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A European bus tour to create a video dictionary of 100,000 native speakers, to change the way people learn languages.
A European bus tour to create a video dictionary of 100,000 native speakers, to change the way people learn languages.
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    THANK YOU!

    Every bit counts - to say thanks we’ll make sure you're the first to get Membus updates during the grand tour, and throughout our preparations.

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    Travel in spirit with the Membus:

    Your name will be hand-inscribed on the Membus itself. Historians of the future will gape in awe as they read your name and contemplate the incredible leap forward in language learning that you made possible.

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    *NEW!* From the Membus with love:

    Choose a country and receive a postcard from the tour, written by a member of the crew or a sweet stranger. One thing is sure, it will inspire you to learn the language!

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    Teach your favourite swear-word to the world:

    We will provide guidelines for you to film yourself saying your favourite swear-word in any language. Be creative, more originality means more chance to be the only one teaching the word.

    + one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    *NEW!* Teach your favourite joke to the world:

    Film yourself telling your favourite joke in your native language, and we'll feature it in a special collection in the app. A unique opportunity to showcase the unique humour of your country.

    + one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    Membus Swag Pack #1 - The Notebook

    - The ultimate status symbols of the accomplished language learner will be yours: a Memrise notebook and a sticker pack delivered to your door!

    + get your new year's learning off to a flying start with a one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    Membus Swag Pack #2 - The Tote Bag

    - A beautiful Memrise cotton 'tote' bag and a sticker set delivered to your door. Its stylish, practical, environmentally friendly, and clearly demonstrates your support for the greatest language learning adventure in history. What more could you ask of a humble bag?

    + one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    Contribute to the video dictionary:

    - Give us a phrase or word that will be filmed in all languages during the tour. Would it be "I'm flabbergasted"? "Spoons are awesome"? or "Are you having a laugh?"? Nothing is too absurd to film, so let your creative juices flow!

    + a one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    Membus Swag Pack #3 - The T-Shirt

    - A Limited edition Memrise T-shirt and a sought-after sticker pack, delivered to your door. You should know: this will be quite the hottest fashion item of 2016.

    + one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    Membus Swag Pack #4 - The Membus mega pack

    - The Memrise T-shirt, Memrise notebook and Memrise sticker pack, all impeccably wrapped up in the Memrise tote bag.

    + one month subscription to Memrise Pro in January 2016

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    Membus Swag Pack #5 - The Dressing Gown

    It is widely agreed that one of the most effective ways to learn a language is to find yourself a lover who speaks that language. With this garment of incomparable style and beauty you will find yourself drawing in lovers like moths to a flame. For those who don't know, a dressing gown is a "long, loose robe, typically worn after getting out of bed or bathing".

    + Memrise Pro membership for the full year of 2016

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    *CHRISTMAS SPECIAL*

    We have a special group deal for three days only: Four Yearly Memrise Pro Memberships for the price of two!

    Treat your family, friends, chess club or water polo team this Christmas with this brainy gift which you will enjoy all year long.

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    Become the phrase... "Welcome!" in your native language!

    - You'll become one of the friendliest and fondest memories of millions of language-learners when you bid them welcome into the official Memrise course for your language.

    + A Memrise Pro membership for the full year of 2016

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    Lifetime Subscription to Memrise Pro

    These lifetime subscriptions are in demand, so we're releasing another batch of one hundred. This reward is a Kickstarter exclusive so grab this deal now!

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    *NEW!* Become the phrase... "Hello" in your native language.

    - Simple but impactful, you'll be the first person anyone sees when they start learning the language. They will remember your face with great nostalgia and gratitude when attaining fluency (We’ll provide guidelines for filming yourself)

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    *NEW!* Become the phrase... "Cheers!" in your native language.

    - In true moments of conviviality, you must know how to toast (people, not bread). From "Prost!" to "Skål!" to "Salud", say it like you mean it and teach it to thousands of language learners (We’ll provide guidelines for filming yourself)

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    Your face on the bus!

    Our portrait-artist-in-residence will skilfully render 30 lucky faces on the Membus. Just send us a photo of yourself for the artist to work from, and you'll travel around Europe with the bus, surveying her beautiful landmarks.

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    *NEW!* Name one of our bed:

    Help us refurbish our bus! You will be the proud owner of one of our seven beds and have a golden plaque with your name on it. You can also add a message or bio if you wish to fully express yourself.

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    The summer road-trip of a lifetime - a week on the Membus!

    Spots available for France, Germany, Spain, Portugal and Italy.
    Come join us on the Membus! One of the 8 generous beds on the top floor of the Membus will be yours for a memorable week's journey through the European country of your choice. A unique opportunity to learn a language and have an almost indecent amount of fun.

