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Fitting Language Learning into Daily Life

Steven Landman

Teacher

When I started studying Cantonese, I had very little time to actively sit down and study. My life was quite fragmented with a lot of time spent moving around between locations and tasks. Glossika allowed me to utilise all the short snippets of time spent doing mundane tasks - waiting in line, commuting, washing the dishes etc. Glossika is more practical to use than other methods in these situations as each unit of one sentence only takes a matter of seconds to listen to. Hearing the English translation also helps offset any confusion from distractions or stopping and starting frequently. I would just listen to the same content over and over, letting my mind unconsciously familiarise itself with the language. Rather than hindering my learning, repeated listening without reading the text seems to have had a positive impact on my language learning. I can often hear elements of the language clearly in my head when I need to use it. I appreciate the way that the audio includes only the language and (optional) translation. Other convenient and portable learning products are often far too focused on grammar or usage explanations.

Now that I have more time available in blocks, I still find myself using Glossika heavily doing daily tasks such as exercising and shopping. It allows me to easily augment my total study time each day. Several short sessions of 15 or so minutes during these tasks quickly adds up over the course of weeks and months. Additionally, breaking study up into smaller chunks seems to have a more lasting effect than in one large block.

Of course, Glossika can also be used effectively for dedicated language study. In these cases, following along with the written text allows me to get a fuller understanding of each sentence. The sentences are recorded in a number different formats such as Chinese characters, various romanisations, and the IPA (international phonetic alphabet). The availability of the text in pdf format allows me to view it on my tablet and even phone if necessary for quick reference. This makes referencing the text just as portable as listening to the audio.

What People are Saying:

“Your tone pronunciation manuals are brilliant. I always wonder why no one (that I know of) has produced something like this before.”
—Jaime Benito de Valle Ruiz

“What makes Glossika really work with my pretty tight daily routines: The "no-nonsense" content - when I put on Glossika recordings - I get comprehensible input right away, even if I haven't touched a certain language for a while. No superfluous explanations in the source language. As a language learner - I found that template phrases just come out intuitively after doing so, and that often I find myself using a word or set phrase without consciously knowing what it mean, but using them correctly.”
—Kobi Kai Calev

“I was so convinced of the value of this undertaking and its approach… and had a breakthrough moment… Glossika audio content tested every corner of my brain… and it reminded me of scores of small things I had learned but forgotten about the Italian language… Glossika could really transform your speaking ability in your target language.”
—Ellen Jovin