This guide will cover the basics of how to use Glossika. If you want to learn about how to add a new course, see here (desktop) or here (iOS).
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, listening, recording, and recall exercises for an intense training session
Listening-only Mode: listening exercises that can be done hands-free or even in the background (on iOS), with an option to also do recording exercises
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!
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! 😉
The content of this article is also available in video format.