Our Story

The Busuu for Business story

Busuu is an online learning platform delivering internationally recognised professional language courses to corporations and businesses across the world.

Busuu was co-founded in 2008 by Bernhard Niesner and Adrian Hilti, based on their passion for languages and frustration with traditional language learning methods. In January 2022, Busuu was acquired by US leading online learning company, Chegg (NYSE: CHGG).

Busuu for Business is the chosen language supplier to over 500 global businesses and educational establishments, who trust our integrated, proven, measurable method to deliver real and sustainable language learning results.

Our approach

About Busuu for Business

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120m registered global users
Learn 14 languages in expertly-crafted courses with support from the Busuu Community of native language speakers
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500+ corporate clients
Join clients from some of the world’s best known brands who trust Busuu for Business to deliver their corporate learning objectives
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Tech-enabled Self-paced & Live Lessons
Experience tailored, bite-sized learning to fit all work schedules, with teacher-led lessons to improve speaking confidence for faster fluency
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Internationally certified teachers
Trust our teams of certified teachers who deliver internationally recognised content with bespoke courses designed to meet your business needs
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Our awards and accolades

Busuu has won multiple awards, recognised for its intuitive usability and goal-based learning model.

eLearning Award 2023 – Best Rollout Project
Best Rollout Project awarded for Busuu’s flexible language learning solution, shared with 16,000 Puma employees
World Future Awards – Best Language Learning Platform
Best Language Learning Platform 2023 in this celebration of outstanding products and services to positively impact society in the future.
Most Innovative Language Learning Platform 2023
Recognized as the Most Innovative Language Learning Platform 2023 by SME Magazine
Independent - 'IndyBest' Best Buy
'Best Buy' language learning app by the Independent in 2021
Condé Nast Traveller - Best for sticking to a goal
Best language app for 'sticking to a goal' in a write-up of the best ways to learn a language by Condé Nast Traveller in 2021
ZDNet - Best for goal-oriented learning
Best language app for 'goal-oriented learning' in a round-up of the best language learning apps by ZDNet in 2021
ELTons Innovation Awards
Busuu's AI-powered Smart Review won the Digital Innovation category in the British Council's ELTons Innovation Awards 2020

What Busuu for Business customers say

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“The biggest benefit of Busuu for PUMA is enabling lifelong learning. We see that people are happy that they have more possibilities to learn. People can travel more, get to know new people and make new connections through different languages.”
Polina Ivanova
Manager of People Development & Organisational Learning, PUMA
“It is important that our employees understand the company's goals, and the messages we send. For this we need good language skills”
Estelle Guiot
Fulfilment & Development Specialist, PayFit
“So far, the results are stellar. We are delighted with the results we get from our employees on Busuu”
François Debois
Global Director for Learning Excellence & Innovation, L'Oréal
Our International team

Global support, local knowledge

Busuu for Business connects people with languages, and our dedicated teams champion this goal.

Our global clients are supported by a multilingual Customer Success team based in and covering the USA, Spain, the UK, DACH, Italy, France, Benelux and Latin America.

Our team understands the complex educational challenges faced by international brands, and we work closely with regional client operations to ensure global business goals are met.


Environmental, social
responsibility and governance

Our parent company, Chegg, sets clearly defined ESG pillars that explore its social responsibility and governance commitments. You can download the latest Chegg ESG Report here.