The Best Language Learning Sites and Content to Import Into LingQ
A really incredible resource for Modern Greek: ebooks of the state textbooks for primary and secondary school students http://ebooks.edu.gr/ebooks/
Hi, I am studying russian on lingQ for one month now. And my interest are political science, news and history.
Does anyone know a good website with content? I mean audio and text. I saw some of you mentionning "эхо москвы". But I can not find any text there with the podcast....
Thanks in advance, and good luck with your language learning goals.
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Recently I've been reading a lot of movies that I watched in the past. This is great for two reasons: the scripts are shorter than books, 20-50 pages per movie, and I can read faster than the duration of any movie.
I use to download subtitles, to clean the timestamps and text editors to substitute new lines with spaces. The I load the text in LingQ and keep grinding :)
Thank you for the materials. This is still helpful one year later.
When I try to import some youtube videos in swedish using the lingq extension, the extension will only sometimes import. It sayst that caption cannot be found. Is this an issue just because some videos have swedish captions and others dont? Or is there another way to rectify the issue where I am able to import any swedish video no matter what?
Not sure this is the right forum, but would it be possible to add https://www.derstandard.at/ to the German news feed? I find it a solid source for Austrian news.
Hi Eric, I just subscribed to a lesser-known Swiss newspaper in French, thinking that I could import into link, but I get the message that I need to subscribe (though I AM subcribed). I instead copied and pasted the article I wanted, but it seems a long way to go about it. Suggestions? I should mention that it DOES import into LingQ but as it translates, it starts with the first sentence and then says you need to pay for this subscription. Are there only certain papers that allow lingQ access?
For Indonesian check these sites:
nice short videos
lots of content on culture and language
I really like the Radio Ambulante content for Spanish. I wish Lingq had the transcripts from Lengalia podcasts -- I've been importing them but it'd be a great resource to have them all.
Good idea. For Korean, I recommend linguasia.com for advanced learners. They have more natural content that cover topics like slang https://linguasia.com/culture/korean-slang/ that can be useful.
Hi, with VPN you can access "Video on Demand" site of TVP (polish TV) .
And there you can also find the famous polish serial "rodzinka.pl" with subtitle. It is very hard to find original polish produced serials with subtext. And in this serial you also find the daily spoken Polish. So its very worth to import to LingQ.
However, the LingQ importer was not able to get the subtitle from one episode to LingQ . Exampel:
@Erik or other technicians: I am quite sure that, for example in Chrome DevTools, there is a way to grep somehow the subtitle (text). Do you have some ideas how to do that manually? Maybe that helps to improve the LingQ importer (Add-on in Chorme and other browsers).
Hola...How do I slow the language down when reading back individual sentences?
I have a free account. Is there any option to import more than 5 lessons? this amount is by day?
i currently mostly watch a view youtube channels besides the guided courses on lingq , but once i reach a little higher level wanna get myself a subscribtion to a online library with my target language with audiobooks and the text to work with.... but that is still a way ahead ;) 10 minute travel vlogs with cc are quite enaugh for me at the moment for a full lesson ^^ reaching my daily goal...
but unrelated to this wanted to post a link to the gutenberg project , online library with copyrightfree books
with german / english / french / portuguese language options...
https://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page , those should be good to use for anyone and contains a lot of the classics .... so hope this is helpfull for some ;)
For Portuguese I found some good stuff:
She has a youtube channel all in Portuguese with the transcripts available on her blog. Great for high beginner low intermediate as she talks very slow and clear. Also you can get grammar explanations while practicing your listening comprehension at the same time
I love this channel. It's great if you are a massive history nerd like me.
These channels I also find entertaining to watch even though they are kind of directed at Brazilians learning English:
I will update this post if I find more.
In german by far Terra x natur und geshicte
I love to learn as many languages as I can. But I am also a big fan of Old English. The vocabulary is fantastic and it's very fun to use. However it can also be an daunting job to write in old English, it is difficult to turn everyday conversations into old English every day. Especially because it uses a whole new set of grammar rules and even new vocabulary.
