[Vancouver, Canada] — Prominent Canadian polyglot and LingQ cofounder Steve Kaufmann has surpassed the 1 million subscriber mark on his YouTube channel. Steve is known in the online language learning community as the “Godfather of language learning” and this achievement makes him Canada’s top “granfluencer” on YouTube.

Steve Kaufmann Surpasses 1 Million YouTube Subscribers!

At the age of 78 Steve continues to inspire and educate his viewers by creating weekly language learning content. He shares his achievements and struggles with learning languages, of which he speaks 20, and offers tips and advice to his community of learners.

Some stats from his channel:

  • 2023 was Steve's biggest year in terms of view count, subscribers gained, and revenue earned.
  • Steve's channel has over 50,000,000 views.
  • The majority of Steve’s subscribers are in the USA, Canada, UK, Japan and Brazil, but the channel has subscribers in over 100 countries worldwide.
  • The most represented age group is 25-34 (almost a third of subscribers).

Steve is a testament to the enduring spirit of learning and the power of connecting with audiences across generations. This milestone showcases the impact one individual can have by embracing technology and pursuing their passion, regardless of age.

“I try to keep my comments positive and constructive about language learning,” said Steve of his channel. “How accessible language learning is, for just about everyone, the joys it brings us, and the need to not pursue perfection, but to pursue enjoyment. Everything else follows from that.”

Visit Steve’s YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/@Thelinguist

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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