Archiv für den Monat: November 2009

From LingQ member Vera: Selbstbestimmtes Sprachenlernen

Ich heiße Vera und mir gefällt das selbstbestimmte Lernen, das ich bei LingQ praktizieren kann. Mehr über LingQ findest Du unter http://www.lingq.com/?referral=VeraI

I added the text and the audio to „Veras Corner“ in the German library / Ich habe Text und Audo der Sammlung „Veras Corner“ in der deutschen Bibliothek von LingQ hinzugefügt:
http://www.lingq.com/learn/de/store/lesson/64341

Auf meinem Blog gibt es noch mehr Informationen zum Sprachen lernen und zum Lernen von Deutsch: http://lingqvera.posterous.com/. Informationen für Deutschlernende gibt es außerdem hier: http://learninggerman.posterous.com/.

From LingQ member Vera: Die ideale Seite zum Sprachenlernen für mich

Ich heiße Vera und lerne Englisch und Französisch bei http://www.lingq.com/?referral=VeraI. LingQ ist für mich die ideale Seite zum Sprachenlernen. Warum das so ist, erkläre ich in diesem Video.

I added the text and the audio to „Veras Corner“ in the German library / Ich habe Text und Audo der Sammlung „Veras Corner“ in der deutschen Bibliothek von LingQ hinzugefügt:
http://www.lingq.com/learn/de/store/lesson/64208

It was my first attempt recording a video. I tried out different things. This is the best that I got with my poor equipment (and the environment, our dining room). Also I know that I’m not as attractive as Steve :-)

Auf meinem Blog gibt es noch mehr Informationen zum Sprachen lernen und zum Lernen von Deutsch: http://lingqvera.posterous.com/. Informationen für Deutschlernende gibt es außerdem hier: http://learninggerman.posterous.com/.

From LingQ member David: LingQ Spanish Convo Part 1

Me (LingQ username: DavidMartin) conversing in Spanish with Albert (Alsuvi), a Spanish tutor on www.LingQ.com
http://www.lingq.com/?referral=DavidMartin
http://lingq.pbworks.com/
http://www.thelinguist.blogs.com/
http://davidamartin2sblog.blogspot.com/

LingQ is a language learning system and a dynamic community with a serious interest in languages. The learning methodology is based on Steve Kaufmann’s experience in learning 11 languages, as well as research by Stephen Krashen on the advantages of input based activities in language learning. LingQ is unique in the way it takes advantage of the Internet and enables members to acquire vocabulary and language skills from relevant and interesting language input, wherever they may find it. This way of learning is enjoyable and not stressful, and therefore, for many people, represents the first time they experience success in language learning.

Learning with LingQ

Listening and Reading
The main learning activity is simply listening to interesting language content on an iPod or MP3 player. From time to time the user needs to read the transcript at LingQ in order to save words and phrases from the text to his or her personal database. As the database grows, it generates Flash Cards, special highlighting of words in new texts, statistical records of activity and achievement, and many other effective learning functions, all of which are customized to each learner’s situation.

Speaking and Writing
Learners can interact with native speaker tutors via Skype and can also submit writing for correction. After each online discussion with a tutor, members receive a discussion report, listing the words and phrases that were not used correctly. These are added to the learner’s database. Similarly learners can submit writing for correction and will receive a detailed report with the corrected text and explanations of errors. Again, the corrected words and phrases are added to the learner’s database.

Tutoring and Creating Lessons
Members are not only involved in learning one or more foreign language themselves, but also can create content and provide tutoring services in their own language for other members.

How to Join
Registration at LingQ, and use of many of the resources at LingQ, are free of charge. To use all of LingQ’s functions costs $10 a month. However, members have the opportunity to earn much more than this by creating content and providing tutoring services in their own language to other members of the community.

From LingQ member Keith: LingQ – a look inside

This is a look at the inside of LingQ. I made this video as an introduction for those who do not know what LingQ looks like. In the video, I said LingQ is free to try, but what I should have said is there is a free membership level and you can use it that way for however long you want.
http://ww.lingq.com/?referral=Keith