Collins signs deal with language learning website

<p>Collins has signed a deal with online language learning community busuu.com for its one million users to buy grammatical material from the publisher.</p><p>Grammar guides are available in Spanish, French, German and Italian and the material is integrated into the site&#39;s interactive language courses. Collins said more courses are planned in the near future.</p><p>Catherine Whitaker, Collins Language Learning publishing director, said: &quot;Collins is delighted to extend its presence in online community-based language learning by providing top-quality reference material to busuu.com&rsquo;s learners. busuu.com&rsquo;s emphasis on fun and easy ways of learning languages makes the most of web 2.0 technology. Collins has enhanced that further with accessible reference content to complete the learners&rsquo; experience.&quot;</p><p>Bernhard Niesner, c.e.o. and co-founder of busuu.com, said: &quot;We are very pleased to offer our users high quality language learning material from Collins, a heavyweight within language education. It shows that Collins understands the importance of new trends in language education and has identified busuu.com as an exciting and significant channel for accessing new target customers around the world.&quot;</p><p>Launched two and a half years ago, busuu.com offers interactive language courses in seven different languages, which are used by more than one million users worldwide.</p>