Integrated review, sentence view and hard core challenges

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”.

Sentence View

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.


I am trying to turn of this new feature which is integrated linqg review as at the moment I prefer to continue without it but unfortunately I do not know where I can find reader setting. Can you advice and help me?

Now I tried this feature to use but the problem is that the audio stops after I submit the answer and I have to restart the audio from the beginning so I have feeling that this feature does not work properly at the moment.

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Just click the Settings (gear cog) icon in the top right of the reader screen beside the Review button. Once the Settings open, you should untick “Review LingQs when paging”.

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If you are listening to the audio and reading along, you will want to turn this feature off. One way of bypassing this feature is to navigate by clicking in the progress bar. Click the next section and you will page without seeing the review, even if it is turned on.


ok thanks a lot, I found it, I start to think that it can be useful for reviewing while reading so I think I can use sometimes it too.

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es una excelente opción!! y si no se reiniciara la reproducción del audio podría ser aún mejor, pues resultaria más comodo.


I think this should be an option for people as opposed to a setting which is automatically on, before seeing this post i thought it was a bug :slight_smile:


I think this is probably a good idea; I’m really sloppy at remembering to review things - but is there any way to get it to remember where you had reached in the audio, so that you can get it to continue where the next page starts?

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Actually, just generally having page markers in the audio so you can skip to the same page as you are reading would be a great function to have.


@Karma_Akabane, WinterShaker - That’s a good point about the audio. We will do our best to try and save the last played location in the audio when you page through the review. I have forwarded your request to our tech team.

@WinterShaker - Page markers in the audio would be great but is not possible due to the massive amount of content we have and the potential to import your own. Any page markers would have to be done manually which just isn’t practicable for us.

@dansimons - Sorry about that. We did post the notice across the top of the pages announcing the update but the notice could be a little more conspicuous for sure.

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I like this feature, but I would like to use it together with audio. I also found it disturbing that the audio reset due to this.

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My suggestion is that when the review comes up, in the case of previously saved LingQs, that it would show them in the context which you just read instead of where you originally saved them.

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Yes, that would be ideal but is difficult. Those LingQs created on that page will have that context but previously created LingQs are not updated. Perhaps in future, we can do something like this though. I would like that too.

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I like the LingQ review option, but it only works when you page, not when you finish the last page and complete the lesson?

edit: I tried a new lesson from scratch and it worked. Maybe it doesn’t work if you go back to a lesson where there was just the last page left to finish. I’ll keep testing I guess…

love this philosophy of continuous improvement to our site! I like that it’s optional and that you’re looking for ways to improve integration with audio. Looking forward to trying it out.

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It seems ok for me but could be the case in the situation you describe. Let us know if it happens again. We will also see if we can recreate that scenario. Thanks!

I just tried this out with one of my older imports that I had already studied, and I think I like this addition. I appreciate that the LingQ team is trying to think of more ways to offer additional value to the site.

I read some of the other comments, and yes, it would be amazing if one could somehow hear the sample sentence from the source audio, but I appreciate that might be technically challenging even if the site weren’t dealing with user imports as well.

I have gotten into the habit of taking it upon myself to periodically review ‘flagged/noted’ vocabulary/phrases from some things I read or listen to. Not writing out bilingual lists, not writing down detailed notes, not making flashcards (for vocabulary anyways)—just quickly noting a word or phrase and moving on. I find I can easily fall into ‘traps’ of spending too much time on writing down overly detailed translations/notes/hints or spend too much time organizing or making my study materials that I can lose time to actually practicing using the language. One of * my * faults that I need to stay self-disciplined about anyways…

I’ve been putting a reminder on my phone to quickly look at ‘flagged/noted’ words and phrases from ‘such and such’ after a ‘manually determined’ spaced interval. I could of course reread the entire source material again with the words in it, but time is sometimes an issue, and I may not always be interested in rereading an entire article, passage, etc. at that particular time.

With this new option available to turn on or off, I could say "OK, I wanted to review ‘flagged’ vocabulary and phrases from blah. If the reading was in LingQ then I didn’t even need to note the word down anywhere—it’s highlighted in LingQ. I just try to remember the context and associations, see the words in their source sentences/phrases, see if I can recall the targeted utterances, verify them if I’m at all in doubt, and then move on to whatever else I’m practicing that day. With this new option, I can click on the next page and then see just the targeted words/phrases from the previous page in their source sentences; helping me to stay focused on the task at hand. Of course, I could do this without this option. I could force myself to only look at the highlighted words and phrases in question without this, but it’s a nice thing to have for this task.


At this time I wish there were another option for the LingQs themselves. I find seeing the percentage of unknown words before starting something new very handy. I also find it convenient and psychologically encouraging to see a white page afterwards with only the words I had to check highlighted in yellow. It’s the actual hints for the yellow words that become a thing for me.

I had to take a break from entering my own hints, as—once again with my personal flaw—I can spend too much time on that if I am not careful. Sadly, I don’t generally trust the user hints, so… It would be nice if there were some sort of direct reference in a sidebar or mouseover to a selected online dictionary entry or something—without having to open a popup window or another tab because I can do that on my own (and I have to stop reading and switch away like I would normally). Ideally, I want to confirm that the information is in my memory, and I only want to check the hints when I doubt my recall. So I want to be able to ‘rely’ on those hints when I do look at them. I don’t expect them to be ‘complete’ but I need to trust them or I’m looking at an online dictionary anyways. So, yeah, I make LingQs but if I actually have to look at the hint—unless I made it myself—I’m checking an online dictionary as briefly as possible anyways.

Thanks for the new addition and appreciate the effort to continually improving the site.

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If you have ‘Integrated LingQ Review’ and ‘sentence review’ turned on, I would think the review would be on just the current sentence. But it appears to be testing me on something other than the current sentence. Am I understanding this correctly?

@jnom81 - It tests you on the LingQs in that sentence or page. It can include sentences in the cloze test from other lessons, however, that contain the same word. In future, we may try to restrict the cloze test example sentences to the lesson you are currently on but that would be a future enhancement.