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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.

30 million users

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!

 

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!

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!

 

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!