Speak like a native


Say hello to busuu’s new speech recognition exercises – available for users of our iOS and Android apps.

Our speech recognition exercises will help you to practice your pronunciation by copying a native speaker and getting immediate feedback. This feature is available in our English, Spanish, French and German courses. busuu’s education team will create more voice recognition exercises in upper levels and across other languages soon.

You will be able to test your pronunciation of key words and phrases via the apps – first, listen to a word or phrase, then copy it by speaking directly into your device’s inbuilt microphone. To be sure you get the most from this great new feature, make sure you practice in a quiet area.

Our custom speech recognition technology will tell you if the words and phrases you’ve been practising are pronounced correctly. This feedback will help you to find the areas where you could improve your pronunciation.

The feature is completely free. Why not to start learning now?

Kirsten is the Head of Education at Busuu. She is from the Scottish highlands, where she grew up. She studied philosophy at university in Edinburgh and then got a TEFL certificate and went to China to teach English. She has been learning languages online and creating digital learning courses around the world for 17 years and is about to start studying for an MSc in Applied Linguistics for Language Teaching at Oxford University. Outside of work, she is a yoga enthusiast and a keen gardener. She also loves spending time with her two border terriers!


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