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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!

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New interactive video course, ‘London Central’

Are you learning English? Our specially developed 10-episode series for beginners is 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.

A new way to learn: watch and interact

‘London Central’ is the first of its kind to include direct interaction with native English speakers via our integrated video-chat application, busuutalk.

  • Watch the video to improve your listening comprehension and learn new words, phrases and grammar in a fun, relaxing and interesting way.
  • Test your understanding by answering comprehension and language-related questions based on each episode’s content.
  • Write a short text to practise what you have learnt and send it to native English speakers for corrections and tips for improvement.
  • Interact directly with native English speakers from our global community to try out your new speaking skills based on themes from each episode.

Learn key words and phrases at A1 level. We have specially selected the course’s learning material to include the most important vocabulary and grammar points covered at level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). These include familiar expressions, basic phrases and answers to questions about personal details. The course also touches upon learning material seen in other busuu.com learning units at A1 level, making it a great revision tool. If you would like to see more of Leo and his friends, stay tuned for more exciting series to help you learn and improve your English at levels A2 to B2.

 

Watch the trailer now! busuu.com’s London Central

 

What do you think of this first series of ‘London Central’? Let us know below in the comments. But no spoilers, please – let’s keep the surprise for other viewers to enjoy too, as they follow Leo’s story!

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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!

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Merry Christmas from busuu.com

We would like to wish all of our users a Merry Christmas!

Wherever you are in the world, we hope you have fantastic holidays and get to spend them with your loved ones.

To prepare you for Christmas, we have just launched our special Christmas learning unit. You will be able to celebrate in a different language and send your Christmas wishes in the language you are learning! Check it out now!

It has been a busy, eventful year and we would like to take this opportunity to thank you for being part of busuu.com, the world’s largest language learning community!

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Help make a difference with the gift of education

Become a Premium Member in December and busuu.com will sponsor a week of school for a child in Cameroon

Boost your learning and someone else’s at the same time!

For every Premium Membership bought between 1-31 December 2012, we will make a donation to the  Cameroon Association for the Protection and Education of the Child (CAPEC). CAPEC will use the funds to provide school access to children.

All you have to do is upgrade  – there is no extra charge. Upgrade now and help make a difference!

Together, we can do more!

We have also created a special Facebook app to help you easily tell your friends about our campaign. By subscribing, they will benefit from the busuu.com learning experience and help provide education to those who need it. Tell your friends!

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.

So why not  upgrade now to improve your own language-learning progress with our award-winning Premium tools and help to boost opportunities through education in Africa too?