Category Archives: mobile

The best busuu iOS app yet

We have just launched our new iOS app!

Version 5.0 of our iOS app has been radically re-designed to improve user experience, while still providing free access to engaging content and courses. The new release features more interactive exercises, an attractive fresh design and improved navigation to make your language learning experience easier and even more fun!

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The new iOS app features a range of improvements to enhance user experience and learning. First, the steps to enter the learning content when opening the apps have been reduced by one third. The content has been re-organised in a beautiful user interface with better quality images and a brighter design. A number of illustrations have been added, including a new progress bar that allows you to quickly see how you are advancing with your language learning.

The app also features a Today widget in the Notification Centre so you can now receive Teasers in your Today stream to quickly test your language skills and keep on track. In addition, version 5.0 has been integrated with the password tool 1Password to make logging in as straightforward as possible for you.

busuu, the world’s leading social network for language learning with over 50 million users

busuu is the only language-learning platform in the world that connects its users so that they can help each other learn through peer-to-peer corrections. A new tab in this new version will enable you to switch quickly and easily from your language studies to receiving feedback on your work or correcting other students.

Download the new iOS app today!

Children learning languages

Here at the busuu office we recently celebrated the arrival of another busuu baby; with another member of our team becoming a proud parent! So naturally there has been a lot of discussion about how children learn languages and how we can help them become fluent language speakers.

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Make it fun

Adults tend to think that learning a language is a huge challenge, and while it’s true that it does take a lot of effort, this is something that young people are not aware of. Getting children to learn through fun games and activities from an early age can mean that they grow up with a more positive attitude to other languages and the process of learning.

Keep things moving

Children have much shorter attention spans than adults and it’s important to make sure there is a lot of variety for them. The language games they play should be short enough so that they don’t get bored. Children don’t understand the logic of hard work paying off in the future, so it has to be engaging in the present!

Songs and chants

Children love to sing, and songs can be one of the best ways of helping young people become familiar with the rhythm and tone of a new language. This can have a big impact on both listening skills and on their pronunciation. It also helps children remember ‘chunks’ of language; phrases and sentences that help them to become aware of the structures of language without having to focus on grammar.

Download the busuu kids app

If you want to help your child learn English or Spanish, we have a great app to help. The app, (available for iPad and Android) is made up of 30 fun and engaging learning units, each helping your child learn 5 useful words. And because learning is most fun when it’s interactive, why not use the words from each unit to make a song or a game to play with your child at home.

The most important thing, whatever your age, is to love learning. Here at busuu we aim to make learning fun and engaging for all; whether you’re four or one hundred and four!

 

11 languages in one! busuu’s completely redesigned app is here

It’s the biggest makeover we’ve ever done on our app, and it’s finally here.

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A beautiful new interface

Our vibrant but clear new look makes it easier to find what you want to learn, to check your progress, and to continue where you left off, whilst the lightning quick interface helps you go through your courses faster than ever before. Add to this the fact we have made your exercises more fun to do, this leads to an altogether more motivational language learning experience. And more motivation means finally mastering your favourite languages!

Interact more with other users

We’ve also made it easier to get instant access to your busuu Community. We’ve put ‘My Corrections’ in a handy side menu so it’s readily available for you to check what native speakers think of your work, or help others and make friends!

11 languages in one app!

What’s more, we’ve packed all our mobile courses into one app without compromising on usability. Never before have you been able to learn so many languages in such a fun and easy way.

You’ve got to try it to believe it

Download now for free on iOS from the App Store or Android on Google Play.

New Android app: Kids learn English and Spanish!

With the brand new busuu Android app for kids, children will have fun while quickly and easily learning 150 English words. Educate, engage and entertain at the same time!

Our very first Android language-learning product for children teaches 150 words of English through a carefully structured course of 30 learning units, packed full of exciting educational games. And you can download the basic version for free!

A magical growing garden to reward learning

The busuu Kids app can be a shared experience: progress can be monitored at a glance in the child’s very own language-learning garden. Children will be delighted to watch their garden flourish as they learn, motivating them to continue.

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Every time the child completes an exercise, a watering can will water a flower in their language garden to make it grow. And each plant holds a secret to discover – their flowers are faces made out of fun vocabulary pictures, created to make the kids laugh!

Stimulating activities, at home or on the go

Colourful illustrations by leading artists and audio recordings by a professional voice actor all create a stimulating and engaging learning environment. There are also plenty of animations to make sure children stay interested. The use of text is limited and all the exercises are clear and self-explanatory, so that they can easily complete the activities without guidance. No need to help – they can amuse themselves and learn wherever they are, whether at home or in the car.

Download our free Android app for kids now! Designed by experts, made for children each lesson follows a specially developed 5-step methodology to help kids:

  • discover new words
  • learn vocabulary
  • test understanding
  • get training in spelling and phonetics
  • create fun works of art with new words.

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The basic busuu Android app for children is free and includes 3 learning units. Once you have downloaded it, you can choose to upgrade for the full course of 30 learning units. Hours of fun and education – all for less than the price of an equivalent children’s book. The learning units cover engaging topics such as farm animals, clothes, toys and the weather.

Download the free busuu Android app “Kids Learn English with busuu”!
Download the free busuu Android app “Kids Learn Spanish with busuu”!

busuu Facebook sweepstake – win an iPhone 5s

Win a brand new iPhone 5s, incl. all busuu mobile apps!

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The busuu language-learning apps to connect learners with native speakers worldwide are now downloaded an average of 25,000 times a day, enabling our users to learn on the go – wherever they are and whenever they want!

We are now giving one lucky winner the chance to win a brand new iPhone 5s, complete with full access to all mobile apps from busuu!

All you need to do is to become a fan of the busuu Facebook page and you are in for a chance of winning!

Once you have entered, make sure to share the sweepstake with all of your friends as you will get one bonus entry for each of your friends that enter too!

Win an iPhone 5s now!