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
How to tweak your learning settings
How to set a daily goal
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.
Tweak your in-session settings
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:
the size of the pause between the audio clips
0.5x = slow-mo audio, 1.25x=sped up audio
Whether the target audio clip plays once or twice
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 — 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!