This is honestly the best! Thank you so much Eric for offering this for us!
I just found a Turkish channel that has subtitles in all of their videos, which I'm suprised by because they only have 1.5 K subscribers. Their videos are mostly about travelling.
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Where exactly is the updated list to be found?
what are some good learning sites to use for German?
Very nice Library , thanks a lot for information.
Hi, I want to ask you a question? I want to get a premium plus of Linq, but I don't know this app helping me best to compare the basis. I am a current student at the final study year. I want to write and speak English as well. May this app be helping for correcting grammar and writing in my thesis? I need you a few advice this question. Thank before you for help.
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great, thanks i will tray some ones.
I was talking with one of my language exchange partners, and I found some of the books from project gutenberg that have been edited as graded readers. For English learners, these might be good sources for people that want to read one of the books at project gutenberg, but for whom the original text is too difficult!
The DLI GLOSS (Defence Language Institute's Global Online Language Support System) provides thousands of texts in many languages with recorded audio. You can search for content based on subject and level. Texts have translations.
Not working for me :(
I'm using Chrome and have tried several Netflix shows, with and without subtitles to import. I even tried from my laptop and from my desktop. The import wheel just keeps on spinning and spinning forever. Any suggestions???
Thanks for this information. I'm just collecting support sites for my friends.
Hello, I am Yacine from Algeria, I am looking for partners to learn English together via Skype, if you are interested then this is my id :
"d’Au Cœur de l’Histoire" podcast for French learners. On the Europe 1 site as simple audio but also on YouTube with subtitles such as here:
Are there any news on the support for NRK TV? Thank you!
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Can't see this posted already, but found much good content here - https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:Audio_files_by_language
For French we have
- 132 spoken news articles with transcripts
- 222 spoken wikipedia articles with transcripts
Obviously content will vary by language, but seems to be a fairly substantial source for many
Massive list for French learners.
how do i add the extension to my iphone? I clicked on the link and it only says how to add the extension to your desktop. I’m using safari btw.
Excellent French youTube channel, short videos, nicely animated and almost all subtitled.
Easy languages on youtube, if you become a patron for something like 3$ a month you can download all transcriptions.
all have amazing street interviews. Highly recommend!
lingq app for browser chrone and others had not worked , this msg display when i try to import video from youtube " 0: Subtitles did not found "
I'm not able to import Netflix into LingQ. I'd like to import Italian using Safari. I've tried with Firefox but it keeps saying 'import failed' on both of web browsers. Can anyone help me please?
Hey everyone, I'm a beginner and I want to learn about lessons in addition to LingQ
when searching in google I get such variants : Rocket, Rosetta Stone, Babbel, Coursera and edX .
I need to be able to do these lessons at work, so that the lessons are not very long and do not require voice answers
Hi, i am new here. So I have a question. I do not know how to determine my level of english, can you help me with it?
Personally, I mostly import TEDx talks from youtube and Wikipedia articles, especially wiki pages of games/shows/movies that I already know about a little bit.
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Any chance we could get podcasts included here too? I love this source as almost a massive repo by which I can discover new and interesting things in other languages. It can sometimes be hard to discover podcasts that are genuinely for natives and not specifically designed "for learners"
Animelon only imports the subtitles but no audio to go with it. Is there going to be a fix for this?
I'll double check again with the devs - Some series should be fine, both audio and subs (Usagi Drop for example).
Have you tried ? LingQ can import both audio and subs from that site's content.
Of interest to Turkish learners: This website links you to the top 30 Turkish newspaper sites.
And this one links to Turkish TV station web sites:
this is a persian language science channel, with closed captions in persian! the content is amazing, but they use conversational persian, so be careful
I found these two websites that contain many latin texts:
Latin grammar explained:
Japanese grammar explained:
Hi Eric. I don't think what I'm doing is the best you can find but as I'm creating free resources for French learners and I'm trying to help here on Lingq I would really appreciate if you'd consider adding my site The French Instinct www.katyslanguages.fr and my channel https://m.youtube.com/c/TheFrenchInstinct/ Thanks a lot
Just listened to "C’est l’hiver! Fête des lumières" Great stuff!
