Monthly Archives: December 2009

Update: busuu.com collaborates with NGO in Cameroon

As you probably already know, in September 2009 we won the European Language Label for innovative projects in language learning.

The award was compensated with 1,500 EUR, which we donated to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child. The money was used to construct a classroom for underprivileged children.

Children school

The work has now been finished, and we are very proud that we could make our small contribution.

Christmas is the perfect time to help others, so if you are also interested in supporting the impressive work done by CAPEC, you can find more information here. You can collaborate in several ways like sponsoring a child for a school year, financing summer programs for the orphans, or even volunteering in their school as a teacher.

We already wish all of you, the team of CAPEC and the little children from their school a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

busuu.com collaborates with IE Business School

IE Business School

busuu.com is proud to announce a new partnership agreement with IE Business School based in Madrid.

From today, all new MBA students will receive a six-month premium membership with busuu.com sponsored by IE Business School.

This collaboration is a very important milestone for our young company! 
Since our launch in May 2008, busuu.com is now able to provide a high standard and awarded language learning system used not only by more than 200,000 individuals but now also by top ranked universities.

In the case of IE, busuu.com perfectly meets the specific needs of their MBA students. 90% come from outside of Spain and many are interested in learning Spanish during their 13-month MBA. busuu.com provides them with the 6-month premium membership prior to the start of the program. This means that the students already have the chance to improve their Spanish skills even when they are still in their home countries worldwide. By the time they arrive in Spain, they have already acquired the necessary skills and may even have made contacts with our Spanish users via our platform, providing a “soft landing” in their new base country.

IE Business School once again takes the lead as one of the most innovative business schools around the world. For many years, IE has been ranked among the top Business Schools worldwide. It is currently ranked as No. 1 Business School in the World according to the Wall Street Journal and No. 3 in Europe according to the Financial Times. Without doubt, this school belongs to the international educational elite. IE clearly understands the needs of its students and the advantages of our innovative learning system.

Although we know the excellence of IE very well – both of the founders of busuu.com are alumni of this school and the whole idea of busuu.com evolved during our MBA – we were impressed by the speed of implementation and their deep understanding and interest in new technologies.

As Santiago Iñiguez, Dean of IE Business School, stated: “We are very glad to offer this highly innovative form of language learning to our MBA students. Apart from the excellent fit with the needs of our students, busuu.com is the perfect example of successful start-ups created in our school.”

We recently produced a video with IE to talk about our “life after our MBA”, which we would like to share with you:

So finally we would like to thank IE Business School for their belief in our learning system, we warmly welcome all new MBA students to busuu.com and we are looking forward to more collaboration partnerships of this kind.

Are you still looking for the perfect Christmas present?

Christmas is coming soon and you are still searching for the perfect Christmas present?

For sure some of your friends are currently learning a new language and would also love to improve their skills with busuu.com!

Why don´t you surprise them with a 3 months premium language course as a Christmas present?

Christmas garden

You just have to go to our Christmas voucher page and purchase the gift online. Then your friends will receive an email (on the day you decide) and you can even print out a Christmas Gift Card to put it under the Christmas tree! As soon as they log on to busuu.com, they will automatically become a Premium Member for 3 months!

We are sure that your friends will love this very special Christmas presentso get your Christmas gift here!

We wish you all a Merry Christmas in advance, and enjoy language learning with busuu.com!

PS: Of course, you can also give this Christmas present to yourself! ;-)