Love your learning with busuu Go

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To kick off our month of motivation with busuu, we’re talking about ways to improve your love of language learning and keep yourself motivated throughout 2014. In this post we’ll be talking about ways to increase intrinsic motivation, the motivation that comes from within us, as well as some simple things you can do that will help keep your learning on track for the year ahead.

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Be positive

Intrinsic motivation comes from an enjoyment and appreciation of the activity that we are involved in. Here are three ways to help yourself to love your learning with busuu:
1. Believe in yourself. Everyone has the ability to learn another language, it’s just a question of understanding what your strengths are and making the most of them.
2. Take control of your learning. Only you are in charge of your learning and the decisions you make. Realising this can help us make the most of the learning experience.
3. Aim high. Every bit of time you dedicate to your studies takes you a step closer to being excellent in your chosen language. And for that reason, every step should be fun and rewarding in itself.

Set yourself goals

One way to take control of your learning is to set yourself goals. This doesn’t necessarily help you love your learning, but it definitely helps keep you going during the inevitable tough times. With busuu you can set a target of how much you want to learn and also state how much time you want to dedicate to your studies each week. This way you can easily see if you’re on track, and push you to work a bit harder if not.

Let busuu Go help you out

And to help get you started on your journey, here at busuu we’re offering a 20% discount on all Premium memberships during the month of busuu Go. And all this month we’ll be offering you motivational tips and advice on how to make the most of your time with busuu. Together, you and busuu are an unstoppable team!

50 COMMENTS

  1. The best language learning site! Two suggestions:
    1) the script used for the Arabic PDFs is difficult for beginners to read. The standard cursive script would be more helpful.
    2) the reading comprehension questions work fine when they use the same alphabet as the learner knows… but are way too complex for the starting levels of Arabic. Similarly the first level Arabic speaking exercises are way too difficult and bear no relation to the level and content of the unit.

    This means I find Busuu fantastic for Italian but full of insuperable, illogical hurdles when I learn Arabic!

    • Hello Englishman06,

      Thanks a lot for sharing your ideas with us.
      We take all our users’ suggestions into account and discuss them internally. Happy language learning!

      Ciao for now,
      Fabia

    • Hello Kian,

      Thanks for your comment. There are two kinds of memberships possible on busuu, the Basic and the Premium version.
      In the Basic version of busuu you have free access to more than 150 learning units. If you would like to learn faster and in a more efficient way you can become a Premium member http://www.busuu.com/subscribe. We hope this information helps.

      Tchau,
      Fabia

    • Hello Alfredo Fernandez,

      Thank you for your comment. Really nice of your niece to recommend you to learn Italian. To start learning with busuu is really easy you just need to register on our website http://www.busuu.com and you can start learning Italian right away.

      Tchau,
      Fabia

  2. Olá! Gerei um boleto no site de membro premium com vencimento para dia 04/01/2014, mas na verdade gostaria de ter escolhido vencimento para o dia 15. tem como eu alterar a data? se eu não puder pagar na data vai correr juros? posso desconsiderar esse boleto e gerar outro??
    Por favor aguardo resposta com urgência.
    Grata, Kelly.

  3. First I wish you happy cristmas andappreciate your helpful advices about learning German.but I have some problems in my learning .First my first languge is Percian and I am not very strong in English .Is itpossible I tearn German to Percian? Second ,Iam really biginner and Idon’t know the alphabet and their sounds .Could you please introduce me some audio books which I get more familier with sounds.I am waiting for your solution. With my best regards

    • Hello Mehraban,

      Thank you very much for your comment.
      We are sorry but busuu does not offer language interface in the Persian language.
      When you are learning German with busuu you can the alphabet by going to the menu bar click Resources and then click where it says Alphabet. If you experience any difficulties please send an email to our support team at team@busuu.com.

      We hope this information helps.

      Ciao for now,
      Fabia

    • Hi Hankebas, when you first register with busuu you automatically obtain a free “Premium Upgrade” period of 7 days. During this time you have access to all the
      Premium functions for the first units of each course. After these 7 days your account will automatically turn into a free account.
      Yet you can still take advantage of our 20% discount promotion :). We hope you enjoy learning with busuu!

    • Hello Sahar, in this link https://www.busuu.com/subscribe you can find all our Premium membership prices. From now until the 31st of January all our users who subscribe to a Premium membership online get an automatic 20% discount. Happy language learning with busuu 🙂

  4. How can I can 20% off? I tried to download premium membership of French courses on busuu, but it’s the original price. Thank you.

    • Hello Yolaine, the 20% discount is only available on Premium memberships online. We hope this information helps.

  5. like your efforts in making us good in language, pray that God should pay you people double for that efforts. Amen

  6. Just browsing on the Internet, your website gives the impression that the BUSUU Language course is absolutely free. I was just wondering why you are now offering a 20% discount? Please will you clarify this. I hope to do the course this year.

    Thanking you,
    June Melrose

    • Hello June,
      Thank you very much for your message.
      There are two kinds of memberships possible on busuu. The Basic and the Premium version.
      In the Basic version, busuu is completely free. In this version, you can learn one language and you have free access to more than 150 learning units.
      If that is not enough and you would like to have access to more features that will help you learn a language faster, you can become a Premium member http://www.busuu.com/subscribe and take advantage of our 20% discount.

      We hope this information is useful.

      Sunny greetings,
      Fabia

    • Hello Arzu,

      Thank you for your comment.
      When you register with busuu the way you learn a language or improve your language skills is by doing different exercises. You have different levels and you can start on the level which you feel it represents the skills you have in the language you are learning. To start learning with busuu it’s really easy you can register for free at http://www.busuu.com and start learning right away.

      Ciao for now,
      Fabia

  7. Hello,happy new year for all!
    Thank so much to make sing to me .My problem with this learnig is: I’m not had, have, the best connetion, so I think to ask you an aid like you send me PDF document.
    Thanks a lot for our collaboration.

    • Hello Aubin,
      Happy New Year back from the busuu team!
      If you are experiencing some difficulties on our website please send an email to our support team at team@busuu.com.
      We are sorry for the inconvenience,
      Fabia

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