Tag Archives: Vocabulary

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!

 

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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!

 

Get ready for New Year’s Eve 2012!

With Christmas out of the way we now have time to get ready for the next big event, New Year’s Eve!

We at busuu.com are extremly excited and curious about what the new year will bring!

To get you ready and prepared for New Year’s Eve, we have just published our New Year’s Eve unit, packed with words to enable you to celebrate in the language you are learning!

And of course, if you are a Premium Member, you will have access to even more great features, such as a podcast!

 

Enjoy the Olympics with busuu.com!

At busuu.com, we are very excited about the Olympic Games in London. To celebrate this event, we offer you a free special Learning Unit with sporting words and phrases!

The Olympic Games are the biggest sport event in the world, bringing together thousands of athletes and fans from over 200 different countries. This is the perfect time to brush up on your sports vocabulary and “talk sports” with other users of our community in the busuutalk.

Olympic Games Unit

Our Olympic Games Unit includes all the usual exercises:

And if you’re a Premium MemberPremium Member, you can also do a voice recording exercise and download the vocabulary in PDF and MP3 format. Upgrade to Premium nowPremium Member !

Olympic Games Unit

To get you into the mood for our Special Unit, here are some fun facts and interesting information about the Olympic Games:

  1. The official languages of the Games are English and French and, if different, the language of the host country.
  2. The Olympic rings stand for the unity of America, Africa, Asia, Europe and Oceania.
  3. The Olympic mottoCitius, Altius, Fortius” is Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger“.
  4. Despite the motto, the Olympic Games are not about winning but about participating and celebrating this big international sport event together.
  5. Mind you that spelling competition is not yet considered as an Olympic sport ;)

Olympic Games UnitNow it’s time for you to get active and learn some new vocabulary about sports and about the ceremony itself. Go to the Special Unit by clicking on the ‘recommended unit’ link on the left-hand side of your Home area. Or just try it out now!

Have lots of fun with our Olympic Games Unit!