Monthly Archives: December 2013

How is your busuu-berry fundraising going?

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9 days left to collect busuu-berries!

Remember that for all busuu-berries earned by busuu users from 1-20 December 2013, busuu will make donations to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC), who will use the funds to provide school supplies and school access to underprivileged children in Cameroon.

So how are we all doing?

We’ve already reached an amazing 25 million busuu-berries! That means there are just less than 5 million left until we are able to reach 30 million busuu-berries to buy text and exercise books. We want to thank and congratulate you all for your hard work. We hope you’ve also learned lots of great new words and phrases too!

Let’s reach 50 million busuu-berries and build a classroom!

We’ve done well, but we can do so much more. 25 million more busuu-berries and we can build a whole new classroom for the Nkolfoulou kids. Let’s get learning and reach that goal.

Visit our special page to find out more and also see the progress of the campaign!

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Meet the team: Jennifer

It’s time to get personal!

Have you ever wondered what goes on behind the scenes at busuu HQ?!

We’re about to reveal all! From 06 December we’ll be interviewing one busuu team member every 2 weeks and getting them to reveal all about their language learning experiences.

We’re kicking off the fun with our Head of Talent!

Jennifer will tell you about where she’s from, her time at busuu, and her language learning experiences so far.

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How long have you been with busuu?
Two months.

Where are you from?
I’m from Ireland.

How many languages do you speak and what are they?
I’m an English native speaker but I can also speak Irish and French.

Have you experienced any funny misunderstandings when learning a new language or visiting a foreign country?
Yes, when I was in Japan I tried using some of the phrases I had learned like ‘hello’, ‘how are you’ and how to order certain things, but every time I spoke Japanese, the Japanese people would just giggle and talk to me in English.

How would you describe working at busuu?
Working at busuu is challenging, fulfilling and most of all exciting. There is so much potential for our product and the team that I can’t wait to get into the office each morning.

For me language learning means…
…being able to communicate with people you wouldn’t otherwise be able to and make the world so much more accessible.

Did you like meeting Jennifer, our Head of Talent? Are you looking forward to meeting the rest of the team? Tell us in the comments!

Learn2help – Build skills, provide education!

This December, the busuu-berries you earn while learning a language with busuu will help children in Cameroon by providing them with school supplies. The more busuu-berries the busuu community collect, the more busuu will help, so everybody wins.

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The School in Cameroon

busuu will donate all supplies to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC), an organisation we have been proud to work with for several years. Through their school in central Cameroon, CAPEC help provide an education for children who come from low-income families in the local area. Many of the parents are illiterate and these pupils are often the first generation in their families to be getting an education.

The more you learn, the more we give

So how does it work? We will total up all the busuu-berries earned by the community between the 1st and the 20th of December 2013 and the more you learn, the more we help:

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20 million busuu-berries will help busuu provide the school with stationery like pens and books.
30 million busuu-berries will provide textbooks and exercise books.
40 million busuu-berries will allow busuu to donate furniture to the school.
50 million busuu-berries will allow busuu to donate enough money to build a classroom for the school.

To put this into perspective, the busuu community usually earns around 1.8 million busuu-berries every single day, and every extra berry you earn will help provide more extra supplies for the school.

So get onto busuu and get learning this December! We believe that everyone in the world deserves an education, and we want to help CAPEC as much as possible in their mission to educate the children of Cameroon.

Visit our special page now to find out more and also see the progress of the campaign!

Get involved! Add your comments to this post or for more updates check out our FacebookTwitter and Google+