Can you pick up a language by living abroad?

by on 1 September 2014

I love travelling, and for me that’s always gone hand in hand with learning languages. It’s often an interest in a particular country that leads me its language, with culture, landscapes and delicious foods prioritised over the verb tables, declensions and alphabets that come with it. Some of...


10 Monolingual countries where you need to know the language - Pt. 2

by on 25 August 2014

If you were left wondering which other countries made Alex Rawling's list of countries where you need to speak the language, wait no more! Here's the second part of his first contribution to the Memrise blog, and we're sure you'll find it as thought provoking as...


10 Monolingual countries where you need to know the language - Pt. 1

by on 18 August 2014

“Why learn languages when everybody speaks English?” Nothing will infuriate a polyglot more than this question, but increasingly it is more difficult to counter. Today’s globalised world is more Anglophone than ever, with most countries (except France) showing growing English proficiency year on year. Now when you go abroad...


Introducing Our Polyglot in Residence

by on 13 August 2014

Memrise now helps people learn several hundred different languages. We also have a wonderfully international team: we hail from 8 countries, and speak more than a dozen languages between us. Collectively, therefore, we're a proud polyglot. Individually, though, we merely speak a few languages.

Now, a few weeks ago...


Meet Brian Powers, language learner and Membrain!

by on 28 July 2014

In an effort to get to know more about our wonderful community and what drives everyone to keep learning, we've recently been in touch with a few very keen Memrisers. On this ocassion, we'd like you to meet Brian, who has written this guest blog post to share...