Category Archives: Language learning

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

Your feedback makes a difference!

We are extremely pleased to see how many dedicated language learners busuu has. Thank you all for your honest and helpful feedback. Your opinion matters to us. Following up on busuu’s new design, we keep thriving to get better and better and provide you with the best language-learning experience.

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Due to popular demand

This is what we brought back:

  • busuutalk ‘friends status’ – see which ones of your friends are online or offline while you’re learning with us.
  • We have made the Corrections page a lot more comprehensible so you can easily find the latest exercises done by your friends as well as all your exercises.
  • PDF’s – the offline learning tool that allows you to review the content you have learned on busuu online.
  • Recording exercises – send an audio correction to other busuu learners and help them improve their pronunciation.

We will continue to improve our product so stay tuned!

And the winner is…

Are you missing all the action and excitement of the football tournament in Brazil? We can’t believe it’s finished already, we were really getting into the buzz and celebrations here in the busuu office – we were even quite enjoying the friendly rivalry!

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But it’s not quite the end..

We wanted to say a big THANK YOU to everyone who completed the Football Masterclass special unit. We’re so pleased so many of you got into the football spirit. We hope that knowing those football expressions helped you to enjoy the matches, you certainly helped us enjoy the finals.

There’s just one thing we still need to do and that’s announce our winners: the winner of the iPhone 5s and 12-month Premium Membership and the 10 other lucky winners who each win a year’s Premium Membership as well.

Congratulations Natascha2301!

Well done Natascha2301, you are our winner*! You’ve won the iPhone 5s and 12 months’ Premium Membership with access to all the busuu content online and on our app – which you’ll be able to access from your new phone! We hope you enjoy the prize, and thank you so much for getting involved and entering into the celebrations.

Ten other lucky winners

Also 10 more lucky people who completed the Football Masterclass have won 12 months’ Premium Membership with access to all the busuu content online so that they can do their language learning wherever they are.

The winners are Vinicius Loures, Marylinee, Joana_1, ValeriValerika, Malvit29, Leechm, Rebecca, cenicienta1, Sabino Brandao and Bruce44. Congratulations all of you! We hope you enjoyed learning the football expressions in the special unit and that your prize will help you learn languages.

“It’s not over until it’s over!”

If you didn’t win don’t worry, you can still carry on enjoying learning languages on busuu.

*All winners were chosen at random from the busuu users who completed the Football Masterclass special unit. For full terms & conditions please click here.

The new busuu is here!

At busuu we care for you and we are constantly working hard to help you achieve the very best language-learning results.

We are proud to present to you our new learning platform, consisting of:

– brand new content
– brand new, intuitive design
– improved social interactions (invite your friends!)

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Watch our quick, helpful video to find out more about the new busuu, and don’t worry, all your previous progress and friends have been saved for you.

Check out our intro video: The new busuu is here!

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!

It’s your last chance to win an iPhone 5s

There’s still time to complete the Football Masterclass and be in with a chance of winning a gorgeous iPhone 5s – plus 12 months’ Premium Membership – but you’d better be quick! The competition ends at 3pm BST on July 13th – the same day as the football final in Brazil – so log in now to take part:

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Are you ready for the football final?

Have you enjoyed the football tournament in Brazil? We can’t believe it’s nearly over, it’s been so exciting, but as we all know “It’s not over until it’s over!”

While you’ve been watching the matches have you shouted, “the referee needs glasses” at the television? Or did you find yourself saying, “If that was on target it would have been a goal”? Wouldn’t it be great to be able to support your favourite team by knowing these expressions in a different language?

Well you can! If you log in now and do the Football Masterclass you can learn all these expressions plus another 8 in time for the final on July 13th, including “there are no easy games in international football” and “At the end of the day, the best team won”!

Everyone can enter

You can take part whether you’re a Free or Premium Member – and once you’ve completed the special unit you’ll be in with a chance of winning a very stylish iPhone 5s PLUS a year’s Premium Membership – with access to all the busuu content on the language app to help you learn languages online.

Here in the busuu office we can’t wait to find out who’s won the iPhone 5s (and 12-month Premium Membership), as well as the other 10 winners of a year’s Premium Membership. The winners will be selected at random from everyone who completes the Football Masterclass and we’ll be announcing who they are on 17th July.

You’ve got to be in it to win it!

If you want to be in with a chance of winning log in to the Football Masterclass now and complete the special unit. Even if you don’t win you’ll have helped your language learning with lots of football expressions to impress your friends – and shout at the television!

You’ve got until 3pm BST on July 13th to take part so that you can use your new language skills during the football final.