Memorize with Memrise!

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I have secretly been working on my Arabic. It is not on my official schedule, but I gave an informal talk a few weeks ago about my experiences studying Hebrew and Arabic, and to prepare I did a little studying, and then I got rehooked.&nbsp;</p>
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<img alt="One of Multiple Drill Types with Memrise" src="/assets/images/uploads/Memrise_Arabic_Screenshot.png" style="width: 720px; height: 538px;" /></p>
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One of Multiple Drill Types with Memrise</p>
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Arabic was my second language in this project. I spent just two months on it in 2009. The writing system never really got beaten into my head properly, but two days ago I discovered <a href="http://memrise.com">Memrise</a>. First impression: it is amazing, and I can't stop using it, even though I really need to do some laundry and unpack from a trip to Boston earlier this week.</p>
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Memrise has lots of languages. I don't know whether I personally would use it for a language with a Latin-based alphabet (maybe not), but it has intensive, varied drills for Arabic that are giving me reading and writing skills at a blistering pace compared to what I have experienced through other methods. The site claims to be based on scientific principles of memorization, and from these initial experiences, I believe it. In that sense it is Pimsleur-like: you learn, you are reminded, you are reminded again, and things gradually become a part of you.</p>
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If you are studying a language with an unfamiliar writing system--Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hebrew, Hindi, etc.--check it out. I would love to know what you think. I am only 48 hours into my experiences, so I still have much to figure out about Memrise's features.</p>
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By the way, I switched from the website to an <a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/memrise-learn-chinese-spanish/id63596671... version and am currently using it on my iPad. I prefer the website in some ways, but no more clicking!</p>
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I neglected to mention a critical point: this is FREE!</p>

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