SuperMemo Blog

January 27, 2016
SuperMemo 16 uses a concept called incremental reading. We claim that incremental reading can be used to creatively come up with new ideas. This raises some skepticism:
January 21, 2016
Hooray! The New Year couldn’t have started with better news, this time straight from the UK: Olive Green by SuperMemo has won the BETT Awards 2016 competition in the Educational Apps category! The awards gala took place in The Brewery in central London during The BETT Show, world's leading education technology event, this year celebrated on January 20-23 at the ExCel Exhibition Center. Competition was tough; other candidates were outstanding.
January 19, 2016
Recently, a SuperMemo user has approached us with the following question:
January 7, 2016
When your English is already quite polished and you can boast intermediate-level skills, it might be a good moment to try a course focused on vocabulary from a less general, more specialized field. SuperMemo’s Business English courses may be an option for you to consider, especially if you use English at work. In the Business English series you will come across an engaging plot and lively dialogues that introduce 1,500 up-to-date business words and expressions, and present them in a meaningful context.
December 17, 2015
Would you like to learn the basics of English, Spanish, German or French? Do you enjoy using visuals while studying? Are you ready to try a new approach to learning a language without any translation? Submerge yourself in our extraordinary series of OK! courses. With the OK! series of courses, you will be able to master 500 crucial words and expressions in one of the four languages that we have available for you. All this in as little as 2 months, if you surrender to the SuperMemo method and study regularly, that is :-)
December 4, 2015
Recently, we have received several enquires about the import and export functions in Here are some examples:
December 4, 2015
In the app, we decided to coin and use a new MemoCard term. What we mean by MemoCard is a chunk of information, usually in the form of a question and an answer, used for memorizing in the process of repetition optimized by SuperMemo. You can easily create such items yourself using the Add MemoCard icon in the top line and have SuperMemo organize the process of repetition to minimize the time you spend on learning and to maximize the retention effect.
December 2, 2015
The finalists for the Bett Awards 2016 have been announced, and, most importantly, SuperMemo’s “Olive Green” is among them! Our “Olive Green” apps for Android, iOS and Windows PC have been shortlisted for the final stage of the competition in the Educational Apps category. We are very proud that Bett experts have noticed and rewarded our project with their prestigious nomination.
November 26, 2015
Thank you all for your first remarks and enquiries regarding beta Apart from other things, we will also use this blog to comment on general issues arising from your messages. Here’s the first one.
November 25, 2015
A couple of days ago we introduced the Extreme series of vocabulary courses that make it possible for you to learn 25,000 words in four different languages. Now, these dictionaries are available for you not only as courseware, but also as a useful tool that you can refer to when learning with any SuperMemo course. What is more, the dictionary toolkit includes both the Extreme series glossaries and the Google Translate mechanism for translation between an even wider list of languages.
November 23, 2015
As autumn comes this time of year in the northern hemisphere, days become shorter and the weather is gloomy. At SuperMemo, though, our mood is anything but gloomy. Far from it! We are happy and excited to have received news from the Reimagine Education Conference in Philadelphia, US, about our two projects being nominated for the Wharton-QS Stars Reimagine Education Awards 2015.
November 17, 2015
One of the first SuperMemo courses to be offered at is the highly popular and extensive Extreme series. With 25,000 items in each of the 4 languages available in the series, the Extreme courses comprise a massive set for building and mastering your vocabulary in English, Spanish, German and French.
November 2, 2015
One of its kind among English courses ever created, “Olive Green” now enters the catalogue of publications offered by SuperMemo at This combination of a full feature interactive action film and a comprehensive English language course for learners from basic (A1) to advanced (C1) level has gained international recognition both among SuperMemo users and various prestigious competitions and institutions.
October 28, 2015
If you would like to learn fast and remember forever, then you have come to the best site in the world. There are millions of current and past users of SuperMemo. You might be one of them. There have been dozens of SuperMemo applications and services. Now we want to reveal a new one (still at beta stage). Perhaps the most exciting yet!