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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby jeff_lindqvist » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:21 am

Adrianslont wrote:Mike Campbell lives in the States?


I thought he lived in Taipei.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby leosmith » Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:26 am

Adrianslont wrote:Mike Campbell lives in the States? I’m pretty sure there are plenty of Iranians in the States?

Taipei, last I heard. Either way, he'd still have access to sites like upwork and fiverr
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Brun Ugle » Mon Apr 30, 2018 5:31 am

Adrianslont wrote:
leosmith wrote:
Michael Campbell wrote:we had to make a trade in person at the border of Iran because it's impossible to get payments to people inside the country

Wow! I wonder why he didn't just go to Upwork.

Mike Campbell lives in the States? I’m pretty sure there are plenty of Iranians in the States?

He lives in Taiwan.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby smallwhite » Mon Apr 30, 2018 9:31 pm

Michael Campbell wrote:Ariel, the...

That was not necessary.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Adrianslont » Tue May 01, 2018 8:14 am

Brun Ugle wrote:
Adrianslont wrote:
leosmith wrote:
Michael Campbell wrote:we had to make a trade in person at the border of Iran because it's impossible to get payments to people inside the country

Wow! I wonder why he didn't just go to Upwork.

Mike Campbell lives in the States? I’m pretty sure there are plenty of Iranians in the States?

He lives in Taiwan.

Well, that was a total lack of reading comprehension on my part - MC even mentions Taipei in the quote! I should not post before fully waking up.

Yes, Leosmith, upwork or similar seems like a good idea.

I had imagined he is quite practised at commissioning voice talent. Meetings at the Iranian border seem quite dramatic and unnecessary when there are Iranians all over the world (and the internet exists) - but my brain is clearly not functioning well on this issue.

Never mind.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Axon » Tue May 01, 2018 10:55 am

smallwhite wrote:
Michael Campbell wrote:Ariel, the...

That was not necessary.


Ariel was the person on Facebook inquiring about the Persian recordings, not the voice talent.

Mr. Campbell, incidentally, has gone one step further than living in Taipei - he has become a Taiwanese citizen. I too wonder why he doesn't use Upwork.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Axon » Fri Sep 21, 2018 5:08 am

I as well as other day-1 subscribers got this email a few days ago. It hints at a couple of things I haven't seen on the Facebook or blog, so I'll copy it here:
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Hi!

Thank you for being one of the earliest subscribers and supporters of Glossika! We wouldn’t have been able to get this far without your continued support.

We’ve completed a lot over the past year:
• Release of 15 new languages
• Continuous updates to sentences ( > 98% red flags removed)
• Additional sentences across A1 to B2 levels
• Two major algorithm updates
• Offline download and syncing across platforms
• Creation of extended learning tools and many other features

There is so much more we’re working on:
• C1 and C2 Content
• Native app support
• New platforms enabling you to build
• More support for African, American, Asian, European languages
• Alphabet training platform
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and then a message notifying me that as an early subscriber I will receive a discount on an annual renewal.
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby varto2893 » Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:51 am

Would you guys recommend Glosika instead of Assimil? I want to start learning Swedish and I'm looking for good resources. Any recommendation is welcomed!
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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby Speakeasy » Thu Jan 17, 2019 12:13 pm

varto2893 wrote:Would you guys recommend Glosika instead of Assimil? I want to start learning Swedish and I'm looking for good resources. Any recommendation is welcomed!
As far as I understand, the Glossika products are not a course of language instruction. Rather, they are large sets of sentences the practice of which will help the student achieve a level of automaticity in the target language. Although a transcript and translation are provided, there are no explanations of how the sentences are constructed. It is assumed that the user has already attained a level of approximately CEFR A2. Thus, you would be better off completing Assimil, or some other course of instruction, before attempting Glossika.

As to your question concerning the study of Swedish, you might wish to review the following discussion threads (please feel at liberty to add your own comments/questions to these threads):

How to start learning Swedish language?
https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=14&t=3726

Team Nordic – Study Group
https://forum.language-learners.org/viewtopic.php?f=26&t=1856


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Re: Glossika Product Updates

Postby crush » Mon Jan 21, 2019 8:05 am

As Speakeasy mentioned, Glossika will be much more enjoyable for you if you have a solid foundation (A2-ish). If you have never studied Swedish and don't know any related languages, i'd go for Assimil and come back to Glossika afterwards. Assimil will be much cheaper, too, especially if you're paying for Glossika's new subscription service.
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