A language needs to be accessible. So thinks the team at The Linguist Institute, one of the leading online resources for anyone looking to learn a new language.
The Linguist Institute, or LingQ, is an invaluable tool that uses reading, writing, and speaking exercises to provide users with an experience that helps them learn how to actively communicate dans une nouvelle langue!
The Man of Many Languages
The Linguist Institute was founded by Steve Kaufmann, who has learned twelve languages as a result of its creation. Here’s his introduction to LingQ:
An advocate for the LingQ, Steve breaks down the learning process by emphasizing these four main points:
- Motivation is key to learning a language. LingQ helps a learner acquire a language by accommodating their interests. The site is home to a large database of articles, stories, novels, interviews, and more. Want to learn French and also read up on the basics of astronomy? There’s an article to help.
- Increasing your vocabulary makes any language more accessible. Steve Kaufmann recommends that users of LingQ listen and read as much content on the site as they can, to gain maximum exposure to the language they are trying to learn. The more you know, the more you can learn.
- It is important to speak and write your new language. LingQ teaches learners the phrases that a native speaker would use in each language. The speaking guide is conversational and advocates using natural phrases and working on pronunciation.
- Meet goals. LingQ is set up to measure your progress, in words, in phrases, and in how you write. It’s fun to look back and see how far you’ve come.
The Languages Taught by The Linguist Institute
Which one is right for you?