Dear fellow language learners,
We’d like to tell you that a few weeks ago, we released new Courses 1 and 2 in 7 languages for all platforms. These new courses are available for the following language pairs (for now):
For UK English speakers (or anyone with their phone set to UK English):
French 1 & 2
Spanish 1 & 2
German 1 & 2
Italian 1 & 2
Japanese 0 & 1 & 2
Chinese 1 & 2
For Spanish speakers (or anyone with their phone set to European Spanish):
Inglés (Reino Unido) 1 & 2
Unlike the previous ones, the new courses have been crafted around the most popular topics and situations learners could experience when talking to someone in that language. The first two levels (Get Started and Survival Kit) provide you with some of the most useful sentences to help you get by in almost every situation.
From Level 3 onwards, we introduce specific topics and situations, including small talk, socialising with friends, office talk, eating out, etc. These levels are longer than in previous courses (approx. 60 items), and equip you with useful, entertaining phrases and vocabulary. In between these longer levels, you will also find shorter levels designed to boost your vocabulary (e.g. numbers, food, colours, days of the week, etc.).
Each of the new courses has been created from scratch by our in-house linguists with a healthy dose of humour and wit to give you the most natural, charming and unique content around. They travelled with a film crew to each individual country to film native speakers saying phrases from the course. We’ve also added more variety to the videos showcasing phrases spoken naturally and in a variety of accents. This might make them more challenging, but we want to give you the closest experience possible to communicating with native speakers. Not to mention, you’ll get to check out all the Italian hand gestures and Japanese bowing etiquette that go along with the phrases too.
In these new courses, we have also included some grammar sessions (for mobile devices only), to help learners navigate some of the most difficult and important concepts in the language.
If you are a new learner of any of the languages mentioned above, you will be directed to the new courses, and the previous Courses 1 & 2 will not be available to you.
BUT, if you’re currently learning on the previous course 1 & 2 in any of those languages, you can decide to continue your progress or start the new Course 1 or Course 2. Don’t worry: you won’t lose your progress in the old courses! However, the new and old courses are independent, so you might have to learn some words again and enjoy the brand new videos at the same time!
We are constantly working on enhancements and fixing issues to improve your experience. We would love to hear your feedback on these new courses. We’ve put a lot of love and work into them and we hope you enjoy them!
The Memrise Team