English learners on Busuu can now improve their language skills through news and cultural content from The New York Times and The Economist.
The latest update to Busuu’s English course brings video and article lessons from the two world-leading newspapers, covering a range of real-world topics.
Commenting on the update, Bernhard Niesner, CEO and Co-Founder, Busuu, said: “As one of the world’s most immersive digital language learning products, we’re constantly looking at ways to enrich our learning experience through meaningful and engaging content. We’re thrilled to bring our learners content from The Economist and The New York Times, to provide them with a range of topical content combined with Busuu’s award-winning methodology.”
Video content from The New York Times will cater to all levels, from Beginner A1 to Upper Intermediate B2 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages. Article content from The Economist is suited to more advanced learners.
Within each lesson, we’ll start by teaching you key vocabulary before you review the article or video. Then, you’ll take part in interactive exercises to test your reading or listening comprehension skills. At the end of a lesson, users can submit a speaking or writing exercise and receive instant feedback from members of Busuu’s native speaker community.
Kirsten Campbell-Howes, Head of Education, Busuu, added: “Busuu students learn languages to communicate and interact with the rest of the world: these lessons bring the real world into the app via the best international journalism; creating an immersive learning experience that no other language learning app currently offers.”
Are you learning English? Improve your English on Busuu with content from The New York Times and The Economist.