Developing English Vocabulary Through The Busuu App

  • Tika Khairunnisa Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta , Indonesia
  • Lidiyatul Izzah Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta , Indonesia
  • Muhamad Sofian Hadi Universitas Muhammadiyah Jakarta , Indonesia
Keywords: Busuu application, language learning media, vocabulary


The purpose of this study was to determine the improvement of English learning using the Busuu application. This study used a quantitative method and the design used in this quantitative method was pre-experimental using one group pre-test and post-test. The samples in this study were 31 students of class 10th Ipa SMA Al-Mukhlisin Ciseeng Bogor in the academic year 2019-2020. The mean value of the pre-test results was 43.39 and the post-test 89.19. The results of the t-test calculation can be concluded that the Busuu application has a significant effect on students' vocabulary skills. Evidenced by getting 1.345 for the Pre-test and 2.765 for Post-test. The means for the pre-test were 43.39 and 89.19 for the post-tests. The result of the t.calculation score of 12,492 was higher than the t.table score of 2,042 at the 5% significance level. This means that the Busuu application improves the vocabulary skills of grade X SMA Al-Mukhlisin students.


Download data is not yet available.


Achmad, S. (2013). Developing English Vocabulary Mastery trough Meaningful

Learning Approach. International Journal of Linguistics, ISSN 1948-5425,

, vol.5, No.5,78-79.

Albantani, A. M. (2018). Optimalisasi Aplikasi Busuu Dalam Pembelajaran Bahasa ArB . Journal of Arabic Studies .

Alsagoff, L., McKay, S. L., Hu, G. & Renandya, W. A. (Eds.). (2012). Principles and practices for teaching English as an international language. London: Routledge.

Alqantani, M. (2015). The Importance of Vocabulary in Language Leraning and

how to be Taught. International Journal of Teaching and Education,

Vol.III.No.3/2015, 22-27.

Cresswell. J. (2019). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative and Mixed Methods Approaches (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. Canada Center of Science and Education.

Harrington, T. R. (2013). Recognition vocabulary knowledge as a predictor of academic performance in an English as a foreign language testing . Language Testing in Asia, 1-13.

Taufiqurrachman. (tahun 2016). Model Belajar Bahasa Arab Mandiri Berbasis Website dalam Laporan Penelitian, Jurusan PBA FITK, UIN Maulana Malik Ibrahim Malang, . 1.

Saona-Vallejos, M. A. (2018). Busuu: how do users rate this app for language

learning. Innovative language teaching and learninf at university: integrate informal learning into formal language education (pp. 27-36) Research

Saputra, H. N., & Hadi, M. S. (2019). Teaching Vocabulary through

Fly Swatter Game. English Language in Focus (ELIF), 2(1), 17

How to Cite
Khairunnisa, T., Izzah, L., & Hadi, M. S. (2021). Developing English Vocabulary Through The Busuu App. Ethical Lingua: Journal of Language Teaching and Literature, 8(1), 235-244. Retrieved from
Regular Articles – Language