We keep telling ourselves we’re going to get fit, save money, and learn a new language—the same things we’ve been telling ourselves for the past six years.
And yet our jeans are tighter than ever. But thanks to busuu, our Spanish is coming along bueno.
That’s because busuu makes learning a new language more accessible. With 12 languages to pick from, including Arabic, Japanese, and Portuguese, the app lets you work at your own pace, starting out with simple words and phrases before helping you piece it all together.
By gamifying the whole experience, it also makes learning fun. Instead of simply getting you to recite terms to embed them in your memory, it introduces a range of challenges and mini games that let you test what you’re learning.
These range from multiple-choice quizzes to perfecting your pronunciation with voice recognition tests. As well as stopping the boredom from seeping in, these strategies ultimately make the new information easier to retain.
That’s not all busuu does to make things a little easier to grasp. All words and sentences are available in audio form—something that lets you understand the intricacies of the intonations—and holding the play button gives you the audio clip in slooooow motion.
With enough free modules to let you get the basics, premium access will take you from principiante (novice) to fluido (fluent) in no time.