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.
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.
2012 was a fantastic year for busuu.com which saw many improvements, new features and products!
Here is an overview of our highlights of 2012:
To celebrate the new year, we launched a new language! Our users can now learn Japanese for free on busuu.com! Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people and the 10th most spoken language in the world.
Great news for all our mobile users! We launched an update for our iPhone/iPad app. Now, all units in our popular apps for iPhone/iPad are automatically activated if you are a Premium member.
Chinese was added to the list of busuu.com languages. Users can now learn Chinese for free on busuu.com! It’s the most spoken language in the world and the mother tongue of one quarter of the global population.
Profile customisation: Make your profile stand out with this feature on busuu.com! If you’re a Premium Member, you can create a Photo Gallery to share your favourite images with our community.
New writing exercises with pictures from National Geographic: Learn with National Geographic Pictures on busuu.com as part of our Live Units! You can improve your writing skills by practising new picture-based writing exercises, no matter your level!
Language level test: Users can now test their language level to find out which course they should begin with.
On 10 May 2012, busuu.com celebrated its 4th birthday!
We have launched My Goal, our improved learning progress tracker, you can find out how many hours you should study per week to finish your course by a certain date. This way you’ll be sure to complete your Spanish Course before you board that plane!
We launched two new apps for iPhone and iPad, so you can now learn Chinese and Japanese for free on your mobile. Both apps are also available for Android.
busuu.com apps reach 10 milion downloads! In less than two years, our apps for Android, iPhone and iPads were downloaded over 10 million times! Since then, we register 20,000 new app downloads every day!
So you can see, it was an exciting year here at busuu.com, and hopefully for you too!
Thank you for being part of busuu.com, the world’s largest online language learning community! What makes busuu.com special is our interactive community. Without you, we would not have reached all these milestones in 2011!
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Together, we can do more!
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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.
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We have re-launched busuutalk – and it’s now better than ever before!
Following your suggestions and feedback, we are happy to announce that busuu.com has launched a brand new version of busuutalk. Our new busuutalk not only looks nicer, but it is also packed with loads of new features and functionalities.
Here are the key improvements:
An “Away” status, so your friends can still send you busuutalk requests when you have to pop away from your computer for a little while.
Additional unit vocab and phrases, adapted to yourlevel (A1 & A2) will help you to better engage in conversations by introducing you to new words and sentences, and helping you to use them in context.
A list of usefulphrases displayed in the busuutalk chat window will give you ideas for new words and sentences and guide you on how to use them.
The busuu dictionary will help you find vocabulary you have seen in the busuu learning units and give you their translation, so you don’t have to worry if you can’t remember something.
Special character keyboards for all 12 languages and a whole range of cool emoticons that will make your conversations even more fun!
New improved sound and video quality
… and that’s not all! You can also now save your conversation, print it out and review the vocabulary at the end of your chat.
As usual, you can choose to start busuutalkfrom either your home page or from within a unit. Once you have selected a chat partner, a pop-up window will appear and you will be connected. Within the chat window, you can take advantage of all new functions and start improving your language skills with our community of native speakers. Our Premium Members can enjoy busuutalk and all of its new features absolutely free! Not a Premium Member yet? Don’t worry, you can still use busuutalk for just 10 busuu-berries per conversation, or upgrade now!