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More variety in our Live Units!

Your learning experience is very important to us. That is why we have extended our list of Live Unit sources and now offer even more diversity than before. If you are a Premium MemberPremium Member, you can now watch interesting videos about nature, travel, science and news. As usual, you’ll be able to write a comment about what you’ve watched and have this comment corrected by the community.

There are two ways to access the videos:

1. The Live Units are included in your Intermediate level courses, usually appearing every 4 or 5 units, and you will recognise them by the TV icon . This can be found in your home area, but also in your language area, where you see the unit you are currently working on. To navigate through the level, just click on the arrows on the left and right. Click on the “Start” button to begin the unit.

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Live Units2. If after this you are eager to do more Live Units, you can access them any time via your Resources menu, both in your home area and your language area. This way, you can access the video overview directly and choose the one you find most interesting:

Live Units

Write a short comment about the video and send it to our community’s native speakers who will then correct your comment. Of course, you will be rewarded with busuu-berriesbusuu-berry for your efforts!

The video-based learning tool is designed to strengthen your listening comprehension and to provide you with interesting material on a wide range of topics like nature, animals, travelling, etc. With our improved list of themes, you can be sure to find a video that will catch your eye. They are updated automatically, so you can enjoy topical learning material every day!

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Not a Premium MemberPremium Member yet? Take advantage of our New Year 15% discount and upgrade your account now! Enjoy our Premium FunctionsPremium Member and improve your listening, reading and writing comprehension with our improved Live Units.

We have some more exciting news on the way so stay tuned!

Apps now included in Premium Membership!

Great news for all our mobile users! We just launched an update for our iPhone/iPad app. From now on, all units in our popular apps for iPhone/iPad are automatically activated if you are a  Premium memberPremium Member. Of course the same is true of our app for Android devices, such as HTC, Samsung, Google Phone, LG and Motorola.

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Synchronise the app with your online profile to earn busuu-berriesbusuu-berry and reach your Mybusuu goal, wherever you might be. The app includes over 3,000 words and key phrases with pictures and recordings to help you pronounce and memorise them. Learn languages easily with our vocabulary and dialogue exercises and test yourself with our interactive review at the end of each unit.

In addition to this, the iOS update automatically activates our Travel Course on your app! This course will help you learn essential words and expressions you need to know when travelling abroad. Download your app now!

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Our apps have already been downloaded a total of over 6 million times. Don’t miss out on this perfect add-on for language learning and get your own app to learn languages on the go!

Not yet a Premium MemberPremium Member? Use our New Year’s 15% discount to upgrade your account and access all our Premium FunctionsPremium Member, including the premium content of our apps. Until 31 January 2011, you can become a Premium MemberPremium Member from only 4,24€ per month!

This free app is available in the following languages:

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Celebrate the New Year with 15% off!

The whole busuu.com team wishes you a Happy New Year, Feliz Año Nuevo, Bonne Année, ein Frohes Neues Jahr, Feliz Ano Novo, Felice Anno Nuovo, С Новым Годом, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun and عامٌ سَعيدٌ!

To celebrate the new year, we are offering you a huge 15% discount on all our products!

Happy New Year

It’s the perfect time of the year to get your language learning back on track. With busuu.com, you’ll find it easy to stick to your new year’s resolutions. Interact directly with native speakers for an important motivational boost!

Experience our award-winning Premium features for less!
With our New Year´s discount, you can get access to all our Premium featuresPremium Membership for just 4.24 EUR per month. Simply use the code JAN2012 and get 15% discount on our Premium MembershipPremium Membership. This discount is only available until 31 January 2012. Don’t miss out! Use the code here.

Get access to key phrases and dialogues, and listen to them too! And record your voice to get feedback on your pronunciation from the busuu.com community’s native speakers.

Take a look at our full list of features to discover all the advantages:


So, become a Premium MemberPremium Membership to improve your language skills even faster! Remember, this 15% discount is only valid until 31 January 2012 so upgrade now!

We wish you successful language learning in 2012!

Merry Christmas to CAPEC!

Education should not be a luxury; it is a must for individual’s and society’s development. Unfortunately not everyone has access to education or goes to school every day. To provide equal opportunities for all to education, busuu.com works with the NGO ‘Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child‘ (CAPEC).

CAPEC has built a school for orphans and children from poor families in the area of Nkolfoulou. Since it was built in February 2009, the school has grown a lot. Its objective is to offer a classroom for each of the six grades. The school is still missing the last classroom and is hoping to be able to include it in time for the children to reach the last grade. In September, the first generation finished the fourth class. You can support this project, too, simply make a donation online.

In December 2009, busuu.com won the European Language Label and donated the prize money to CAPEC. Since then, we have been supporting the project and this year we will again make a special Christmas donation to CAPEC to keep the school growing.

You can help, too! If you make a donation before the 31st of December 2011, you even help CAPEC in the Open Challenge of the GlobalGiving Foundation. This foundation offers a fundraising opportunity for nonprofit organizations working around the world. If CAPEC raises $4,000 from 50 donors in this challenge,  they will be given a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving’s website and this way have much more possibilities to raise permanent funds for their projects.

Take this opportunity and donate now! Your donation will help the school project and CAPEC raise their chances to get a permanent spot on the GlobalGiving website.

A huge thank you to everyone who has already donated.

20% Christmas discount on our gift vouchers

Are you looking for a special Christmas present? Share your busuu.com learning experience and give family or friends the gift of language with a voucher for our Premium Membership. What’s more, you can get a 20% discount if you buy before 31 December 2011!

With a Premium MembershipPremium Membership you will stick to your New Year’s resolution and learn a new language! Share your fun and efficient language learning experience with your dearest ones. No more old and dusty grammar books in our online community! Premium Members can have their pronunciation corrected by native speakers of the language they are learning.

This direct interaction gives our community members constant feedback on their learning progress and keeps the motivation up and going. It is the perfect way to make these New Year’s resolution reality.

Further advantages of the Premium MembershipPremium Membership are:

You can buy the voucher now or later, just go to your friends section in your menu and click on ‘Gift Voucher’. With our special 20% Christmas discount, you can buy the voucher for only 47.94 EUR! Upon purchasing the voucher on busuu.com, you will receive a voucher code with further instructions via email. The person receiving the gift can then choose when to activate their Premium MembershipPremium Membership! They just have to redeem the voucher in the Course menu.

Take advantage of our voucher discount today!