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Language Learning Community busuu surpasses 50 million users

The London-based language learning community busuu announced that it had surpassed another milestone with 50 million users from across the globe.

Founded in 2008 by Bernhard Niesner and Adrian Hilti, busuu is one of the leading language learning startups based around a global community and offering access to self-paced learning tools via web browser and mobile devices.

We have been covering busuu and its competitors Livemocha, babbel.com and now Duolingo from early on. busuu was one of the first language learning startups that realized the potential of mobile learning, and the vast majority of its growth has come over its popular mobile apps. The first of which launched back in 2010, leading to an immediate jump in users and in September 2013 busuu surpassed 20 million downloads.

busuu claims that around 40.000 new users join the community every day and there seems to be no sign of slowing down. busuu is currently working on new features including its take on personalized and adaptive learning features for the language space. Based on the data of 50 million learners it will be interesting to see what the team will come up with.

Last week busuu and Pearson officially launched the GSET (Global Scale of English Test) implementation which was announced earlier this year. Learners who take the test will receive their result within minutes of completion along with a certificate.

To celebrate its 50 million milestone, busuu is running a 50% discount campaign for its premium subscription over the course of the next fifty days . The new GSET products are not included, though

Further Reading

  • busuu now has 50 million users worldwide! | busuu blog
  • busuu and Pearson partner to bring you the Global Scale of English test (GSET) | busuu blog
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Kay Alexander

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Kay Alexander is the Managing Editor of EDUKWEST Europe and Creative Director of Winkler Media.

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  • Bernardo Domingos

    I want to learne english what can i do?