First, go to the App Store and search for "openlanguage" or click on button below. Download and install the app.
After installation, open the OpenLanguage app.
To use the OpenLanguage iPad app you need an OpenLanguage account in order to personalize your studies. Sign up or Login on the splash page.
After you log in, you can browse your courses (a structured set of lessons), your self-study list (lessons that you Save in the library), or the lesson library. You can also update you account settings.
Courses and Self-Study are both lists of lessons. Courses are a structured set of lessons assigned to you by your teacher. Self-Study is a list of lessons that you have bookmarked from the Library.
This is an example of the complimentary Chinese course available:
This is the main page in the app. On the lesson page you can see the lesson title, academic level, lesson graphic and introduction. On this page you have the option to listen or watch the lesson, review the dialogue, study the key and supplementary vocabulary, extend your understanding with expansion sentences and review key grammar structures. Tapping the Save button will add this lesson to your self-study list for more convenient access in the future.
Let's start with studying the lesson. On this page you can download and listen to (1) the full audio lesson, (2) only the dialogue portion of the lesson - for more convenient review, and (3) a vocabulary review audio file to help your memorization. Once the files have been downloaded they are stored on your local device for more convenient access in the future.
While you are listening to the lesson you can follow along by reviewing the core dialogue. The big letter on the left indicates which speaker is talking. By default the target language sentence is provided. Simply tap the sentence to reveal additional study options. Tap 'Translate' to see the phonetics and translation for the sentence. Tap 'Drilldown' to breakdown the sentence into individual terms. Tap 'Play' to here a native speaker pronounce the sentence. If you want to hide this information, simply tap the target language sentence and the study aids disappear.
Next, review the key and supplementary vocabulary from the lesson. Tap on each sentence to reveal an audio play button. Tap the 'Play' button to hear a native speaker pronounce each term.
Then, move on to the expansion sentences. These are designed to demonstrate other contexts, in which the language you are learning can be used. Each block has a target language term at the top (with a light-gray background). Below each term, there are 3 target language sentences demonstrating different ways to use the term. Again, with all target language sentences you can translate them, drilldown or play an audio file.
Next, we are off to Grammar. Similar to Expansion, at the top of each block there is a grammar point. Underneath there are 3 examples of how the grammar structure can be used.
When you are looking for more lessons, the Library is the place to go. In the Library you can browse lessons from publishers that you subscribe to on OpenLanguage. Please note you will need an active subscription for each respective publisher in order to be able to study the lessons. Subscriptions for each publisher can be purchased in the OpenLanguage Plans & Pricing page on the website.
Finally, there is the Settings section. Here you can clear downloaded data to free up space on your device and also logout.