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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! As with the Video Units, the National Geographic Picture is updated daily.

National Geographic Picture of the day

National Geographic is known for its award winning pictures which we are sure that you will enjoy commenting on. Choose from several high quality images and write a text which you can send to native speakers for correction. Practising your writing skills has never been so picturesque.

The National Geographic Picture is a Premium function Premium Member, but to introduce you to this new exercise, we allow you to try it out for free! You will be rewarded with 10 juicy busuu-berriesbusuu-berry for this exercise.

Free access until 1 April 2012 – Try it out now!

National Geographic Picture of the day

The National Geographic Picture is part of our Live Units, access them:

  1. Via your regular course structure. As this is an essential tool to practise your writing skills, you will see the Live Unit icon Live Unit in all your courses. Just click on the Live Unit and choose National Geographic Picture.
  2. If this is not enough, you can also access the National Geographic Picture through the Live Unit link of your Resources menu whenever you want. The Resources menu is in your home area and in your course area.
  3. You also have a direct access to the writing exercises using the National Geographic icon on the left hand side of your home area.

National Geographic Picture of the day

Remember that our Live Units also include daily updated Video Units with interesting videos from various sources as National Geographic, BBC Earth, etc. Comment on your favourite topic, for example animals, nature, travelling, news etc.

If you are learning English on busuu.com, The Guardian news articles will help you improve your reading comprehension. If you stumble across an unknown word, just look it up in the integrated dictionary provided by Macmillan.

So you can practise your listening, reading and writing comprehension with our Live Units. Check out the updated Live Units featuring the National Geographic Picture now!

If you want to use the Live Units after the 1st of April 2012, upgrade to PremiumPremium Member now and take advantage of all our Premium functions!

Let yourself be inspired by the amazing pictures of National Geographic and practise your writing skills now!

More variety in our Live Units!

Your learning experience is very important to us. That is why we have extended our list of Live Unit sources and now offer even more diversity than before. If you are a Premium MemberPremium Member, you can now watch interesting videos about nature, travel, science and news. As usual, you’ll be able to write a comment about what you’ve watched and have this comment corrected by the community.

There are two ways to access the videos:

1. The Live Units are included in your Intermediate level courses, usually appearing every 4 or 5 units, and you will recognise them by the TV icon . This can be found in your home area, but also in your language area, where you see the unit you are currently working on. To navigate through the level, just click on the arrows on the left and right. Click on the “Start” button to begin the unit.

Live Units

Live Units2. If after this you are eager to do more Live Units, you can access them any time via your Resources menu, both in your home area and your language area. This way, you can access the video overview directly and choose the one you find most interesting:

Live Units

Write a short comment about the video and send it to our community’s native speakers who will then correct your comment. Of course, you will be rewarded with busuu-berriesbusuu-berry for your efforts!

The video-based learning tool is designed to strengthen your listening comprehension and to provide you with interesting material on a wide range of topics like nature, animals, travelling, etc. With our improved list of themes, you can be sure to find a video that will catch your eye. They are updated automatically, so you can enjoy topical learning material every day!

 Live Units

Not a Premium MemberPremium Member yet? Take advantage of our New Year 15% discount and upgrade your account now! Enjoy our Premium FunctionsPremium Member and improve your listening, reading and writing comprehension with our improved Live Units.

We have some more exciting news on the way so stay tuned!

Happy Birthday busuuuuuu!

Exactly one year ago, our language learning community busuu.com was launched! It´s amazing how quickly time flies and we are very proud of the development of our little baby during the last year…

By now, more than 100,000 users from over 200 countries have joined our strongly growing community and every day, thousands of users are online in order to improve their language skills.

Just in time for our birthday, we want to inform you about a special offer, a new learning tool and a great new partnership!

1) Special Birthday promotion - 10% off all premium memberships

As a birthday is nothing without a present, we offer all our users a special 10% discount on all our premium memberships.

Just use the promotion code BIRTH2009 when upgrading to a premium account.

This special brithday promotion is only valid from now on until the 14th of June 2009 – so take advantage of this special offer and boost your language skills by enjoying the full range of our learning functionalities!

2) New functionalities – every day new Live Units

busuu.com live unit We just implemented a brand new and absolutely fascinating feature: live units! This video-based learning tool is designed to provide you with interesting videos on a wide range of topics like news, sports, travelling, etc. They are provided by well-known sources such as Reuters, EFE, Deutsche Welle and France 24 and you find them in your language area. The videos are updated automatically, so you get brand new learning material every day!

As a Premium user you can post your opinion on each video and get it corrected by native speakers of our community. In this way you have a tool to improve your listening comprehension and writing skills which is updated on a day-by-day basis!

3) New partnership with Eurolanguages.com – find your language school on busuu.com!

We are very proud to announce that we have joined forces with eurolanguages.com! By now, you are able to find a language school abroad directly via our website. Just go to your language area and you will find a new tab called “language schools”. Within that area, you receive information about more than 80 certified language schools from all over the world. You get details about the location of the school, the courses offered and even an evaluation of the school provided by students who have already studied there. There are no hidden costs so you get exactly the same price as by booking directly with the school – the only difference is that we make finding the right school much easier and more transparent!

This cooperation with eurolanguages.com brings busuu.com another important step closer to our dream to become a “one-stop-shop” for language learners all over the world!

As you can see, there are many reasons to celebrate! So join us in our birthday party and enjoy language learning with our website!