LingQ不僅僅是一種服務 - 這是一個社區。以下是我們的成員在LingQ學習的經驗。
Yesterday I was in Barnes and Noble and this poor girl would have needed a dolly to carry all the Spanish verb and vocabulary books she was about to buy. I asked her if she was just beginning to learn Spanish. I thought maybe she was a teacher and was buying all of these books for her students. She said that she was a first time learner, so I interceded. I told her to put all the books back and to get a piece of paper and write down www.LingQ.com, I told her that I was fluent in Spanish but unfortunately learned it the way she was about to.
I also shared that I have used your system to learn French and Chinese and made more progress than in 10 years of formal Spanish classes. She put all of the books back and walked out excited to use LingQ. It made me chuckle because she went from anxiety with an armful of books to empowered as I shared with her the natural way to learn a language. I certainly don't want to put Barnes and Noble out of business but even more I don't want her to be frustrated with the way that language has been taught. Thought you would enjoy!
首先，我要謝謝創立LingQ系統的人。經過多次試著 學習英文，但是我只知道學習文法和背單字的方法，總是失敗。 因為實在很無聊並我不覺得對我的英文學習 有任何的幫助。
我也試著聽電視上的英文電影和新聞，但是也沒有多大的幫助。因為 我沒辦法理解整個大意，我聽不懂的還是聽不懂。 當我開始在LingQ學習英文，我感到很神奇。我現在能享受學習英文了，我不想要 只有自己受惠。LingQ真的很棒，我要要分享給我的朋友。
Actually, I am a junior in high school here in America (in my third year of Spanish) and had not been able to speak Spanish what-so-ever. I began to start seriously using LingQ about 4 months ago. Now I am able to converse (not entirely fluent, but very proficiently) with my friends (I live in south texas so there are many spanish speakers to talk and listen to).
I find it amusing how I have been in Spanish at school for two and a half years and never progressed (i have a 97 semester average in it) and yet from just 4 months of lingq i have progressed enormously!!!
Therefore, I do believe that the homeschooling method does work MUCH better, for me at least. (Too bad they don’t have a lingq class at school). LingQ has made me enjoy language learning, as opposed to at school where I couldn’t stand it. I plan on learning more languages with lingq in the future. I can’t praise your system enough!!!!
P.S.Thank you for making LingQ!
從上次我和你連絡以來的兩個月，我已經讓我的六個朋友和我爸加入LingQ！ 他們全部都對LingQ留下深刻印象，且從學校七年的痛苦地語言學習、無聊的測驗和乏味課堂經驗後 ，重新啟動了學習語言的熱情。我剛讀完了你的書：he Way of the Linguist， 容我這樣說，這真的很令人感到啟發。我真的對整個(英國)外交服務的部份， 還有你的加拿外交服務覺得很有趣。最後的 學習語言的方法已令我的學習方法更加的精進，我也已經注意到成效， 才幾個月使用你的方法而已！非常謝謝你鼓勵 大家和我自己再度愛上學習語言。
最後還有一件事…證明LingQ系統有用的是，我正參加了我的大學(加州大學伯克利分校)的一個葡萄牙語強化班。 那是一個對已經會其它羅曼語系語言的人，但是剛要學葡萄牙語為對向所開的高級的葡萄牙語課程， 還以它的課程進度很快，是出了名的難。很多學生都學的很吃力， 但是因為我自己在整個暑假在LingQ學了不少葡萄牙語了，即使我沒有花什麼心思在那些沒意義的作業上 ，我在課程的考試還是一直稱霸。我只是讓我自己 透過閱讀和聽來熟悉語言，給了我機乎是自然而然的"語感"， 所以我才可以沒有什麼準備就考試得到好成績。這對我自己和我的GPA是再好不過了， 但整體而言，我認為這證明了課程是不必要的！
我只是想要告訴你們我的超愛你們的網站！我是在Youswoop的網站發現到LingQ的。 他們有一個六個月會員特別優惠。在購買之前，我決定試試 LingQ網站。當我發現LingQ完全免費時我整個很驚訝！我一直對學外語有困難， 然後很快就失去興趣和耐心。才使用網站一天，我就上癮了！ 讓人很享受，而且一直再回來使用。我馬上再去Youswoop並買了升級優惠。我喜歡多種 學習工具和安卓版的app讓我可以隨時練習！我目前正在學習西班牙， 但是我等不及要學習其它語言！請繼續保持下去，我很期待你們未來有更多功能 和進步！ 謝謝你們！
頑張ってください！不騙你，即使住在日本好多年了，我試有所有方法。直到試了 LingQ才真正給我所須的技能和信心。我甚至還 在一個沒有任何人說英文的日本公司工作！所以，你也可以的！
Thank you so much for the wonderful website.I really enjoy each lesson. I can improve my speaking skill so fast. Everybody should know about you guys. I sent the link to my brother and encourage him to join in. He’s a beginner. But I believe his English will be better soon.
