busuu.com is proud to announce our new partnership with the Guardian, and with Macmillan Education.
The Guardian is one of the UK’s leading daily titles, founded in 1821 and delivers liberal journalism to a global audience via its website. guardian.co.uk is one of the highest-traffic English-language news websites in the world. The award-winning Macmillan English Dictionary was first published in 2002 and is a one-stop reference for English speakers around the world.
As a first step within this agreement, we will now offer on busuu.com a new powerful learning tool for helping you to improve your English skills.
If you are a Premium users you can now practice and improve your English skills through reading the Guardian news articles (updated daily) and search for the definition of unknown words using the integrated dictionary provided by Macmillan. Then you can post your opinion about the articles and send it for correction to our English native speakers from our community.
Of course you will be also rewarded with juicy busuu-berries for this writing exercise! :-)
This means that on busuu.com you can now improve your English skills by reading the daily news!
These new features are completely online and fully integrated into our existing learning material. You can access the Guardian News Articles via your language area through the “live units” tab.
The Guardian News Articles and Macmillan dictionary are only available for our Premium users so don’t wait and subscribe to our Premium Membership now to improve your language skills much faster!
We are very excited to join forces with such renowned references as The Guardian and Macmillan! For now, News Articles are only available for our English-learners but we are working on establishing new partnerships for all our languages. So stay tuned, new exciting functions are coming soon!
Recently we had the chance to do an interview for the “elevator pitch section” of the guardian.co.uk with Jemima Kiss to tell their readers a little more about busuu.com. Within that section, great new start-ups get the chance to present their company every week.
The term “elevator pitch“ is a concise description of a company. The name reflects the fact that a pitch of a start-up should be delivered in the duration of an elevator ride with e.g. a potential investor. So, you only have very limited time to explain what your company is about in order to get e.g. the business card of that person at the end of your ride!
It makes us really proud to see such a prestigious newspaper showing interest in our start-up! Here you can read the complete article.
Check out as well the full press coverage of busuu.com – more and more media seem to be interested in what we are doing! :-)