    *The travel to and from the Membus won't be paid for but everything else will.

    Sometime between May and July 2016, depending on the country you want to road-trip through.

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    Party in the Membus !

    We'll host you and your friends one private party in each of France, Germany, Spain, Italy and Portugal.

    The Membus will descend on the town, village, hamlet, school or retirement home of your choice. We'll film you, your buddies, your colleagues, lovers and whomever else you desire. As the daylight fades we will invite you aboard the Membus as our resident barman mixes sun-downer cocktails and the music begins to play. These are widely expected to be some of the most seminal European parties of 2016.

    Sometime between May - July 2016, depending on the country.

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    *NEW!* Sponsor the Royal Suite:

    More extravagant and deluxe than the beds, this is an opportunity to shine by sponsoring our Royal Suite. Made with great taste, people will fight to get the privilege to spend the night in this luxurious enclosure. You will of course also have a say in the decoration of the suite.

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    The Language Learning Festival comes to you! - UK

    Call the Membus to your school or university, anywhere in the UK for a half day event. We have a team of linguists, neuroscientists, memory experts and event organisers. Together we will throw you a language-learning festival at a school / university / prison or any other institution of your choice.

    And we'll film your students, putting them into the first ever video dictionary of English!

    The exact event plan will be finalised in discussion with you. It will happen in April 2016.

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    2-person Membus week's holiday!

    The ultimate team summer holiday - you and your friend for a week on the Membus in a country of your choice.

    There's nothing in life quite like friendship, and the greatest way to celebrate life with friends this summer will surely be on the Membus! Share the most luxurious quarters of the Membus with your besties, while zooming across Europe in a true carnival of language, travel and fun.

    *The travel to and from the Membus won't be paid for but everything else will.

    Sometime between May and July 2016, depending on the country you want to road-trip through.

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    Become fluent in a language - One week of personal training in London

    Pick a language, any language, and we will provide you with the ultimate immersive learning experience here in London. You will have a personal language coach and special activities tailored to the language of your choice. The rest of the time you will be able to enjoy the charms of Albion and we will throw you a party at our glorious headquarters.

    *The travel to and from London is not included but the accommodation is.
    *The exact dates and program will be discussed with you.

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    Sponsor a wheel... and cover your brand in glory!

    Become a celebrated Kickstarter sponsor. You will be known forever as one of the four trusty wheels that drove the Membus forward, set its course and carried the full weight of all our hopes and dreams on your broad rubber shoulders.

    The newspapers of Europe will ring with reports of your generosity and vision !

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    *NEW!* Memrise makes a video course for you:

    Tell us a language that you would like to see made with videos. We will parachute a team to record them and you will be able to choose part of this course's phrases.

    It will happen in 2016 in discussion with you.

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    Lifetime subscription to Memrise Pro

    All the content on Memrise is of course free to learn, and videos will be free for everyone to learn from. But there are extra learn modes, stats and other brain boosting add-ons that only the Memrise Pro learner can access.

    With this truly astonishing kickstarter-exclusive lifetime deal, you could become a Pro learner - for just *half* the price of an annual subscription (£40).

    Snap this one up because it won't hang around long!

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    BLACK FRIDAY DEAL!

    Today and today only, we have a special deal for Memrise lovers. Get a yearly subscription to Memrise Pro for the year of 2016 at half price, and a Memrise notebook and stickers delivered to your door. The perfect bundle for the language nerd. And cheap on top of that!

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    Lifetime Subscription to Memrise Pro

    If you missed the £20 ones (where they were practically given away), you have now the opportunity to get a lifetime Pro Membership for our regular yearly price!

    Jump in quick before these are all snapped up too!

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    Lifetime Subscription to Memrise Pro

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    Lifetime Subscription to Memrise Pro

    If you want to help us achieve our goal and get this Kickstarter exclusive deal at the same time, grab the opportunity before it vanishes, very possibly forever!

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    Become the phrase... "I love you" in your native language.

    - Earn for yourself the immense privilege of being one of the people to teach the phrase "I love you" to millions of learners of your languages all over the world. You will become one of the faces of this phrase which will bring you untold fame and glory. (We'll provide you guidelines to film yourself, allowing you to master the art of video selfie. A versatile life skill)

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    Become the phrase... "I'm awesome" in your native language.

    - If that is true or not doesn't really matter. What matters is that you will be the person teaching this phrase to millions of learners of your native language! When they will think of someone awesome, your face will definitely be the one that pops to their mind.

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