LANGUAGE APPS REVIEWS
beginner to intermediate
Memrise is a unique way to learn French. This app takes a different approach to helping you remember the language – by using humour and word associations. In addition, its content is user driven, meaning you can benefit from fellow French learners’ strategies for remembering vocabulary. While the website is still more complete than the apps, you can sign on to either with your account, allowing you to switch between interfaces. The advantage of crowd-sourcing the content is also this app’s downfall – there are a number of gaps, as users upload what they want, rather than focusing on creating a solid base of necessary words and phrases. So while it’s great for learning (and remembering) vocabulary, it’s not particularly helpful when it comes to your ability to hold a conversation and understand the grammar. Memrise is a fun way to start your journey to learning French, but you will have to find a more complete app later on when you’re at a more advanced level.
Nicole Eberhard has a Masters degree in English Literature which has left her with a book-buying problem. She has since abandoned the world of academia, travelled to South America and is trying to master Spanish.
"The course is going well. I've particularly improved my speaking and listening, which are my two biggest goals."
Leah Dierker Viik
French course in Brampton.
"I'm very happy with how things are going! Rod quickly assessed my level and made a plan. We have done some hard work and I feel like I will make good progress."
French course in Longueuil.
"The lessons are going great and Celia continues to be excellent."
French course in Miami.
"Thank you for all your help. Everything is going well and the kids are enjoying the lessons."
French course in Oakville.
"Classes are great! I’m getting along very well with my teacher and learning a lot of new things."
French course in Philadelphia.