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Learn a New Language with Memrise

Posted on the 07 August 2014 by Anna Peterson

It’s probably occurred to your more than once over the years to start learning a new language, but you were either too lazy or just didn’t have enough time, like the most of us. Learning a foreign language is a pretty big deal and there are many different opinions on what’s the best and easiest way of learning one. Believe it or not, you can learn any language if you own an iPhone or an iPad, thanks to a little app called Memrise.


The creators of Memrise think that the best learning method is by using your imagination. This is why the app combines repetition with snippets of associative images and humor that should help you remember things more easily. Today, we’ll show you how to set things up and running, and, hopefully, learn (at least) the basics of a new language really soon!


1. Download the Memrise app and then create your account by tapping on Sign Up.

Memrise App

2. You’ll be asked to enter your account details, and once you’ve done that, hit the Let’s Grow button. You’ll receive a confirmation/welcome email after that.
3. Next, choose a language from the list. Tap the language button of the language you want to start learning.
4. From the sub-menu, choose a difficulty level. If it’s your first time learning a specific language, select the Learn Basic option.
5. You’ll need to download the modules – if you want to check whether you can view them offline, switch on the Available Offline? to On. Next, tap a module in order to download it.

Memrise App iPad

6. Select a module to start learning a language. The app will “say” a phrase and there will be the English translation available immediately, as well as a visual memory aid beneath.
7. After a series of tests, your screen will show you your progress (the colored bar across the top of your screen) up until that point. You can then choose to either return to the main menu or continue learning the language.

Memrise currently offers Arabic, Chinese, English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Japanese, Kanji, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish or Turkish, so just pick the one you want and start learning a new language today. Good luck!


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