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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!

We have 30 million members!

busuu.com is the world’s largest social network for language learning and we are getting bigger by the day. You are part of an active, vibrant global community that now has 30 million members in countries ranging from A to Z – or Austria to Zimbabwe!

This means that as well as having 30 million language-learning students, we also have 30 million tutors with which you can make friends, practise your language skills and share your knowledge of your own mother tongue.

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How many people is 30 million?

If we had our own language, we would have the same number of native speakers as Ukrainian, Hakka (a Chinese language) or Bhojpuri (an Indian language). (source: Wikipedia) Or if busuu.com were a country with a population of 30 million, we would be about the same size as Sudan, Peru, Malaysia or Uzbekistan. (source: Wikipedia)

30 million reasons to learn with us!

Every single one of our members is a perfect reason to learn with busuu.com – direct interaction with native speakers is the best way to learn a language. You can also add our growing portfolio of language-learning tools and aids for children and adults.

  • A user-friendly, interactive website for easily learning up to 12 languages, whether as a free member or a Premium member.
  • Specially developed mobile apps for the iPad, the iPhone and Android phones – for learning on the go, even without an internet connection.
  • Proven, effective and in-depth learning materials throughout all of our courses, from free exercises through to paid-for content.

 

How long have you been a busuu.com member? What do you love most about our global language-learning community? Let us know in the comments below!

 

Happy Easter – 15% off everything!

We want to wish you all a Happy Easter and take this opportunity to thank you for being part of busuu.com, the language learning community!

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15 discount

For one week only, we are now offering you a special discount that gives you 15% off all our products, including our feature-packed Premium Memberships!

Click here and take advantage of this offer! The discount will be automatically applied.

Don’t miss out! This offer is valid until 04 April 2013 only!

 

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!

 

Thank you for supporting our 2012 charity campaign!

A big thank you to everyone who upgraded to a Premium Membership in December 2012 to support our charity campaign!

It was a great success – with your help, we sponsored thousands of weeks of education for children in Cameroon, Africa. The money will be used to buy furniture, textbooks and other teaching materials for children.

Throughout the month of December 2012, busuu.com sponsored school for children in Cameroon, Africa for every Premium Membership sold.

All donations went to  CAPECthe Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child. The organisation will use the funds to give children access to school.

Why have we chosen CAPEC? Our name comes from Busuu, which is an endangered language spoken by fewer than eight people in Cameroon. That’s why we decided to help a charity that supports children in the region. CAPEC is one of Cameroon’s leading child welfare organisations and we have been supporting it since 2009. CAPEC’s aim is to help children by giving them opportunities for a better life.

 

Thank you from all of us at busuu.com!

 

If you have not upgraded to a Premium Membership in December, you can still do this now by clicking here!