I used the old version web app before they added all the typing, etc. I paid full price for a year ($30). It wasn't worth full price to me, but $15 would've been ok. Now that i haven't continued my subscription, i paid $360 (the 5-7 of the full mp3 courses) and have no access to anything.
Henkkles wrote:Just got the email about the 47% off and I thought I'd ask here if we have any users of the current form of Glossika if it's worth it.
In my opinion it is, and I paid full price.
mentecuerpo, what makes it worth it? Having to be connected online all the time was a pain and now it seems it can only be done in front of a computer with all the typing tests. I liked going for long walks and doing my Glossika reps, even if i constantly struggled with poor connections (or server issues). What's changed that you like about it? Are there language-specific sentences now? Grammar explanations/notes on potentially confusing sentences/sentence structures?
I understand your frustration with the fact that you can only work online with Glossika.
The problem: GK is designed for online use, but you want to use it offline for your review in your portable MP3 players.
The solution: Record the GK lessons.
Record the lessons in two ways, a portable Digital recorder or software.
A portable digital recorder: A smartphone works well. Or a digital recorder such as Olympus or Sony MP3 recorder. Mp3 recorders are easy to use, and If you place it near the speaker, it will record well with decent audio quality.
For software, I can think of two solutions: Windows Voice Recorder App. And Audacity.
“Windows Voice Recorder” It is preinstalled in every Windows computer. You will need a decent microphone to capture the sound.
Audacity is a free download. It requires a little bit of a learning curb. You can find all kinds of user guides on YouTube and the online manual.
Once you have learned to capture MP3 file recordings with your favorite method, it will be easy for you to extract sounds from your computer into an MP3 file for everyday use.
I am doing Glossika online German from my computer. I try to do it everyday after work. I do the repetitions and the reviews in “listening mode,” so I don’t have to use time doing the dictation and written exercise. In German, I only want to do the listening/reading exercises.
In Glossika Italian, I want to take my Italian from B1 to B2 (studying for a certification test), so I like the dictation and written exercises on GK, only for the Italian.
One thing that I like about the online GK is that I read the phrase as I am listening. For German, I am a complete beginner. Reading the sentences as I am listening is allowing me to start noticing
I think that “noticing” enhances learning. When I learned something because I figured it out by noticing
, as opposed to having a book explained things to me.
I hope this helps.