New Year, New Courses!

Thank you Thomas,
You are right. Cooljingle’s scripts look very efficient. I’m already playing with them.

I have a question
I’m a korean and i’m learning english.

I was learned british English 1-4 course, and i deleted my all learning history because i want to start again
My plan is learning memrise british and american English course at the same time.

But when i just finished english 1 course, I found that new english course 1-2 has released.

I’m so disappointed because i cannot move my learning history to the new course.

But since two course has significant different, especially new courses are more challenging and has much more expressions, I want to start again with new english course.

my plan is to learn British and American English at the same time, I need to new American English course(for Korean speakers). When will you release it?

And currently only 1-2 course are released, When you finished released all english course? is there any plan? I want to start again when all course has released.

If the phone language is set to English US, will these new courses be also available? Or does the update specifically apply for English UK?

I see the phrase “for now” in the above quote.

Yes, that is true, I also noticed the “for now” part. Since the post is now one month old and because these updates seem to also be available for English US, I would kindly request a confirmation for that.

Does that mean if some time ago I started Italian 7 and now have returned to it, I will be doing the old course and not the new one?

If true, how could I get the new one?

Yes, it should be. As the OP says, they have only released new versions of course numbers 1 & 2, so (currently) there will only be the original version of Italian 3 onwards. The “(for now)” comment refers to the language pairs eg UK English/French 1&2, European Spanish/UK English.


Your old 1-2 courses have another course id and you will still see them on your own “Home” dashboard.

I) Browsing the course repository (from English UK) and selecting the (0),1, 2 courses:

II) Browsing the courses which the “Memrise” user is teaching and selecting the English UK ones (true for 0, 1+2):

This should show you only the available courses with the new ids, speaking e.g about French 1+2 (from EN UK), Japanese 0, 1 and 2 (from EN UK).

Alanh has thankfully already jumped in by quoting that the updated offical Memrise courses are not available for the moment for the 3-7 course series or English US.


Many thanks @Thomas.Heiss - the second way worked:

On this course I have 120,000 all time points but on this course: I have none.

Many of the levels seem to have the same titles (and the words are the same for the first level that I inspected).

Even the course description is the same.

What I can’t tell is if one if for the UK and one for the USA.

PS Level 29 (and many others) are different! (Or in a different order.)

I agree with a comment above, it’s a pity we can’t mark as learned words covered in the first course.

PPS However if you know the word and get it right each time, then it flowers in some two goes earlier. :slight_smile:

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The one in your first link is the UK one and the one in your second link is the USA one. You can check this by changing the “I speak” setting on the course selection page to “English (US)” , then selecting the course and checking the url.


Thanks - so the USA course has a different structure (!) but isn’t the new version mentioned in this thread?

I did try to find American spelling but couldn’t find any.

These changes look great! Any idea when they will be available for American English? I like the current French courses, but it would be great to try out these new ones! Also are the old courses going to be moved somewhere else, or is this a total replacement course with no option to use the old ones as well? Thanks for the updates!

Hello @pochojoel :slight_smile:
About 1 month after the release of the new version of courses (1 & 2) for British English speakers, courses for American English speakers were also released:

If you use the “courses” page of the “web version”, you will see the new version. If you already include the old courses in your learning list, they will remain on your list (they have a different link, and the new courses have not been written over them). If you want, you can learn both versions (new and old).


Milamy! Thank you once more! I’m very excited about these new courses, thank you for all your help with my many inquiries. :slight_smile:

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Why does the new Spanish 1 course skip level numbers? The level numbers that I see are: 1, 3, 5, 7, 8, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17. So 2, 4, 6, 9 do not correspond to any levels. It messes with the “next” and “previous” level buttons at the right and left of the word lists since some of them “point” to a non-existent level.

maybe this levels contain hidden words corresponding to the previous topic and waiting for acceptation/correction

Hi @MatthewGBr1, I’m also a user :slight_smile:

I believe it is the same problem that is happening with the new versions of the Japanese course (Japanese 0, 1 & 2).

The new versions have grammar mode, which is currently only available in the app. The levels that can not be seen in the web version are the levels that have grammar mode in the app. While grammar mode is not created for web version, we need to deal with it.

Within grammar mode there are also some new words, so even learning all the words in the web version, the program will show that the course is incomplete.


Thank you for the information.

I have not gotten used to the app yet (android). I will give it a try. So far it seems more difficult to deal with than the web version. It took me a long time to figure out how to get to my list of courses, and then add another course. Then I see that I cannot “look” at another course. I can only start it. The fact that the new Spanish (Spain) 1 course has the same name as the old Spanish (Spain) 1 course worries me. But I guess I will find out what happens when I start the new one. Do you know if there are any words in the old course that are not in the new course?

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I only did the Japanese course, so I could not tell. But I liked the new courses (Japanese), and if you can, I think it’s worth doing the old and the new. You do not have to worry about adding the new course because they have different links. The figure is also the same, but in some courses, Memrise has diminished the color of the previous course figure to differentiate them. And if there are repeated words, you can use the “ignore” option.


Thanks, I tried the new Spanish (Spain) 1. It went well, and now both old and new are on my home (dashboard). The new course has twice as many words. It starts out more geared to conversation than the old course. Looking ahead, I think many of the new “words” are phrases.