Babbel – Learn Languages

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Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, and many more languages with Babbel. Developed by a team of language learning experts, Babbel has helped millions of people speak a new language with confidence.

Here’s what makes Babbel more effective than any other language learning app:

1. Confidence — Our goal is to get you speaking from your very first lesson. And our elegantly designed courses give you the confidence to get there. We teach you how to engage in practical, everyday conversations, making it easier for you to have authentic experiences in your new language.

2. Comprehension — Our lessons immerse you in relevant culture and real-life conversations. We want you to really take in the language, not just memorize useless phrases. And we provide helpful hints in English (or your native language) to make your new language more relatable.

3. Retention — We know you’re busy. That’s why our lessons are short but sweet: about 10-15 minutes, and designed to send your new language straight to long-term memory. We regularly refresh your memory with our dynamic review sessions, which target areas where you need improvement most. Finally, we make sure you really grasp what you’re learning by bringing it back later in a new context.

• 14 languages to choose from
• 10-15 minute, bite-sized lessons that fit conveniently into your schedule
• Lessons covering a wide range of useful topics, from travel to business (and more!)
• Speech recognition technology to keep your pronunciation on point
• Courses at a variety of skill levels, making Babbel ideal for both beginners and more advanced learners
• Our robust Review Manager helps you retain new vocabulary
• Learning progress that’s synchronized across all your devices, so you can easily pick up right where you left off

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian

After just one month, you will be able to speak confidently about practical topics, such as:
• Transportation
• Shopping
• Directions
• Making friends and socializing
• Dining
And much more!

“Babbel is one of the stalwarts of the online language-learning sphere.” -The Next Web

“Babbel’s lessons, unlike Duolingo’s, first focus on building basic conversational skills.” -The Economist

“Babbel exceeds expectations, delivering high-quality, self-paced courses in 13 languages.” -PC Magazine

*Named 2016’s “most innovative company in education” by Fast Company*
*The World’s Highest Grossing Language Learning App*

You will need a subscription in order to get access to the full learning materials for one language. Each subscription will be automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current payment period. Your iTunes account will be automatically charged at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your iTunes Account Settings. When a subscription is canceled, access to the app’s courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period.

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Babbel – Learn Languages App Description & Overview

The applications Babbel – Learn Languages was published in the category Education on 2014-06-11 and was developed by Lesson Nine GmbH. The file size is 131.56 MB. The current version is 5.7.1 and works well on 8.0 and high ios versions.

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Babbel – Learn Languages Reviews


No  Dylan3551  1 star

Speech recognition is terrible. I had a native speaker attempt the repeats and still said she and her brother failed.


Occasional errors or contradictions  AtiskitAtaskit  4 star

I like the Ap, but I wish it administered a test first to know where to start, instead of making everyone start from the beginning. Each lesson should allow the user to test out. There are some occasional errors; like counting your answer incorrect but giving your answer as the correct answer; or asking for a word they haven’t gone over yet. As the lessons progress, there are more instances where they ask questions about materials they haven’t given out yet. So far, I’ve encountered 2 times where an instruction was given. Then, a question was asked about that information. They count the correct answer (according to the instructions) wrong. I wish there was an easier way to go back and forth within a lesson. You have to close the lesson, reopen, and select not to resume in order to go back one page. And then it starts the entire lesson over. You never know when the speaker is going to be using Latin America Spanish or Castilliano. Native speakers use one or the other, but don’t tell you beforehand which. This course is a “memorize dialogue” course; so you have to hope what you’re learning is going to match up with a real conversation. It’s not like Pimsleur that makes you form your own sentences. I do really like the thorough coverage of the plural informal “You” verb conjugations. I’ve taken 3 years of Spanish and a total immersion class in Mexico and all of them neglected to teach those verbs. I like that the words/phrases are captions to pictures. That way you can recall a picture associated with words and you get a better concept of the meanings. I like the pop up explanations. They are very easy to understand instruction. And I like it that the pop ups distinguish between the Spanish dialects ( just wish they’d let you know which dialect the native speakers were using.) And I’m liking the review and getting congratulated for knowing the info. I don’t know how many wrong answers it would take for the Ap to say I wasn’t doing well. In conclusion, I wouldn’t depend on this course alone to make me fluent in Spanish or any other language. If you’re serious about wanting to learn; then, you’ll want to include several different courses, listen to Spanish radio and television, and hang around with native speakers. This Ap is a good start, but get DuoLingo and Pimsleur, too.


Sneaky and hard to cancel  counter998452  1 star

The content is fine, but there is no support for updating or canceling a subscription from within the app. Yes, there are instructions online that are vague at best, but mostly plain fiction. Do NOT sign up thinking you can try it out and cancel any time. Be ready to have a lifelong monthly charge once you sign up- canceling seems to be a long drawn out process involving calls to customer service. Not as advertised.


Awesome 😎  Bigdonhd1  5 star

Best App Ever


Great learning tool  O G BLACK  5 star

Babble is great I’m going to learn 6 languages after I complete these courses


Not for people with Dyslexia  Ccrai1425  1 star

You have to spell all the words, so it is very defeating.


French  mrjaime  1 star

Crashes when try over and over


Too many crashes  Bseems  3 star

I like the content, but the app crashes too often. (I’ve only noticed this after the first 10 or so lessons; I’m using the Spanish lessons.)


Great App  SomeGuy's  5 star

Really perfect for learning a new language. I’m having fun learning at my own pace! 🙂

Me like better

Me in Italian  Me like better  5 star

Tutto Bene App!(Great app!)

