We recommend that you periodically listen to your recordings and compare them with the recordings that Glossika has gathered from native speakers. A big part of improving your pronunciation is simply building up your self-awareness.
Here are a few things to get started with:
What "rhythm" does the native speaker's speech have? Does yours match?
At what point of the recording is the native speaker's voice highest in pitch? Lowest in pitch? How about yours?
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?
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!
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!
To compare your recordings with our native recordings:
Log into your Glossika account
From your Overview page, click the Memory tab located in the upper-middle section of your screen
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
To see how your pronunciation has changed over time:
While on your Memory page, mouseover a sentence (it will turn blue) and then click once
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 it.)