself, just as most children learn their own language.

    Steve Kaufmann has proven that this system works – he is now fluent in 16 languages. Along with over 600,000 LingQ members who continue to prove it every day

  • 2007
  • 2016
  • Future!

Our Mission

We are devoted to breaking down the barriers that prevent people from learning languages.

What LingQ Offers

  • One of the best foreign language libraries on the web. Choose from thousands of hours of audio along with matching transcripts.

  • Powerful vocabulary tools. Look up and save words and phrases to your own private database for later review.

  • Known words tracking system. Track and measure everything you learn at LingQ. We track which words you know and can tell you which words are new to you.

  • Global online community. Join live conversations, have your writing corrected, get help from personal tutors, make friends!

Take LingQ With You

Learn a language on the go with LingQ iPhone and Android apps.

Learn Languages While Surfing the Web

Get the LingQ Chrome Extension. Import any web page to LingQ with 1-click or use LingQ's tools right there on any web page.

available in the chrome web store

Start learning new languages, simply and easily

Contact Us

The Linguist Institute Ltd.

#200-2232 Marine Drive

West Vancouver, BC

Canada V7V 1K4


1-888-746-5790

Email: support@lingq.com