100,000 Ukrainian refugees sign up for free language learning app



  • Over 100,000 subscribed to Busuu’s free plan for those displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine
  • Busuu has become the #1 iOS app for education and the third most popular iOS app in Ukraine
  • Ukrainian refugees can access Busuu premium for free through a dedicated landing page
  • Busuu recently opened new offices in Moorgate, London

Busuu, a leading London-based language learning app that has reached over 120 million learners to date in over 160 countries, today announced that over 100,000 people have already signed up for its free offer for those displaced by the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

Busuu, which recently opened a new headquarters near Liverpool Street station in London, employs nearly 200 people in London, Madrid and remotely. The company has observed an increase in the number of users in Ukraine and surrounding regions. They decided that the best way to offer tangible and immediate support to Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons was to provide free and full access to Busu Premiumwhich provides courses in 13 languages, including Polish.

So far, more than ten million people have left Ukraine since the Russian invasion. Among them, more than two million have sought refuge in neighboring Poland.

According to Bernhard Niesner, CEO of Busuu:

“Busuu stands with the people of Ukraine and we are horrified by the tragic situation that is unfolding. We hope this small gesture will offer practical help to the millions of people displaced by conflict as they adjust to life in their host country. For many, access to learning a new language could make the difference as they face such extraordinarily difficult circumstances.

“We will of course continue to monitor and consider how we can support those affected by the invasion of Ukraine.”

Busuu claims to be one of the world’s leading online language learning platforms with over 120 million learners in over 160 countries. Busuu is used by people across a wide age range, both in and out of formal education, and also provides corporate language training to hundreds of organizations.

Chris Price

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