To the Memrise team,
I’ve finished Mandarin 1 and I’m half-way through the 2nd course now. However, my ability to memorize and recognize Chinese characters had not improved.
I understand that Mandarin Courses 1-3 are designed so that students memorize the tones, thus Pinyin is used for most of the course materials. But without practicing reading characters in context I am unable to boost my reading skills.
Moreover, the speed review makes no sense when done with Pinyin, as it takes ages to try and make sense of what’s written. Just ask a native speaker to do the speed review and see how far they can get.
To me, all-Pinyin approach simply renders the app useless for further learning.
Please add the function to enable/disable Characters/Pinyin, so each student can choose how they want to practice the language.