Learning a new language is not an easy thing to do, and often take years just to get a proper grasp of the pronunciations and user of grammar. This can be even more difficult if you choose to use a book, without anybody to practice with. Luckily, you can now get to the necessary resource and practice in an online community of indigenous foreign language speakers, known as busuu.com. At busuu.com users are equipped with the necessary tools to make learning a lot more engaging and result oriented.
Busuu.com members can connect with other members through a video chat application, to practice their language skills. Members also have access to 150 learning units which are designed to cover grammar and diverse topic areas. These units are audio and visual materials, which allow you to listen to phrases, dialogues, and any other key vocabulary points that will have you speaking a foreign language like a true professional. Busuu.com has learning materials that cover English, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Spanish and Russian. But they are also working to include other languages over time.
The best thing about their services is that they are for free, up to a certain level. So if just want to test the waters, you can do so at no cost. If you find their services more than satisfactory, then you could register for a premium account, which provides more services. With a free membership account, you get access to writing, reading comprehension, and picture based exercises. You also get a video chat application and plenty of interactive exams. With a premium account, you get access to audio files which cover over 3000 phrases, additional grammar units (over 35 of them), and audio podcasts for more units, and printable pdf files for units.
Registration is quick and easy to do; all you really need is an email address. Once you are set up, you will have the opportunity to learn and teach others in the community. Through your user interface, you will be able to monitor the languages your learning and teaching, and the progress you have made so far. Once you have completed all the required units, and passed the exams within a specified course, busuu.com will provide you with a certificate. But you need to be a premium member in order to get the certificate, since you need to seat for all the grammar units. Busuu.com is a great resource for those interested in learning a foreign, from the access of a computer.