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A Guide to iKnow!

Home is your learning dashboard.

Here you'll find your course recommendation, weekly study target and calendar, progress badges, and courses you're focusing on now.

Guided Study

Your Home always recommends what course you should study next. You can launch that course with either iKnow!, BrainSpeed, or Dictation.

Total Progress

Track your progress on:
  • Items Started
  • Items Mastered
  • Courses Completed
  • Time Studied

Study Calendar

See how much you studied each day and compare your progress week to week. Click on a day to get a detailed report of that day's activity.

iKnow! Terms

Items are the basic learning blocks. They can be either words or phrases, and a translation.

[iKnow! Study Application]

iKnow! presents items in a spaced rehearsal pattern optimized for efficient learning. The training sequence is based on proven principles in learning science--the system presents you with what you need to learn just at the right moment for you.

The app tests your understanding of an item, while sentences, images, and audio combine to create a deep learning experience.

My Courses is where you manage what you're studying.

iKnow! will tell you how long it will take to finish your current courses based on your current study target. If your weekly study target is not enough to match your course load, some courses will not be recommended to study.

Now studying

Only courses you're now studying will be recommended for study.


Store courses here for future study. Add courses from Library to Focus when ready to start.


Completed courses can be accessed for review here. When completed courses are ready for review, they'll appear on your home page.

Weekly Study Target

How much time do you want to study each week? Just set your target, and iKnow! will keep you on track to hit your goals.

Your study target and progress impacts the estimated starting and completion date for all your courses.

Official Courses

Browse the course directory to find a course that interests you, or take a placement test to find the best place to start.

Placement Test

A quick test will place you in a course in Japanese or Chinese that's right for your level.

Japanese Core

Learn hiragana, katakana, and the top 6,000 words in Japanese.

Simplified Chinese

Learn the words and characters necessary for reading Chinese newspapers in simplified characters.

Traditional Chinese

Learn the words and characters necessary for reading Chinese newspapers in simplified characters.

English Vocabulary

Learn SAT words and high-level erudite English vocabulary.

Track your study progress in your Progress Report

Check your monthly progress across iKnow!, Dictation & BrainSpeed.

Graphs help you visualize how much you're learning in iKnow!. Different colors indicate items studied, items mastered, and time studied.

Achievement Badges

Get achievement badges for passing targets for items studied, items mastered, weekly study targets hit, and overall time studied.