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.
HIGH QUALITY CONTENT
Our language courses are created by our talented language experts who are native speakers in English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Russian, Portuguese and more!
SPEAK LIKE A LOCAL
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.
IMPROVE YOUR LANGUAGE SKILLS
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.
TAKE THE PLACEMENT TEST
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!
TRAVEL LANGUAGE COURSE
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!
LANGUAGES WE OFFER
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.
You can manage your subscriptions through your Account Settings after purchase.
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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.
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Ratings and Reviews
I have recommended this app to some of my English students because it's a great way to improve your English. I'm studying French and I love the translated dialogues they have on the ends of many of the units. They use native, non-robotic speakers and speak at a natural pace so you can hear the linking of words. I also enjoy the visuals and how they contextualize all of their wonderful flashcards with sentence examples of the words. I have a few suggestions for improvement. First, they often will throw 3 to 5 complicated rules at you and then have you practice them all at once as if you should have digested all of that info at once. I think they should introduce one rule then have you practice that one and build on that. Also, often there is no audio or translation in many of the activities and I believe that's a big loss to the student. That's one place where duolingo wins out because they are good about that. Also, I'd love more review, so past rules and lessons are woven into the new ones. Also, not a fan of the high pitched ding sound that you can't turn off. Overall very impressed and excited to keep using it. Update: Buusu is my favorite language learning app by far and far surpasses duolingo because more practical language is taught and grammar isn’t ignored. I’m studying Spanish on it now and wish I had a non-Castilian option because I’m looking to communicate with Mexicans and Latin-Americans who don’t use vosotros or that th sound for the s.
Addictive and helpful
Two weeks ago I knew only a handful of phrases of German that I’d memorized as a child. I have now worked steadily through the first level of Busuu German level one, taking copious notes, and I’m very pleased with all the vocabulary I have picked up, all the grammar I have mastered, and the friends from around the world I have made. I’m amazed at the complexity of the sentences I am able to construct within such a short time. Granted I devoted more time to it than would normally be possible. I have neglected some household chores and Facebook friends to study in every possible spare moment (before and after work).
It’s terrific to be part of an international learning community. I appreciate the input and enjoy helping others. It’s great to get tips and encouragement from native speakers. I’m also planning to brush up on my other languages sometime for fun. It’s nice that that you can learn more than one language with this method for no extra charge.
There is sufficient repetition of key concepts and vocabulary that they stick but not so much that it gets irritating. I think the pace is good. I think the concepts covered are good. I’d like to have learned some of them earlier (eg the endings of adjectives-which have not yet made an appearance) but it’s good to have that to look forward to. There’s a good balance of aural and written language.
All in all I’m very pleased with this app and would recommend it.
Developer Response ,
Wow! Thank you so much for your lovely comments- we love hearing that our users are thoroughly enjoying our programme! Keep up the great work! :)
I am obsessed
[disclaimer: I bought the full account so I have features not everyone might, but I seriously recommend getting the full version, it’s worth every single penny]
As an avid language learner, I’ve tried every app and website out there, and this is by far my favourite of all of the ones I’ve ever used. From the gorgeous and entertaining design to the sensical and organised lessons, everything is just perfect. I love the separated grammar lessons so much and the culture/grammar notes as I learn new things are so helpful and interesting, they really add an exciting element to my learning and remind me of how amazing it is to be opening the door to a new world by learning the language. One of my favourite things is how the lessons are laid out and how you can go about completing them. Unlike most apps and websites where the groupings are by random topics and you must do them in order, busuu has a fantastic way of taking a concept, teaching vocabulary for it, introducing grammar with that vocabulary, and making it all useful for actual communication. That to me is one of the best features, because I know that I’m constantly learning material I need, instead of crawling my way through 4 lessons about food to get to the important stuff.
Busuu is amazing, and I recommend it to literally everyone, thanks busuu for motivating me and making learning so much fun!
Developer Response ,
Thank you so much for your wonderful review- I have shared it with my colleagues and we are chuffed that you are enjoying all elements of our service! Keep up the great work! Eleanor :)
- Busuu Limited
- 152.7 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+
- © 2019 Busuu Ltd
- In-App Purchases
- Monthly Subscription $9.99
- Annual Subscription $79.99
- Monthly Subscription $6.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.