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busuu leading the way

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Here at busuu we’re all incredibly proud to have reached the short-list for the EdTech Innovator Award 2014. The award was set up by Edmix to reward the world’s hottest education tech start-ups and highlight innovation in the education sector.

The final six companies will all meet at the BETT education fair in London this Thursday and our CEO Bernhard Niesner will have the honour of telling the judges all about the excellent work we do here at busuu.

busuu was set up back in 2008 with the aim of revolutionising the way people learn languages all over the world. We think that learning is most effective when you’re part of a community, so we provide not only high quality teaching materials, but also opportunities to interact with our millions of users all over the world.

If you’re at the BETT education fair, we’ll see you down there on Thursday, 23 January 2014, as the judges make their final decision about which of the companies is the best EdTech Innovator, we hope they’ll agree with us that it’s busuu!

Help your child get a head start in Spanish!

Our ‘Kids learn English with busuu‘ iPad app has been so successful – with over 200,000 downloads so far – that we are launching a brand new version to teach Spanish! Kids learn Spanish with busuu‘ is also specially developed just for children aged 4-7 years.

Like ‘Kids learn English with busuu‘, ‘Kids learn Spanish with busuu‘ is the most advanced, interactive and easy-to-use app available on the market. Our educational experts designed the carefully structured course to help your child learn 150 Spanish words in an enjoyable and stimulating way.

It’s perfect for firing up their interest in languages, helping them to make fast progress and teaching them useful vocabulary that they can use with confidence in real life. So next time you’re on holiday in a Spanish-speaking country, they can order their own ‘helado‘ (ice-cream)!

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An effective, fun way to learn Spanish

We developed ‘Kids learn Spanish with busuu‘ to make the most of all the iPad’s special features, so that your child will enjoy learning and want to continue.

  • The course is based on a proven, five-step approach that engages, teaches, tests, rewards and motivates children.
  • It has a magical garden that grows each time your child learns, encouraging them to carry on and allowing you to easily monitor their progress.
  • There are high-quality animal illustrations and animated graphics that come to life on the iPad’s Retina display, for mental and visual stimulation.
  • The app’s advanced user interface takes advantage of the iPad’s intuitive touch screen, for a truly interactive experience.
  • Limited text and clear, self-explanatory exercises mean it’s perfect for your child to complete alone and keep on learning, wherever they are.

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Try it out – download a free basic version!

Kids learn Spanish with busuu‘ has 30 learning units covering a range of topics, including colours, numbers, pets, food and transport. You can download a free basic version, containing three learning units, from the iTunes app store. You can then upgrade to the full app for 8.99€ or buy learning units in bundles of three for 1.79€.

What do you think of ‘Kids learn Spanish with busuu‘? Did you try ‘Kids learn English with busuu‘ too? Share your thoughts below in the comments!

London Central – try the first unit for free!

After the successful launch of our English video course, London Central, we are now giving you the chance to try out the first unit for free! You will be surprised how much fun learning English can be!

Leo arrives in London

London Central is our specially developed 10-episode series for learning English and the world’s first video course to include direct interaction with native English speakers. It’s a fun, easy and fast way to learn! The video series follows the exciting adventures of Leo, a young Brazilian man who goes to London to learn English, get a job and find love. Watch as he settles down and adapts to British life, forming relationships with interesting people from around the world. You will grow fond of Leo and his friends, and be on the edge of your seat as they encounter challenges along the way. These realistic situations are similar to those you might encounter in everyday life, so they will prepare you with helpful words and phrases for having natural conversations at a basic level with English speakers.

Try the first unit for free now!

Join the busuu.com Easter Egg Hunt and win 5,000 busuu-berries!

Easter would be nothing without a fun Easter Egg Hunt so here at busuu.com, we have hidden 80 colourful Easter eggs throughout our learning units.

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Join in on the fun and look out for an Easter egg on our website. Find one and click on it for your chance to win one of 10 prizes of 5,000 juicy busuu-berries!

Remember, you can use your busuu-berries in the busuu Shop to get discounts on our Premium Memberships as well as a range of animated gifts for your language garden. Start hunting now!

Are you ready for Easter?

We have just published our Easter learning unit that will help you learn all those important words that you will need for this special time of the year. Check it out now!

 

Click the Facebook Like button below if you have found an egg or tweet us – we love to hear from you!

 

Celebrate Valentine’s Day in all different languages!

The day of love has arrived – Happy Valentine’s Day! The 14th of February is a day when people all over the world express their affection by sending cards, flowers and chocolates to their loved ones. Shops and streets are filled with red hearts and you can certainly feel that love is in the air.

 

 

Spread the love with the busuu.com community – you can connect with 25 million users worldwide using busuutalk and celebrate this day with us!

Can you express your romantic feelings in more than one language?

busuu.com is giving you an extra help on this special day. We are featuring a special Valentine’s unit. Try it now and find out what “to have butterflies” means. Surprise your partner with romantic expressions in different languages: you can really impress your loved one with our Valentine’s unit!

 

 

Do you know any more romantic expressions in your language or in the language you are learning? Share them with us!

If you are not confident expressing yourself in another language, perhaps you need to practice more. Take advantage of our 20% discount and upgrade to Premium.

The offer ends tomorrow, so be quick!