FAQ

GENERAL

Has learning conjugations and declensions ever been this easy?

No.

Has learning conjugations and declensions ever been this much fun?

No.

Are Lingua Loops a complete language course?

No. Lingua Loops are only for the hardest part of language learning: remembering conjugations and declensions.

What age range are Lingua Loops appropriate for?

Ages 0-100.

What kind of music is it?

For the most part, it is rather relentless pop, with some rock, jazz, classical, folk, and techno thrown in for variety.

Should the student use Lingua Loops right at the beginning of language study?

Yes. By watching the most basic loops when first taking up a language, the student quickly gets the most basic patterns stuck in their head. Students are often overwhelmed when they encounter tables with dozens of entries. However, Lingua Loops give the student an immediate idea of the totality of the endings because a melody's complexity or simplicity reflects that of the table. Things like stress that students normally devote considerable effort to are usually made transparent in the musical context. That is by design and non-trivial.

Also right at the beginning of language study, Lingua Loops expose the student to paradigms of perfect pronunciation by native speakers--at least for the living languages.

Should the student use Lingua Loops later in language study?

Yes. As the student proceeds through the language, they should just proceed through the loops at the same pace. For example, when beginning study of the future, the student should watch the loop for the future. We don't recommend trying to memorize all the loops at once as it is much easier to get melodies stuck in one's head one at a time. Of course, there is nothing stopping the ambitious or curious student from watching all the loops. A catchy melody may draw the student into taking an interest in some of the more advanced patterns.

Should the student use Lingua Loops when cramming?

Yes. A faster method of learning conjugation and declensions does not exist.

Should the student use Lingua Loops when returning to language study after a long hiatus?

Yes. Conjugations and declensions are some of the hardest things to learn and some of the easiest things to forget. But with Lingua Loops, the returning student quickly refamilarizes themself with both pattern and pronunciation.

What do the colors mean?

Loops are colored simply to help the student quickly find whatever loop they are watching at the moment. There is a very loose system for the loops whereby present tenses are green, past tenses are autumn colors, future tenses are purples, subjunctives are red and orange, conditionals are grey, and passives are faded.

This is too much fun. How can I get it now?

Lingua Loops are available for streaming via this website. Annual subscriptions for individuals are available on the language pages. Annual subscriptions for educational institutions are available on the teachers page.

Are there any plans for other languages?

Yes, we are looking at Modern Greek and Arabic. But if there is a language you would like to have loops for, drop us a line on our contact page and let us know.

PRACTICAL

How do I login to Cleeng to manage my account?

Enter your email and password here: Cleeng Account Login.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS

Lingua Loops is happy to announce that we now support playback on most modern browsers and devices. Before purchasing a subscription, please confirm that the test video below plays on the device or system that you will be using for the Lingua Loops service.

If you are an institution with special technological needs, you can reach us via our contact page.

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

1. Introduction

This Lingua Loops website is a service that allows individual and institutional subscribers to access Lingua Loops videos which are streamed over the internet to certain computers and devices. As used in these Terms and Conditions, "Lingua Loops service", "the service", "this service", "Lingua Loops website", "the website" or "this website" refers to this service provided by Pierian Spring Ltd. for subscribers to access Lingua Loops videos, content, and software. Your use of this website entails your acceptance of these Terms and Conditions.

2. System Requirements

Android devices, the Chrome and Firefox browsers, and some external monitors are NOT supported. Refer to the System Requirements for details.

3. Subscriptions and Billing

All individual and all institutional subscriptions are for one year and have recurring billing. Individual passes have non-recurring billing and are for two years. (These are no longer available.) Institutional subscribers must choose the appropriate subscription according to the total number of students making use of this service during the one year subscription period. Failure to choose the appropriate subscription is a violation of these terms and conditions and will result in cancellation of the service without refund.

Subscriptions and billing are handled by our partner Cleeng. When you register for this service, you will obtain access to a Cleeng account where you can manage your passes and subscriptions and update your login information. See the Cleeng User Agreement here.

