The app harnesses the power of music to enhance language learning abilities for users around the world
LONDON, June 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Memrise (www.memrise.com), the language learning platform with 60 million users, has launched a series of immersive lessons that combine language learning with music, based on popular billboard songs around the world, to coincide with world music day today.
“To learn a language, listening to native speakers actually say the words you just learned, or sing them, is by far the most effective method…and what better way to do that than listening to songs you like?” – Steve ToyCEO of Memrise.
Anyone who remembers learning their ABCs, memorizing their times tables, or even having that satisfying moment when you finally nail a tricky verse knows how powerful melodies can be in the process. of learning. Our brains run through audio information in such a way that we remember melodies and word associations faster than any other learning method.
A study conducted by linguists from RUDN University showed that after 20 weeks of 45-minute music lessons, participants who did not know foreign languages before mastered 51-90% training materials and learned how to answer questions in English. Cool, right?
Memrise’s new lessons will allow users to learn lyrics to popular songs from around the world, such as So On Danse, Despacito and Gangnam Style, through immersive videos featuring native speakers, music videos and flashcards. With these lessons, users can start their learning journey by engaging with the universal language of music.
Fanny Stassar, Senior French Content Producer at Memrise, notes: “Learning a language through melodic repetition can make learning more enjoyable and allow your brain to learn more naturally. It’s the fun element and universal recognition of music that makes all the difference when you learn new information. Our new lyrical phrases can also open a new path to connect people globally.”
The Memrise immersive learning method uses artificial intelligence to tailor lessons based on video content. Every time a video is uploaded, Memrise can create lessons based on real words, phrases, and songs used by locals and in this case, musical artists, for users to learn at their own pace.
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Memrise is the language learning platform that teaches you the real-world language that locals actually use.
We use audio and video clips of real locals speaking in different situations, along with proven memory techniques, to give people the language skills they need to survive – and thrive – in the real world. This immersive form of language learning helps you develop real language skills – and is fun, fast and addictive.
Founded in 2010 by Ed Cooke and Ben Whately, Memrise won the Google I/O 2017 ‘Best App Award’. Today, there are just under 60 million Memrise users in 189 countries learning languages on iOS, Android, and Web: https://www.memrise.com/