Category Archives: Language-learning events

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Five of the most football mad people!

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We’ve been through your wigs, your rainbow coloured faces, your headstands and straddle jumps (who would have thought we were talking about football?!), so thank you for all the laughs. You made it very hard for us, but we’ve picked our top five football fans.

Drumroll please….

winners

You lucky football photo competition winners: Tarik Elamari, Hajer Mahmoud, Nana Carlos, Elizabeth Pervova and cerdan_maecan start using our Premium Membership for free for a whole year. That means learning language with all this skill.

You get all this:

- learn fun: take advantage of all the lovely busuu members waiting to help)
- learn fast: Premium Members complete 8x more activities
- learn up to 12 languages and share their cultures with the busuu community
- learn indepth: with high quality grammar units including The Guardian and National Geographic
- learn everywhere: use our full mobile app
- learn unlimited: limitless access to all of busuu

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You don’t have to be Messi to win this!

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The 2nd best football competition (we think)

If you’re no Argentinian football god or all-powerful French striker, there’s a football competition you can win (probably the second best one at the moment) – ours! And our equivalent of a big gold cup…a 12-month Premium Membership that’ll have you learning a new language faster than Arjen Robben.

Take the chance, get skills like Neymar

Only two days left, you can still upload a photo now. Don’t worry, we’re not expecting this level of dedication!

How to win

The football photo competition ends this Wednesday, 16th of July. We’ll choose the top five winners. Winners get a 12-month Premium Membership that promises skills like Neymar – but language learning ones!

All you have to do is:

  1. Pick a photo that best shows your football spirit
  2. Upload it onto our Facebook app – or tweet or instagram it with #busuufootball
  3. Achieve instant fame as other busuu’ers vote for their top photo

Be in win the chance of winning a 12-month Premium Membership with busuu for better, faster language learning!

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busuu wins EdTech Europe award!

 

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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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WIN an iPhone 5s with our Football Masterclass!

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There are only 15 days left until the 2014 Football Tournament kicks off in Brazil and thousands of people will be travelling there to watch it. Language learning is so important when you travel abroad, you always need a few basic phrases like, “Where is the toilet?”, “How can I get to…?”, and you can’t get far without knowing how to say ‘please’, ‘thank you’, ‘hello’ and ‘goodbye’.

My nan could have scored that!

We thought that some common football expressions would be really useful for the World Cup too so we’ve put together a special ‘Football Masterclass’. You can learn all the football expressions you need to show off to your friends and be able to shout at the TV like a pro during matches! Everyone who completes the Football Masterclass will be in with a chance of winning an iPhone 5s in our cool competition too.

Win an iPhone 5s

Everything is at your fingertips when you learn languages online with busuu, so access the masterclass hereit’s available to ALL members (Free and Premium) throughout the tournament until July 13. The masterclass includes 11 useful and funny football expressions, such as “the referee needs glasses!”, “that was clearly a penalty”, and “If that was on target, it would have been a goal”! There are 3 vocabulary exercises, a “drag-and-drop” test and a review to check your progress.

Not only will you be able to impress your friends with your new knowledge, but everyone who completes the unit will be automatically entered into our competition to win an iPhone 5s and a 12-month Premium Membership as well as access to all busuu content on the learning app. Another 10 people who complete the unit will win the membership and access to all of the content as well.

To be in with a chance of winning, log in to the Football Masterclass now and start learning those all-important phrases.

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

Terms and Conditions apply, read more here

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Let’s celebrate all languages

Language is such an important part of life. It shapes our interaction, our relationships and even the thoughts and feelings that we have as people. Different languages shape us in different ways, so imagine how boring the world would be without linguistic diversity.

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International Mother Language Day

On 21 February 1952 a group of students were demonstrating for recognition of their mother tongue, Bangla, as a national language of what was then part of Pakistan. Tragically some of these students were killed during the demonstration. International Mother Language Day has been observed on this date every year since 1999, with the aim of promoting awareness of linguistic and cultural identity all over the world.

Awareness of traditions

According to UNESCO, encouraging people to celebrate their mother tongues will not just promote linguistic diversity, but will inspire solidarity between people based on understanding, tolerance and dialogue.

Help save dying languages

The name busuu comes from a language of the same name in Cameroon. With only eight living speakers of busuu, it’s really important that those people celebrate their language and try to pass it onto others before the language dies out. At busuu we made a video to help save the language we are named after.

Celebrate languages with busuu

Learning any language is a celebration of linguistic diversity. Here at busuu we offer 12 different languages and we believe people should learn new languages but also share and celebrate their own culture and heritage. With our massive online community you can connect with users from all over the world, speaking hundreds of different languages.

What’s your mother language? Is it the language you usually speak?