4. Refunds

All payments are non-refundable. There are no refunds for an unused part of the service including but not limited to unused time. All payments are made through our partner Cleeng and thus also subject to the Cleeng User Agreement.

5. Termination

We may delete your account and your access to this service at any time, without notifying you prior to such termination, and for any reason including without limitation if you should be in breach of these Terms and Conditions.

If you wish to delete your account, follow the instructions here.

6. Age

If you have reached the age of majority where you live, you may register for this service. If you are a minor, you may only use this service under the supervision of an adult.

7. Use of Individual Passes and Subscriptions

In the case of an individual pass or subscription, the Lingua Loops service is for your personal and non-commercial use and may not be shared with individuals outside of your household. While your pass or subscription is active, we grant you a limited, non-exclusive and non-transferable right to access the service and view the Lingua Loops content. No other right, title, or interest is transferred to you. You are only permitted to use the service from two IP addresses in any six hour period. If you exceed that limit, or fail to limit your use of this pass or subscription to personal and non-commercial use, or share the service with individuals outside of your household, including but not limited to students in a classroom setting, your access to the service may be restricted or terminated without refund.

8. Use of Institutional Subscriptions

In the case of an institutional subscription, the Lingua Loops service is only for use in your classrooms and may not be shared with individuals outside of your classrooms. The total number of students making use of the service is explicitly limited by the subscription that you choose at time of registration. While your subscription is active, we grant you and your institution a limited, non-exclusive and non transferable right to have your students access the service and view the Lingua Loops content. No other right, title, or interest is transferred to you or your institution. You are only permitted to use the service from two IP addresses in any six hour period. If you exceed that limit, or share the service with individuals or institutions outside of your classroom, or fail to limit your use of this service to the maximum number of students allowed by your subscription, your access to the service may be restricted or terminated without refund.

9. Geographic Restrictions

The Lingua Loops service is primarily available within the country in which you have registered. It may not be available in other countries. We reserve the right to limit the service in certain countries at any time and for any reason.

10. Tampering

You agree not to: (a) deactivate, remove, or otherwise interfere with the service's content protections, (b) access the service by any other means than registering, subscribing, and viewing this website in a browser, (c) reverse engineer any of the service's software, (d) insert any code to manipulate the service in any way, or (e) transmit in any way any information or materials designed to interfere with the functioning of the service, including but not limited to, viruses, malware, or other malicious code or files.

11. Intellectual Property Rights

This web site and its contents, including but not limited to its video and audio content, images and text are owned by Pierian Spring and protected by copyright. LINGUA LOOPS ® and the Lingua Loops logos are registered trademarks. Reproduction of the video and audio content is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. You agree not to save, archive, reproduce, display, publish, license, create derivative works from, sell, or use the audio and video provided by this service except as explicitly authorized in these Terms and Conditions. In the case of images, you may display an image for an individual loop, such as those that appear in the carousels, provided you display the entire image including the logo and you do so in high quality, but we reserve the right to restrict your doing so at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, abuse of the service, bandwidth costs, trademark infringement or confusion, intellectual property infringement, business considerations of any kind or incompatibility with our company values.

12. Privacy Policy

Your use of this website requires your acceptance of our Privacy Policy. You may find our Privacy Policy here.

13. Disclaimer

This service is provided on an "AS IS" and "AS AVAILABLE" basis. To the fullest extent permissible and subject to applicable law, we disclaim all representations or warranties of any kind whether express, implied or statutory, including but not limited to any warranties of title, non-infringement of third party rights, satisfactory quality, suitability for a particular purpose or freedom from computer viruses, Trojan horses, or other corrupting codes. No representation or warranty is given that the site will be accessible without interruption or error or that any identified defect will be corrected.

