New Japanese Content?

Are there any managers or “curators” of the Japanese material on LingQ? It seems like there isn’t much new material being added. When I sort content by “date added” I don’t get any results after 2009.

I’m considering signing up for LingQ, but I’m a bit hesitant because it seems like the Japanese content isn’t really being maintained. Am I missing something?

For reference I’m speaking mostly of the intermediate and advanced lessons.

Thanks for any feedback!

I don’t know if you like the Japanese materials I share or not, but I will try to create my original contents if I have enough time…(Actually, I am concentrating on learning languages for now.)

1 Like

@gyorai - it seems like the “date added” sort is not working properly but if you try the “date shared” sort it will show you the content shared/added recently. The date added sort is more applicable when you are looking at the My Lessons shelf. Sorry for the confusion.

I like your Japanese lessons Shigeharu!

There is more Japanese content now than there was when I started learning it here 3 years ago. More intermediate content is always welcome, in any language.

Once you get to advanced you can probably find enough of your own materials to import.

And the selection of Japanese beginner material is much better than that in many other languages here.

Hi Mark and others,

Pardon for resurrecting this old thread… I decided I’d try LingQ out again and see how I feel about it with the full features of the basic account enabled. So far so good, but I still think there is something wrong with the new content listings.

When I sort by “date added” or “date shared” I still get a lack of results. I am sorting with intermediate 2 and advanced categories selected.

It seems like there’s quite a bit of good content available, but I’m just curious if LingQ is somehow planning to maintain or contribute to the upper level content. In particular I’d really like to get a good selection of natural conversations (the majority of content seems to be either readings of text or people talking alone, which is nice, but I’d like to get some good natural conversation examples studied).

There is one pretty good series from Emiko and Emma, but they haven’t added new content in almost 3 years and they are both women – I’d like to get some examples of male dialogue too, if possible.

If anybody could point to particularly good contributions I’d appreciate it. I’m sure there’s some good content waiting for me but the search and find features seem a bit cumbersome.



Agreed - the Japanese lessons content here is really lacking. I’m having my tutor make one or two lessons per week, with a goal of 5/min per lesson. Let me know what you think:

Hi Wulfgar,

I already found those lessons! They are nice, tell your tutor to keep up the good work. However, it still is in the category of 1) female and 2) monologue reading. This isn’t -bad-, but just seems to be what almost all the lessons are like. I’d really like to find a selection of natural, advanced conversation with at least one male speaker.

Anyways, there’s plenty to work with thus far. I’m also making lessons by ripping audio from news casts that have identical news report texts, but I’m not sure if I’m allowed to share those :\

Maybe if we are friends we can privately share?


I have good news and bad news. Bad news - my tutor got a full time job and had to quit. She is going to make one parting lesson, and that will be it. Good news - I’m going to get a new tutor, and she will be female. But I’m going to try my best to hire one of my male applicants to create reading/listening lessons. I like the format used by Thai Recordings; normal native speech about a given subject, including repetitions and mistakes, transcript created after the recording so it will be more natural, 3 lessons on a given topic. In addition, I will encourage him to do some conversations or interviews too, again unscripted.

Regarding the news casts - just share them.

Hi Wulfgar,

Check out my course: Login - LingQ

Some clips have less than great audio, but I’ve since figured out how to route my audio output directly to my recording device, so the later articles and future lessons should have near perfect audio. Plus, sometimes the text doesn’t match 100%, but for most of the content it’s pretty spot on. After doing this for a bit I feel like news language will become pretty easy to comprehend and it will mostly be a matter of knowing topical vocabulary.

I’m currently only skimming from NHK news, but if you have any other news+audio+text resources I’ll skim those and try to add content.



Thanks! Have you tried VOA?

Google tells me VOA is voice of america, a news broadcast. I guess I could put some time into making English lessons, but I am kind of focused on Japanese and Spanish. Sorry I wasn’t clear before, but when I asked for other resources I was mostly thinking Japanese media.


VOA has news and transcripts in something like 50 languages. Unfortunately, I just checked and found out they don’t have Japanese. I wonder why…

VOA is really good. I used to watch so many VOA news from my iPod in a lot of languages.

Ah, that’s too bad VOA doesn’t have Japanese! Kind of ridiculous, too, I mean… They have Creole but not Japanese? lol… Anyway, I can use it for Spanish! Thanks for the suggestion.

NHK News Web Easy

The audio of easy script sounds a bit strange but almost normally. Probably it’s TTS.
You will be able to listen to native Japanese, too. (Click the button “一般のニュース原稿はこちら” at the upper right side.)

1 Like

Hi Chamy,

Did you look at my course that I am creating? News Web Easy is nice, but it definitely is TTS and a bit strange sounding at times. I’m trying to find the 動画ニュース that has exact matching transcripts (or 90% matching), and then make entries. Check it out~

Ah ok. I checked your course already, but I didn’t know that course was added from the “動画ニュース”.
My former suggestion was the same contents as you, sorry. → If you click the button “一般のニュース原稿はこちら” on news web easy, you will jump to the web site “動画ニュース”. It is the native Japanese news what I said.

GLOSS has 100 Japanese articles/lessons: Global Language Online Support System

Awesome Yvette, thanks a bunch! However… That link doesn’t seem to work for me. Is it correct?

Try this link: then scroll down to GLOSS. If this doesn’t work just google Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center.