[Vancouver, Canada] — LingQ was part of a study by researchers at Compare Language Apps — an independent research team that has analyzed major language apps Duolingo, Rosetta Stone, Busuu, Babbel, Pimsleur, italki and more — and came out at the top of the list in overall effectiveness.

LingQ Ranks Highest in Effectiveness in Independent Study

"Renowned University of Maryland Professor Roumen Vesselinov, PhD, and his team studied the progress of a random group of Spanish learners over two months. The study focussed on improvements in grammar, vocabulary and oral proficiency and participants tested before and after the study using the college placement test WebCAPE to measure grammar/vocabulary proficiency and the True North Proficiency Test (TNT) to measure oral proficiency.

On average, participants gained 23 vocabulary/grammar proficiency WebCAPE test points and 0.06 points on the TNT oral proficiency test per one hour of study on LingQ. 86.1% of the participants improved their vocabulary/grammar proficiency and 89.1% of all study participants improved their oral proficiency. Just 13 hours of study covered the requirements for the first college semester of Spanish placement, fewer than all other apps tested.

"Obviously, we believe in our methodology and see its effectiveness firsthand through our interactions with our community of learners, and, for that matter, when using the app ourselves internally. However, to have this independently verified and quantified feels good for sure," said Mark Kaufmann, co-founder of LingQ. "While our approach is relatively straightforward, it delivers on our promise to deliver effective, efficient and enjoyable language learning. There are a lot of approaches out there but efficiency matters in language learning. Doing the right things will get you there faster. We’ve always felt this and these results confirm it."

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About LingQ

Since 2002, LingQ has helped millions learn languages. Ranked the most effective language app by an independent team of researchers at Compare Language Apps, LingQ’s content-based system offers 49 languages to learners around the globe. With one of the largest language libraries of authentic and interesting content and thousands of hours of lesson audio, there is something for everyone on LingQ. Learners can also customize their learning by turning any content they find online into lessons.

LingQ users have access to online tutors, a global language community forum, community writing exchange, and integrated SRS vocabulary review tools. To ensure success and keep learners accountable and motivated, LingQ measures everything on the comprehensive statistics page.


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