14. Limitation of Liability

You agree that your use of this service is at your own risk and you agree to not hold Pierian Spring Ltd., its officers, directors or employees responsible or liable to you for any expenses, costs, damages, losses, injuries or other consequences suffered or incurred directly or indirectly by you including without limitation those suffered or incurred directly or indirectly by you resulting from or in connection with: (a) your inability to access or use this service, (b) any network problems or problems with third party services, (c) any reliance on the content of this service, (d) any defect of this service or its content, (e) any link to a third party website, (f) any good, service, information, software or other material obtained from the service or from any third party website linked to this service.

15. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify and hold us harmless against all and any claims, actions, proceedings, loss, damage, costs (including legal costs on a full indemnity basis), expenses and liabilities of any nature which may be brought against, suffered, or incurred by us which is directly or indirectly related to: (a) your use of and access to this service and/or any other person or entity's use of this service where such person or entity was able to access the service by use of your login credentials, (b) a breach of these Terms and Conditions by you and/or any other person or entity where such person or entity was able to access the service by use of your login credentials, or (c) your violation of any third party right, including without limitation any copyright, privacy right or property right.

16. Waiver

No failure or delay by us in the exercise or enforcement of any right or provision under these Terms and Conditions shall be considered as a waiver thereof nor shall any single or partial exercise of any such right or provision preclude our exercise or enforcement of any other right or provision.

17. Severability

If, for any reason, any provision of these Terms and Conditions is determined to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable in any jurisdiction, that shall not impact the validity, legality or enforceability of the remaining provisions.

18. Changes to the Terms and Conditions

We may, from time to time, update these Terms and Conditions or our Privacy Policy. If we make material changes, we will notify you in advance, and your continued use of this service after the changes will constitute your acceptance of the updated versions. If you do not wish to continue using this service under the updated versions, you may delete your account by following the instructions here.

19. Third Party Websites

This website may contain links to third party websites. We have no control over these websites and we assume no responsibility for the terms of service, privacy policies, goods, services or content of such websites. You acknowledge and agree that we shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss resulting from the use of any such websites. Our inclusion of links to such sites in no way implies our warranty, endorsement or verification of the terms of service, privacy policies, goods, services or content of such websites.

20. Assignment

You may not transfer any rights, licenses, or obligations granted by these Terms and Conditions to another but we may do so without restriction and notice.

21. Jurisdiction

These Terms and Conditions shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with the laws of Luxembourg. They shall not limit any rights that you may have under the laws of your country.

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COPYRIGHT

This web site and its contents, including but not limited to its video and audio content, images and text are owned by Pierian Spring and protected by copyright. LINGUA LOOPS ® and the Lingua Loops logos are registered trademarks. Reproduction of the video and audio content is strictly prohibited and punishable by law. You agree not to save, archive, reproduce, display, publish, license, create derivative works from, sell, or use the audio and video provided by this service except as explicitly authorized in these Terms and Conditions. In the case of images, you may display an image for an individual loop, such as those that appear in the carousels, provided you display the entire image including the logo and you do so in high quality, but we reserve the right to restrict your doing so at any time and for any reason, including but not limited to, abuse of the service, bandwidth costs, trademark infringement or confusion, intellectual property infringement, business considerations of any kind or incompatibility with our company values.

PRIVACY POLICY

1. Introduction

Across the board, our approach to privacy is to collect as little personal data about our users as possible. We and our partners are compliant with Regulation (EU) 2016/679, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

2. Collection of Your Personal Data

The most important personal data that is collected from you is that collected by our partner Cleeng when you register, pay for a pass or subscription, and/or login to this website. That data is controlled by Cleeng and you must consent to the Cleeng User Agreement when you register. See the Cleeng User Agreement and Privacy Policy here and the Cleeng Cookie Policy here.

When you visit the site, cookies are placed on your computer in order to provide strictly necessary functionality, e.g., our security partner Stackpathplaces cookies on your computer to ensure the security of our service, and the cookie consent bar itself requires a cookie.

When you register for the service or create an account, you consent to the use of further cookies. We, along with Cleeng, place these further cookies on your computer to securely deliver the videos to which you have subscribed.

