This guide will cover:
What can you do with your recording files?
How to compare your recordings with our native recordings
What happens when I record a sentence on Glossika?
Whenever you record yourself speaking a sentence on Glossika, we store that audio file in our database. We don't currently do anything with these recordings from our end, but in the future hope to build a tool that will automatically compare your recording versus the native speaker's recording and give you feedback.
You may view or delete your recordings from our database by navigating to your Collection list.
What can I do with my sentence recordings?
All of your recordings are stored in your Collection list. We recommend that you periodically listen to your recordings and compare them with the recordings that Glossika has gathered from native speakers. This practice of comparing recordings is important because it's difficult to accurately assess how you really sound without a frame of reference.
Pronunciation consists of a lot of things, but here are a few specific things you might try listening for:
1. What "rhythm" does the native speaker's speech have? Does yours match?
2. At what point in the recording is the native speaker's voice highest in pitch? Lowest in pitch? How about yours?
3. Imagine that the recording was a line of musical melody. Does the native speaker's voice bounce around a lot, or does it maintain a relatively consistent pitch? How about yours?
4. There are likely sounds in your target language that do not exist in your native language. Do you know what they are? If not, learn these sounds!
5. There are likely sounds in your native language that do not exist in your target language. Do you know what they are? Try to avoid making these sounds!
[Website] Where to find your recordings
1. Log into your Glossika account
2. From your "Dashboard" page, click the "Library" tab located in the upper-left section of your screen
3. While in your Library, you will see a list of learned sentences. Next to each sentence, you'll see up to two audio icons
- Click the blue audio icon to hear the native speaker's voice recording
- Click the orange audio icon to hear your own voice recording
To see how your pronunciation has changed over time:
1. While on your Memory page, mouseover a sentence (it will turn blue) and then click once
2. You will now see a list of all the recordings you have ever made for that specific sentence — listen to them in chronological order
(If you happen to find that you made an error while doing a recording, follow these steps to delete the recording.)
[iOS/ Android app] Where to find your recordings
1. Tap ''Memory''
2. Select ''Recording'' on the sub-menu
3. While on your Memory page, you will see a list of learned sentences. Next to each sentence, you'll see up to two audio icons
Click the blue audio icon to hear the native speaker's voice recording
Click the orange audio icon to hear your own voice recording