Learn Language Online for Free: Duolingo vs Memrise

I am currently learning a total of 14 languages from Duolingo and Memrise combined…I’m still a beginner at most languages since the amount I studied varies depending on my mood. Anyway, you can check out both apps/sites on our own but if you need a guide, here’s a little comparison between the two.

Duolingo Pros:
-structured learning
-a lot of exercise and vocabulary
Duolingo Cons: 

-exercises might be too overwhelming if you’re not in the mood
-it will take time for you to sound like you know the language (since it’s topic based)
-reviewing is optional (strength bars decrease)

Memrise Pros:
-has more languages offered than Duolingo (although most are “unofficial”)
-varied speakers which will help your listening skills
-teaches you useful expressions so you sound like you know more than you actually do
-has other helpful lessons like vocabularies which will greatly help in your language learning
-reviews you as you learn so you’re sure not to forget things
Memrise Cons:
-“slow” in case you want the fundamentals down all at once
-some lessons or features will tempt you to go pro (at a reasonable price)

 

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suzigiovanna

Polyglot-wannabe.

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