The cookies that we place on your computer are not used to collect any of your personal data. Please see Cleeng's Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy to learn about the cookies that Cleeng places on your computer and what they are used for. Since Cleeng handles subscriptions and billing, they have to collect your personal data. We ourselves do not even have a database, but Cleeng does. You should familiarize yourself with Cleeng's policies as your use of this service requires your acceptance of them.

We rely on a handful of third party services such as hosting companies and content delivery networks. These services make use of your IP address because it is necessary to serve the pages, images and videos that make up this site.

Lastly, if you contact us via our contact page, we have whatever personal data you share with us at that time. Our email is provided by a third party service.

3. Use of Your Personal Data

As noted above, most of your personal data is collected by Cleeng. We can and do access that data. The main reasons that we do so are:
  • to notify you of changes to this service;
  • to resolve technical problems;
  • to resolve billing problems (e.g., your subscription is not the one you chose);
  • to monitor usage of this service;
  • to examine cases of abuse (e.g., copyright infringement and/or piracy); and
  • to comply with law enforcement.
The same reasons apply for our use of any personal data collected by the third party services upon which we rely and for our use of any personal data that you provide via our contact page.

For users from the European Economic Area, the legal bases for the processing of your personal data are:
  • we have contractual obligations with you and Cleeng to do so;
  • you have consented to our doing so; or
  • the processing is in our legitimate interest.

4. Transfer of Your Personal Data

Some of your personal data may be transferred to countries outside of the European Economic Area. When that happens, the personal data is transferred in accordance with this Private Policy and in accordance with any and all applicable data protection laws. Your consent to this Privacy Policy entails your consent to this transfer.

5. Disclosure of Your Personal Data

We may disclose your personal data only if necessary to:
  • protect and defend our rights;
  • defend ourselves against legal liability;
  • investigate a case of wrongdoing or abuse; or
  • comply with a legal obligation.

6. Retention of Your Personal Data

We retain your personal data as long as needed for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy and as long as needed to comply with our contractual and legal obligations.

7. Your Data Protection Rights

We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that specifies rights to residents of the European Economic Area. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:
  • The right to transparent information (Article 12): You have the right to information about your personal data in clear language and free of charge.
  • The right to be informed (Articles 13 and 14): You have the right to receive all information relating to the processing of your personal data.
  • The right to access your data (Article 15): You have the right to know whether your personal data is being processed and the right to access that data.
  • The right to rectify your data (Article 16): You have the right to have inaccurate data corrected without delay.
  • The right to the erasure of your data ('the right to be forgotten') (Article 17): You have the right to have your personal data erased and no longer processed provided that there are no legitimate grounds for retaining it.
  • The right to restriction of processing of your data (Article 18): You have the right to restrict the processing of your data when the data is contested or an objection is pending.
  • The right to be notified of changes to your data (Article 19): You have the right to be notified of any rectification or erasure of your data or any restriction of the processing of your data.
  • The right to data portability (Article 20): You have the right to have your data provided in a structured, commonly used and machine readable format in order that it can be transmitted to another data controller.
  • The right to object to the processing of your personal data (Article 21): You have the right to object to the processing of your personal data unless legitimate grounds for such processing can be given. Where your personal data is processed for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to object at any time to such processing.
  • The right to not be subject to fully automated decisions (Article 22): You have the right to not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, such as profiling, without your explicit consent.
  • The right to be informed of data breaches (Article 34): You have the right to receive information about data breaches without undue delay.
If you would like to exercise any of the rights listed above or any other rights you may have, please contact us via our contact page and we will promptly attend to your request.

8. Children

If you have reached the age of majority where you live, you may register for this service. If you are a minor, you may only use this service under the supervision of an adult.

9. Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may, from time to time, update this Privacy Policy. If we make material changes, we will notify you in advance, and your continued use of this service after the changes will constitute your acceptance of the updated version. If you do not wish to continue using this service under the updated version, you may delete your account by following the instructions here.

10. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or would like to exercise any of the rights listed above or any other rights you may have, please contact us via our contact page and we will promptly attend to your request.