Thank you. Some of my videos are already on Lingq.
I love your channel, thank you!
Merci beaucoup. I'll start posting new videos in Automn :-)
Hallo Katy, vielen Dank für deine wunderbaren Videos. So konnte ich heute 170 LinqQ's einsammeln. Das Französich-Lernen macht so viel mehr Vergnügen.
C'est genial. Merci beaucoup.
Hallo Gefried, vielen dank für deine anwort. Welches Video hast du gesehen? Je prépare de nouvelles vidéos :-)
I just checked out your podcast and really enjoyed it, thank you for taking the time to make it, it's very helpful!!!
Thanks a lot! :-) I'm so happy to know you enjoy it and it's helpful for you. Although it takes time, I'm having so much fun poducing it! I'm preparing new episodes for september :-) Remember you can check the script and notes and ask me anything leaving a comment on the episode script on my website ;-)
Merci beaucoup, c'était très amusant de regarder vos vidéos. Je viens de Norvège et j'étudie actuellement le turc. Mais maintenant, j'étais très tenté d'étudier davantage le français. Je souris d'une oreille à l'autre. Tu as rendu ma journée meilleure.
Just found your youtube channel. It is so fun and easy to watch and listen. Thankyou so much. And I will be subscribing.
It seem the Netflix caption imports aren't working again. I tried with various different series in both firefox and chrome. It keep saying "No appropriate captions were found".
When is it going to be fixed ? Do you have a clue ?
You should able to import normally from Netflix again. We fixed the issue. Thanks again for your patience.
You did not or it is back. No matter what show I try, I get this error every time.
@bekate89 Make sure to install the latest extension version we released yesterday.
I installed it for the first time today and from your website, so I'm on the latest version unless that's not the one you link on your website. I have found another tool that does what I need, so I'm set without LinQ. I was going to give it another go despite not liking the user interface but as the only things I got were errors, I looked into alternatives and was successful.
Importing Netflix and YouTube using that extension is outstanding!
Do you just use the regular importer? Or is there a special one for Netflix?
I use the regular Chrome extension and it's working fine.
Ok thanks. All this is new to me lol.
I've been wondering to myself if the LingQ staff might someday add an extra tab to the website: one for sharing external links to resources such as these being listed here. For example, users could post links to external sites, and maybe when they do it might generate a 'fair use' screenshot not unlike when you post a link to a YouTube video on Facebook. Maybe eventually, functionality like leaving reviews or even using the user submitted links as a part of one's recommendations could be added.
Since a tab like this would just be directing traffic to these external sites, there would be no copyright issues to worry about of course. An entire world of (links to) resources could be added.
Of course, automated organization of entries and having a system to prevent duplicate URLs being submitted by users would be a thing. There would also need to be a system for flagging resource links that are no longer available (video taken down, etc.) so that they could be removed. It would be a big job for someone, I'm guessing.
websites like polish101pod or japanese101pod are also full of interesting materials
A german newspaper called stern has a video series where they invite 6 people who represent the opposites of a topic in a debate. If you have watched the YouTube channel Jubilee when you are familiar with the format.
Wikipedia is available in a few German dialects for anyone interested:
Low German (Plattdeutsch) -
Palatinate German -
Pennsylvania German -
In general though there are a lot of smaller languages and dialects on Wikipedia, so instead of listing all of them I'll leave a link to the full list.
One small problem with the wikipedia for smaller languages is that some articles are really short. There is however, a feature called quality articles (or something like that), for example, for Catalan it's at the left top corner "Articles de qualitat". The quality articles button is however not always so easy to find.
I didn't know about that, thank you. Do you (or anyone else, for that matter) happen to know any place to find modern German e-books for free? I have had a lot of trouble finding them, especially because I would like to read literature from the GDR but a lot of it seems to not be online.
Sadly, I can't help you in that aspect, the only GDR literature that I know of is someway inspired of GDR rather than from GDR. If you are interested in GDR, I might add that MrWissen2go Geschite has many videos with real cc on GDR (although you might already be aware of that).
