The Best Language Learning Sites and Content to Import Into LingQ
I’m considering teaching Spanish, I’m native and I’d like to know the teaching system you’re using or you might recommend. In fact, sometimes it is mandatory. I appreciate when people is learning my native language and I really like to help with it.
I studied the language in additional courses, it was not very bad, but I decided to change them because it was getting boring.
I have started using YouGlish for french https://youglish.com/french for pronunciation of new words. But I am also finding it useful as a sort of "short listening and reading in context" exercise with particular word/s. Not to mention a way of discovering new content that I can import into lingQ as my language ability improves.
I think getting videos from YouTube (ones for native speakers) and then having a transcript generated by a cheap service like Sonix.ai is interesting. I think it is worth the few dollars it costs for a machine generated transcript. I'm wondering if a lot of other people are doing this.
I wanted to add a Bulgarian podcast to the Shared Content list but there is no choice for Bulgarian language in the pulldown menu. Please add, this is a fantastic resource.
Hello. Guys, pdfdrive.com is the best website for many books in plenty of different languages. You should have a look!
A really incredible resource for Modern Greek: ebooks of the state textbooks for primary and secondary school students http://ebooks.edu.gr/ebooks/
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 :)
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).
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 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.
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.
"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:
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Levels: intermediate to advanced.
Follow the link:
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.
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!
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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:
Wonderful Channel in Latin:
Satura Lanx, sive Irene
It includes an easy / intermediate podcast about Latin literature
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
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.
Just to inform you my podcast "The French Instinct" is now one year old and has reached more than 20k downloads. It's featured between the top 35 French learning podcasts you must follow in 2021 . All the scripts are available on my website https://thefrenchinstinct.org and you can listen to the podcast on most apps: Spotify, Itunes, Pdbean, etc.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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