我已經當ESL很多年了並學了6個月的韓語，我必須要承認 再到處試了各種方法後，就像其它人，我發現到LingQ是學習語言最棒的工具。 可以自己選擇你的內容/匯入你自己的內容是其它語言學習系統沒有 的一大優勢。這讓選擇權交給了學習者。還有 個人的學習進度表也讓我保持動力。我喜歡看到我的學習數據並且和其它在LingQ的使用者比較。 這讓我想要做的更好、也讓我保持在學習進度(當我看到 我達到目標讓我感到開心，或是相反的，知道我偷懶了該努力點) 總之，我知道LingQ有用因為我看到我的知道的字和我建立的的LingQ數在增加。
I spend about 80% of my study time just listening to content from the LingQ library, while cooking. The rest of the time I spend at the site, reading and reviewing words. In one year my TEOIC score improved from 500 to 800 points
Seven years ago, I took Toeic for the first time. Because my husband's company encourages all the employees to learn something that interests them, he chose to study English. After finished his course, he took Toeic to make sure how much his English improved. I don't remember his result, but my score was somewhere around 550. ( My major was English in college.)
Two years ago, after giving birth to my second baby, I felt like studying English again. I started to buy magazines for English learners. It was helpful to increase vocabulary but I forgot most of them before long. Then I searched on the Internet better ways to learn English. I wanted to listen to real conversations between native speakers, not news. Then I came across the Linguist (now LingQ) and decided to join. Since then, I enjoy English every day. There are various kinds of contents in the Library section. I just pick up a content which interests me. It is fun to look up new words in the dictionary because I choose it and want to understand what the speakers are talking about. It really makes me feel satisfied when I have gotten all the meaning of new words. After that, I listen to the same content many times while cooking and doing household chores. Sometimes I am mumbling some phrases in the kitchen, so it looks weird.
This year, I took Toeic for the first time in seven years. My score was 800. It was amazing. I didn't expect that much. I like English but I don't want to study English for exams. I didn't do anything for Toeic this time. I believe the LingQ will lead me to 900 points of Toeic.
In Brazil we have 7 years of English, twice a week in schools (from 11 to 17 years old). From 13 to 17 I had another English course in parallel to the school one, with 3 more hours a week. I’ve been always considered an excelent student, and my grades were around 90-100%. I liked English, and I’ve been always fascinated by the idea that some day I would be able to understand a movie, read a book or speak fluently. But it never happened… my English was barely enough to read technical papers that I needed for my professional developement. And even though, the first time my undergraduate advisor asked me to read a 5 page technical paper, I spent almost one month to be able to give him an answer about it. The worst thing is not spending 6 to 10 years studying. The most terrifying fact is that in the end of all this, you can’t do almost anything real with the language. Last year, I angrily decided I would study English alone every single day until I became fluent. I was always searching for material in the Internet, but I didn’t know exactly how to use them. Then, two months after I made my decision I found the LingQ site, started to use it and learned more in 10 months then in the 25 years before that. Now I write tech papers, and not only have them accepted for publishing, but praised because they are well-written. So, I have no doubt that Steve has found the right method for language learning and that the most majority of language teachers simply don’t know what they are doing. Although I feel I’m not done with English yet, I’m very happy with my development, but very outraged too, when I think people are still being submitted to such useless old methods, when there are so many evidences that they simply don’t work at all.
