Review LingQs

If I want to have a quick review of the lingqs of a lesson, just the list with the possibility to click if I am not sure of what a word means, I have to go to the classic version of LINGQ. In the current version of LINGQ, after clicking on the button “Review LingQs” I get a button “Review all LingQs”. And when I click on that button I get a large list, not only of the LingQs of that lesson. Could this be changed in order to have a list of the lingqs of the lesson without lingqs from other lessons?

Actually there is a wonderful way you can finely tune which lingQs you want to review from your master list. On the latter, click on “Filter” (which is on the left, above the blue “ALL” button) and then choose the filters that are desired – for example, by date, by the timing of the review (1,2,3 or 4), whether individually, or in combination. Then hit “Apply” and only the lingQs you have desired in a given category will appear for review. Thus, you can choose all the lingQs from two weeks ago at level “3” for review, all the level “4” lingQs, or any other combination of factors that suits your needs.

Personally I find this really helpful for turning words – and particularly phrases – that I recognize when I read them (level 3-4), but do not yet know well enough if I hear them in a context weeks after I originally did a lesson. I select the lingQs that I want to be able to use independently and then change the review function to just the dictation function. I do this for lingQs that I made a few weeks ago so I am no longer remembering the exact context. If I can recognize a phrase well enough to write it accurately under such conditions, then I am confident I really know it since, as I have written previously, I cannot write what I don’t know. This is especially true in Russian since I must understand the grammatical case in the phrase in order to spell it correctly. (How a case ending is pronounced in a phrase is not always clear in Russian – at least to me. However, since I know what grammatically it should be, I can insert the correct answer.)

The dictation review forces me to listen very carefully to the lingQ. This is especially helpful for phrases since I may “know” a word individually when I hear it, but not necessarily recognize it when it appears in the middle of a string of words that are spoken at normal speed. The dictation is a mini form of “active listening” – i.e., paying very close attention in order to master the meaning, pronunciation and intonation of sentences – recommended by Karo Martinez in Español Automático which I had talked about in another thread.


Thanks a lot, Tracey. I am going to explore this possibility!