One of our biggest-ever updates! You can now access complete courses in all 14 languages for free, making language learning accessible to everyone. Once you’ve updated or registered on web and iOS (Android updates coming soon), you’ll see brand new features to help you stay motivated and a learning path that’s much easier to navigate. In addition, our language experts have added lots of brand-new lesson content and ways to keep you motivated, helping you reach your goals faster.
Why is it changing?
It sounds like a cliché, but we believe everyone should have access to quality language learning. Mastering another language can have a massive impact, opening up more possibilities and new experiences. The updates mean you’ll learn a language, and its culture, so you can really feel at home when using your new skills in the real world.
Who will see it and when?
All of our complete courses in 14 languages have been updated and are available to everyone on iOS and web. Android users will be able to update very soon and don’t worry. We’ll let you know as soon as it’s ready. Choose from English, Spanish, Japanese, French, German, Dutch, Korean, Russian, Arabic, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Turkish and Chinese.
Plus, you can now select the interface language that suits you and your learning style, whether you prefer to fully immerse yourself in the language you’re learning or use your native language for guidance. Available in Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish and Vietnamese.
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Lessons are grouped into smaller chapters, with a checkpoint test between each. You’ll be able to use checkpoints to test your knowledge and unlock the next chapter when you pass. Checkpoints ensure skills have sunk in and are proof you’re making progress. You can also use checkpoints to skip ahead and save time if your current level is too easy.
Streaks and shields
Learn with us every day (one or more lessons), and you’ll see the little blue flame of success - your own streak journey. Keep coming back and you’ll see your streak in more satisfying blue flames showing how many days in a row you’ve improved. If you miss a day - don’t worry. You can protect your streak with shields so even if you can’t get to your learning you can still keep your streak alive. Be warned though - shields don't accumulate, and you can only ever have a maximum of two per week.
You’ll now see new types of exercises, revamped content and video flashcards in the majority of our courses. Watch and learn proper pronunciation from native speakers, giving you more opportunities to practise your listening and speaking skills.
Know exactly where you’re going and where you’ve been with your own easy-to-follow learning path. Easily see your progress, current level, what you’ve already covered and what’s coming up next. Then, skip ahead any time by completing the next checkpoint test, which will unlock all previous lessons.
Free vs Premium subscriptions
By making Busuu free to everyone, you have more opportunities to broaden your experiences through languages. You just have to watch adverts to access more lessons.
If you prefer, you can sign up for a Premium subscription where you’ll get the following:
- An ad-free experience
- Access to Premium-only content (courses specifically created for travel, business, pronunciation and more)
- Priority feedback from native speakers
- AI-powered Smart Review that personalises your revision
- Busuu Certificates on completion of each level
What if I only want to access the free version?
The choice of how you learn is entirely up to you. Reach out to our customer support team, who can discuss subscription options and help you decide which Busuu option works best for you.
As always, our team is here to help, so please reach out to us if you have any questions or feedback.