Seedlang Review: Better Than Memrise For German
- Donovan NagelTeacher, translator, polyglot🎓 B.A., Theology, Australian College of Theology, NSW🎓 M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of New England, NSW
Applied Linguistics graduate, teacher and translator. Founder of The Mezzofanti Guild and Talk In Arabic.
- Unique resource for German
- Improves on Memrise's video bites
- Incorporates humor into lessons
- Mobile apps available
- There are better options if you need a more detailed German course
- Not a lot of free content
Seedlang takes a popular feature from Memrise (short video snippet lessons) and does it much better, in my opinion. While it's not an overly comprehensive German resource, it does a good job of bringing language snippets to life.
Someone drew my attention to Seedlang recently and I must say, as a visual-spatial learner, I was impressed.
As a German resource, it’s fantastic.
The concept is very similar to what Memrise does with short video snippets to illustrate words and phrases. Basically, instead of playing an audio track, you play a video of a native speaker pronouncing the expression.
For visual learners like myself, this is extremely helpful (one of my favorite features of Memrise, in fact).
Seedlang does it better than Memrise, but it’s for German only.
The other advantage is that Seedlang injects humor and has a more linear learning track - it’s a properly-designed course (A1 - B2 levels).
There are also games and quizzes built in.
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