We’ve introduced some new features to help you stay motivated, making language learning easier to navigate for everyone. We know it can be tough taking up a new language, so our experts have come up with clever tricks and new lesson content. Plus, we love change if it means you get to reach your goals faster.
Why is it changing?
It sounds like a cliché, but we believe everyone should have access to quality language learning. We know what a massive positive impact mastering another language can have, opening up many more possibilities and new experiences. Our updates mean you’ll learn a language and its culture. Our experts have been working hard on creating more content that helps you really learn another language.
Who will see it and when?
We’re starting off with our most popular language courses - French, Japanese English and Spanish, with our English language interface. That’s not us picking favourites, it’s just what a large number of our learners choose when they start learning with us. The new content will launch on 1st September 2022, and we’re looking forward to hearing what you think so we can continue to make impactful changes because our platform is built for you, our language learning community.
Read all about our newest features here:
Previously, you could scroll forever (almost) through your learning level and the task to reach the end might have seemed very daunting. Now, we’ve grouped lessons into chapters, with a checkpoint between each chapter. You’ll get to a checkpoint approximately every 10 lessons, where we’ll test your knowledge and if you pass, you’ll unlock the next chapter. Checkpoints are there to ensure your lessons have worked and to make you feel great about your progress. You can also use checkpoints to skip ahead and save time if you’re finding your course level a little easy.
*currently only available on web.
Check in with us every day to complete a lesson (one or more) and you’ll see the little blue flame of success - the very beginning of your streak journey. Keep coming back to learn more, and build regular learning habits. Not only will your chosen language improve, but you’ll see more of those satisfying blue flames showing just how many days in a row you’ve come back to learn with Busuu.
Free vs Premium subscriptions
We believe that languages empower people. You could experience more in dream travel destinations, work or live abroad, fully immerse yourself in another culture or simply embrace a new challenge. By making our content free to everyone, we’re offering you more opportunities through languages, you just have to watch adverts to access more lessons. If you prefer, you can sign up to our Premium subscription where you’ll get:
- An ad-free experience
- Access to Premium-only content (courses specifically 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 are here to help so please reach out to us here if you have any questions or feedback.