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2012 – what a great year it was!

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:

January 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.

February 2012

  • 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.

March 2012

  • 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.
April 2012
May 2012
  • 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!

June 2012

  • 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.
  • We launched our improved dialogues,  to improve your listening comprehension! We’ve added new functions that will help you understand the dialogues even better!

July 2012

  • 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!
August 2012
October 2012
  • We were very happy to announce a €3.5 million investment in busuu.com by PROFounders Capital and private investors as well as our headquarters relocation from Madrid to London.
  • We have introduced Checkpoints – a simple new feature that will help you to learn new words and phrases and remember them!
November 2012
  • We have re-launched busuutalk – and it’s now better than ever before! Following your suggestions and feedback, we were happy to announce that busuu.com had launched a brand new version of busuutalk.
  • busuu.com won the first price at the Seven Ventures Pitch Day - a €4m media budget in Germany!
December 2012
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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15% discount and motivational tips for language learning

The holidays are almost over and this is the perfect time for brushing up on your language skills to get ahead with schoolwork or make your CV stand out!

To motivate you, we are offering a back-to-school promotion – enjoy a 15% discount on all our products until 15 September 2012!

discount motivation

 

To get you in the mood, here are our busuu.com top 10 motivational tips!

  1. Set a goal – With My Goal your progress is monitored and you will receive personalised messages to give you a motivational boost when you need it most!
  2. Do a busuu Challenge – Motivate yourself and your friends to continue learning and challenge each other to finish 3 learning units within 24 hours.
  3. Be creative – Describe our daily updated pictures from National Geographic and discuss them with native speakers.
  4. Learn by playing – Check out the memory game on busuu.com and play by yourself or with others!
  5. Talk to native speakers – In the busuu-talk you’ll find lots of people who will help you achieve fluency in the language you are learning!
  6. Watch a video unit - Pick out an interesting topic and write a review about it. Your desire to express your opinion will give you extra motivation!
  7. Have a ‘foreign language’ day – Immerse yourself in the culture of the language you are learning: watch a foreign movie in the original language, listen to songs, or cook a typical foreign meal.
  8. Share your progress – Have you just set a goal or finished a learning unit? Be proud of your achievement and share it with your friends on Facebook or Twitter.
  9. Be brave – Everybody makes mistakes when learning a foreign language, so help out others by correcting their posts. They will do the same for you!

…and the best motivation to kick-start your language learning again:

  1. Our 15%-back-to-school discount! Take advantage of the 15% discount and become Premium Premium crown now!

It’s easy to apply the discount:

  1. Go to the order page.
  2. Choose the product you would like to buy.
  3. Copy and paste the code SEP2012 into the relevant box.

With our Premium MembershipPremium Member and our motivational tips you will get the most out of your busuu.com learning experience! Only until 15 September 2012!

Did we miss a motivational tip? Just add your own tips to our list!

 

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busuu.com apps reach 10 million downloads!

In less than two years, our apps for Android, iPhone and iPads have already been downloaded over 10 million times! And every day we register 20,000 new downloads!

This is really exciting news and we would like to thank you all for your active participation!

busuu.com apps

The apps are the perfect solution for on-the-go language learning, especially in summer. Improve your language skills with native speakers wherever you are, whether at the beach or on your way to work. Download the app now!

Each app includes interactive and audio-visual learning tools such as:

  • Vocabulary
  • Dialogues
  • Writing exercises
  • Interactive Tests

It also includes 20 free learning units. The complete courses can be purchased within the app. For Premium Members, the full content is activated automatically! Upgrade now!

busuu.com apps

Connect with over 18 million members using busuu.com online or via the app, by sending writing exercises to native speakers for correction. You can now also connect your app to Facebook to share your learning progress with your friends!

The app not only includes our regular courses from A1 to B2 but also our Travel Course! Get ready for your holidays with our busuu.com Apps and download your own version here!

The apps can be used without an Internet connection and can be synchronised with your online profile on busuu.com. They are available for English, Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Mandarin, Turkish and Polish.

So download your free app now and have fun learning languages with native speakers wherever you are!

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Learn Chinese and Japanese for free wherever you are!

We have just 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 Japanese App

Chinese is the most spoken language in the world and the mother tongue of one quarter of the global population (that is 1.34 billion people – incredible!). Japanese is the mother tongue of over 130 million people, which makes it the 10th most spoken language worldwide.

With the busuu.com apps for iOS and Android you can connect to Chinese and Japanese native speakers from the busuu.com community and send them exercises for correction! This way language learning is communicative and fun!

Best of all: Each app includes 20 free learning units! Full content can be purchased from inside the app. If you’re a Premium Member Premium Member on busuu.com, the whole content of the apps will be automatically activated:

  • More than 3,000 words and key phrases in 150 different learning units covering everyday situations
  • Courses for Beginner to Upper Intermediate level (A1 to B2), in addition to our Travel Course
  • Comprehensive and audio-visual learning tools
  • Vocabulary training, dialogues, writing exercises and interactive tests
  • Works on iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Androidno internet connection required

busuu.com Chinese App

In total you can now learn eleven languages while waiting for the bus or relaxing in the sun! Learn English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Chinese and Japanese on the go!

Of course, you can also earn busuu-berriesbusuu-berries and synchronise your progress with your online profile on busuu.com.

So start earning busuu-berries on the go by downloading your free app now!

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Interact with native speakers – wherever you are!

We’ve updated our Android, iPhone and iPad apps so that you can now interact with native speakers wherever you are – busuu.com is the first language learning community to offer this feature in an app!

App update

Our updated apps include our popular writing exercises. So even on the move, you can:

  • complete writing exercises
  • ask native speakers to correct your exercises
  • correct their writing exercises too

Simply go to ‘My Corrections‘ in the menu and either choose an exercise to correct, see the exercises you have written or check the latest corrections of your writing exercises, done by native speakers of our community. Imagine getting a correction of your writing exercise from a native speaker while you’re on the bus! Download and try our free apps now!

The apps include 20 free learning units each. You can purchase the complete courses (A1-B2 and the Travel Course) from inside the app and get access to further vocabulary and grammar material. Learn languages on the go with our audiovisual learning content.

If you’re a Premium MemberPremium Membership, the whole app content is activated for you automatically! Not a Premium MemberPremium Membership yet? Check out the full list of our Premium functions or upgrade now!

App update

The apps can be used without an internet connection and can be synchronised with your online profile on busuu.com.

So, whether you’re waiting for the bus or just relaxing in the sun, connect with over 15 million members from the busuu.com community, by sending writing exercises to native speakers for correction via our mobile app. With these apps language learning is becoming even more communicative and entertaining! Download your free app now!

Have fun with our updated mobile apps and enjoy learning languages with busuu.com, even on the go!