Where do I go to first for lesson texts and directions?
If you hover over the little arrow left of “learning” on the top of the page you see the “library”. There you find all the lessons. It has many filters to find suitable lessons. I don’t now which language you would like to start. Here is the link to German for example: Login - LingQ
The best place to start is by taking a quick look at the resources on the Help page - Help.
In particular, you should take a look at these three pages -
How do I learn on LingQ? - Getting Started
Two weeks at LingQ Academy - Getting Started - Two Weeks at LingQ Academy
Learn about our method - Learn languages from what you're interested in!
When you are ready begin with the Getting Started course on the Learn page. You can choose Getting Started as an option from the drop down on the right side of the page. I also recommend using the Tutorial when you open a lesson. You will find the Tutorial in the Lesson Resources drop down in the dashboard on the right side.
Then, if you still have questions, let us know or post your questions on the forum Language Learning Forum - LingQ: Discuss all things language! to get help or suggestions from other members.