ET's wife

Love it!!!  ET's wife  5 star

I started using Babbel (French) after my friend recommended it and I just love it! The lessons are the perfect length and I love the way they are set out into 3 parts - introduction, exercises and revision/renforcement. The grammar notes throughout the lessons are also a wonderful way to make things clearer. Personally, I find it easy to learn something if there is a ‘rule’, you know, things like, “ i before e, except after c” (I still recite it when I write the word, ‘receive’) and Babbel’s Little grammar notes during the lesson at the appropriate times are like those little ‘lightbulb moments’ where you just think, “oh, now I get it!” The images help reinforce what you are learning too and the accents are clear. Wish I’d started it earlier! Thanks for an amazing App, Babbel! :)


Voice recognition poor  Jaydeeh0  2 star

Don’t mind the way the app reviews verbs and variations, but I find it doesn’t like my pronounciation with even simple words and phrases- and the voice listening component often cuts me off before I am finished.


Great little app  GoopyCake  5 star

I was a bit apprehensive about this app as I had used other language apps (which failed to really teach anything..) Babble however is a highly informative, clean (in design) and engaging app :) I have used it for Swedish and purchased the 12 month plan, so far I have greatly enjoyed the app and use it for at least 10 minutes everyday. I highly recommend this app to anyone wishing to learn a language.


Me encanta!  Haybales29  5 star

He aprendido español por 5 años y Babbel es la aplicación mejor para aprender los idiomas!! Gracias, Babbel! 5 estrellas para tí!


Examples speak too fast  ~mil  3 star

Freaking ridiculous how fast the French narrators speak. I’m really trying my hardest to learn the basics of pronunciation in the very early stages of learning the language but the narrated examples are just TOO FAST!!! I’m having so much difficulty trying to parse the words let alone figure out how to repeat them back. I understand that people speak really quickly in real life conversations - but I’m still in the first chunk of beginner lessons, throw me a goddamn bone here!!! And no feedback about what you’re pronouncing wrong in what section of the phrase you’re trying to say only compounds the problem - makes the “listen and repeat” sections frustrating to the point of skipping over them completely or exiting the app...

A person who got RIPPED OFF!!!

I’m really happy  A person who got RIPPED OFF!!!  5 star

Thank you Babbel for letting me learn languages!!!


It Works!  Horabed  5 star

I find that I can simply trust the system. If I think that I will never be able to remember THAT word, or how those pronouns, etc, are used, but keep on practising, knowledge sneaks up and it is absorbed like osmosis. I am really enjoying learning and try to speak and apply my learned words each day.


Babbel  aabbssttaa  5 star

Babbel has helped me to travel all over the world and accomplished my dreams thanks babble.


Great - but - Lack of backup to new phone  Bi-i  4 star

Really enjoy using this app, but when I’ve transferred my data to a new phone, everything (account info and subscription, review words etc) transfers across. But what didn’t go across, is what lessons I’ve already done. It follows that the lessons wouldn’t be downloaded automatically, because when restoring from backup on a new phone, downloads don’t occur. But it’d be great to have a function in the app that at least can display what lessons have already been completed or half way through etc.


A really great app...  Duuuuuuuuuh!!!!  4 star

Really awesome, it is helping me learn French quickly and thoroughly, but it’s really pricey and I have no income at all. #Kidlife


Customer Service SLOW A  brainharvest58  3 star

I would maybe give app a higher rating but: (1) I’ve only been using it for a week and need to check it out more. (2) When I click on “continue” and it asks me if I want to start where I left off...I say YES and it just goes back to the previous window instead of where it should go. This only happens here and there. (3) I sent in 3 separate questions on my first day of use. Now after 10 days I’ve only received one response and that took 4 days or so. Wow! Over a week with no response to a customer service question. Not good. Overall the way the site works is good.


Outstanding!  Koshka2011  5 star

This app is amazing! Not only is it efficient but addictive as well. And if there is a good addiction learning is definitely it. I used Duolingo before and really enjoyed it but this one is several steps up. I’m learning French- the language in which pronunciation is key- and voice-overs in Babel are way better than in Duolingo. Bottom line - Babel is worth every penny.


Excellent Learning Tool  Pf3427  5 star

I’ve taken several Italian lessons in the past. Babbel has been the easiest and quickest way to brush up what I have already learned and has helped me to progress to the next level. Highly recommend.


Program crashes  gudnite12  1 star

This program has crashed 4 times since it was purchased. 3 times in one week on different lessons. If you later return to the same lesson it will crash again at the same point in the lesson.


Subscription not charged through Apple ID  Malvicus  1 star

I learned about a six month subscription after it failed to go through on a card that was no longer associated with my Apple ID. No option to manage subscription in app or through Apple ID. Going to website only has an email address. This is unacceptable


Other languages  iPhones7Plus  2 star

Why no options listed to translate in Korean, Japanese, Chinese, Vietnamese, etc?


Font too small/Back button too close to send button  Shue*  3 star

The font is too small. The back button is too close to the send button.


Speech Recognition  tgoldenou  3 star

Great app so far however the speech recognition could be improved. Even when using an iPhone the app cannot pick up my pronunciations.


Are you kidding me?  Julz0522  2 star

Bought a 3 month subscription plan thinking I would have access to all languages and turns out I only get the one I was recently on? REALLY? Now I'm stuck with German and I was only experimenting with it, thanks babble, excellent use of money. Still a great up for learning languages, would recommend it if it was not so over priced.


Best I've found  Kzeller  5 star

There are quite a few free apps that I've tried, but it is absolutely worth paying for a subscription to Babbel. I got through quite a bit of the Russian course, and loved it. A lot of issues I've had with other apps is that they don't teach foreign alphabets anywhere in the course. I was already familiar with the Russian alphabet, but I greatly appreciated how Babbel integrated learning Cyrillic. I've been looking for a good Arabic course for a long time and can't find anything adequate. Please make one for me, Babbel. I'd really, really appreciate it.

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