Edit: Good but overly faulty Contacted support months ago. Was told the bugs are being looked into. The app has been updated twice since. Game ruining issue still remains. I'm done. The app is a solid learning experience but if you can't complete the first few exercises then what's the point?
Japanese lessons could use some work Been studying Japanese for years starting in high school. There are new things to learn even at the lowest level of this app. I would like to see grammar things in there like there is for the Spanish lessons. Once I got deeper into the Japanese lessons I began to notice the multiple choice sections were beginning to fall off. When there are three options, often two would be the same answer. It could be refined.
It's a decent learning app. I'm using this app to learn German. So far it is effective but has some lesson flow issues in beginner lesson 4. One issue was asking me to put words in a sentence when those words had not yet been taught. Another was to drag word boxes to their correct meaning but the boxes were empty, so this was impossible. As long as errors like this are marginal, I'd say the software is worth investing your time and money in.
Getting frustrated I am using this app in combination with others to learn French. What busuu offers that other apps don't is the ability to exchange knowledge with other students. However, since I am new joining the app it won't have a very important tool: add friends, so I can ask them to correct my exercises and vice-versa. Consequently, some of my exercises will take weeks to be reviewed by someone. I don't feel like going forward without receiving some feedback on my lessons... I loose interest in helping others...
Good, but missing features from website Busuu is a good tool to help you learn a language. It's well paced and just challenging enough to keep you thinking. However, I find that they cut some features from the conversion of website to app. Like the voice recording lessons were completely cut from the app, so you get zero speaking practice if you don't use the full website version. I think they should include this feature in a future update, because practicing speaking the language is one of the most important things to learning the language.
Inaccurate translations Japanese Quiz feature tells you answers are wrong when they are correct. Fix this please and I will change to 5 stars
We have massively improved "My Vocabulary" so you can now see the strength of each word and practice weak ones.
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