Monthly Archives: June 2014

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There’s still time to win an iPhone 5s

The round of 16 of the football tournament it’s almost over. Are you one of the lucky ones who’s still in Brazil watching it? Or are you at home, like us, watching it round the TV with friends? Or maybe you’re watching the games at the pub with other footie fans?

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How’s your team doing?

It’s your team still in the game? At busuu we’ve all been enjoying the football games and cheered up for our teams, even though some didn’t make it through. In the end, only one team can win. How about you? Have you found yourself shouting, “The referee needs glasses”, at the television yet? Or, as they say in Spain, ¡El árbitro necesita gafas!

Impress your friends

Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to impress your friends by knowing how to say, “He certainly knows where the goal is”, in Portuguese – “Ele certamente sabe onde fica o gol” – when Brazil scores a brilliant goal? Or when someone misses, how about exclaiming, “Gdyby ten strzał był skierowany na bramkę, to mielibyśmy gola” – that’s, “If that was on target it would have been a goal”, in Polish.

Learn essential football expressions online

You can still learn 11 handy and funny football expressions to enhance your enjoyment of the football games and impress your friends in our special Football Masterclass unit, including the ones above and lots more. There’s the classic, “It’s not over until it’s over”, as well as my favourite, “Only one team is going to be the winner today”. You can go straight to the special unit here .

Win an iPhone 5s PLUS a 12-month Premium Membership

Complete the special unit – that’s the 11 key phrases, 3 vocabulary exercises, a drag-and-drop exercise and a review – for your chance to win an iPhone 5s in our competition, another pretty cool way of impressing your friends! You’ll also win a 12-month Premium Membership and access to all of our content on the busuu learning app to help you learn languages online. Another 10 lucky people will win a 12-month Premium membership and access to all the content too.

All busuu members can get onside, learn the phrases and take part in the competition – it’s available until July 13th to coincide with the football tournament.

Please note: you can only access the Football Masterclass on your web browser.

Terms and Conditions apply, read more here

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busuu wins EdTech Europe award!

 

EdTech Europe awards, e-Learning

We have won

busuu came top of the EdTech 20 ranking of Europe’s premier e-Learning focused conference platform, EdTech Europe.

EdTech 20 includes e-Learning companies who have illustrated the most significant innovation and growth over the last year and whose businesses are primarily based within Europe. Rankings are determined by a global panel of industry-leading judges including representatives from TSL, Pearson and Emerge Education.

We are thrilled to have won this award and want to thank all of our global community of language learners for their continued support to busuu.

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Share your best football moments to win!

Starting today and running until July 16th – to coincide with the football tournament in Brazil – we’re running a photo competition on Facebook. We want to see how you share good moments and enjoy the matches.

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Fußball or futebol? Fútbol or Futbol? It’s all football!

We want to see how you support your team when they’re taking part in this massive football competition. What really gets you going? Do you have a goal celebration? What do you wear to watch them? What about hats? Scarves? Do you and your friends have a special kit you all wear? Do you all paint your faces? If so, we want to see it!

Throughout the tournament we want you to take a photo – of you or a group of you if you share with friends – so we can see you enjoying the football competition, then just upload it onto our Facebook app to take part in the competition. We know how much passion there is for football, whether you call it football, Fußball, futebol, fútbol or Futbol!

Win, win, win

All you have to do is upload your photo onto our football photo competition app and share it with other Facebook users who will be voting for their favourite picture. So what are you waiting for?

We’ll also be choosing five winners from the entries with the most public votes that best represent the football spirit, to win a 12-month Premium Membership too, with access to everything on our rather super app.

It’s easy to enter. All you have to do is:

  1. Watch the football tournament
  2. Take a photo of your best football moment
  3. Upload it onto our Facebook app – or use #busuufootball on Instagram or Twitter
  4. Achieve instant fame as other users vote for their top photo
  5. Have a chance of winning a 12-month Premium Membership with busuu

You can join in the fun on Twitter or take a photo on Instagram using #busuufootball or just upload it straight onto Facebook.