Memrise

Improve your English vocabulary with memes and quizzes

PROS: From TOEFL practice to phrasal verbs, Memrise offers a variety of courses with flashcards. Take courses created by other members or create your own course. Memrise has a scientific algorithm that interrupts your study flow and quizzes you on words and definitions. You can choose a picture (meme) or add your own to help you remember vocabulary. Memrise is free, but a paid account offers more activities.

CONS: Memrise doesn’t help much with other skills (speaking, reading, writing, listening). Vocabulary is about all you will learn from Memrise.

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Lingbe

Free chat with random native speakers in English, Spanish and French

On Lingbe, you can make or take phone calls with random native speakers in English, Spanish and French.

PROS: No searching through profiles, scheduling meetups or back-and-forth. Simply press the button and voila, start practicing with a native speaker. It’s easiest to find partners in Spanish and English.

CONS: Without video and text chat, it can be difficult to understand your partner if neither one of you have a good level of fluency in the common language. Since you’re randomly paired, your speaking partner may not share your interests.