245

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!)

busuu video

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!

244

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

football photo competition, photos, win, Premium Membership

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!

243

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:

football masterclass, win an iPhone 5s, language learning

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.

242

A football competition you can win!

Whether you’re still in it (well done) out of it (sorry) or never even quite made it (there’s always next time), watching the world come together for the football is just indescribable. That feeling of getting your best friends and your family together and getting thrilled for 90 minutes, right now we’re thinking – what else is there?!

brazil, football tournament, football games, international football,

Capture football fever and win

So we are asking you to capture your passion for world football. Upload a photo of your celebrations and score new language skills just like Thomas Muller!

How to win

Enter now to be in with a chance of winning. Out of the entries with the most public votes, we will select 5 winners that best represent the football spirit. You will win a 12-month Premium Membership that promises super-fast learning with amazing content. All you have to do is:

  1. Take 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 your fans (the busuu community) vote for their top photo and you’re in the running to win.
  4. Have a chance of winning a 12-month Premium Membership with busuu.

Join in the fun and win on Twitter or take a photo on Instagram using #busuufootball or just upload it straight onto Facebook.

241

There’s still time to win an iPhone 5s

The round of 16 of the football tournament it’s almost over. Are you one of the lucky ones who’s still in Brazil watching it? Or are you at home, like us, watching it round the TV with friends? Or maybe you’re watching the games at the pub with other footie fans?

blog_football

How’s your team doing?

It’s your team still in the game? At busuu we’ve all been enjoying the football games and cheered up for our teams, even though some didn’t make it through. In the end, only one team can win. How about you? Have you found yourself shouting, “The referee needs glasses”, at the television yet? Or, as they say in Spain, ¡El árbitro necesita gafas!

Impress your friends

Wouldn’t it be cool to be able to impress your friends by knowing how to say, “He certainly knows where the goal is”, in Portuguese – “Ele certamente sabe onde fica o gol” – when Brazil scores a brilliant goal? Or when someone misses, how about exclaiming, “Gdyby ten strzał był skierowany na bramkę, to mielibyśmy gola” – that’s, “If that was on target it would have been a goal”, in Polish.

Learn essential football expressions online

You can still learn 11 handy and funny football expressions to enhance your enjoyment of the football games and impress your friends in our special Football Masterclass unit, including the ones above and lots more. There’s the classic, “It’s not over until it’s over”, as well as my favourite, “Only one team is going to be the winner today”. You can go straight to the special unit here .

Win an iPhone 5s PLUS a 12-month Premium Membership

Complete the special unit – that’s the 11 key phrases, 3 vocabulary exercises, a drag-and-drop exercise and a review – for your chance to win an iPhone 5s in our competition, another pretty cool way of impressing your friends! You’ll also win a 12-month Premium Membership and access to all of our content on the busuu learning app to help you learn languages online. Another 10 lucky people will win a 12-month Premium membership and access to all the content too.

All busuu members can get onside, learn the phrases and take part in the competition – it’s available until July 13th to coincide with the football tournament.

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

Terms and Conditions apply, read more here