Busuu is the largest worldwide social community for independent language learning. Through an online website and an app, it offers access to audio-visual content and exercises in 12 languages. Busuu offers all four language learning skills : Reading, Listening, Speaking and Writing from beginner to advanced level. The content is offered in a free version and a premium version, so they can get to different audiences with different incomes. In addition, Busuu offers chats with native speakers from all over the world. This way people get to know other people and they are able to talk in the languages they are learning making new friends.
Busuu has levels of language knowledge so everytime the user achieves a new level, the app awards them with an accolade, as an acknowledgement of their progress to keep the users motivated. This virtual community was launched in 2008 and has 12million users already.
I think that the Busuu method is highly beneficial because it gives you the chance of learning a new language. Also, they are the only language platform in the world that allows users to talk to native speakers in a very easy way. In addition, they provide personalised feedback on exercises to facilitate understanding. However, learning a new language by yourself can be very hard as you need to be very constant and responsible to do it everyday during your free time, if not is impossible. Do you think so? Do you feel confident enough to learn a language by yourselves?
I invite you to have a look and try to learn a new language for free! It will always look good in your CV’s.