Be Brave: What No One Tells You About Making Mistakes

November 10, 2023

#busuubrave. It’s not just a hashtag – it’s a way of life.

Absorbing a language can be a daunting task. Grammar can be grim; vocab can be vexing – but we want you to know that it’s ok to make mistakes.

Even though our team is made up of many different language speakers, we still make epic fails. In fact, keep an eye on our social over the coming months to see what we mean. But we love making mistakes because the best bit is being able to share our struggles with each other (and lending each other a hand).

It’s proven that making mistakes means you’re learning all the better! Instead of getting yourself into a doubt spiral about your ability, start thinking about mistakes as a way of overcoming challenges. Here’s a handy diagram.

Language is a Journey, Not A Destination

It might be a long and winding road towards your language goal, but the scenery is beautiful and the hard work will pay off.

Being part of the busuu community also means overcoming obstacles quicker and with a super support network around you. You’re learning alongside 60 million users worldwide who can correct your mistakes in real-time.

We’re also along for the ride. Don’t hesitate to get in touch on our social channels for pro tips when it comes to slip-ups. We’ve all been there.

Make Your First Mistake Today!

Need more reasons to be brave? Well, without mistakes we wouldn’t have famous inventions.

Did you know that Alexander Fleming discovered penicillin after leaving dirty dishes out? Or that we wouldn’t have the slinky if it hadn’t been for springs naval engineer Richard James knocking one onto the floor. So, being sloppy and clumsy have their benefits!

Finally, always remember that JFK made one of the most famous language fails in history by saying ‘Ich bin ein Berliner’. If his passion let him get away with it – you can do anything.

Say it with us: I am a jelly donut!

So – let’s make November the month of mistakes, being #busuubrave and getting stuck in, whatever point of your journey you are at!

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