FAQ — answers to questions
Account, registration and password recovery
You can register with the service in only 1 step!
Create account, by specifying your email and password.
A welcome screen will appear, where you will indicate your current level of proficiency and the number of hours per day that you are willing to dedicate to training.
If the service does not accept your email and password the next time you log on, use password recovery page.
If you forgot your password, use password recovery page.
You will receive recovery instructions in an email message.
If you made a mistake while entering your email address during registration, then you cannot activate your account and use all its features.
We recommend you to activate your email right after registration by checking your email and following the instructions in the letter from LinguaLeo. This ensures that the email address belongs to you.
If you don't know what to do, please describe your problem and send the message via feedback .
Firstly, check for the message in your spam folder. Sometimes important messages are directed to the spam folder.
If there is no LinguaLeo message in the spam folder, then request activation letter repeatedly from profile page.
Log out of your current LinguaLeo account and click on homepage the connect button via Facebook (it is located in the tree).
Then select «the connect account»option and enter the login and password for your LinguaLeo account. From this moment on you can log on to LinguaLeo via Facebook.
Method and progress
The LinguaLeo study method is based on «intelligent» mastery of live content from native speakers.
Studying with the service is carried out in the form of tasks the completion of which is followed by a reward. Complete all the tasks step-by-step.
You can see your current task any time, by clicking the paw icon at the bottom of the page.
Your task is — to understand video/audio information , to read and understand the text. Click all unknown words in the text, and select or enter translations. If you believe that you have mastered the current page — click the «Page Mastered»button, which is located under the text.
Now you can start the «Word training».
When the hunger monitor (Leo's satiation) reaches 100% — the mission is complete!
And of course please check 7 secrets of studying the English language!
During registration you enter data and select your current level of proficiency, which affects the amount of recommended material.
At logon Jungle you receive the list of content for different difficulty levels to choose from. You decide yourself what level of content to master. We recommend you to start from the easy level, to check medium and hard, and finally to find the optimum one for your proficiency level.
You can always change your current level of English proficiency on profile page. Thus, the entire progress history of words and pages of content is saved, but projections to achieve the target level and the amount of recommended materials (Leo's daily diet) may change.
The hunger monitor (or satiation monitor) calculated the amount of useful actions on the service and shows relation of this volume to the daily recommended diet, based on your personal settings.
Your task is to — feed the pet up to 100% and even more. If you did it, you can consider your mission accomplished for today!
Even on an entry level you can master the English language with the LinguaLeo service.
Set the «Entry Level» as current level in your profile settings.
Jungle: small volume of video material (1-2 pages) with «Easy»comprehension level.
Listen to the video as many times as you need in order to clearly distinguish all the sounds.
After that, listen to the same video several times, following the text, but do not try to translate it. Th;is way you see connection between sound and interpretation.
Then click all unknown words in the text and add their translation. In order to understand the general meaning of the phrase, point the mouse to a sentence in the text — and the translation will appear to the right.
Next, listen to the video several times, watching the text, referring to the translation and trying to understand the meaning of phrases. The next step is to — read the text aloud.
We recommend you study English every day. Daily study, even for one hour a day is much more effective than «exposure» on weekends for three to five hours a day. Progress is slower if you only study occasionaly.
Video material is the most useful for study , especially for beginners. In addition to text and audio materials, videos in English also contain many useful features: context images, gestures, postures, facial expressions of the speaker, the atmosphere and mood of the event. Our brain is more receptive to figurative information.
Audio material is the second in usefulness after video materials.
The third one in this range is text content.
All three kinds of materials are valuable and effective, but , nevertheless, we recommend you begin with video, then you can master a couple of audio books, and then, if you want , you can start working with text materials. There are enough video and audio materials in the service, therefore no one will have problems with interesting content :)
You receive experience points for adding new words, pages and practicing. Completion of some quest tasks can also bring you experience.
There are 59 Leo levels at the moment.
The more often you are practicing with the service, completing tasks, adding words and doing practices, the higher the level of your pet.
For each five levels your pet gets new game rank.
The first 5 ranks of Leo are: Skilled Beginner, Quick Finder, Sharp-Sighted Pathfinder, Swift-footed hunter, Menace of the Prairies, and others.
