Headset Selection and Configuration for Foundations
Calibrating your Headset
Step 1: After launching your first activity from the home screen, you will be prompted to select your microphone from an available list. If your microphone is correctly set in your computer’s operating system, then the first microphone on this list (usually marked as “Default”) should be the headset you want to use. Choose the USB microphone you wish to use and click “Continue.”
*Hot Tip: During the headset setup, the program is not assessing your ability to count to 5 in the language you are learning, our software simply needs to hear you speak so it can calibrate to the sound of your voice and give you accurate feedback in your lessons. For that reason, we recommend counting in the language you are most familiar with during setup.
From Settings, you can recalibrate your microphone by clicking on the “Microphone Setup” link. You can also set your voice type (Adult Male, Adult Female, or Child) to help our speech recognition software give you more accurate feedback on your speaking lessons. You can also raise or lower the difficulty of the speaking lessons by moving the slider bar under "Pronunciation Setting."