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How Chinese is helping me learn Japanese

During my last two years of school around ten years ago, I was lucky enough to be able to study Japanese and then in my final year, I picked up Chinese too. Both of these courses gave me a good… Continue reading →

Introducing Memrise’s Brand New Grammar Chats

Memrise is launching a brand new grammar chat mode. We chatted with Memrise’s very own Grammar Guru, Matilde Betti Canuti from the top-secret Language Learning Research Team. Matilde talked to us about grammar, and what it was like to invent a… Continue reading →

How to use mnemonics to remember new vocabulary

No matter what language you’re learning you’re going to need words and lots of them! But all too often it can feel like new words just go in one ear and out the other. It’s easy to blame yourself or… Continue reading →

A Japanese Twist on Star Wars

In honour of Star Wars Day we asked around the Memrise team to find out who our biggest Star Wars fans were in the office. It turns out, Mariko, our Japanese Language Specialist not only is obsessed with the series,… Continue reading →

Why Should I Teach my Child a Second Language?

The Dos and Don’ts of Teaching Our Children a Second Language Giving your child the opportunity to learn a second language is possibly the most exciting and fulfilling thing that you can do as a parent. Well, apart from showing… Continue reading →

The Benefit of Being an Open-minded Language Learner

It seems to me that when people first start learning a language, they believe that they must focus on specific dialects and regions.  For example, they will say, “I want to learn Mexican Spanish” or “I want to learn American… Continue reading →

The Brains behind the Mind-boggling Memprize Competition

Who doesn’t ask themselves the question; how can I accelerate my learning? How can I learn more in less time and actually retain this information later? For this precise reason we decided to create the Memprize competition to find the… Continue reading →

Announcing the Memprize winners!

The Memrise Prize winners announcement.

How to live like a German when learning the language

A Step-by-Step Guide to German Immersion Would you like to learn German? Come to Germany! There is no better place to learn German than in good ol’ sunny Germany. Right?! Are you shaking your head and saying “Nah, man, Germany… Continue reading →

The MemPrize in a nutshell

A scientific discovery competition with the mission to uncover the most powerful way to learn #writingedtechhistory The MemPrize was inspired by the fact that oddly, there’s no scientific consensus on the most effective way to learn vocabulary. Scientists simply don’t… Continue reading →

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