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Celebrate our 5th birthday with our top 5 learning tips!

On 16 May 2013, busuu.com, the world’s largest online language learning community, will celebrate its 5th birthday!

It has been a fun and exciting journey over the past 5 years, and we are now joined by over 30 million users worldwide, learning up to 12 languages with busuu.com.

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 To mark this momentous occasion, we have compiled our Top 5 language learning tips!

Here are the top 5 busuu.com learning tips to help you find fresh motivation: 

  • Set a goal - Easily track your learning progress with My Goal to see how often you should study each week to reach your aim.
  • Have a ‘foreign language’ day - Immerse yourself in the culture of the language you are learning – for example, watch a movie in the original version, listen to songs or cook a typical meal.
  • Read a newspaper or watch our Live Units – Pick out an interesting topic and write a review about it. Your desire to express your opinion will give you extra motivation!
  • Talk to native speakers – This is an essential part of learning. Not sure who to talk to? Try out busuu-talk and have a conversation with a native speaker!
  • 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!

 

Feeling inspired?

As it’s our birthday, a very special occasion, why not complete our special occasions learning unit “I wish you…” and test out your language skills today!

Complete unit now!

Download our free mobile apps and learn a language on the go!

Learn on the go and make every minute count!

It just takes a few minutes a day to brush up on your language skills and your journey to work, school or college is the perfect opportunity.

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Our mobile apps for learning languages can be used even when you don’t have an internet connection and they are packed with useful, fun features.

  • More than 3,000 words and phrases across 150 topics
  • Beginner (A1) to upper intermediate (B2) learning materials
  • Dialogues and interactive tests to check your progress

The free versions of our apps for iOS and Android include 20 complete learning units.

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Don’t forget that as a Premium Member you have access to the full app content at no extra cost! Upgrade to Premium now!

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!