Those holding some titles will get special features with the service;)
For the best mastery, the daily experience limit is equal to 3000 points.
Vocabulary and translations
You can do it in three ways.
The first and the main way — is to add new words from the content being mastered. All words selected in the text are added to your personal dictionary as well as into practice sessions .
If some of the words have no translation, then it will be added to your personal dictionary, but will not be used in practice sessions.
It is easy to find all words without translation and add them to the personal dictionay, by clicking the «Show» button and selecting «No Translation»Item.
The second way is —to add a word manually to your personal dictionary, by clicking the «Add button». This method is recommended if you want to remember a word outside the service and if you want to learn the word through training.
The third way is to — add words from glossaries, by selecting the necessary words and clicking the «Add to Dictionary»button.
The context dictionary is — a list of vocabulary words and their translations, which is applied to any particular content.
You can click on words in a text, and they will be added to the context dictionary located to the right of a text. Here you can select the most appropriate context of the translation.
The added word, its translation, the name of a material and the context of the word —are saved automatically in your personal dictionary.
Click the word in the context dictionary and you will get to language entry with full information about this word. This is —very convenient!
Click the translation and a menu with translation options will appear —to the right of the word.
In this menu you can select one of the most frequently used translations, or add your own version. You can also see the word in other dictionaries online by clicking the icon of the required dictionary.
The list of translations is sorted by popularity, which is determined by the frequency of selection by the service users.
When you add a word to the context dictionary, it is added in the form used in the text. By clicking the word itself in the context dictionary , you are transferred to its vocabulary entry.
The vocabulary entry includes a «Related Words»list, located to the right; it contains word forms and word stems. You can add any of the related words to your personal dictionary by clicking it.
Why are some levels of training not available? What do the «words accumulation» and
In order to complete one of the training levels, you should «accumulate» not less than 10 words of the current level.
The first level is achieved directly from texts, the second —level is achieved after completion of the first level, and the third — after completion of the second level.
There is a special mechanism which works during training, which is called «maturation». It doesn't let you complete all training sessions in a row for one word without pauses. The maturation period for transition from a word from one level to another comprises 6 hours. If you have made a mistake during the practice session, you can repeatedly try to complete it for the same word not earlier than in 6 hours as well.
This feature makes it possible to use the «interval repeat» method.
In order to add a whole phrase, select it with your mouse in a text and click the arrow button located to the right of the text.
The phrase should be no longer than 50 symbols. You cannot add longer phrases to your context and personal dictionaries.
Context is added automatically when you click on a word in a text. Currently you cannot add context manually.
However, you can use the «Add Association Field» in vocabulary entry to add a word association and example of its usage (context).
Glossaries — topical word lists with translations.
All glossaries include main topical groups.
Glossaries are done in topics shown in the list located to the left.
A number of materials containing these words and found in the Jungle are shown on a glossary page. Just click on this number, and you will go to the page with materials on the topic selected.
Content and page mastery
You can add video to LinguaLeo from sites like Youtube.com, Archive.org, Vimeo.com and others. You can add your video to one of these resources and add the corresponding video code to LinguaLeo.
There are similar services for mp3 files. They may be treated the same way.
Open the page «Add content».
In the «HTML code player» instead of the LINK to the YouTube video, and you will embed the HTML code (see the picture below), preferably with a high privacy level setting.
How to post added material? What is the influence of posts?
Why can't some of my materials be posted?
If you have just added your own material, then the "Page Mastered" button under the text is not available. Why? The fact is that page mastery features become available only after processing a text with special software. This process is started by LinguaLeo to post added high-quality content only.
After brief software processing of the material, this content will be posted.
The site administration does not check and does not have the ability to check such content for compliance with the rules of use with respect to rights policy. The entire responsibility нарушение авторских прав лежит на for copyright infringement rests on the user adding content to the service. The site administration reserves the right to remove content which violates the rules of service use, as well as incorrectly added content.
Only you can see your content before it is posted Users can report bugs and send complaints in regard to posted content. You will receive a message after posting, as well as in case of complaints related to the quality of your content . In case of deletion of your content, the site administration will place explanations at the end of each page.
You can mark each studied and mastered page with «Page Mastered» status by pressing the corresponding button under the text on each page. By clicking this button content will be automatically marked with «In Progress»status.
