Steve Kaufmann (LingQ)

Learners Helping Learners Learn

How language learners can share their languages, their cultures, their interests, and their knowledge to empower a broad base of language learners and potential languages learners to acquire the gift of fluency in other languages, major and minor.

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  • PinAngel says:

    I love that “a language is a language”. It’s such a beautiful point, all languages have value no matter how many speak them or whether they are “dead” or “living”.

  • Val says:

    Thank you Steve! Very helpful resources. Always enjoying “seeing” you and learning from you.

  • Minsk says:

    Hola Steve! The god of languages! I’m Sebastian from Chile, i’m 21 years old and in the last months you became in one of the greatest inspiration of life, absolutely a legend! Thanks for your advices, keep doing, nos vemos!!!

  • Dimitris says:

    Hello Steve, LingQ is great and keeps getting better. Thanks for sharing the resources Pocket Cast and Happy Scribe. Looking forward to checking them out.

  • jfahey717 says:

    Great presentation and information, Steve. As a long time multiple language learner, I strongly agree with you and Stephen Krashen on the importance of comprehensible input and the power of reading. I prefer the term language lover over polyglot, since I like to dabble in languages I may never become proficient in. I like that the Montreal conference is called LangFest. Living in a bilingual city on the Mexican border, I really enjoyed the atmosphere in Montreal in 2019. I’m currently leading a small weekly online study group in French and another in Japanese.
    I’m also auditing an online University Russian class.
    In 1990, I had the privilege to spend a week in a small village south of Mexico City where many of the older people were speaking Nahuatl and many of the traditional ways were still practiced. I look forward to the Nahuatl materials you talked about.
    Thank you,
    John Fahey
    El Paso, Texas

  • Pawliq says:

    Hi Steve! Michael from Poland here. Because of excellent work you have done on your YT channel I am so keen language learner now! Also a huge proponent of your approach based on input activities like listening and reading. Thank you for this big load of motivation!

    Another great presentation here! For the last 3 years I have been listening to several different podcasts about variety of subjects. Now I am trying to convince my friends to your language learning approach.

    Thank you for all and keep doing !

  • Sakura says:

    Thank you for your advice. I use LingQ and study Italian and Spanish. Also, I watch your YouTube in English and Japanese (I am Japanese, and I live in the U.S. currently.) You always give us the encouragement and motivation to keep learning the foreign languages.

  • Claudia65 says:

    Thank you, Steve for your advice. I agree with you. Also in language education at school, content must be comprehensible and compelling. Only recently I started encouraging students to listen to podcasts. I will do this more often thanks to your advice.

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