Busuu helps you communicate with confidence from day one. Combine expertly designed language lessons with feedback and tips from our global community of native speakers and harness the power of learning together.
Looking for the best way to learn a new language on your phone? You’ve just discovered it, with Busuu, a Chegg service – we’re the app that makes learning new languages easier, more fun and more effective for all.
Whether you’re learning to get confident having new conversations, for a higher grade, a career boost, or for mind-blowing travel experiences, Busuu’s got your back.
We’re already helping millions of people overcome their learning struggles, from lack of time and motivation to problems with grammar and vocab. We help our learners achieve their goals, one milestone at a time – and we want to do the same for you.
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How are we doing this? We’re glad you asked. Whether you’re learning on your iPad or iPhone, Busuu helps you…
– Learn up to 14 languages
That’s right, 14! We’ve got complete courses in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Portuguese (Brazilian), Polish, Russian, Arabic, Dutch or Turkish with Busuu.
– Master languages with real people
You want to learn the relevant language, right? You’re in luck: we’ll connect you with our community of native speakers so you can get localised language knowledge and support. Feel even better when you help other learners in return.
– Learn from the experts
Busuu’s online courses are created by our ingenious language experts. Learn step-by-step with bite-sized lessons, plenty of practise and lots of opportunities to test your progress.
– Say hello to useful language skills
Learn the language that will really take you places! With regularly updated content, video flashcards featuring real people and useful cultural tips, you’ll be fully immersed in no time.
– Kiss goodbye to stressful timetabling
We’re serious. We organise your learning time for you with a personalised Study Plan. Simply tell us when you want to study and for how long, and we’ll send you notifications to keep you on track.
– Revise with ease
There’ll be no forgetting on our watch. Smart Review cleverly saves all the grammar and vocab you learn in lessons and stores them in one handy place, so you can make those tricky words and rules stick.
– Show off achievements with official certificates
With our Busuu language certificates, you’ll have actual proof of your language capabilities.
– Access specialised courses for language lovers
You’ve learned the basics, and now you’re hungry for more. Learn about manga, advance your pronunciation or add travel-specific phrases to your skillset, plus much more.
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See what others have to say about Busuu:
● EDITOR RATING: EXCELLENT - PC MAG
● Named 'Best Buy' language learning app by the Independent in 2021
● Language Learning App of the Year at the EdTech Breakthrough Awards 2020
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Improved learning experience. New content. Bug fixes. Our experts have been working hard to make learning languages with Busuu easy and effective.
Ratings and Reviews
PROS: Busuu teaches in manageable chunks, with easy to understand exercises you can do in just a few minutes a day. Progress is measured to keep you encouraged and engaged. You get a good mix of writing, reading, listening, and speaking practice, and native speakers will correct your work (as you do for others). Lessons can be downloaded for offline work. So far I'm getting real results while actively enjoying myself! I've tried both Busuu and Duolingo and find Busuu much clearer and easier to follow. I would still recommend Busuu at its normal price, but when I opted out of the "free trial" on day one, it offered me a great discount when I came back the next day! I can only speak about the Japanese lessons, but I'm impressed. I'm learning, and I'm having fun. CONS: The computer voices are fine for listening practice but should NOT be considered "realistic" enough to model your Japanese accent after. Also, it's great to get feedback from native speakers, but the grading requests can feel excessive, especially for a language as popular as English.
Great but a few bugs - update
I commented some months ago about the Busuu iPad app not showing corrections to exercises in green (see below for why that matters). In spite of several app updates they haven’t fixed the bug. The advice from Busuu themselves is that the desktop version of Busuu will clearly show corrected text in green but the app won’t. I am a great fan of Busuu but am mystified why after months and months they have not fixed the app bug. It makes a big difference to language learners and makes users’ efforts to help less effective.
Previous review: Generally this app is excellent but the latest update introduced a few bugs for iPad users. First when someone corrects your work the changes are no longer always highlighted in green. This makes any alterations much less obvious and you have to compare your version word for word against the corrected version. The green highlighting works for some people but not for others! Secondly when you check someone’s work Busuu changed the text box you write in to a ticker tape. In the old box you could see everything and correct any typos. In the new version moving round the ticker tape line is trickier. So errors can slip past you because they aren’t visible on the screen. Still good for learning languages but I hope they can return to the previously reliable functionality soon. It’s irritating at the moment!
Developer Response ,
thanks for the review.
Our engineers are currently investigating this issue. Hopefully, this will be fixed soon.
If you have any questions, please get in touch with our support team at email@example.com.
Have a great day,
Short comings spoil experience
Update: I’m done with this app. I really can’t be dealing with Busuu’s mistakes when it affects the ability to learn. Random words are not accepted as correct in the review sections, 新聞 is wrong but しんぶん is correct? 大判の新聞 is incorrect, おおばんのしんぶん is also incorrect as only おおばん の しんぶん with the spaces included is accepted as a correct answer. The conversations are still completely written in hiragana with no option to read kanji. How is anyone meant to progress learning their Japanese if the app just becomes a mess once you move past A1.
This is a good app for learning language but a few persistent errors make its frustrating to use. Doing my word reviews there are often mistakes between what is spoken/written and what You get a correct answer for. It’s really annoying to have to remember which sentences I have to listen to 彼らは but change it to 彼は simply because Busuu is mixed up. Another example is some grammar when you’ll hear 午後に新聞 being said and making sense, however it seems to only accept 午後新聞. LingoDeer gives the user the option to contest answers and say ‘my answer was correct’, a feature that is very useful but also I never need to use. The more time I spend on Busuu, the more frequent these issues crop up. It’d also be nice on the review section to see both the English and Japanese translation or at least have some settings to set personal preferences, especially when they’re charging £80 a year.
Developer Response ,
Hi, thank you for your feedback! We really want to help you with this issue, please make sure to contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org, we will get back to you ASAP.
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