Create your own lessons from content around the web
LingQ’s popular Import function allows you to create your own lessons from content you find across the web. So you can study content that you are interested in.
Studying content that you are interested in helps your learning immensely. How? The more exciting or engaging your study material is, the more your brain will fire, making more stable connections with your new language. Bonus points if the material is on the content you are already familiar with and passionate about - that way, you are leveraging existing brain networks to form strong connections with your new language.
There are three ways to import content into LingQ
- 1-click imports from external lessons displayed in the Library
- Using the LingQ Importer browser extension
- Manual imports
1-click imports from external lessons displayed in the Library
Many of the lessons you will find in the LingQ Library are from third-party news sources and Youtube channels. Instead of an ‘Open’ button, these lessons will show an ‘Import button.’
For news articles, just click Import to open the lesson and start studying it on LingQ.
For Youtube videos, follow the directions shown on the screen to import them. You will have to download the LingQ Import extension, which we’ll discuss better below.
Importing with the LingQ Importer browser extension
The LingQ Importer browser extension allows you to quickly turn web pages and videos with subtitles into lessons on LingQ within seconds.
The extension comes integrated into the LingQ mobile app. But for desktop, you will have to download it.
You can easily import Youtube videos, blog posts, free ebooks, Netflix subtitles, and more with the extension. And we encourage you to explore - arch for the formats and topics you enjoy. For help finding content to import, read this article.
For links to the browser extensions, go here.
And for a more in-depth guide on using the browser extension go here.
The Manual Import page allows you to paste text, upload audio and video, add translations and notes, and edit the lesson content.
To get started, go to the Library and click the Import button. From there you can input text, upload mp3 audio and more.
For more details on editing lessons, go here.