Busuu is the world’s largest community for language learning, providing courses in 12 different languages on web and mobile to more than 100 million learners worldwide.
Learners can sign up for free, or subscribe to a Premium membership to unlock further features like advanced grammar lessons, Offline Mode, McGraw-Hill Education certification or its adaptive Vocabulary Trainer.
The name “Busuu” originates from the Busuu language in Cameroon, which today is sadly nearly extinct.
The company Busuu was founded by Adrian Hilti and Bernhard Niesner back in 2008. Busuu grew quickly to become one of the most recognised global brands in language education with over 100 million users worldwide.
In 2015, Busuu formed a partnership with McGraw-Hill Education, one of the world’s largest and most respected education companies. Busuu and McGraw-Hill Education created an official certification to allow our students to validate their language learning. These tests measure mastery of the core topics in A1, A2, B1 or B2, the levels of the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR). After successfully passing a test, students will receive an official level certificate awarded by McGraw-Hill Education.
Busuu language courses have been carefully crafted by its great team of in-house educational experts who work tirelessly to optimise the way languages are taught.
We offer twelve different language courses covering the four main language skills – listening, reading, writing and speaking – from beginner to upper-intermediate level. With our formula of high-quality language courses and practice with native speakers we provide a language learning product that works.