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A Guide to iKnow!


Home is your learning dashboard.

Here you'll find your next course recommendation, weekly study calendar, study progress badges and achievements, study streak, all items study, and course management area.

Next Recommended

iKnow! recommends what course you should study next. You can see how many weak items there are in that course under the "Start" button. (Weak items are items in progress that you need to study now.)


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

Study Calendars


On your Weekly Study Calendar, you can see how much you studied each day. Click on a day to get a detailed report of that day's activity. You can also click through to see the monthly view of your study.

iKnow! Terms

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

"Weak Items" are items you need to study again.

"Strong Items" are items still fresh in your memory that you don't need to study yet.

[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.


All Items is where you can study items across all your courses.

"Study All" allows you to study items (both new and in progress) across all the courses that you're currently studying.

"Review All" gives you a chance to review completed items across all your completed courses.


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? Set your target, and iKnow! will keep you stay on track.

You can set your Weekly Study Target at the top of the Calendar page.



Browse Courses 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 progress and achievements in your Progress page

See your monthly progress across items and sentences.

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 items studied, items mastered, weekly study targets hit, and overall time studied. You can share these achievements with your friends.