App of the Week – Memrise

This week’s app is another firmly stuck on my phone dashboard.  I have been using this to pick up bits of Mandarin and improve my very rusty French.  Memrise houses courses on lots of different languages including English as well as history, science and trivia, if you think yourself an expert then you can contribute too by designing your own course for others to use.  The courses aim to stimulate your memory with visual and verbal clues to help those memories stick and your language learning grow.  It uses the metaphor of the garden enabling you to sow, grow and water your learning in order to score more and progress.  I like the way it’s designed like a game, it’s easy to dip into when you find your self at a loose end and will send you reminders to water your plants if you haven’t logged in for a while.

Memrise app of week

A useful app that can be downloaded on both Apple and android phones and tablets as well as accessed here on their website.

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Recommended Website for Low Level/Beginner Learners

I just wanted to write a quick post about a new resource I found recently on the British Council ESOL Nexus website. I recommended their website below in one of my videos but wanted to draw your attention to this new section. It’s a really comprehensive, easy to use, online tool for learning English and improving your language skills.

You can check it out here:

http://esol.britishcouncil.org/beginners

esol nexus beginners