Kirsten Campbell-Howes is Head of Education at busuu
I have been writing about busuu since it launched in 2008 and was very excited and honored to be able to record this episode with Kirsten Campbell-Howes who hails from Scotland and is Head of Education at busuu in London.
Superpowered language learning system with 60+ million users
busuu (iOS / Android) is a language learning system available online and on iOS and Android. Currently, there are over 60 million language learners using busuu to learn a dozen languages. As of this podcast, the languages available at busuu are Arabic, Chinese, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Polish, Portuguese, Russian and Turkish.
Redefining the way you learn languages
busuu is redefining the way people like you are approaching the rewarding yet daunting task of learning a new language.
The busuu course material is crafted by language education experts (like Kirsten), designed for beginner to advanced learners and covers all the basics including reading, writing, listening and speaking.
busuu is a guided language course enhanced by support from other learners and native speakers who offer corrections and general help as well as the potential for direct social interaction.
What's in this episode?
In this episode, we cover Kirsten’s background in language education, how busuu came to be, what makes it unique among language learning services, what features learners use the most, how the course material is developed, how to best approach using the platform, what you get for free and what premium access offers, the busuu language certificates made available in partnership with McGraw Hill Education and, among many other topics, what exciting things are on the horizon for busuu.
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