Today we are thrilled to announce the launch of a completely new version of Busuu. This is probably one of our biggest product upgrades in years, and I couldn’t be more proud of what the Busuu team has achieved. The new version is already available on iOS and web and will be coming to Android soon.
We have improved our product in several core areas to help you achieve your learning goals even faster:
1. New learning path
We have completely redesigned our course area, reducing the number of steps it takes to enter the learning content. Our course levels (A1 – C1) are now divided into shorter chapters which will provide you with a much greater sense of progress. Another important new feature is the addition of ‘Checkpoints’ which test you on content taught previously and once passed, unlock the next chapter. The Checkpoints support your learning by ensuring that you really master the content before moving on.
2. Engaging new course content (including video flashcards)
We have revamped our course content to make it much more engaging. This includes new exercise types as well as video flashcards in most of our courses. Rather than just hearing the sound over a still image, you will now watch a clip of a native speaker pronouncing a phrase within the local context. We had a lot of fun producing these video flashcards and hope you will like them too!
3. More gamification and delight
We understand that learning a language can be challenging, so we want to keep you motivated at every point of your learning journey. We have introduced streaks (to help you keep building the habit of learning), points, leaderboards and many other features to make using Busuu as fun as possible!
4. Free access to our entire course
One of our most important changes is our decision to open up our course content to everyone completely free. You can decide to upgrade to our Premium version to get full access to all our features (including our award-winning Smart Review) or you can choose to use our product for free while watching ads. Our vision is to empower people through languages all over the world and we want to make our platform accessible for everyone.
As you can see, this is quite a major overhaul of our product and I want to thank the entire Busuu team for their fantastic work.
CEO & Co-founder of Busuu