Monthly Archives: October 2008

Now you can submit your written exercises to your busuu.com friends for correction!

On the continuing quest to improve the busuu.com functionality, the busy busuu.com programmers have come up with a novel idea in the writing section of the learning units.
Now, having done your writing exercise, you have the possibility of sending your work to be corrected by a busuu.com friend!

Just click on the “Submit and notify Friends” button and you can choose up to three friends to send your post to.The post will be sent directly to the busuu.com inbox of your chosen friend.

This way, you can guarantee that your post will be corrected and best of all, by a friend!So now you have no excuses. Start writing!

busuu.com is officially accepted as project for the UNESCO´s International Year of Languages!

We are very proud to announce that busuu.com has been accepted as an official project of the UNESCO International Year of Languages.

UNESCO International Year of Languages As you may be aware, 2008 was proclaimed the International Year of Languages by the General Assembly of the United Nations who named UNESCO as the lead agency. The main aim of the International Year of Languages is to take action to promote multilingualism which is why busuu.com was accepted as an official partner!

Not alone that, as you will recently have seen on busuu.com, the initiative to promote endangered languages such as Silbo Gomero, which is also in keeping with UNESCO’s Programme on Safeguarding Endangered Languages as well as the UNESCO programme of Multilingualism in Cyberspace.

As part of this commitment for multilingualism, busuu.com plans to increase the languages available on the website within the near future because we also absolutely agree that “languages matter”!

New review types online

busuu.com was launched 5 months ago and, as you may have noticed, is continuously being changed and altered so that you get the best service and improve your language skills in the best possible way.

busuu.com now has a new and improved review section. Our busy development team has been working like bees to produce this review section, which is designed to test you on four different language skills:

  • Reading comprehension skills: The first part is where you have to match a word which is read and heard to the correct picture.
  • Syntax comprehension: The second part consists of words which have to be re-ordered to make a meaningful sentence.
  • Listening skills: Thirdly, you only hear a word and have to click on the corresponding picture.
  • Writing skills: Finally, you hear a word or phrase and have to type it correctly.

The overall aim of the review section is to test your skills in a more holistic manner, i.e. a more comprehensive revision of the unit. The review section is based on the concept of active learning and is varied to ensure a more complete and engaging experience. The busuu.com team hopes that you progress in your learning and have an enjoyable experience in doing so.

We are looking forward to your comments and hope you like this new feature!