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  • How do I sign up or log in to OptiLingo?

    Follow the easy steps listed below to register and start learning with OptiLingo. (You can sign up for Optilingo online or on our mobile app).

  • Signing up using the OptiLingo app
    1. Download the OptiLingo App
    2. Choose the language you dream of learning during the signup process
    3. Create an account using your email address.
    4. Create a password
    5. Start your first lesson by pressing the play “>” button.
  • I’m already registered. How do I log into the app?

    If you’ve already registered to OptiLingo, make sure you’re logging in and not signing up again.

    1. Choose the method you used to sign up (Google, Facebook, or email).
    2. Put in your password.
    3. Then, tap “sign-in” at the bottom.

    If you forgot your password, tap “I forgot my password’’ to reset it. Or, you can simply visit go.optilingo.com

About OptiLingo

  • What is OptiLingo?

    OptiLingo is a language learning platform designed by Jonty Yamisha. It combines over 10 years of language learning experience and the scientifically-based strategies Jonty used to save his ethnic language Circassian from extinction.

    The platform focuses on high-frequency words and phrases to teach the most commonly used parts of a language in the least amount of time.

    It’s designed to be a stress-free, easy way to learn a new language fast. Combined with spaced repetition systems, you’ll rapidly learn to speak a language from the first lesson.

    And by following the lessons, you can quickly reach fluency in your target language with the headaches of traditional language programs.

  • Does OptiLingo work for businesses?

    Being able to speak a foreign language is a huge business advantage.

    If you’re looking to speak a new language for work or to help your employees reach fluency, you’ll be amazed at how quickly and effortlessly OptilLingo makes foreign language learning.

    With high-frequency, popular phrases, you and your team can start speaking in a foreign language. That’s an impressive advantage for any business.

  • Where can I find more information about how to learn a new language?

    If you’re looking for additional resources, you should check out our blog. We regularly cover a variety of language learning topics.

    Our content is designed to motivate and educate you about the language learning process.

    We cover Language Learning Essentials. You can also find Secrets to Language Learning. And, if you’re interested in a thought-piece on language learning, check out The Polyglot’s Paradox.

    The writing is entertaining but also in-depth. That way, you can get everything you need to prepare for your journey to make your dream of learning a new language come true.

    And if you’re looking for language-specific resources, you can find tons on the blogs as well.

    For every language we offer, you find posts designed to give you absolutely everything you need to learn a new language.

  • How can I contact OptiLingo?

    We love hearing from you! Simply visit our contact page and reach out to us. We’ll get back to you ASAP.

  • Is OptiLingo Free?

    Members of Collinson’s Group get full access to the app and all languages for free.

  • How advanced is the course?

    The OptiLingo course will take you to a B2 level (according to the CEFR). If you want to go further than that, you’ll need native texts and materials to push past the intermediate learning plateau.

  • What does an OptilLingo lesson cover?

    While lessons vary in difficulty, they always focus on essential words and phrases. Each lesson covers a set of phrases with time to practice.

  • How should I use OptiLingo?

    Choose a time and place to regularly practice your language learning lessons. Once you’re ready, listen to the first lesson. Focus on what’s being said. Pay attention to the pronunciation. Then repeat the phrases.

    There’s no need to memorize or try and drill the information into your brain. As you progress to further lessons, you’ll continue to review previous lessons, helping you learn and remember earlier phrases and words.

  • How long should I use OptiLingo each day?

    The program is designed to be used for 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week. But you can extend that time and learn more rapidly if you desire. The more practice you have, the faster you’ll learn.

  • What’s the best environment to use Optilingo?

    To get the most out of your lessons, you need to study in a distraction- and stress-free environment. Find a place where you can close the door on everything going on around you, and fight distractions so you can fully focus on your daily, 20-minute lessons.

    Learn more about setting up a language learning routine.

How does OptiLingo work?

  • What is Spaced Repetition?

    Spaced Repetition Systems (SRS) are methods of learning that leverage the brain’s natural ability to create memories. In short, your brain wants to forget anything that isn’t essential. And it sorts the essential information from non-essential information through repetition. (With a few exceptions.)

    SRS is a built-in review system. You revisit previous lessons before you forget them, reinforcing your memory of the material. The time between reviews increases over time, pushing these lessons deeper and deeper into your long-term memory. The result is fluency.

    Learn more about Spaced Repetition Systems (SRS).

  • What do OptiLingo’s lessons look like?

    Our lessons focus on speaking and listening comprehension. Each short lesson introduces words and phrases in a natural way. They also give you time to process what you hear before trying to speak. You can replay the lessons as little or as often as you like.

  • Does OptiLingo force me to take lessons?

    No. You won’t be haunted by any company mascots here. We understand that you have a life to live and that you can’t be annoyed into fluency. If you’re going to reach your dream of speaking in a new language, then you have to be the one that sets time aside to learn.

    To make that easy on you, we keep our lessons short. In just 20 minutes a day, 5 days a week, you can make your dream of reaching fluency in a foreign language come true.

  • What’s the deal with high-frequency phrases?

    Most of the language you use on a day-to-day basis only consists of a small portion of your native language. Despite English having over 170,000 words, most people only use about 20,000 of them on a regular basis.

    OptiLingo builts on this reality of language use by only focusing on the key words and phrases in each of the languages on the platform. Rather than wasting your time with words you may only see once and never see or use again, we focus on the high-traffic words. You’ll learn what you can use right from the start.

    Learn more about high-frequency phrases.

  • How can I learn without memorizing?

