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How can I switch between training modes?
How can I switch between training modes?

We recommend that you make use of the "full practice' mode in order to learn actively.

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Written by Sheena Chen
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Glossika curates and optimizes the language learning process; all you have to do is log in each day and work through the content we've prepared for you.

Currently, we offer two main study modes:

  • Full-practice Mode: typing, dictation (random), listening, recording, and recall (random) exercises for an intense training session

  • Listening-only Mode: listening exercises that can be done hands-free or even in the background, with an option to also do recording exercises

We recommend:

  • Use full-practice mode to have a more intense and active learning experience

  • Work through your review items before going on to learn new content—reviews add up!

[Glossika web app]

In order to switch between training modes

1. After logging in to your Glossika account, please click on the "session" button located in the top-right region of your screen (depending on your browser, you might be immediately logged in to the "overview" page mentioned in step 2)

2. Once you are on the "overview" page, click on the “Learn New Items” button located in the top-right region of your screen

3. Once in session, flip the “switch” located in the top right corner of your screen. If you see a “headphone” icon, you are in listening-only mode. If you see a “flash” icon, you are in full practice mode.

Note: Glossika separates new items from review items, and your settings are unique to each set of items. We think this separation of settings is important because we, as learners, approach new and old content differently. (Perhaps, for example, you would like the audio for old content to play at one speed and the audio for new content to play at another.) If you wish to have universal settings, you will have to make changes to both sets of settings.

Hope this helps with your future training! 😉

[iOS/Android app]

[Note] Glossika separates new items from review items, and your settings are unique to each set of items. Changes made to "learn new items" won't affect "review".

Switch your session mode & tweak your in-session settings

*Keep in mind that new sessions and review sessions do not share a settings menu; you will need to adjust each settings menu separately.

1. Please click the ‘’Learn New Items’’ or ''Review'' button located at the bottom of the Course page.

2. Click the ''wheel/gear'' icon located in the top right corner to access the settings menu

3. Select the training mode that you prefer:

- the ''full practice'' mode (''flash'' icon)

- the ''listening-only'' mode (''headphone'' icon)

4. Adjust the settings of the Base language, Target language, and General audio recordings as you wish. A settings tab will open up from the right side of your screen, letting you adjust things like:


Notes / Instructions

Training mode

- Full-practice mode → "flash" icon

- Listening-only mode → "headphone" icon

Swap Order

Choose whether you see the base language first or the target language first

Base / Target settings


- if text/audio is on/off

- audio speed

- if the sentences repeat



- if Glossika prompts you to record your voice

- some aspects of the recording flow


- whether sessions autoplay

- turn sound effects on/off
- whether full-practice mode defaults to typing or recording exercises

Audio Spacing

Adjust how many seconds are between:

- Base → Target

- Target audio repetitions (if enabled)

- Target → Next Sentence

  • Intervals can be 1–15 seconds

  • [Reminder] If you find that the "Target → Next Sentence" function cannot be adjusted or the seconds display as 0, here is the solution:

If you can not adjust your Audio Spacing settings, or if you see them as set to zero seconds, take the following steps:


Function disabled if

To enable function

Base → Target

-Base Language Audio: Off

-Target Language Audio: Off

This setting requires that both base and target language audio be enabled.

After setting them both to "On," you'll be able to adjust the time interval.

Target audio repetitions

Target Language Playback Count: 1 time

This setting requires that target language audio play more than once.

Set target language playback count to 2 or more times, then you can adjust the time interval.

Target → Next Sentence

Recording Practice: On

Turn off the "recording" feature, then you can adjust the time interval.

[Note] The above table shows what the settings look like if your "swap order" settings are set to "play the base language first, then the target language." If you choose to play target-language audio first, the function names will change accordingly.

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