I'll take a look at this channel, thanks!
Free online German library from Goethe Institut
In the library, one can search for: A1 , A2, B1, B2, C1, C2
which are the European levels of language learning.
A1 is beginner.
C2 is better than native.
For other countries google: goethe onleihe name_of_your_country
dfd = Deutsch für dich = German for you
Wow, this website (the Goethe library) seems to be just what I was looking for. It has some DDR literature on it too. Thank you so much for recommending.
Not sure if they have books about DDR but here are a few links for free german ebooks:
www.thalia.de - is a german book store; if you search for 'kostenlose ebooks' you'll see a list of free books
Thanks, I'll have a look at that
Here you'll find a lot of GDR-literature, only one for free - but the other ones not too expensive, some books very compelling:
Try visiting Academia.edu. They have various academic resources.
I have found a couple good resources for those learning Japanese and enjoy videogames:
I am studying Russian and use a business newspaper called Kommersant. You can see the articles in Russian and import them into linq. Thereafter one can see the articles translated to English.
This can be seen at
Bump - I have updated this list to include this page
Click the URL and you will find A TON of material in all languages.
This is a huge help. Thank you very much.
These are three interesting channels that I have found, nota bene (is a history channel), Links the sun (pop culture) and Vin Stache focuses on wine. The first two channels seem to have for the most part proper subtitles.
Links the sun
This Geography channel, called Geography Now has a lot of CC subtitles (submitted by fans) in various languages. The languages varies quite a lot from video to video. At the time of writing the Nigeria video has only English and Norwegian subtitles while the North Korean has in 10 different languages (such as Indonesian and Polish). If I remember correctly some have CC in up to 25 different languages.
Memrise is the next step after Duolingo has taught you basic grammar and you want to regularly improve your vocab. Also you can check out these language learning sites
For English to persian language learning site
آموزش آنلاین زبان انگلیسی
Doc Seven is a info channel but in a more informal way, the content creator seems to be maybe in his 30's. He makes videos on different topics along the lines of "the seven most ....." types of videos. He speaks a quite informal and fast paced french with some anglicism and slang words so it might be good if you look for something different form the French equivalent of BBC English.
Another good thing about his channel is that he introduces "in almost every" video another French You Tuber so you might find other channels through Doc Seven
For Canadian French, I can't believe I haven't stumbled across this before. Usually when I check out anything from the CBC, I often haven't found anything like transcripts, which would help with learning. However, the few videos I've tried from this CBC YouTube channel have French-Canadian captions provided that you can turn on in the settings.
Right after posting this I found a whole bunch that only have auto-generated subtitles. Oh well... There are a few, at least, with real captions.
I find that the auto generated subtitles to be pretty close, not perfect though, but still usable.
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Podcast in latin - https://m.youtube.com/legioxiii?uid=UeClIVhvZ_HjSfRiv92u5w
Learn latin and roman empire with minecraft : (a very good channel)
GERMAN Youtube channels with subtitles. Please leave your comment if you know more.
MrWissen2go Geschichte :
Dinge Erklärt – Kurzgesagt:
Das Bibel Projekt:
STRG_F: (mostly with subs but not every video)
I import some of those videos here:
Mirko from MrWissen2go also host a history channel produced by ARD (can't remember the company).
I didn't notice he has this channel, thank you. Videos there are shorter and more concise.
I collect the videos here:
Hope it'll save someone time importing it and separately downloading the soundtracks.
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Thanks for the site you introduced. I liked it.
"Spoken Arabic simplified"
- The Dutch
(Only youtube auto generated subtitles, but could be good for intermediate learners.)
https://www.youtube.com/user/lucreziaoddone/videos "Learn Italian with Lucrezia"
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC-g0gSStENkYPXFRsKrlvyA/videos "The English Coach"
https://www.youtube.com/user/EnglishByJade/videos "English Jade"
For Mandarin: Fragrant Mandarin works very well for those who like travelling videos
Here is some more things we can add to the list. Everything here can be imported into LingQ.