    OptiLingo uses Spaced Repetition Systems to teach you new words and phrases in a way that doesn’t require drilling or memorization. As you progress through your lessons, you’ll revisit previous ones periodically to brush up. This method of review is built naturally into the program.

    Learn more about the best way to learn a new language.

What does OptiLingo cover?

  • What languages courses does OptiLingo offer?

    We currently offer 20 languages:

    • Arabic
    • Chinese
    • Circassian
    • Danish
    • Dutch
    • French
    • German
    • Hindi
    • Icelandic
    • Italian
    • Japanese
    • Korean
    • Norwegian
    • Polish
    • Portuguese
    • Romanian
    • Russian
    • Spanish
    • Swedish
    • Turkish
  • How do I change my course?

    If you’d like to try a new language, simply click the back arrow at the top left until you reach the language section page. Then, click on a new flag to see the lesson selection.

  • How do I repeat a lesson?

    When you reach the end of the lesson, you can top the left arrow at the bottom of the screen and the lesson will repeat for review.

    After you finish reviewing, you’ll return to the main menu.

    To repeat your lesson again, you can simply click on the lesson again.

  • Can I learn more than one language?

    Yes. If you access the full version of the app, you can learn any of the 20 languages on the platform.

  • How do I track my progress?

    Your progress will be displayed under your specific language on the main page.

How do I get the most out of OptiLingo?

  • When should I use OptiLingo?

    Ultimately, you should set the language learning schedule that works best for you. Pick a time when you’re the most focused with the least distractions. Most people learn better in the morning.

    Starting your day with a lesson is a great way to get your language lesson in before life gets crazy.

    But you can steal back “dead time” throughout the day. The key to success is to pick a time and stick with it. Once it becomes routine, it’ll get easier to sit down and practice.

    Learn more about setting a language learning routine.

  • What’s the most effective way to use Optilingo?

    Use the platform in a distraction-free environment and stay consistent. If you go too long between lessons, you can hamper your progress.

    You should never learn in a vacuum, either. Look for opportunities to use your language lessons in the real world.

    Best of all, approach OptiLingo with the right mindset. Learning languages should be fun.

    If it isn’t, reevaluate your motivation and find a way to embrace the joy reaching fluency can bring.

  • Can OptiLingo help me memorize vocabulary?

    With OptiLingo, you’ll remember words and phrases without having to memorize them.

  • Does OptiLingo offer/recommend other resources?

    Yes. For more information on a variety of topics about language learning and resources on your target language, you can visit our blog.

Language learning questions

  • How long does it take to reach fluency with OptiLingo?

    The short answer: it depends. Where you study, how focused and consistent you are, and how much time you put into your lessons are all contributing factors to how long it will take to learn a language.

    A language’s difficulty and your motivation play into it as well.

    OptiLingo will get you there fast. But have to hold up your end as well. Be consistent with your lessons and stay focused during them.

    To get a better idea of how much time it will take you to reach fluency using OptiLingo, check out this post.

  • What will I learn?

    You’ll learn the most commonly used words and phrases. This helps you rapidly grasp any language and develops your ability to speak from the beginning.

    You’ll listen to the words as they’re spoken, so you can practice listening comprehension. And you’ll repeat the phrases, helping you practice speaking and pronunciation.

    In time, speaking a new language will feel natural.

  • How many vocabulary words will I learn?

    This varies. But most languages on our platform cover between 700 – 1000 of the most popular words.

  • What level of fluency can OptiLingo help me reach?

    With consistent efforts, you can expect to reach a high B2 level in any language on our platform. After B2, you will need to move to native content as you will hit the intermediate language learning plateau.

  • Is OptiLingo a translation tool?

    Not at all. In fact, OptiLingo is the exact opposite of a translation tool. When you speak fluently, you’re not translating, you’re thinking and communicating in a different language.

    That’s why OptiLingo gets you speaking from the start.

    Translating is helpful in emergency situations, but relying on it will only hold you back.

  • Is it necessary for me to speak when using Optilingo?

    Yes. Speaking is one of the four language learning domains. If you’re going to reach fluency, you need to start speaking at the start.

    Any platform that doesn’t emphasize speaking is wasting your time.

    That methodology fails because it treats a language like a subject to be studied and you’ll end up walking away struggling to hold a basic conversation.

    No matter how much time you review the material…

Technical support

  • How do I access my OptiLingo account?

    Simply go online to OptiLingo or download the app to your mobile device.

    Then, either create an account or use your existing account to log in.

    Please use the same account you used when you set up your OptiLingo account.

    Log in using Facebook, Google, or your email account. Put in your password. And click “log in”.

  • When will my OptiLingo account expire?

    Your account will renew automatically as long as your payment information is accurate. It will only expire if you decide to cancel your subscription.

  • How do I reset my password?
    • On mobile: Go to sign into the app and tap “I forgot my password” on the log-in page.
    • On desktop: Go to Optilingo.com/sign-in. Then click on “I forgot your password”. You’ll see a prompt that asks for your email address. Once you put in your email, you’ll receive a link to reset your password. Or, you can visit or simply visit go.optilingo.com
  • What platforms work with OptiLingo?

    Desktop (both Mac and PC), iPhone, Tablet, Android, and other mobile devices.

  • Can I use OptiLingo on multiple devices?

    Yes. And OptiLingo will sync those devices automatically and in real time. That way you never have to worry about losing your progress.

  • Is there a desktop version of OptiLingo?

    Yes. You can access the desktop version of the app by visiting the OptiLingo Homepage.

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