busuu - Language Learning

busuu - Language Learning

By Busuu Limited

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2010-09-21
  • Current Version: 16.8.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 124.96 MB
  • Developer: Busuu Limited
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 48,259 Ratings

Description

Join 80 million busuu users waiting to help you learn a language! Become a member of the busuu Community and have your speaking and writing exercises corrected by native speakers. Plus, you can help others in your native language! ========================== We tested our app against other language learning apps such as Babbel and Duolingo with the university of New York, and they found that, “ Among all the language learning apps studied so far, the efficacy of busuu is the best. ” – Roumen Vesselinov, City University of New York. ""Top-notch design, user experience and content"" - PC Mag UK Bloomberg – Business Innovators 2016 ========================== Learn up to 12 major languages using our award-winning courses, with levels ranging from beginner to fluency: Learn Spanish, German, French, Arabic, Russia, Chinese, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Portuguese, Polish, and English ========================== Transform your travel experience, improve your memory skills, practice with real native speakers, study or live abroad and, even better, meet new people and develop life-long friendships! FEATURES · PLACEMENT TEST - start from the right difficulty level · CERTIFICATION - become certified with McGraw-Hill · HELP FROM NATIVES - get your exercises corrected · ACCENT TRAINING - speech recognition exercises · FULL COURSES - over 150 different units per language · GRAMMAR - tips on grammar to help you learn · LEARN OFFLINE - no internet needed ========================== SUPPORT & FEEDBACK We have customer support available in all interface languages If you have any issues or want to help improve busuu with feedback, please visit our help center: https://busuu.zendesk.com/hc/en-us or contact us directly: team@busuu.com. We are more than happy to answer all your questions and solve any issue, so make sure you contact us before leaving your review! ========================== busuu for Business Academic or business solutions? busuu for Business offers a premium language learning service to further your employees or students' language learning capabilities. ========================== PLEASE NOTE You will need a subscription in order to get access to the premium features of this app’s courses. There are three subscription options: 1-monthly subscription for $US10.99 (or the equivalent in local currency), automatically renewed until cancelled. 6-monthly subscription for $US54.99 (or the equivalent in local currency), automatically renewed until cancelled. 12-monthly subscription for $US74.99 (or the equivalent in local currency), automatically renewed until cancelled. Your subscription will automatically renew unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current payment period. Your iTunes account will be automatically charged at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your Account Settings. You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase. Privacy policy: https://www.busuu.com/en/privacy/ Terms of Service: https://www.busuu.com/en/terms/

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Reviews

  • Exercises great, social lacking

    4
    By Daniel Greene
    The learning exercises written by the professionals who developed the app are top-notch. I paid for Premium and I don’t regret it in the least. However, I find the social element lacking. One thing I see is a lot of erroneous corrections of English by non-native English speakers. Another element I find missing is that once you have submitted an exercise you cannot ask people to correct it for you; you can only hope that people might come and see it and correct it. The only way to ask for corrections is to checkmark a box before you submit it. Also, once you do make friends, there’s no way to contact them directly. One other thing— it seems like the exercises only take you up to level B2. My goal is to get to C1, so I wish it would offer one more level.
  • Review

    2
    By 1Germ1
    Needs to have a overall review
  • Amazing and Interactive

    4
    By 2marhius
    Today is Day 1 and I am already having fun. Learned some new tricks and I’m in awe of how interactive the app is.
  • Very helpful

    5
    By jal3n frye
    I just started using this app and I have a good feeling that I’m going to gain a lot from it!
  • Busuu

    5
    By paulasando
    I like it ! I’m learning English and this is a good app
  • Nearly comprehensive

    5
    By nicholas0010
    This app is great! It really helped me get comfortable learning french. I used the premium version and all of the lessons really let me understand the structure and patterns of the language, even in more depth than my native french partner could. It’s only somewhat lacking in providing practice actually speaking orally, but that’s what the online community is good for. I would recommend this if you don’t want to sit in a college class, but still want to learn a language properly.
  • Excellent

    5
    By k-dog418
    A fantastic way to connect with a language and learn on many levels.
  • Effective and reasonable price

    5
    By cherrueix
    Overall, an excellent app that helps you learn language effectively. If you want to be able to articulate yourself in complete sentences and not resort to parroting phrases, Busuu has helped me accomplish that. Starting Spanish from the first level, I've managed to pass the A1-A2 certificates and work through about 1/4 of level B1 in about 2 months, usually practicing about 4-5 times a week. I finally am starting to both read, write and hear basic Spanish decently! The sections are just long enough to reinforce learning yet short enough that I don't put off doing it each weekday. The vocabulary review is very helpful and essential for retention! For the most part, the social aspects are helpful, but there's a lot of people who start and fizzle out, so you might have a high turnover rate of "friends" who consistently help. Nonetheless, it's a fun aspect of the app. As for improvement? Two thoughts: 1) The lessons are pretty well designed and easy to follow. But, the letter tiles for the spelling assignments are too small and grouped too closely together. It's easy to select the wrong one. Also, iPhone SE and smaller phones really need to pay attention and make sure some answers aren't off-screen during exercises/tests. It'd be nice if there was an easy way to tell that you need to scroll down in those situations. 2) While I understand the approach to use total Spanish in the instructions/explanations in B1 and on, it's quite a learning curve if your vocabulary is limited to the words taught in previous lessons. I often have to spend a few minutes looking up the new words (or lazily resort to Google translate if I'm getting frustrated) before I understand what I'm being "taught." Maybe a translation toggle like they do in dialogues would help, at least at first? Even so, I understand what they're trying to do, but plan for the lessons to take 2-3 times longer if all you know are the words taught in Busuu's previous lessons. Ultimately, it's totally worth the paid price and I'm glad I have it for a year. I probably will renew, since I like learning the basics of languages. You probably will still want other resources to reinforce/expand grammar and vocabulary if you're serious about a language, but it's a solid foundation at a very reasonable price.
  • I like it!

    5
    By GameP ViVi
    This's a very interesting app
  • It goes too fast!

    2
    By password..ohwait
    This app is great and all but it goes too fast for a human mind. It doesn’t teach me the Japanese alphabet or the basics, I’ve learned three things over two months and that’s it. I feel like you shouldn’t have to pay for anything and the diolauge parts are super hard! It’s not we teach you and you say it back and if you mess up start over, it’s memorize or go forward not learning anything. I recommend trying a different app.

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