Integrated LingQ Review
One of the questions LingQ users often have is when to review LingQs and how much. At LingQ, we promote creating LingQs. Lots and lots of LingQs. So many LingQs that you can’t possibly review them all using our SRS system without spending your whole day language learning which most of us aren’t able to do…although we’d like to!
For that reason, we have added an additional tweak to the LingQ Reader. It’s called Integrated LingQ Review. This is a mode in which you review all your LingQs between pages. It’s integrated into your reading. You will notice that when you page now, all word and phrase LingQs from your previous page are shown to you once in a review session before you are then sent to the next page of your lesson.
This review of words on their own right after you have read them in context gives that little bit more reinforcement to help solidify those words in your mind. Again, over time, as you read these words and phrases in multiple contexts and review them as you page, they will gradually become more familiar until you know them. Make sure to manually move these words along in status, making them lighter and lighter yellow until they become known or white.
This new mode is turned on by default, but, may not be for everyone. If you don’t want to use it, or sometimes want to use it and sometimes don’t, it is easy enough to disable or enable in the reader settings. You will see a setting called “Review LingQs when paging”.
To go along with the integrated review, we have added another page size setting which shows just one sentence at a time. This way you can read a sentence and review your LingQs from it immediately after before moving on to your next sentence. This is particularly useful for beginners but may be an interesting mode for more advanced learners as well. A little variety to your learning always keeps the brain stimulated!
Turn sentence mode on in your reader settings using the page size control. If you are a beginner, intermediate learner, you will probably have more LingQs on your pages so shorter page lengths might work better for you. Even if sentence mode is a bit short, the Small page setting might work best for you. Experiment with your page size to find the optimal size for you.
Simplified 90-Day Challenge and New Hard Core Challenges
We have also made some changes to the way the 90-Day Challenges work. Up until now, it has been a little unclear to some how to complete the challenge successfully. And, it rewarded certain activities over others. We have now adjust the challenge to be based solely on a coins target. Earn enough coins, however you do it, and you complete the challenge. This is clearer and should ensure that more LingQers understand and are able to complete the challenge than ever.
Not to worry, those of you who want a tougher challenge. We are also introducing our new Hard Core 90-Day Challenge. These include all the targets that existed before with the addition of speaking and writing targets. Meet all of your targets to earn your Hard Core Challenge badge. We all prefer certain activities over others so this challenge will get you doing everything you need to do to make a language breakthrough! The new hardcore challenges will be available by June 1st so stay tuned.
Check out and sign up for a new challenge today LingQ Challenges!
Otherwise, try out these new features and let us know what you think.