Yesterday I had my interview. Despite of my flu and the terrible sound quality on the phone, I did it. I talked a lot (40 minutes!), about my work, my personal life, my plans for the future, my professional goals (thanks, Helen!!), leadership and role models.
What an experience! Although I don't know if the interviewer liked my answers, I'm sure she could understand them, despite of the minor mistakes I'm sure I made. I ended the interview very happy and proud of myself. So, I would like to thank you all for your conversations and encouragement last week. A special "thank you" for you, Steve, who is the responsible for bringing this wonderful learning tool called LingQ into reality!
Belo Horizonte, MG, Brazil
I am allowing myself to write you in French since I heard your radio interview and your French is impeccable! I discovered your blog and I congratulate you on your initiative. Your blog and the LingQ method are inestimable resources. You leave the beaten path, you are an innovator (which is not always easy in the very traditional world of language learning ...). My hat's off! I intend to buy your book. I am fascinated by your findings!
I am coach of French as a second language in Montreal: www.enjoyspeakingfrench.com. I rarely teach grammar as such. (I had to find another word for teacher or tutor to describe what I do). I adapt to my clients, their needs, their problems (most of my clients have studied for several years in traditional schools before coming to me. They are rarely beginners, but they are literally blocked). I create dynamic learning plans with them and I recommend resources and activities appropriate to their learning style, their objectives, way of life. I discover what is blocking their learning and I help them to no longer fear speaking French. (It's a real fear for many people who have been terrorized by the study of grammar.) I help them forgot about perfection and take small risks in their communication each day and to believe in their potential. My mission is to unlock people's potential to speak French !
In Montreal, there are many people who take french courses for years, but never really learn to speak, to integrate the knowledge gained into their everyday life (on my website you will find an article about this in the News section). The content of your video blogs are very inspiring (my experience and my personal observations led me to the same conclusions regarding language learning). I will be speaking about + you and warmly recommending your approach to all my clients. I will soon upload a series of videos on Youtube, and I will be encouraging people to visit your blog and use LingQ, if you do not mind!
Thank you for your efforts. You really do superb work, Steve. That is admirable. Thank you very much!
我為了我的首要目標：學好英文，在七月底時加入LingQ。 太容易了，因為在LingQ有數不盡的內容。總而言之，這個網站真的是太美妙了！我每天都加強我的信心和進步。 我不再認為我和英文一輩子沒有緣份了。 差不多了，我該回去LingQ繼續學習了！
身為一個語言迷，在過去十年來，我已經花了許多時間和金錢在 學習語言的教材上，對我而言，沒有一個 系統像LingQ一樣完整。一個全套的皮姆斯勒課程將近要$900美金(每一個 語言)而只能學有限有生字。然而LingQ， 真正給了使用者可以學會至多 十種語言。網站上提供了很廣泛的內容，新生字的 直接翻譯，尋求導師，幫助寫作和會話的社群 有學員一起給你打氣加油。LingQ最棒的是 有很廣大的內容，所以你總是可以找到 你有興趣的內容使你想要再學習。
From the standpoint of someone “in the business” (I’ve been a college professor of German for 20 years), I’m afraid that Steven Krashen’s ideas, while being received initially with some enthusiasm, have been largely ignored (or at best given lip service) both by textbook publishers and writers and by those of us engaged in the classroom. As a foreign language teacher who appreciates these ideas (and uses them – I’m learning Russian with LinqQ and have taught myself other languages, pre-LingQ, following a similar learning philosophy and method – I’ve been deeply impressed at how Steve (Kaufmann) has appropriated these somewhat theoretical ideas into this website to a far greater extent than it has been done in the profession. As a teacher, I am now constantly challenged to remake my classroom in order to do the same. About 7 years ago, I realized that if I were someone wanting to learn German, I’d never take my own class, and since then I’ve been experimenting.
