Memrise Launches Free ‘Return to Travel’ Language Courses with COVID-Safe Key Phrases

NEW YORK, August 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – Memrise [], the language learning platform that teaches real-world phrases, today launches its Travel Essentials: The COVID-safe Phrases You Need courses in eight of the app’s most popular languages.

Classes consider the phrases users need to feel empowered to communicate safely about COVID concerns. The languages ​​in which the updated course is presented are: French, German, Spanish, Russian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish and Italian. Classes are free for anyone with a Memrise account.

2021 has been the year of early travel, and as people prepare to go into vacation mode, there are many new factors to consider. Questions like “Do I need to wear a mask? ” Where “Do you sell hand sanitizer? “ are just a few of the essential phrases of the course.

A survey of 1,000 Americans and 1,000 Britons by Memrise found that a top priority for both groups is to communicate in the language of their destination. In fact, 75% of Americans and 44% of UK residents say they are more willing to learn the language now than before. Only 3% of Americans say it is “unimportant” to be able to communicate about COVID-19 in the language of their vacation destination, compared to 10% of Britons.

While Americans feel very confident in their ability to communicate about COVID (58%), British friends feel less prepared with just under a third (31%) saying they feel very confident. When choosing a destination, both agree that booking destinations where COVID restrictions have been lifted is important: 39% of Americans and 19% of Britons. Only 12% of Britons and 22% of Americans based their destination on speaking the same mother tongue, suggesting that both groups are ready to explore. Fortunately, Memrise’s new Safe Travel Courses are designed for everyone, regardless of skill level.

Ready to book a trip abroad? Travel smart with Memrise: Travel Essentials: The COVID-safe Phrases You Need.

About Memrise

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 thrive in the real world. This immersive form of language learning helps you develop real language skills – and is fun, fast-paced, and addicting.

About the research
Memrise worked with OnePoll to survey a total of 2,000 Americans and Brits (1,000 in each country) planning to travel in 2021. The research was conducted in July / August.

SOURCE Memrise

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