When you open video, audio or text content in Jungle, you get to the last mastered page and can proceed with your studies from the place where you stopped last time.
During mastery of pages, all untranslated words are added to the stats and are taken into account when calculating actual vocabulary.
When all pages of content are mastered, it is automatically marked as«Mastered».
Once you click «Page Mastered» under the text, the page receives«Mastered» status, and related content gets«In Progress»status. When all content pages are mastered, the content receives «Mastered» status.
During mastery of pages, all untranslated words are added to the stats and are taken into account when calculating actual vocabulary.
You can add any content into bookmarks if you like it, or if it is more convenient for you. The bookmarks tab is located to the right over the text.
If you cannot play audio and video, it is most likely that Flash Player is not installed on your device. Download Flash Player from the Adobe web page and install it.
It can also happen due to the fact that the video was removed from the hosting site .
There are many factors to determining the difficulty level of a text. Our algorithm takes into account the volume of material, its frequency, and rarity of words used in it. As a result we get the text complexity index and classify all the texts with one ofthe following levels: easy, medium, and hard
Video and audio content pages can be considered mastered when you can comprehend them audibly, without text, without looking at the context dictionary, and can confidently read these pages aloud, going ahead of the speaker. Text content is mastered if you can read and understand the general meaning, as well as the meaning of words, without looking at the context dictionary.
Send the message describing this mistake by clicking the "Report" button above the text. The user who added the material will learn of the error and correct it.
But before you make any report about content, please make sure that the error is real, because any complaint diminishes content rating. For example, if an English text includes French or Spanish words, it is probably not an error and it should be reported.
Content is added and moderated by users only.
Meatballs and «Gold status»
Everyone can use all the features of the service for free!
At the same time, you can add up to 10 new words a day.
By accessing the service every day, you'll receive 10 meatballs (internal currency of the service) as a bonus and use the service completely for free.
In order to remove all restriction, you can by «Gold status».
Gold status allows you to add an unlimited quantity of words to your dictionary. You can buy it here for 3, 6 and 12 months.
You can receive meatballs as a bonus during registration, earn or buy .
The price of one meatball — varies from 38 up to 75 kopecks (depending on the quantity of meatballs purchased).
1 1 meatball = 1 new word in the dictionary.
Study every day, treat your pet with meatballs and master new words!
Meatballs for inviting a friend are rewarded a little bit later.
You get 100 meatballs when your friend reaches the fifth level.
If your friend has reached the fifth level, and bonus meatballs were not rewarded, it means that he/she did not use your link. Without the unique reference he/she is not considered to be an invited user.
The list of invited users can be found at the page of your invitations.
You can select one of eight main payment methods. They include:
bank cards, WМR, Yandex.Money, PayPal, Elecsnet terminals, Qiwi terminals, Alfa-click terminals, Telebank VTB24.
If none of these methods suits you, choose among 60 additional methods of payment:
Full list of available payment systems
The regional list of payment systems
All payments are accepted through two payment aggregators:
E-Pay System and 2Pay.
Both companies are major Internet operators in Russia. It is safe, because secure SSL connection is applied during payment transactions. All your data remains secure.
This code is is automatically created for your account and considered at upon registration of friends you invited, providing you with meatballs in the future. This code is not shown anywhere. It is just included in links which you send from the page invitations.
LinguaLeo.com works correctly on the following browsers:
Google Chrome 4+
Mozilla Firefox 3.5+
Apple Safari 4+
Internet Explorer 8+ (Leo does not like this browser :)
If you have Internet Explorer 8, but the site does not display correctly, check compatibility settings by pressing F12 in the browser. Settings shall be as shown in the picture below:
Yes, we will add grammar in the near future.
You can install the iPhone application from its official page at the AppStore.
See a detailed description of the application here.
iPad, Android and Windows Phone applications will be released in the near future.
Click the Firefox button in the upper left corner and select the Extrasmenu.
Find FlashBlock on the "Extensions" tab and switch it off or delete it.
Then restart your browser.
Click the Opera button in the upper left corner and select Extensions → Manage extensions.
FindOpera adBlock in "Manage extensions" and switch it off or delete it.
Thenreload the browser.
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