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We've launched new features!

(1000s of videos, extra wordlists and AI speaking practice)

What's new?

On top of learning words, the new Memrise gives you listening and speaking practice
to actually help you have confident conversations in another language. It's all about practice!


"It's all still there, it just looks different"
- Quinn Prado Diaz (Memrise User)

Courses on the old Memrise were divided into Levels. These levels are now known as Scenarios (watch the video to understand why!). They look like this:

scenario list

More content
- 10k+ new scenarios to learn
- 10k+ native speaker videos to watch
- AI speaking practice

Your Progress
All your progress on the old Memrise will still be in the new Memrise - it's just displayed differently.

- Words you learned previously will be 'marked as known' in the relevant scenarios.
- You will also see a weekly progress tracker on your dashboard that shows your words learned, videos watched and conversations completed.

Community Courses
You can still access all of the Community Courses on the website only
All the content from the official Courses are in the new experience, but each level is now called a 'scenario'. 

See FAQs below or email

Why the change?




Any other questions? Email

I've lost my progress, what has happened?

  • All your progress on Memrise courses is still here - see how it's displayed differently under the 'Your Progress' section of this page. Progress on community courses is still available on the Memrise Classic website. 

  • You can see all your completed wordlists on the “scenarios” tab, and you can also see a “recommended path” there too. The content on the recommended path is the same as the path through the Memrise courses 1-7 on the old Memrise. 

  • In the rare technical case that your progress hasn't transferred over, please let us know: so we can resolve this. 

Why are wordlists called scenarios?

  • Most people are learning languages to be able to master very specific situations (scenarios) in which they need to have a conversation. Courses on the old Memrise were broken into levels, which generally related to a specific scenario “basic greetings”, “ordering in a restaurant” etc. 

  • The new Memrsie experience is all about getting the practice you need to move from knowing vocab to understanding native speakers and being able to speak to them with confidence, using the words you’ve learned. In other words, everything you need in order to master that Scenario. 

  • That’s why we’ve shifted from calling these “levels” within linear courses, and instead making it clear that you can choose any scenario that you want to master. This has actually always been possible in Memrise - we’re just now emphasising that is the best way to learn on Memrise.

How do you go back to the old Memrise?

  • If you are learning an official Memrise course, they are now only available through the new UI.

  • If you are enrolled in a Community Course, these courses are now web-exclusive. Opting for the transition to the new Memrise experience means forfeiting access to Community Courses.


How do I know how I'm making progress when I don't have a sequence of courses from 1-7?

  • There is a recommended path that you can progress through. The content on this path is the same as the courses you learned on the old Memrise. So you can track your progress through “Scenarios completed” there. 

  • You will also now see a weekly progress tracker on your dashboard that shows your words learned, videos watched and conversations completed. We will be adding more progress tools soon!

What happened to offline mode?

  • Because the new Memrise experience is so strongly about getting the practice you need in order to master a given scenario, you need to be able to watch loads of videos and chat with the AI chatbot. Unfortunately that isn’t possible offline. 

  • Additionally we are seeing less and less use of offline mode as internet connections on eg airplane and subways get more ubiquitous, reducing the need for offline mode. 

  • We know this is painful in some situations, but we believe that this is the right moment to make the change.

What happened to grammar mode?

  • Knowing grammar can help you in your language learning journey. But it is not essential: children don’t learn grammar and get fluent; Latin scholars know all the grammar but can’t speak a fluent sentence out loud. Knowing the grammar isn’t needed, and it doesn’t guarantee success in the spoken language. 

  • Memrise is all about giving you the things that are essential: enough practice understanding native speakers using the words you’ve learned, and enough practice using those words to communicate what you want to say. 

  • This is the unique value that Memrise delivers, so we’re focusing in on doing that better and better, and are putting less focus on things that aren’t essential for learning a language, like grammar mode.

"Fluency is nothing more than mastering the 100 most important real-life conversations. The new Memrise will help you do just that. "

Ben Whately, Founder of Memrise
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