by Thomas Greiderer
by Thomas Greiderer
Money Talks – in Many Tongues
You’re a busuu language learner, which means you already know that learning a new language gets you more out of life, friendship, adventure and culture…but money? It turns out that being bilingual or multilingual can help you earn big. Competition in a changing world In a global market communication is king, so the more languages
The best busuu iOS app yet
We have just launched our new iOS app! Version 5.0 of our iOS app has been radically re-designed to improve user experience, while still providing free access to engaging content and courses. The new release features more interactive exercises, an attractive fresh design and improved navigation to make your language learning experience easier and even more fun!
Você aprende a língua local quando vai em suas viagens ao exterior?
Você aprende a língua local quando vai em suas viagens ao exterior?
The new busuu is here!
At busuu we care for you and we are constantly working hard to help you achieve the very best language-learning results. We are proud to present to you our new learning platform, consisting of: – brand new content – brand new, intuitive design – improved social interactions (invite your friends!) Watch our quick, helpful video
busuu wins EdTech Innovator award
We have won the EdTech Innovator award As mentioned in a previous blog post, busuu has reached the short-list for the EdTech Innovator Award 2014, an award set up by Edmix to reward the world’s hottest education tech start-ups and highlight innovation in the education sector. We are thrilled to announce that we have won this award and want to thank
busuu Facebook sweepstake – win an iPhone 5s
Win a brand new iPhone 5s, incl. all busuu mobile apps! The busuu language-learning apps to connect learners with native speakers worldwide are now downloaded an average of 25,000 times a day, enabling our users to learn on the go – wherever they are and whenever they want! We are now giving one lucky winner the
Let's use busuu!! / busuuを使ってみましょう！
Hi, I am Shino, and have written this guest blog in Japanese.
busuu's mobile apps reach 20 million downloads
We have some great news: Our mobile apps have been downloaded 20 million times! Read a summary of our official press release here and in case you have not done it yet, download one of our free mobile learning apps! The first language-learning app to connect learners with native speakers worldwide is now downloaded an
European Day of Languages 2013
Since 2001, the European Day of Languages has been held every year on 26 September. It aims to encourage Europe’s 800 million inhabitants, whatever their age, to learn more languages to help intercultural understanding and preserve our heritage. Who’s it for? The European Day of Languages is for everyone! From students and teachers to you
World of Work: Daniel Soto
Learning a language has lots of benefits, such as helping you to progress in your career and find new opportunities. So we are starting a series called ‘World of Work’, where we will speak to people who use languages every day. Let’s meet Daniel Soto from Spain Hi Daniel! Thanks for talking to busuu. Could
Bilingual, trilingual or polyglot?
Did you know that the world’s population has more multilingual people than speakers of just one language? If you can speak two languages, you’re bilingual; three and you’re trilingual. If you speak even more, you might be known as a polyglot. A few polyglots, past and present There have always been people who can talk
Develop good language-learning habits
The trick for successfully learning any language is to develop good habits from the start. At busuu, we want you to stay motivated and have fun while achieving your personal goals. Here are our top tips to help you reach them! Top language-learning habits 1. Listen as often as you can Listening to native speakers
Discover our next Language of the Month!
What did you learn from our first Language of the Month? Throughout July, we posted fun facts about Spanish on Facebook, Twitter and Google+. Here are some of the highlights, as well as which language we’ll be focusing on in August! Words and phrases ‘Eres la leche’ is an expression used in Spain that sounds
Tips to beat the fear of using languages
Does the thought of using a second language make you feel nervous or bring you out in a cold sweat? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! We’re here to help you overcome your anxiety, so we’ve compiled some handy tips just for you. Boost your confidence, learn better Are you apprehensive about talking to or understanding
Complete a Live Unit in 48 hours to earn 100 busuu-berries!
Here’s a quick challenge for you! Complete a Live Unit on busuu.com between Wednesday, 03 July 2013 at 3pm GMT and Friday, 05 July 2013 at 9pm GMT and earn bonus busuu-berries! Once you have completed the Live Unit, you will earn 100 busuu-berries as a special reward! Maybe you can use them towards an animated gift from the busuu-Shop to
Take part in ‘Language of the Month’
Learning a language is about much more than remembering grammar rules and memorising words. It’s about discovering new, exciting cultures and a fresh perspective on the world. So join us here at busuu.com as we take a look at a different language every month! We’ll journey through each one, focusing on the linguistic differences as well
15% discount on all online products!
