Gymglish – exploring their method to learn Spanish
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Founded in 2004, Gymglish creates short, fun and personalized online lessons based on regular sessions to optimize long term gains and memorization. Whether it be language courses (French courses, English courses, Spanish courses or German courses) or general knowledge, social entrepreneurship and financial courses, the Gymglish team has one clear goal in mind: to offer effective digital education to learners worldwide, a more enjoyable user experience with better knowledge retention.
There’s no use developing wonderful educational tools if they aren’t used. Gymglish motivates and encourages its users to continue their progress by making e-learning as fun as possible. Here’s how they do it:
A daily push
Every morning, they send their users an email via email (or push notifications via mobile or tablet). Sending lessons by e-mail or push notification helps keep their students motivated. As each lesson comes directly to the student, the course requires less effort on their part.
Microlearning is a learning approach that delivers short and specific bursts of content, maximizing our chances of remembering things in the long run. In short: microlearning believes that less is best. In just 10 or 15 minutes per day, learners are able to complete their daily lessons. Gymglish recommends short but regular learning sessions in order to make new knowledge stick for good.
Gymglish’s adaptive learning
Adaptive learning is an innovative educational technology that designs a customized learning experience for each learner.
Since 2004, Gymglish uses an AI software which adapts each lesson to the needs and level of each user. They receive personalized content, explanations and corrections to make sure every minute is well spent. Every day, relevant content is picked from a database depending on the learner’s profile at a given time. This technology helps foster long-term memorization and knowledge retention.
Spaced repetition learning
Gymglish takes into account the impact of time and forgetfulness in each user’s learning process. Depending on each individual’s learning speed and capacity to remember, the engine will define different time intervals for reviewing specific points. This optimizes long-term memorization and makes sure revision is as effective as possible.
Every day, learners receive a 10-minute lesson with new knowledge. To consolidate what has been learned, the method takes into account our natural tendency to forget things over time.
Contextual content from Gymglish
At Gymglish, they’re convinced that learning a language isn’t just learning a list of words or a set of rules. Studying linguistics and theory is only one piece of the puzzle. They believe that tying language to a context, whether it be experiential or narrative, is the cornerstone of mastering it. Using humour in their storytelling not only motivates the learner and stimulates memorization, but also addresses the great number of different ways we communicate, work and live together.
This is the reason why Gymglish lessons have a storyline, plenty of humor and cultural insights, and feature interesting and topical subjects. The Gymglish content team works hard to create a learning environment which is not only stimulating, but also meets the needs and expectations of each user. Above all, Gymglish content is designed to be enjoyed!
The Gymglish method aims to foster increased user participation and regular use, ensuring progress in the language learned. As a matter of fact, this secret recipe helps maintain an average participation rate of 80%.
Note from the editors: Elle has been working through the Gymglish lessons. She says, The ‘learning’ that tailors the Gymglish emails seems to be very intuitive. It “knows” that I need to work on my listening comprehension, and is adjusting my lessons to suit… while not overwhelming me with lots of stuff I already know. So far so good!”
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Elle, along with Alan, is the owner of Spain Buddy and the busy web design business – Spain Web Design by Gandy-Draper.
Born a “Norverner”, she then spent most of her life “Dann Saff” before moving to Spain in 2006. Elle’s loves are Alan, the internet, dogs, good food, and dry white wine – although not necessarily in that order.