# Latin

## 4.2

#### Summary:

Verbling is a language learning platform where you can find and book classes directly from a teacher. It’s very similar to italki with a few minor differences. Unfortunately, on Verbling, the cost of lessons are generally higher and the number of teachers to choose from fewer. Still, it’s a fairly good option for finding a teacher.

##### Quality

Professional teachers that have to submit an application

##### Thoroughnes

Doesn’t use Skype for lessons

##### Value

Cheaper than most options, but more expensive than italki

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## 4

#### Summary:

LingQ is a language learning platform that makes it easy to read and listen to interesting content at varying difficulty levels. As you read, words will be marked as known and LingQ tracks the total number of words you “know”. The content comes from lots of different places with very little of it being original. They also make it very easy to upload your own content.

##### Quality

Reading on LingQ is really easy though there are some features I’d like to see improved or removed

##### Thoroughness

Although there isn’t much original content, there’s still a lot of material to read regardless of your level

##### Value

The price is fitting for the value provided

#### Price

A Premium subscription to LingQ costs \$12.99/month.

Languages: Japanese, Chinese, Spanish, English, Korean, French, Russian, German, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, Dutch, Greek, Polish, Esperanto, Latin, Ukranian. There are also 11 additional languages in Beta.

Alternatives: Readlang can do much of what LingQ does and is available for free. I didn’t realize all of its functions when writing this review, otherwise, I would have been a bit less enthusiastic about LingQ.

If you’re studying Chinese, I’d recommend Du Chinese or The Chairman’s Bao.

For those studying Spanish, Storyling is a newer resource that I like quite a bit.

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