By the way, I thought you might like to hear that I have recently started doing pretty much all of my Spanish studies through LingQ simply because it works so well for me. It completely minimises the faffing about of writing stuff on cards or in vocabulary books and makes it easy for me to learn and remember words, without any pretence of special gimics or memory aids that don't work in the long term.
It was interesting for me to realise that it is an extremely valuable thing to have a system that completely saves me organising my studies (apart from uploading my own content which I can do with minimal effort) thus giving me maximum contact with the language when I study without distractions and without having to think where I should put what flashcard where, which book, CD or MP3 I should listen to and where I put it. It is simple, but for the studies I want to do, I don't need anything else. Well done.
在幾個月密集地使用LingQ練習聽力和閱讀後，上個月底我參加了TOEIC測驗。 這是我過去16年來的第七次TOEIC測驗。我通常在最後的 閱讀和文法題時間不夠，但是這次我覺得特別容易，當我完成 後還有剩下十分鐘。其中有幾題我須要思考一下，但是其它部份 我只是順著直覺作答。我想是因為我不停地讓我自己沈浸自然的英語 環境中，並不是為了準備考試。當然我須要查看一下文法書再去考試， 但是大部份時間我只是享受我的閱讀。這次的經驗讓我保持我的動力。 我這一次TOEIC分數將在這個月底要寄出，我很期待。
In using the LingQ system over the past several months, I have found the whole system to be an incredibly simple, user-friendly and pleasant means of studying and acquiring a language. Not only this, it also allows you to immerse yourself in the language from day one and become quickly acquainted with it; something traditional language education by and large tends not to provide anywhere near as effectively, or cost-efficiently. And fortunately this whole process actually requires very little effort.
Because of this natural, essentially effortless approach to language-learning, as well as its world-wide accessibility through the virtual world of the Internet, LingQ offers an attractive, appealing product with the potential to do well in countries such as New Zealand, where knowledge of a foreign language is not the norm. I am fortunate and grateful to have discovered LingQ and recommend it to anyone with even the slightest interest in foreign languages!
I'm sure you get a thousand of these a day but I would just like to say I really appreciate your knowledge and passion for languages. LingQ is absolutely brilliant and is something I feel that is extremely unique. You are truly doing something amazing for all language learners. Thank you for your time, and once again thank you for all that you have done for the language learning community.
Here is how I use LingQ. I first download various audio clips then proceed to save the text that came along with the audio. I print out the text and add the audio to an mp3 player and that way I have the LingQ system everywhere I go! People ask me all the time how I could possibly study a language without school and all I need to do is pull out the text and mp3 and give them a little demonstration. I tell people that you will pick words and phrases without meaning to just by simply listening and reading the text a view times. It is truly an amazing thing when you are learning effortlessly and efficiently at the same time. I encourage people to try LingQ due to the effectiveness and that the man behind the scenes is truly original and absolutely passionate about proper language learning. Simply follow the basic instructions on LingQ and you will be learning in no time.
I'll never stop using LingQ haha!
你好，我是菲律濱的法蘭西。我剛加入了LingQ開始學習法語。 謝謝你創建了這個網站。它真的幫助了很多在學外語的人。 非常謝謝並請保持下去！
只是好玩而己，前幾天我在日本的書店拿了本法語程度 測試的書。完全沒有學習文法的我，可以回答大部份的問題。 我只有在LingQ學習而己。
…如果我剛開始學習時就有LingQ了，我想我一定會學比現在更好。 然而，我無法抱怨什麼，因為我現在已經知道LingQ了，覺得 學起來更有效率更快了…
Hi Jill, Steve and Mark! I like Your podcasts very much and I really enjoy to listen them. It's funny, You're laughing and it isn't boring at all. So, thank you for that!:)
Just wanted to give you a short feedback on your podcast that I have been listening this morning at 6 am whilst walking with my dog in a dark, swiss forest!! I loved it!! And I went straight back to start exercising on my English (with Anne of green gables, nice). I will upgrade as soon as I have enough time - I really want to improve my English and your way is just great - thanks a lot. Merry Christmas and from the most possible the best for 2008 (sounds weird in English; in German: vom Moglichen das Beste!)
