You Deserve a Reward!

One of the best ways to keep your motivation levels high is to reward the hard work and effort that you’re putting into your learning. In this post we’ll give you some ideas about how you can use goals, rewards and incentives to keep you learning more throughout 2014.


Watch your garden grow

Here at busuu we reward you for all of your learning with busuu-berries and gifts for your garden. The berries can be used to make your busuu garden look even more amazing, and that’s something to really be proud of. Take a look at the shop, decide on a gift you want to buy for your garden and then work hard to get enough berries for that gift. If you want some extra motivation you can even set yourself a time limit.

Goals and certificates

We know how important it is to set your learning goals. You should make a plan of what you want to achieve and how much you want to study each day. It’s important to be realistic when you decide your goals though; a manageable goal is a far better motivator than an unmanageable one! And for all Premium users, when you finish a level on busuu you will get a busuu certificate to show for all your hard work and achievement.

Real world rewards

Gifts, berries and certificates are all well and good, but sometimes you just want some chocolate! So why not give yourself real-world rewards for your language learning. These can be for completing an hour of study, or maybe for learning 50 new words and phrases. If you set your own goals you can also set your own rewards!

20% discount

And as an extra incentive from busuu we’re giving a 20% discount on Premium Memberships until the end of the month. This means you will have access to all the grammar units, recording exercises, certificates and more. Get your 2014 of language learning off to the perfect start with busuu Go and a Premium Membership.

Leave a Comment:


  1. Jean Stace

    I would love to upgrade to Premium, but I will be off line until Feb 1st. Therefore I cannot use the website until then. Can I upgrade in February?

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Jean Stace,

      Thank you for your message. Sure you can always upgrade to Premium. However the busuu Go promotion is only available until the 31st of January.
      We hope this information helps.


  2. Mary Dimbleby

    You do not tell me how much this costs.
    I wish to learn beginners Italian
    Thank you

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Mary,

      Thank you for your question. To find more about the different memberships we offer on busuu and the different costs please check this link


  3. Alan Wilson

    Dear friends,

    I have a great desire to learn Spanish and also perfect my Swahili. However I am a busy person and can only afford 30 – 60 minutes a day at best. Questions

    (1) is my time affordability practical
    (2) how much are the courses available
    (3) probably better to concentrate on one language at a time


    Alan Wilson

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Alan Wilson,

      Thank you for your message.
      In terms of time if you can learn between 30 to 60 minutes everyday it’s great. To register with busuu is free ( however if you would like to access the Premium features which will help you learn faster an in a more efficient way you can check the different Premium memberships here Some users prefer to concentrate in only one language whilst others like to learn more than one language. It really depends on what you prefer and how you feel you will learn better. Happy language learning!


  4. peter Tuite

    So, how much does it cost then and can I access the programme without recourse to passwords which I can never remember/

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello peter Tuite, thank you for your question. Our 12 months Premium Membership costs 69,99 euros however to find out more prices on the different online memberships we suggest you check this link When you log in with busuu it always asks for your password however, if you tick the box below password where it says ‘Keep me logged in’ it should save your password and keep you logged in. Best, Fabia

  5. Les Vine

    very good web site and a chance to improve my skills

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Les Vine,

      Thank you so much for the positive feedback. We hope you enjoy learning with us!


  6. Hilary Mellin


    • Fabia Alves

      Hi Hilary,

      Thank you for your comment.
      In regards to your question please contact our support team at and my colleagues will be happy to help you.


  7. Shahrinissa

    Assalaamu alaikum Busuu Team,

    I am glad to cooperate on development of my Arabic language. It is my heart dream. Many thanks for you attention. Please, send me the most easier way to learn this respective language. I am beginner.

    My Best Regards,

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Shahrinissa,

      Thank you very much for your message. To start learning Arabic with busuu you just need to register for free at
      To improve your skills in the Arabic language we suggest you practise it everyday.


  8. Aleksandra

    You propose 20%,but how much is the course?
    Some exercises are not correct.question and answer is in English. I think it may be translate :English-Russian, or English-Polish. It’s no use. Thank you.Generally, I like your course.

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Aleksandra,

      Thank you for your message. If you are experiencing some difficulties on our website please contact our support team at and they will help you.


  9. Lily

    How can I get this discount from Apple store pls?

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Lily,

      Thank you for your comment. This discount is only available for the online Premium Memberships. We are sorry but it is not possible to use this discount to buy an app.
      We would also like to inform that when you buy a Premium Membership online you will have access to all the content of our apps for free.


  10. Abdulrahman Aljasmi

    looking to join.

    • Fabia Alves

      Hi Abdulrahman Aljasmi,

      Thank you for your message. To be part of our language learning community you just need to register for free at
      We hope you enjoy learning with us.

  11. klaltan

    its very helpful viva la busuu

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello klaltan, we are glad busuu helps you improve your language skills.


  12. Marie-José TERRIERE

    Je désire apprendre l’anglais et d’office vous m’envoyez des mails écrits en anglais, je ne peux les déchivrer et de ce fait je les mets à la poubelle. Pourriez-vous pas m’écrire en français. Plus tard on verra lorsque j’aurai appris l’anglais mais en attendant…

    • Fabia Alves

      Salut Marie-José TERRIERE, afin de recevoir nos emails en anglais, il faut que tu changes la langue que tu as sélectionnée pour ton compte busuu. Pour ce faire, connecte-toi sur ton compte en ligne et clique sur Configuration.

      À bientôt!

  13. Philomena Slinkey

    Yay!! im surprised I deserve a reward

  14. scillaci

    I am sorry but right now I cannot upgrade I am without a job so I cannot see how I can Upgrade at this moment even if I want to .I am sorry I just can’t .


    • Fabia Alves

      Hello scillaci, thank you for your comment. There are two kinds of memberships possible on busuu, the Basic and the Premium version. In the Basic version, you can register for free with busuu and you will still be able to access more than 150 learning units. However the recording exercises, grammar units and certificates are exclusive for Premium users. We hope this info helps and that you enjoy learning with busuu.

  15. Oliver Dibak

    Very good application for not born Englishmen .

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Oliver Dibak, thank you very much for the positive feedback. This really motivates us to continue working hard and to keep improving our website!

  16. Oliver Dibak

    The people from another countries can speak ancd chat with each other.

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Oliver Dibak, we hope you are enjoying your language learning with us and our community 🙂

  17. Ramnathan Iyer

    I have been trying to figure out how I can learn and enhance my reputation and earning..I ultimately want to end as a translator,teacher (promoting Japanese Language in school students) and orator.For the time being.

    • Fabia Alves

      Hello Ramnathan Iyer,

      Thank you for your comment. At the moment, we offer courses for the levels A1, A2, B1 and B2.
      As a Premium Member, you can additionally practice your language skills with our news articles and live units including daily updated videos and pictures from National Geographic.

      Ciao for now,

  18. Parku Rejoice

    Yay!! im surprised I deserve a reward …… Very good web site and a chance to improve my skills –

  19. Paul Schuster

    What did you do with, My Garden?
    I use Busuu to help others with English. I don’t like the Spanish Course because it is 100 percent mush mouth Castillian Spanish which drives me nuts… Why no Latin American Spanish?

  20. Paul Schuster

    where is my garden? what did you do with it?