Until June 30th 2013, we’re offering a special 15% discount on all online products! Take advantage of our special mid-year promotion, and treat yourself to a 15% discount on all of our online products, including our feature-packed Premium Memberships! The discount code is automatically applied at the checkout, but only until 30th June 2013!
Imitation is the key to learning languages
Did you know that if you mimic someone’s accent, you’ll be able to better understand what they say? As playwright George Bernhard Shaw once said: “Imitation is not just the sincerest form of flattery – it’s the sincerest form of learning.” That’s what psychologists at the UK’s University of Manchester and Holland’s Radboud University discovered
New busuu.com TV-spot in Germany!
We have just launched our brand new busuu.com TV-spot in Germany! As it’s in German, we have added English subtitles so you can all have a look at it! Have a look and share it with your friends now! Use the following link to share the clip with your friends
Planning a trip? Get the most out of your holiday with our Travel Course!
We’re approaching holiday season, the perfect time to brush up on your language skills with our interactive Travel Course and get ready to enjoy your adventures abroad! Get around with ease by learning all the essential travelling vocabulary: Basic Expressions Transportation Moving around Money, shopping and eating Planning and accommodation Each of these categories includes 3
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. To mark this momentous occasion, we have compiled
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. Our mobile apps for learning languages can be used even when you don’t have an internet connection and they
Win a Premium Membership for 1 year!
We have just launched our photo contest and are giving away 3 Premium Memberships for 1 year! Click here to take part!
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
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
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! 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
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! London Central is our specially developed 10-episode series for learning English and the world’s first video course to
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. 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
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
Happy New Year 2013! 15% off everything!
Everyone at busuu.com would like to wish you a Happy New Year, Feliz Año Nuevo, Bonne Année, ein Frohes Neues Jahr, Feliz Ano Novo, Felice Anno Nuovo, С Новым Годом, Szczęśliwego Nowego Roku, Yeni Yiliniz Kutlu Olsun 元旦快乐, 明けましておめでとうございますand عامٌ سَعيدٌ! To help you reach your language-learning goals in 2013, we are offering 15% off all our products. That includes all
Thank you for supporting our 2012 charity campaign!
A big thank you to everyone who upgraded to a Premium Membership in December 2012 to support our charity campaign! It was a great success – with your help, we sponsored thousands of weeks of education for children in Cameroon, Africa. The money will be used to buy furniture, textbooks and other teaching materials for children.
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
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,
busuu.com is a partner in the MASELTOV project for migrant integration!
busuu.com has always upheld great missions such as saving endangered languages, or recently fighting against social exclusion. This is why busuu.com is participating in a European project to help the social integration of immigrants in the European society. busuu.com is one of the 14 partners from all over Europe working together to reduce the risks
busuu.com is in the Europas finals! Vote for us!
We’re very excited to be in the finals of The Europas – the European Tech Startup Awards again! Last year you have helped us win the category ‘Best Education, Recruitment, Media Startup’. With your help, we can do it again this year! Please vote for us and click on the Facebook Like icon underneath busuu.com. Thank
Merry Christmas from busuu.com
We would like to wish all of our users a Merry Christmas! Wherever you are in the world, we hope you have fantastic holidays and get to spend them with your loved ones. To prepare you for Christmas, we have just launched our special Christmas learning unit. You will be able to celebrate in a
Get ready for Halloween 2012!
While Halloween, or All Saint’s Eve, is most popular in America, countries around the world are now beginning to adopt this holiday too. If you are planning to attend, or even host a Halloween party, you should make sure you know the most common words related to this holiday. Halloween words borrow from many different
busuu announces €3.5 million investment and moves to London
We are 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. Apart from improving our online and mobile language learning courses and developing brand new products to improve our service, we will use the investment to grow our
Learn vocabulary even faster!
To become comfortable with new words, practise by using the word in your writing, speaking and everyday thoughts. The more you use and think about new words, the better you can remember them. In order for a word to become a part of your vocabulary, you have to use and hear it in several ways.