Babbel – Learn Languages

Babbel – Learn Languages

By Lesson Nine GmbH

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-06-11
  • Current Version: 5.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 131.56 MB
  • Developer: Lesson Nine GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 7,405 Ratings


You don’t sound like a robot when you speak in your mother tongue (no offence to real robots reading this), so why learn a new language only to talk like one? We want to get you confidently speaking a language like you’ve always wanted, not just memorising a list of vocabulary words or learning sentences you’ll never use. Give us a go – your first lesson is free! LEARNING WITH BABBEL • 14 languages available: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Probably best you don’t try them all at once. • Made by humans – expert linguists are behind all of our courses. We keep them warm and well-fed. • Choose courses on topics you care about, and learn what matters to you. • 15 minute lessons (on average) – learn without upsetting your calendar (we know how sensitive it can be). • Progress is synced across all devices, and all content can be downloaded for offline use. So you can learn anytime and anywhere, except in your sleep (we’re still working on that technology). • Review Manager – helps you keep new vocabulary up there once you’ve learnt it. • Easy to use – simple and clear interface. • We’re also available on Apple Watch – another easy way to practice on the go. THINGS THAT MAKE US BLUSH **Good news travels fast — 92% of Babbel users improve their language proficiency after just 2 months of use.** Vesselinov, R. and Grego, J. The Babbel Efficacy Study. New York 2016 ** Fast Company # 1 Most Innovative Education Company 2016 ** ** The World’s Highest Grossing Language Learning App ** PLEASE NOTE 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. Privacy policy: Terms of use: GET IN TOUCH : Any ideas, comments or feedback? Then we’d love to hear it! Email us at YOU CAN ALSO... ...visit us at us on Facebook: us on Youtube: …follow us on Twitter or on Instagram: Team Babbel



  • Great Concept - Not So Great Price!

    By Melanie_Martinez
    Having already studied French for 3 years, I thought learning through Babbel would help me to progress at home, to further develop my vocabulary. However, upon starting up it asks you to move the world icon to your level of expertise, beginner or advanced, without any in-between options. My vocabulary isn’t exactly advanced, but I certainly don’t need to revise ‘bonjour’ and ‘merci’. However, I decided to stick with it to ease myself into the structure of the courses, but was actually incredibly disappointed. I received 2 lessons, each lasting less than 4 minutes, before being told that to access the next lesson, I had to pay a subscription fee. Perhaps after a few more lessons, if things were starting to progress, I may have. 2 lessons is not nearly enough! Whilst this app has great potential, there is certainly work to be done around the amount of lessons accessible before payment is required.
  • Could be a lot better

    By Chris mj
    Simple things like being able to go back a page to review last section instead of having to do the whole course again. Being able to slow down the speech sections so that you can learn instead of guess. Various rules of uses of pronouns, articles etc are hidden in courses so when you wish to try and remember what the rule is you can’t revise. Instead you do the review, get things wrong and simply remember what is correct not why it is correct.
  • Miss Chiks

    By C.a.dorothy
    Very helpful!
  • Loving this app

    By Tallmummy
    A really simple app to use, it not only allows you to speak the language as you learn but also spell and understand the words. The lessons are short so you can pick up and put down the app as it suits you.
  • Loving it

    By Our Gremma
    I’ve just started and it’s fun to do. I’m a little addicted too.

    By cookie.molly271103
    Very good app, but on French beginners 2 it won’t let you type ‘sympathetiques’ because the bad thing isn’t long enough! So every time I’m getting it wrong! Not a big deal but please can you fix this
  • Good but SO annoying to use

    By Odjuns
    I’ve been using Babbel and Duolingo simultaneously for 2 months now and in general I find them complementary. Duolingo is easier to use and is MUCH better made. It recognises typos, allows you to speed through easy sections and is fun to use, meaning you’re more likely to pick up your phone every day. Babbel is not fun to use AT ALL! Quite the opposite - it’s like sitting in a 1950s classroom with a chalkboard. Having said that, Duolingo’s main weakness is its lack of grammatical explanation - it introduces the past tenses by telling you the words (I ate, she has eaten, they used to eat) but never explains the conjugations. Babbel does this, as well as explaining the intricacies and irregularities of the language, which are important. However, Babbel is so unbelievably painful to use it makes me want to bang my head against a brick wall. It is extremely repetitive in format - it’s almost exactly the same every time you learn a new topic and there is no way of speeding it up. It also uses this very annoying method of giving you the letters for words in the wrong order for you to then rearrange to form sentences. 2 months into my Spanish learning I use Duolingo every day and only flick to Babbel to practice specific tenses/topics when I feel I have the patience to use its terrible interface. If Babbel’s grammar nerds could join forces with the Duolingo developers there could be a perfect app somewhere out there. In the meantime I would recommend Babbel and Duolingo together - the former is just about worth £30 for 3 months, but prepare yourself to be very frustrated with it!
  • Great

    By Axxm03
    My experience has been great i’m learning swedish efficiently but the one thing i would change is with the membership you can learn all languages because it is quite expensive
  • Germany here I come!

    By VanessaMarie71
    This app is great. Simple and delightful to navigate. Let’s you recap at any time on words and phrases you have learned. Highly recommend. Well done!
  • Voice recognition

    By JJ7x
    The voice recognition in this app is awful, won’t even recognise my own native tongue.