The Memrise review was originally published in Dulaboo.com. I used to write for the said website before my contract expired. Republishing here for archiving purposes. Edited to suit Yoast’s requirements.
Usually, a learning center online asks you why are you trying to learn Spanish. This dispels the notion that generic Spanish is enough for online learners to sign up for.
Enter Memrise.com, an online tutorial program that offers both basic Spanish grammar online and Mexican Spanish. Both programs topbill their other language tutorial programs available on their menu.
The in-house staff prepared the programs presented online. You can see their public profile for all interested learners to see. Just check out who prepared the Spanish language course. You get to see basic details in a seamless frills-free interface.
The blue background and the statistics displayed under the profile looked like the original Twitter interface. Do you remember when Twitter simply displayed who you are and what you do on a plain blue background? At least the profile could tell you everything that you need to know about the syllabus writer.
Memrise.com illustrates your progress through a potted plant icon. There are lessons that provide you with a seed to plant on the pot and some rewards in the form of water to nourish the seed that you planted.
When I tried to click “Start Learning”, the “Login” popup appeared. Since I have not yet registered to Memrise.com, I wasn’t able to check how can I earn water rewards. Nevertheless, the text written on the page provided enough tips (and then some) for learning basic Mexican Spanish.
Other levels provides you with more tips on how to apply basic Spanish phrases when dining out. You wouldn’t want to starve just because you failed to break the language barrier between you and the waiter.
For a website that also offers courses apart from foreign languages, you would not run out of things to study about. Memrise even translated mottos from English to Spanish. The website went as far as using Mexican cuisine as backdrop for teaching Mexican Spanish.
Expect to learn Spanish that opens your eyes to a different perspective on their culture that is somewhat similar to WarrenHardy.com. Of course there are Spanish learning courses here that don’t pertain to Mexico. Still, it doesn’t take away the educational value Memrise.com brings to the table.
The system is also available on your mobile. You don’t have to worry about choppy signals whenever you try to keep up with your Spanish lessons.
Memrise has an offline mode. It keeps you up-to-date with learning on the go.
This is perfect for professionals who often get assigned to some remote area that had unreliable wireless service but still wants to keep up with their Spanish lessons. It is available both for Apple and Android.
If ever there is Spanish learning website I could freely call a hole-in-the-wall type of solution (and I meant that to be a good thing), Memrise.com would be it. Sign up for their tutorial service and enjoy the benefits of offline language learning.
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