Lingvist Graduates

  • works@Lingvist

    YOU are on fire! Amazing! You managed to complete the entire course in the language you chose. Congratulations!

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    We hope you really just would like the course to continue… Good news is, we are working on extending our Spanish, German and Russian courses. Check back in a while if more cards have been added.

    In the meantime, you can #hack Lingvist by leaving more time between sessions to get more words to review next time.

    If you are interested in language proficiency exams in German, Spanish, Russian, French and English - post a question to the respective studio. For English proficiency exams links (TOEIC, TOEFL, IELTS), check this thread.

    Most importantly, if you’d like more words to be added to your course, plus 1 below (and let us know which course you’ve completed). Any other advice you can share with other graduates?
    Post below.

  • Today I just completed the Russian course, which means that I've now completed Spanish, German, and Russian courses (although new words have been added to Spanish and I haven't quite gone through them yet.)

    For the future, I'm less interested in adding more words and more interested in getting more languages added. My top priorities would be Portuguese, Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Hindi, and Indonesian/Malay, but I would also be interested in Turkish and possibly other languages. Which one is added first is less relevant to me: I think Lingvist is such an efficient tool for me that I'd probably choose to focus on whatever language were added next.

    The reason I want things prioritized in this way is that it is often very hard to get from 0 to functional in a language, whereas once I've gotten to the 3000-4000 mark, I'm kinda functional...I can stumble through conversations, express myself, and look words up in a dictionary, and that's "good enough" for me to go the rest of the way by immersion.

    Starting out cold though, is very hard. And this is where I find lingvist indispensible...getting me that early vocabulary and also helping me to wrestle with the meaning through the passive exposure, listening and reading sentences and doing whole-sentence level thinking in my head.

    I don't know what kind of resources Lingvist has and I don't know why they haven't been adding more languages, but I'm starting to get frustrated that no more languages have been added recently. I have paid for a year subscription now for the second year, but I'm quickly exhausting what Lingvist had to offer. I paid in large part because I want to support Lingvist and fund its farther development. If no new Languages are added, I most likely will cancel my subscription at the end of my current one. And I will feel considerable frustration if doing so. I really want to see the team get their act together and get another language launched.

    How hard can it really be?

  • works@Lingvist

    Hi @kiveli-papadopoulou,

    Great that you liked the course. You can still review all of the words in the course.

    Happy learning!

  • @kiveli-papadopoulou Good question! I hope you will get an answer.

  • Lingvist graduate

    @lisa-lingvist I've just finished my French course, it's been a wonderful journey! I finished it while having Lingvist unlimited, which means that my subscription ends in 2019. Will i still be able to review all 5100 words, or only 4000 (or 3500?) which are available with free Lingvist?

  • I finished the German course. Great program! Thanks to the developers!

  • @Les-Cullen you have to join manually here.

  • How do I become a "graduate"? I have completed my course in French but it doesn’t appear I am a grad.

  • Lingvist graduate

    Hi folks @Lingvist, I just wanted to say: You made something nice, clever and beautiful. Thank you!!

  • works@Lingvist

    @Abstract as much as I'd wish to see German from Russian myself, I must let you know that this course is nowhere in the development at the moment (alas): It appears that you will have no problem doing the English>German course. I've invited you to join The German group to kick off your studies 😉

  • @Marina
    Hi and thank you Marina!
    You are absolutely right, it's unreasonable for me to start from scratch timewise and I actually have to study german already. 🙂 So I will deal with my perfectionist issues on clozemaster and will be back for german from russian course (I have a feeling that it's coming) or german from english course which is totally fine for me. Anyways you guys are doing tremendous work. Lingvist is the best place to learn a language even on that early stage. Thank you guys and keep it up!

  • works@Lingvist

    Hey @Abstract, jumping in here ahead of @Lisa-Lingvist and @Javier, who are solving big linguistic problems right now 🙂

    At first... well-done for skipping 4000+ words! It's an impressive result and also a signifier that our course at the moment will be too easy for you. We could reset your account to offer you a chance to start from scratch, but it seems that you will have more fun doing something more challenging at the moment. What about estimating your total vocabulary size, for example (and checking with other graduates where they continue learning)?

  • @Lisa-Lingvist, @Javier
    Hi Lisa, Javier and everybody!
    With initial test I've got only 600 words to study from 5000+. I wonder weather the algorithm will show me all the words that it made me skip or I have to start from scratch (new account) to make sure I know every word in the course?

  • Hi Lisa,
    I'd appreciate an expansion to the course English for German learners. I've been doing this course for a couple of days now, and I love the concept! My English reading skills were fairly good before I even began, but difficulties occured as soon as I tried to express my own thoughts in English, and this course satisfyingly filled the gaps. I was like "Wow, this is the thing! Who needs duolingo, anyways?". So I started practicing and having quite some fun albeit being somewhat ashamed about how many "basic" terms I could not remember. (I even had to look up several words for writing this text.) This is what happened: Just after having scolded myself for yet another word that would't come to my mind, a message popped up saying something like "Congratulations! You have successfully completed this course!", and I was like "Wtf? There's so much left to discover!".
    To cut a long story short - please continue doing your excellent job on my beloved English course!

  • works@Lingvist

    Hi @Hadrien!

    Thank you very much for getting in touch!

    Regarding your query, we have been adding cards to our English-Spanish course in small batches since February, but now we are getting ready for a slightly bigger update which, hopefully, will be ready by the end of August.

    Nevertheless, our courses are always in permanent expansion so, please, stay tuned! 😉

    We really appreciate your interest and amazingly positive feedback!!

    ¡Feliz aprendizaje!

  • Hi to everybody
    Great app, great job ! Keep on recommending it!
    Since February, did you have time to add the announced new cards in Spanish. Summer will be great period to devote time and pleasure to learning these new opportunities
    In all cases, well done

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