Busuu

Language learning tool for schools and corporate businesses

About Busuu

Busuu is a learning management system (LMS) designed to help schools, universities, and corporate businesses create, launch, and manage language training programs for students and employees. It enables educators to manage multiple language courses, interact with native speakers, and track learner’s progress on a unified platform.

The language courses include vocabulary and grammar lessons, audio, translation, or multiple-choice exercises, audio recordings of each vocabulary item, and speech recognition exercises to improve pronunciation and grammar skills. Busuu allows businesses to modify the course content as per business requirements, measure return on investment (ROI), and increase employee retention by offering learning incentives. Learners can also use the conversations feature to practice real-life conversations in various languages such as English, Polish, Spanish, French, Portuguese, and more and receive feedback from native speakers in real-time.

Busuu facilitates integration with Microsoft Teams to facilitate collaborative learning for users and test the understanding of English, German, Spanish, or French. Other features include offline access, user engagement, feedback management, reporting, single sign-on (SSO), and more.


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Overall rating

4,4 /5
(15)
Value for Money
4/5
Features
4,7/5
Ease of Use
4,7/5
Customer Support
4,3/5

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Mohamed
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  • Industry: Food & Beverages
  • Company size: 10 000+ Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A wonderful platform to learn a new language

Reviewed on 2023/02/13

A well-designed platform that helped me to improve my language skills.

A well-designed platform that helped me to improve my language skills.

Pros

I love that I have the option to learn more than one language, also I like the tests and quizzes for each lesson.

Cons

It just needs a free trial with full access before purchasing any price plan.

Francisco
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  • Industry: Media Production
  • Company size: 2–10 Employees
  • Used Daily for 1+ year
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

A more professional way to learn

Reviewed on 2021/09/28

Learning languages is like learning an instrument, you have to and it comes with great benefits for...

Learning languages is like learning an instrument, you have to and it comes with great benefits for mental work and productivity. Also givin the freedom to choose any offered language is very attractive.

Pros

We all love good apps and services that help you practice languages, but the thing I love the most about Busuu is the interaction with other actual native people, something that doesn't have any other app I know. The cources are complete and you can get certifications from McGraw-Hill.

Cons

I think this is the first time I have nothing to complain about a product.

Alternatives Considered

Duolingo

Reasons for Choosing Busuu

A more professional approach.

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Duolingo
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  • Industry: Education Management
  • Company size: 51–200 Employees
  • Used Weekly for 1-5 months
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  • Likelihood to recommend 3.0 /10

Good, not great

Reviewed on 2024/03/25

I like it but I think there are better and cheaper options to learn a language.

I like it but I think there are better and cheaper options to learn a language.

Pros

I like that there is also a community so you can talk to people that speak the language that you want to learn or your native language -to correct or help people who are learning it-.

Cons

I don’t like the platform, it can be very confusing and I don’t like the excessive use of stock photos. Also I tried to learn a language that uses a different alphabet (Russian) and the people corrected me with that alphabet when I was only starting so I didn’t understand anything.

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  • Industry: Construction
  • Company size: 501–1 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 10.0 /10

Well structured for learning

Reviewed on 2022/04/11

Very well structured and perfect user interface.

Very well structured and perfect user interface.

Pros

My first user impression on using Bus is how well structured it is. Everything for language learning is perfectly organized and offers a lot of flexibility in how I learn Spanish. I took the placement test at the start which fitted me in the right step. I am able to schedule lessons to fit my daily routine. What I like most is the interactive material and video of local Spanish speakers

Cons

The program is relatively cheaper with a longterm subscription but a bit expensive on a month to month premium subscription. I found that I am able to do more with the basic/free Duolingo than Busuu.

Wonyoung
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  • Industry: Music
  • Company size: 1 001–5 000 Employees
  • Used Daily for 2+ years
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  • Likelihood to recommend 9.0 /10

Busuu review

Reviewed on 2023/03/17

Pros

Despite having a small number of languages, busuu's content is of extremely good quality. The program is well-made and expertly executed. Busuu is one of the best free language learning applications, but the premium version offers many benefits at a reasonable price.

Cons

The classes are merely lazily translated versions of the same content.

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Busuu FAQs

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Busuu offers the following pricing plans:

  • Starting from: €9,99/month
  • Pricing model: Free Version, Subscription
  • Free Trial: Available

Busuu offers a 30-day free trial for new users, after which the software is available across 2 pricing tiers, details of which are outlined below- Premium - € 9.99/month (Billed monthly) or € 5.83/month (Billed annually) or €5.41/month (Billed every 2 years) Premium Plus - € 10.99/month (Billed monthly) or € 6.66/month (Billed annually) or €6.24/month (Billed every 2 years) The basic version of Busuu can be accessed free of charge.

Busuu has the following typical customers:

2–10, 11–50, 51–200, 201–500, 501–1 000, 1 001–5 000

Busuu supports the following languages:

Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Russian, Spanish, Turkish

Busuu supports the following devices:

Android (Mobile), iPhone (Mobile), iPad (Mobile)

Busuu integrates with the following applications:

Microsoft Teams

Busuu offers the following support options:

Email/Help Desk, FAQs/Forum, Knowledge Base, Phone Support

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