Over the years I have used a number of different language learning apps and websites. Out of all these online tools, LingQ has been the most beneficial to my Chinese. The website is not as well known as large brands like Rosetta Stone and I didn’t come across it until around two years into my studies. Since then I have used it on a daily basis and recommend it for all higher elementary to intermediate language learners.
LingQ has imperfections and has received criticism for not boasting the most user friendly experience. To some extent I agree with these critics as it did initially take me a while to get used to how the system works. However, in my view the benefits far outweigh the drawbacks. No other website offers the same opportunity for intermediate learners to to immerse in comprehensible input, looking up and saving unknown words while keeping track of their progress.
One of the main positives of LingQ is that it enables you to consume content that aligns with your interests and as a result is the perfect choice for those who prefer freedom over highly structured learning. I recently wrote a blog for the LingQ website about how I have used it to study Chinese. I hope this will help learners get to grips with how the website works. You can read this blog by clicking on the link below: