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Our placement test helps us to estimate your ability in a language, and this information lets us serve you with learning material that is appropriate for your level.

We use a multiple-choice listening comprehension test: You will hear an audio recording in your target language and then be prompted to choose the correct translation from a list of possible translations.

To get the most accurate results, you should know that:

  1. Our test is on the honor system — cheating or guessing could cause you to miss out on several thousand useful learning items

  2. Most people can understand better than they can speak — but you should only mark an answer as correct if it's something you're confident you could spontaneously express yourself in a real conversation

  3. Our test tends to place people above their actual level — if you're on the fence with a question, select "start from this level" instead of guessing

  4. Our A1 content is actually relatively difficult, grammar-wise — you'll probably encounter some new stuff there even if you've worked through a beginner textbook already

That in mind, you can access the placement test in one of two ways:

When adding a new Glossika course

After adding a new Glossika course, you'll be asked if you're already familiar with the language or not.

  • If you're familiar with the language, you'll be asked to take a placement test

  • If you're a total beginner, we'll start you off from zero

If you think your Glossika course is too hard or easy:

If you start training and feel that the sentences Glossika is offering are too hard or too easy, you can retake the test at any time by selecting "re-test" from your home dashboard in order to adjust your level up or down accordingly.

(Don't worry, this won't affect your existing progress and reps.)


Re-taking the placement test on iOS

  1. From your ''Course'' page, please click within the space marked in orange below.


  2. Please click the ‘’Re-test’’ button to take another placement test.


  3. Progress through the test and then click “Start from this level” upon reaching your desired difficulty.

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