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Step 2: Personalizing your Glossika experience
Step 2: Personalizing your Glossika experience
Adjust the in-session settings to get a more personalized learning experience
Tess Yang avatar
Written by Tess Yang
Updated over a week ago

Now that you've set up your language course, it's time to personalize your Glossika experience. This guide will explain:

  • How to adjust your learning mode

    • To see this content for the iOS app/Android app, click here.

  • How to tweak your learning settings

    • To see this content for the iOS app/Android app, click here.

  • How to set a daily goal

    • To see this content for the iOS app/Android app, click here.

Pick your learning mode

Currently, we offer two study modes:

  • Full-practice Mode: Train with a mix of typing, dictation, listening, recording, and recall exercises for an intense training session

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

Each of the modes is useful, but they're best suited for different things.

  • The full-practice mode gives you a more diverse array of tasks to solve, which is better for your memory and our algorithms' efficiency, but you can only do it when you have time to sit down and focus.

  • Listening-only mode is much less intense, but it's an excellent way to mobilize little pockets of downtime throughout the day: you can now make progress while commuting, doing housework, walking the dog, and so forth

To switch between learning modes, flip the "switch" in the top right corner of your session. The lightning icon means you're in full-practice mode; the headphones icon means you're in listening-only mode.

If you're not satisfied with the default settings, you can play around with how Glossika presents your learning content to find settings that suit you better.

1. Click the "gear" icon located in the top-right region of your screen (if you don't see the icon, click on the "triple-dot" icon and select "settings" from the drop-down menu)

2. A settings tab will open up from the right side of your screen, letting you adjust things like:

  • Interval:

    • the size of the pause between the audio clips

  • Speed:

  • Repeat:

    • Whether the target audio clip plays once or twice

  • Recording:

    • Whether Glossika prompts you to record your own voice

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.

Set or adjust daily goals

About 6,000 sentences and 100,000 repetitions stand between you and total mastery of the course. That's a lot. Daily goals let you break your journey into more manageable bites.

1. Click on the "Edit" button located in the center of Glossika's dashboard

2. Glossika will prompt you to set a goal amount of new and review items to do each day โ€” we strongly recommend doing 2-3x more review reps than new reps

3. In the future, you can edit your daily goals at any time by navigating to Glossika's dashboard and clicking "Edit"

4. You'll start earning a medal each day you meet your goal!

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