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Best New & Updated Apps: Busuu Fast Language Learning

Best New & Updated Apps

Our Best New & Updated Apps selection this weekend features a Learning Language App. Normally we’re not ones to delve into the learning language apps on Android because, well… face it, Rosetta Stone seems to have the lion’s share of the market on this.  Not dealing with compact discs, instruction booklets, and being extremely mobile we favored apps as the way to go for learning new things. Although this popped out under Google’s “New and Updated” Apps promotion, it does happen to be from at least 2015.

So what?

It’s the first we’ve heard of it.


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Busuu: Fast Language Learning

Busuu Limited

[Price: Free, Premium Subscription Optional]

Don’t just learn languages, fall in love with them! Your language learning couldn’t be more fun and easy than with busuu. Learn Spanish, English, German, French, Italian and 6 other languages with the help of over 60 million international native speakers that learn, practice and teach with busuu. Rated by Google as a “Must have app” and “Best app of 2015”, Busuu’s language learning app is effective and the best way to learn a new language fast and anywhere. Download and try for free!

Busuu gives you the opportunity to learn 11 foreign languages on mobile, anywhere and on the go. Learn Spanish, English, German, French, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Polish, Chinese, Russian or Turkish with a fully interactive course, personalised to your education goals.
Learning a foreign language is an incredibly rewarding experience and a serious confidence booster. Completely transform your travel experience, improve your memory skills, practice with real native speakers, study or live abroad and, even better, meet new people and develop life-long friendships!

GET IT NOW ON GOOGLE PLAY


The Interface

We start with subtle blues and flat oranges. While we don’t have the splash screen here, we get transported to a login in screen where we either make a new account or reenter with an old one. After which we get to choose our language. There are 12 to learn from:

French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Turkish, Japanese, Chinese, and Arabic.

Our lesson in Spanish starts us off using simple vocabulary. Hell0, Good Evening, Good Afternoon, See You Later, and Goodbye make up the brunt of what we will cover.

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The app’s directives are very interactive with both a female and male speaking the words in order to give correct pronunciation.

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Levels require a certain amount of right answers to pass so it may take you a while to pass certain tiers and of course there is a section on travel dialogue. Languauge levels run all the way up to intermediate.

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There’s a section you can help others learn English if you feel like investing in good karma.

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Total languages are 12 but the free version limits the person to learning only one.

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A Premium subscription offers a few things:

  1. Adding up to 12 Languages
  2. Using Reviews
  3. Using Grammar Units
  4. Immediacy with Corrections in Writing Exercises
  5. Travel Course
  6. Download Lessons for Offline Use

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The first refusal gives us an added 30% off the price. This is starting to look more and more tempting.

Hands On Review

Overall, it’s an excellent application that keeps track of what you learn, it’s accessible from almost anywhere you have cell service, it’s user friendly, and it’s a winner in our books. Take a look at the video review below to see more.

Does this app do it for you? If you have other suggestions please let us know in the comments below and as always… have a great day!

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