Languages are brought to life by the people that use them to live and to love, to tell jokes and to
Those are the people that Memrise’s new video immersion mode is bringing onto your phone. Tens of thousands of real native speakers from all over the world, all speaking their mother tongue in the way that comes naturally.
You learn how to use words in context. You learn how to sound like a native. And along the way you’ll discover a diversity of beautiful faces, accents, humour and all the details that make each language unique.
Immerse yourself in the language, the culture and the people!
To collect these videos, Memrise is embarking upon an epic multilingual road trip aboard an iconic
70s double decker bus. Travelling around 9 European countries over Summer of 2016, the goal is to
record 10,000 micro-videos of local people and to integrate them into our iOS and Android apps.
A European roadtrip is undoubtedly the most ridiculously fun way to create this language catalogue; fun being the operative word: in the span of 5 months we’re visiting the likes of an Andalucian festival, a Bordeaux vineyard, and a Portuguese surf school, all places with just the right atmosphere to record the words and phrases that native speakers really use in daily life.
The Membus Tour was successfully launched and funded through a Kickstarter campaign back in November, reaching its initial goal in only five days. And although trotting around Europe for almost half a year seems more like a wanderluster’s life goal, this double-deckered quest is very much a steadfast attempt to fundamentally change the way people learn languages.
The bright-blue vintage bus departed from the UK motorways of the Old Continent until late September, packed with videographers, coders and scientists on a magical mission to bottle up the sights and sounds of Europe to put them at the fingertips of language learners everywhere, for free. Ah, what a dream!.
Follow our adventure and meet up with us along the way!