Memrise.com: Online Software for Learning Languages
Memrise.com is a very interesting website for learning languages, created by Greg Detre and Ed Cooke, mnemonist and author of Remember, Remember.
The website is still beta, but looks like it has a lot of potential. I’ve been going through the Mandarin characters section. The software shows a character with suggestions for mnemonics. Anyone can add a new mnemonic or edit an existing one.
The screenshot below doesn’t do it justice — you have to try the software to get the full effect.
The website is great and I highly recommend it. The blog is also very well written.
Here are some features I hope they add as the site develops:
- vote up or down the mnemonics that people submit
- add other users as friends
- post scores to Facebook
- compete with other users — see more about their scores if you are connected on the website