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Our team of language experts work tirelessly to create the best learning experiences for you, including comprehensive grammar and vocabulary tips plus exercises to help you develop four key skills: reading, writing, listening and speaking. Our proven features include a Vocabulary Trainer, pronunciation and writing exercises.
Practice with 100 million users worldwide When you join Busuu you join a community of language learners from all over the world. The most effective language learners are those who practice most and help each other to improve. Send off your exercises to native speakers and get corrections back, fast!
It works! We at Busuu are obsessed with the efficiency of our product and conduct regular research to check we are doing the right thing efficiency. You can also check how far you have progressed by testing your knowledge after each level and receiving our McGraw-Hill certificate.
University study proves that 22 hours of Busuu Premium are equivalent to a college semester
In 2016, we conducted a university study with a research team from City University of New York & the University of South Carolina to measure the learning outcomes of our product.
The independent research team followed a group of 144 Busuu students who studied Spanish using only our platform over a period of 2 months. The participants had full access to our Premium membership, including voice recordings, grammar units, pdfs, Vocabulary Trainer etc. The students had to take a standardised written and oral entry test at the beginning of the study as well as an exit test so the researchers could measure the average learning improvements over the 2 months.
The results have been amazing as Busuu came out as the most efficient language learning tool ever studied so far!
- 84% of participants who sat the written test improved their result.
- 75% of participants who sat the oral test improved their result by one level or more.
- Of those who studied for 16 hours or more on Busuu, 100% made a significant improvement to either their written test result, oral test result or both.
- Busuu users only need to study an average of 22 hours over 2 months to cover the requirements for one college semester of Spanish.
- 100% of those who answered the exit survey said that they would continue to use Busuu after the study ended.
The research team, led by Roumen Vesselinov, PhD, from City University New York who has conducted similar studies with other apps mentioned: “Among all the language learning apps studied so far, the efficacy of Busuu is the best.”
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