I took a few years of French at high-school, which of course did not take me anywhere. Despite getting a ‘B’ in GCSE, I could not even conduct a basic conversation in French. I had not touched the language for almost 15 years, until the summer of 2006, when I decided to pick it up again. It was tough for me because there were not many Francophones in my area, and that I could only spend a portion of my spare-time learning. I joined LingQ in the summer of 2007, and I found significant improvement after only a few months, especially in my reading and listening.
Last weekend, I went to visit Ottawa, Montreal and Quebec City, the first time since I started to pick up French again. I was amazed that I could understand a lot of conversations spoken around me. I was also very happy to find myself being able to exchange a few lines with the Francophones over there. What I found most astonishing was that I did not achieve this by memorising the lines from some phrase books, but the conversations came out quite naturally from my mouth.
這周是我重新在LingQ開始學習英語的一周年。從去年2009年的六月，我匯入了 和分享了850的課程，建立了11380個LingQ，讀了超過2,370,000字和聽了385小時的英文內容！ 哇！我的進度表也這樣顯示。我很享受我的英語學習，但是從沒有太認真在學單字 也沒有讀那麼多文章。我享受在LingQ的學習，和每天看到我的進度表的進步。 LingQ的系統和LingQ的社群給了我很大的動力去學英語。謝謝你，LingQ！
哈囉，我是阿爾及利亞的Seghir; 我已經在學校學了11年的英語了但是我沒有什麼進步，不過 現在有了LingQ一切都不一樣了，我只用了幾個月，現在我可以了解和寫和說的更棒了。 LingQ的方法真的非常的有效，所以非常謝謝你，史提夫、吉爾、馬克，和所有的教師和亨利， 因為我現在開始學法語，我真的很喜歡新的法語PODCAST, 請加油和繼續 保持下去。
A few days ago a friend of mine told me she is learning Spanish. The first idea to come to my mind was if I could find any audio books to learn the language too. So i found one and after 8 hours of listening I already had some basic understanding of the Spanish language structure. (A very very useful audio book to start learning Spanish with, by Michele Thomas, he shows the structure of the language, and not just some common phrases as usually such "teachers" do). The next day I spent a couple of hours trying various language learning software, when I came to lingq.com. I've now spent some 30 hours here in total and I can already read wikipedia, news and other articles in Spanish almost without any use of dictionary (well, I look up about 1 word in 50 when reading articles I import to LingQ's workdesk). I find LingQ very handy, it really saves tons of time and makes me feel more confident knowing I have everything I need to learn (i.e. articles I have read/plan to read, vocabulary, dictionary, flashcards, etc.) at hand.
I just wanted to write a thank you letter to the LingQ team :-) Great idea and great job you guys made! Keep going ;-)
我想要告訴你們我很愛LingQ。我想如果你們找到一方法像Rosetta Stone做成 商業化的商品販售的話，一定很棒。我也開始學俄文。我想要告訴你們 我真的很想要和你們用俄語介紹你們的網站。Спасибо. Пока!
你們把LingQ網站設計的真是棒。今天，我花了超過三小時 更新我的生字卡(解釋、片語)，感覺真好！時間過的好快，很容易，很享受。 所有功能都很容易連結。我花了無數的時間在網路上查詢、 試著找看看所有線上學習語言的系統，看過有無數網站。我敢說，毫無疑問 ，"LingQ是有史以來最棒的語言學習系統"。恭喜！