The “World’s Largest Social Network for Language Learning”: Busuu
Name: Busuu (Visit Busuu)
Type: Language Learning Platform
Best Website For: Learning a Language and Speaking with Natives
Reason it's on The Best Sites:
Busuu is one of the more popular language learning sites. It is a freemium site. Users that don't opt for the paid plan will get access to the bulk of the material on the site which comes in the form of flash cards. There are some social networking features on the site that allow you to have correspondence with native speakers of the language you're learning.
“A language is a dialect with an army and navy.” — Max Weinreich, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Did you know that Italy is incredibly rich in terms of dialects and languages? You may be wondering what the difference between a language and a dialect is. Well, a dialect is a variety of a language that
Over the last few years we have been growing our team size more than 5x, so we urgently needed a new home! busuu’s old office had served its purpose for the past 5 and a half years, and while it had become our home, it really started to feel like a little nest in the
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Back in December, we thanked you for helping us to raise money for a school for up to 350 orphans and children from low-income families in Cameroon. Now we’re excited to share with you a photo of one of the new fully-equipped classrooms that we helped to build! For every Premium subscription sold between 15th
You might be wondering why the picture above is of a tropical beach in Martinique instead of a café on a boulevard in Paris? Well, that’s because French is actually spoken in more countries than you might think! According to the International Organisation of La Francophonie, there are around 274 million French speakers worldwide and
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You don’t need to repeat the methods you used in school The way many of us studied a language in school – one or two hours per week, with lots of time filling in exercises in a textbook, was more a function of the crammed school curriculum and the need for easy-to-mark exam papers than
We’re super excited to announce that our CEO, Bernhard Niesner, has won an EY Entrepreneur Of The Year™ 2018 award for London & South in the ‘Disruptor’ category. Disruptor companies are forward-thinking and innovative companies with dynamic business ideas. Entrepreneur Of The Year™ is the world’s most prestigious business award for entrepreneurs. Every year, many gather
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We are delighted to receive two more awards this week to add to our collection! The first is the Comenius Award, awarded by GPI (Gesellschaft für Pädagogik, Informationen und Medien e.V – The Society for Pedagogy, Information and Media) in Germany. The society has been awarding different educational media with Comenius-EduMedia-Awards since 1995. This year,
One of the best ways to deepen your knowledge of a language is to engage with films, TV series and books. When I was 12, I moved to England for a year with my mother and, by that point, I only spoke a few words of English. I was constantly frustrated and always tugging at
All packed and ready for Russia but want to learn some handy football lingo before you get there? Or maybe you’re watching from home but want to get in the Russian football spirit? Whether you’re heading to there or not, learning some useful vocab will really enrich your overall experience. So I’ve spoken to my
Conducting academic studies plays an important role in improving the efficiency of learning a language with busuu. We wanted to find out about the behaviour of our learners and the success of their language learning with us. Fernando Rosell-Aguilar, Senior lecturer in Spanish and Open Media Fellow at The Open University, conducted a research study
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