busuu.com is proud to announce our new partnership with the Guardian, and with Macmillan Education.
The Guardian is one of the UK’s leading daily titles, founded in 1821 and delivers liberal journalism to a global audience via its website. guardian.co.uk is one of the highest-traffic English-language news websites in the world. The award-winning Macmillan English Dictionary was first published in 2002 and is a one-stop reference for English speakers around the world.
As a first step within this agreement, we will now offer on busuu.com a new powerful learning tool for helping you to improve your English skills.
If you are a Premium users you can now practice and improve your English skills through reading the Guardian news articles (updated daily) and search for the definition of unknown words using the integrated dictionary provided by Macmillan. Then you can post your opinion about the articles and send it for correction to our English native speakers from our community.
Of course you will be also rewarded with juicy busuu-berries for this writing exercise! :-)
This means that on busuu.com you can now improve your English skills by reading the daily news!
These new features are completely online and fully integrated into our existing learning material. You can access the Guardian News Articles via your language area through the “live units” tab.
The Guardian News Articles and Macmillan dictionary are only available for our Premium users so don’t wait and subscribe to our Premium Membership now to improve your language skills much faster!
We are very excited to join forces with such renowned references as The Guardian and Macmillan! For now, News Articles are only available for our English-learners but we are working on establishing new partnerships for all our languages. So stay tuned, new exciting functions are coming soon!
This week Bernhard, one of the Co-Founders of busuu.com was invited to hold a keynote speech at the conference “Future Learningscapes – a 21st century Challenge” organized by the University of Greenwich close to London.
Bernhard shared his experience of managing Europe´s leading online community for learning languages and gave his thoughts about how future learningscapes could look like.
According to his opinion, future learning will include a mix of learning activities (self-studying, peer-to-peer-learning, live teachers) and learning places (offline, online, mobile). Additionally, technology will be used in a much smarter way in order to improve the effectiveness of the learning progress of each student.
The conference was a great experience, a fantastically organized event and it was very good to see that the academic world more and more is aware of innovative learning tools like busuu.com, which could be used to improve the way students learn new languages within their academic studies.