Memrise is a super popular language-learning app available online and on mobile. It functions much like a gamified flashcard app, and it offers a lot of content for free. A lot of the content is user-created, and there is a premium subscription that provides access to additional features. Memrise can be a great tool in your arsenal, but you’ll need more to learn a language seriously.
The mobile app looks great and is easy to use, but the website is clunky. Works very well for memorization.
There are quite a few official Memrise courses, and the number of user-created courses is massive, but you’ll benefit from using additional resources.
The free version of the app provides a lot of value, but the paid version doesn’t offer much more.
The spaced repetition software is effective for memorization
The huge range of available content
It’s more interactive than other flashcard apps
I DON’T LIKE…
It’s not enough for continued language learning
Website navigation is clunky
Premium version isn’t much more valuable than the free version
There are currently official Memrise courses for 21 languages.
Among others, these include: Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Italian, Arabic, Korean, Japanese, Russian.
If you count the user-generated courses, the list of languages is nearly endless.
For the full version of Memrise, the subscription prices are:
$99.99 – lifetime subscription
Memrise also offers a ton of content for free. User-created content is available on their sister site, Decks, and signing up for a free account with Memrise automatically gives you access to limited versions of their official courses.