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 lessons are going great and Celia continues to be excellent."
French course in Miami.
"Jean shares his screen encourages to speak aloud and ask questions in French. I’m learning basic verb conjugations and building up my vocabulary for now!"
French course in Ottawa.
"I am enjoying my lessons with my teacher. He has provided a number of resources such as films and books which help. These sessions are being very effective."
French course in Charlotte.
"Rudy is such an authentic French teacher. He also moves at a fast pace. We covered a lot in our 2 hour lesson."
French course in Burlington.
"My tutor identifies areas for me to work on, and corrects me where appropriate. She is very pleasant to work with and sufficiently flexible with our scheduling time."
French course in Hamilton.