Audio speed controls explained

Natural native-spoken language can be challenging for learners. Not everyone speaks slowly and precisely like the teacher in your classroom or the characters in made-for-study recordings. Jiveworld features podcasts that are made for native listeners — but fear not! Our app lets you slow everything down, all the way to half speed (0.5x), using the audio speed controls.

Make sure Assist Mode is on (i.e. the “light bulb” icon is yellow).

While studying a new chapter, find a comfortable speed that allows you to hear at least half the words. After you get more confident with the material (over two or more playbacks), make sure to listen once through with Assist Mode off so you get used to listening at native speeds.

Remember, there's a world of difference between "slow language" and native language at a slower speed. With Jiveworld you're always listening to authentic language, the kind you'll hear in the real world.

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