Category Archives: Language learning

Everything related with how to learn or how to improve your language skills

Get your official Pearson Certificate

 

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What is  GSET “The Global Scale of English”?

GSET is the world’s first truly global English language  test which allows you to measure your progress throughout your English language learning journey, from beginner right through to advanced.

This is a brand new test that will revolutionise the way you measure your level of English! busuu is currently the only place where you can take this test and earn your certificate, so you can be one of the first people in the world to benefit from it!

The test measures your level of English across four core skills:

  •      Speaking
  •      Listening
  •      Reading
  •      Writing

It uses advanced speech and writing recognition technology to provide the most accurate result.

Why is it useful?

This test will help you to answer three questions about your English level:

  •      How good is my English?
  •      Am I progressing?
  •      What do I need to do next?

The test provides an overall numerical score based on the Global Scale of English (GSE).

After completing the test you will receive your score and will be able to download an official Pearson Certificate.

How can I take the test, buy a test or upgrade to Premium?

12 months premium = 1 free test:

We are offering a free test as part of the busuu 12 months Premium membership.

Buy a test:

If you are a free user and you want to take the English language tests, you can buy them individually or as part of a package.

 

Learn2Help: Right to Education

 

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You learn, you help

Our charity campaign has now been running for over a week and we are pleased to announce that, so far, busuu users have already sponsored over thousand weeks of education for children in Cameroon, Africa!

If you want to help us, all you have to do is upgrade to a Premium Membership (there is no extra charge).

Upgrade now and help make a difference: for every Premium Membership sold until 20th December busuu will make a donation to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC)

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10th December: Human Rights Day.

Education is a fundamental human right and essential for the exercise of all other human rights. It promotes individual freedom and empowerment and yields important development benefits.

With your support we will sponsor weeks of education for children in Cameroon.

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.

Please also tell your friends about our campaign! The more people that participate, the more education we can provide to those children.

Learn2help :Build skills, provide education!

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Give the gift of Education

Our Learn2Help campaign is live… And what does it mean?

One new premium user of busuu = One week of school for a child in Cameroon

You learn, you help

Become a Premium Member in December and busuu will sponsor one week of school for a child in Cameroon, Africa.

For every Premium Membership sold between 4-20 December 2014, we will make a donation to the Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC), which will fund school access for a child for one week.

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The school in Cameroon

Busuu will provide all donations to 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.

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.

Help us to make the difference and get a premium membership now!

Money Talks – in Many Tongues

Money talks in many tongues

You’re a busuu language learner, which means you already know that learning a new language gets you more out of life, friendship, adventure and culture…but money?

It turns out that being bilingual or multilingual can help you earn big.

Competition in a changing world

In a global market communication is king, so the more languages the better.

Some markets are rapidly growing, like Brazil and China, so speaking Portuguese or Mandarin could really boost your career prospects.

Stand out from the crowd

In a global market, bosses are loving languages more than ever. Learning more than one language can give you an edge over the competition. Put your hand up for projects involving travel to other countries or international clients and you’ll be noticed.

Bilingual Boost

You can add between 10% and 15% to your earnings by learning another language.* But it’s the compound interest that really counts. Read more about how learning a language pays off here.

*Source: The Guardian.

Jobs on the rise

Big business is now global bringing different cultures together, and interpreters and translators are among the top five fastest growing occupations. In fact, opportunities are expected to increase by a whopping 46 % between 2012 and 2022 in these jobs.

(Source: US Bureau of Labor Statistics)

It’s who you know.

Learning a language could make you more popular! Learn French for example, and you can expand your professional network to include people from other countries like France, Canada and parts of Africa much more easily.

Poco-a-poco

(Spanish: little by little)

You don’t need to speak your new language fluently to get the benefits at work. You’ll make a great impression with a client who doesn’t speak the native tongue if you attempt a bit of ‘small talk’ after your meeting or in the bar.

Useful work phrases in some money-boosting languages :)

French:            Félicitations pour avoir décroché ce poste.

Congratulations on getting the job.

Spanish:          Lo estás haciendo muy bien. Sigue así.

You are doing very well. Keep it up.

Russian:          Ты прекрасный переводчик

You are a first class interpreter.

Japanese:        Majime: Describe yourself as ‘Majime’ to a potential employer. It means you are earnest, reliable and you get things done.

One language is never enough!

Learn a second language, invest in your career!

Give yourself the competitive edge with a busuu Premium Membership.

 

busuu now has 50 million users worldwide!

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We are thrilled to announce that we’ve just passed the 50 million users mark! There are now as many people learning languages online with busuu around the world, as there are people in Sweden, Hungary, Portugal, the Czech Republic and the Dominican Republic combined.

Only six years old

It’s a pretty amazing achievement given that busuu was only set up six years ago and it is now the largest online language learning platform across the globe. Up to 40,000 users join busuu every single day!

A fun way to learn

busuu has gone from strength to strength in those six years and is helping millions of people pursue their passion of learning a new language.

Our users have lots of different reasons for learning with us. Some want to learn a new language for work purposes, others want to understand a different culture or improve their career prospects, many use busuu so that they can communicate more easily when they’re on holiday – and more and more people are learning for fun.

We’ve made busuu as interactive and enjoyable as possible, which is one reason it’s so popular!

Learning and teaching

The unique thing about busuu is that you not only get to learn a new language but you also get to help other learners too. Native speakers of the 12 languages you can learn on busuu, are encouraged to help their fellow students by marking their tests and making suggestions.

It’s a great way to get involved in other people’s learning and when someone gives you feedback, it’s really helpful! There’s no better way of learning.

Keeping up to date with us

Millions of our users keep up to date with us via our social media channels, why not join us on Facebook, Twitter and Google+ and always know first about all our new features and great updates?

Our milestone, Your party

We have reached an amazing milestone but this is only possible because of all of you! We thank you for this amazing feat and as a gift we will be running a special 50% discount campaign on all our premium memberships (except GSET products).

Celebrate with us!