It is fairly obvious that learning 1,000 words in Spanish will only get you so far. What stage should one move to next?
Aside from using memrise to keep these words fresh my plan is to make my way through an audio course and grammar book and whenever I find a word or phrase particularly troublesome i'm going to add it to memrise and keep at it like the 1,000 most used words. The mems and constant use of the site make me feel like these problems will go away quicker than any other method.
In addition I am going to practice speaking with a few Spanish friends but wondered if anyone had used memrise and then undertook further study and if so, how has it helped, what did you do, and what would you recommend.