- Free plan is available
- More than 22 languages to choose from
- Plenty of programs and levels are available
- Game-like elements make the learning process fun
- Only focuses on vocabulary
- Confusing user experience
Whether your goal is to communicate with your foreign friends, travel abroad, or upskill your career, Memrise's gamified vocab memorization makes the learning process fun and engaging.
Memrise has to be one of my favorite go-to language learning apps. (on iOS, Android, and desktop).
Whether your goal is to communicate with your foreign friends, travel abroad, or upskill your career, Memrise’s gamified vocab memorization makes the learning process fun and engaging.
The rote-memorization (or repetition) technique (think of it as a digital flashcard deck) used by Memrise is efficient as it helps you memorize new words seamlessly.
Memrise was founded in 2010 as an app for beginners. However, today it offers thousands of lessons not only for beginners but for more advanced users as well.
Currently, the Memrise app has over 50 million active users.
In addition, Memrise has two learning modules; one created by the official Memrise team, and the other one made by its user base (in my opinion, all you need), connecting learners with native speakers worldwide.
Memrise is best for mastering two essential skills you need to speak a new language. These include vocabulary and understanding when and how to use the new words in real-life situations. Even though the app doesn’t focus on grammar, its lessons help you confidently chat with other people.
What’s I like about Memrise is that there’s a free plan available for you to learn the basics and no need to ever upgrade (unless you want to support their endeavor).
You can upgrade to a Memrise Premium plan starting at $7.50 per month for more advanced features.
Also check out this Memrise vs Duolingo comparison to learn more.
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