Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, English, Chinese and 6 other languages. Language learning is simple, fun and effective with busuu. You can even fit language learning into your daily schedule with the help of our study plan. 90 million users are already learning languages with busuu! Join them today and learn a 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.


Our language courses are created by our talented language experts who are native speakers in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese and more!


Learn how to order a croissant in French, greet your friend in Spanish, buy a train ticket in German or ask a local for direction in Italian. No matter which language you choose to learn, busuu offers you the closest thing to living in that country.


Our courses cover grammar, vocabulary, speaking, writing, reading and conversations. You can even learn basic Japanese and Chinese characters with busuu. Practice your writing and speaking skills with native speakers and help others in your native language using the social feature.


How good are you in Spanish vocabulary? Or do you already speak basic German. Don’t worry, we have both beginner and intermediate level courses adapted to what you already know. Take the language placement test and find your starting level!


Are you travelling to a new country and don’t know the local language? Our bonus travel course covers all the survival phrases for your next holiday.


Offline mode - download lessons and learn languages on the go without Wi-Fi
Official language certification – take the end level test and earn an official McGraw-Hill Education language certification for Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Italian and English
Study plan - We will create a personalised study plan for you to keep you motivated and help you achieve your language learning goals!


Learn Spanish, German, French, Italian, English, Russia, Chinese, Japanese, Turkish, Brazilian Portuguese, Arabic and Polish


A lot of the features are free, but you will need a subscription in order to get access to all features of this app. 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.

There are three types of subscription:
The 1 month subscription for $ 9.99 (or the equivalent in your currency), renewed automatically until canceled.
The 6 month subscription for $ 44.99 (or the equivalent in your currency), renewed automatically until canceled.
The 12 month subscription for $ 69.99 (or the equivalent in your currency), renewed automatically until canceled.

Any unused portion of your 7 day free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited you purchase a subscription.

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What’s New

Version 19.8.0

Thank you for updating! We are always working hard to improve the app at busuu.

We have made some changes to some of our custom content to make it more topical than ever. Learning things like asking for directions, interviewing for a job and ordering a coffee has never been easier.

If you enjoy using busuu, please rate and review us. Questions? Feedback? We’d love to hear from you. Email us at

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.7K Ratings

12.7K Ratings

Olga Zhilitskaya ,

Amazing app!

This app is 100% useful. I’ve purchased a subscription (although rather expensive), but it is worth every penny. I particularly enjoy peer-review for creative tasks and pronunciation assessment tasks (uses automated speech recognition). Although with speech recognition tasks I’ve come across a bug, when it incorrectly recognised a long phrase, basically it stops listening in the middle saying that I’ve done it all correctly (a task when you ought to conjugate a verb).
Study plan is also a nice feature, but you can’t have more than 1 active plan at a time, which is VERY unfortunate, as I study several languages at the moment and want to track them all. This is a huge drawback.
I also enjoy minimalistic design.
All in all, this app is much more advanced than its competitors (e.g. duolingua) and I’m enjoying it very much.

Longin3s ,

Better than Rosetta.

I’m undecided between 4 or 5 stars. The app is great and fun to use, it offers translation which is good and, for me as I’m getting on in years, just the right amount of content per lesson. It also allows you to interact with other users and it tests you orally as well as in writing.
My only small dislike is that it’s not possible to go back in a lesson, as far as I’m aware you have to repeat the whole thing. It’s not a deal breaker as the lessons are fairly concise. Also I’m not sure what the colour of the icons is supposed to tell me but maybe that’s me being thick. I’d also like to include the time I spend reviewing things into my overall time, sometimes I spend an hour or more going back over what I’ve learned only to find 0/20 minutes have been added to my overall time. You set the time goal yourself so it’s no big deal.
So far something about this app has kept my interest more than others. I’ve tried Duolingo, that was too repetitive and Rosetta Stone which was so incredibly tedious and very expensive.
I hope I keep up with this as I’m an Englishman living in Spain so I need to learn the lingo! So far I’ve learned more in a week than the previous 3 years. Hasta luego!

Carbon & Oxygen ,

Great but not perfect

I decided to try out it Japanese course, (as I love anime and their pop music). It was fun to learn it (though I’m just a beginning) but I noticed a few issues. One of which is that the translation button doesn’t work on these to cards (the tall card and the student card, and there may also be more), I also don’t like that you can't use the translation button in the second stage of the dialogue test, but can do it on the first stage. However, I do like the translation button on the vocabulary cards so I can write it down on paper and know how to pronounce it. Also I really hate that you shove the premier membership in my face, every time I open the app, I just want to learn it to for free like you say.

I would also suggest the ability to swap courses if the consumer doesn’t like it. Also as you don’t offer a Korean or a Vietnamese course, you should know that it say that you offer those courses in the information tab, at the bottom which would mislead people into thinking you offer it when you don’t.

Developer Response ,

Hi there,

Thanks a lot for your feedback regarding our Japanese course- I have logged your comments for our Education team

I am afraid that at the moment we only offer Korean and Vietnamese as interface languages and not course languages- we do apologise for this confusion

Best wishes,



Busuu Limited
150.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, Arabic, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Turkish, Vietnamese

Age Rating
Rated 4+
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  3. Annual Subscription £69.99


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