Personalize Your LingQ Reader
The LingQ Reader is a powerful tool for language learners. Make sure to take advantage of the settings to personalize the Reader.
I don’t want to turn my blue words yellow when I click away from them or make them known when I page, so I uncheck these settings. That way, when I want to listen to the audio and read through my lesson initially, the blue words won’t change. Once I am ready to deal with my blue words, I can turn these settings back on. I also change the font and page size to the way I like it.
Another way to get more out of LingQ is by tagging words and phrases. I can use the tag “adjective”, or “future” for the verb tense. How you tag is up to you, but you can start to tag based on which vocabulary you want to focus on or are having trouble with.
Once LingQs are tagged, I can review them at any time in the Vocabulary section. Just choose the tag or tags you want to review and up comes the list of tagged terms which I can then review. It’s a good idea to tag words but also phrases that encompass the concept you are focussing on.
If, at any time, I have a question about a word or phrase in the lesson, I just click “Ask a Tutor” at the bottom of the yellow widget, and post my question. I will be notified when a tutor gets back to me.
Finally, take the time to learn the keyboard shortcuts. I access them here and click “show more” to see the full list. Everyone has a preferred way of using the Reader, and knowing the keyboard shortcuts gives me the chance to figure out mine. There are some special keys that help you do some special tasks but mostly it is the standard functions that are convenient. For example I am using the up/down keys to select different translations or known and ignore, then right arrow to choose the current selection and move on to the next highlighted word.
Next time you’re in the LingQ Reader explore the different ways you can make it work for you.