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From LingQ member aybee77: Conversation with LingQ Spanish Tutor Berta, Part 3

To sign up for LingQ: http://www.LingQ.com/?referral=aybee77

This is a recording of me and LingQ Spanish language tutor Berta conversing via Skype. Part 3

I consider myself an advanced beginner / low intermediate Spanish student. I wanted to improve my speaking skills, which are horrid, so I started signing up for conversations on Lingq. I have weekly conversations with Berta and Liszeth, another tutor on LingQ, and both are great!

In this conversation, I tell Berta about a recording in Spanish of Edgar Allan Poe’s „The Telltale Heart“. Berta suggested that I retell her about lessons I have listened to because before we started doing this, I would get much too nervous in our conversations, and she ended up doing most of the talking.

From LingQ member aybee77: Conversation with LingQ Spanish Tutor Berta, Part 2

To sign up for LingQ: http://www.LingQ.com/?referral=aybee77

This is a recording of me and LingQ Spanish language tutor Berta conversing via Skype. Part 2

I consider myself an advanced beginner / low intermediate Spanish student. I wanted to improve my speaking skills, which are horrid, so I started signing up for conversations on Lingq. I have weekly conversations with Berta and Liszeth, another tutor on LingQ, and both are great!

In this conversation, I tell Berta about a recording in Spanish of Edgar Allan Poe’s „The Telltale Heart“. Berta suggested that I retell her about lessons I have listened to because before we started doing this, I would get much too nervous in our conversations, and she ended up doing most of the talking.

I was extremely nervous, as you can probably tell. I made a LOT of errors, but that’s ok. I am much better now than when I started talking in Spanish. Berta sends me a report after our conversations, and I am becoming more conscious of the areas I need to improve. This, along with my listening, reading, writing, and reviewing vocabulary on LingQ, are helping me to gain fluency in Spanish.

From LingQ member aybee77: Conversation with LingQ Spanish Tutor Berta, Part 1

To sign up for LingQ: http://www.LingQ.com/?referral=aybee77

This is a recording of me and LingQ Spanish language tutor Berta conversing via Skype. Part 1

I consider myself an advanced beginner / low intermediate Spanish student. I wanted to improve my speaking skills, which are horrid, so I started signing up for conversations on Lingq. I have weekly conversations with Berta and Liszeth, another tutor on LingQ, and both are great!

In this conversation, I tell Berta about a recording in Spanish of Edgar Allan Poe’s „The Telltale Heart“. Berta suggested that I retell her about lessons I have listened to because before we started doing this, I would get much too nervous in our conversations, and she ended up doing most of the talking.

I was extremely nervous, as you can probably tell. I made a LOT of errors, but that’s ok. I am much better now than when I started talking in Spanish. Berta sends me a report after our conversations, and I am becoming more conscious of the areas I need to improve. This, along with my listening, reading, writing, and reviewing vocabulary on LingQ, are helping me to gain fluency in Spanish.

From LingQ member Gintaras: Anglu kalbos kursai internete 2

http://www.anglukalbospamokosinternete.lt/
Anglu kalbos kursai internete. Kaip mokytis rašybos.

Pirmas būdas – mokytis iš medžiagos su kuria dirbama. Antras – panaudoti šiam tikslui savo tikrą bendravimą sistemos forume. Šis video – apie antrąjį būdą.
http://www.anglukalboskursai.net/anglukalbospamokosinternete

From LingQ member Vera: How to start learning German

This is my second video in English. I explain how to start learning German with LingQ. More about LingQ: http://www.lingq.com/?referral=VeraI.

Sorry if I mispronounce some words. I’m just a learner of English. Look at http://learninggerman.posterous.com/.

There is more information about learning German. On http://lingqvera.posterous.com/ I write about different aspects of language learning.

From LingQ founder Steve: What is LingQ all about? A brief introduction.

Transcript:

Hi, I’m Steve, founder of LingQ and I’ve learned 10 languages the LingQ way.

At LingQ, we don’t teach you a language. Nobody can teach you. You have to learn yourself…with help of course.
Let’s say you want to learn Spanish. You’ll begin with a lesson from the Spanish library.
As you read the lesson, you come across words you don’t know. These words are highlighted in blue. If you hover on a blue word, you see 3 possible meanings or „hints“ for this word. Select one of these hints, or click New Hint to search a dictionary and add your own hint.
Great! You have just created a LingQ! You can see that the blue word has now turned yellow. And will show up yellow in all future texts.

To learn Spanish, or any other language, you need to create lots and lots of LingQs. Don’t just LingQ unknown words, LingQ all words you’re unsure of. You can’t create too many LingQs!
Review your LingQs using flashcards, cloze tests or our iPhone App. And, of course, in any lesson, review your yellow LingQs just by hovering on them.

Download your lessons to your mp3 player and listen many times. Listening is key. Listen on
your way to work. Listen while exercising or washing dishes. Try and listen every day. This process of listening and reading while reviewing new vocabulary will really help you become fluent. When you’re ready, move on to a new lesson. That’s it. It’s that simple.

If you have any questions, ask for help on the community. Soon you’ll want to submit writing and have conversations with tutors. Before you know it you’ll be speaking Spanish! Good luck!