Babbel - Language Learning 12+

Learn Spanish, French, Italian

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Millions of people learn languages with Babbel — the language app built by language experts. Why Babbel? Our short and effective language courses get you speaking with confidence.


• 92% of Babbel users improved their proficiency in just two months*

• After 10 hours with Babbel, Michigan State University researchers found:
96% of learners saw better test scores on grammar and vocabulary
73% of study participants became better speakers**


Our language experts build every language course tailored to your native language. This way you learn Spanish and 13 more languages quickly and effectively.




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


Why learn languages with the Babbel language app?

Easy to fit language lessons into your day

For travel, work, and more

Well-rounded language practise

Sophisticated speech-recognition technology

Review feature that’s optimised to help you retain knowledge

Useful tips & tricks as you learn

Learn Spanish and 13 other languages with in-depth content, including more than 60,000 language lessons

Download lessons and learn anywhere


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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 cancelled, access to the app’s courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period.

You'll get access to all courses for the following durations:

3 months
6 months
12 months

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*Vesselinov, R. and Grego, J. The Babbel Efficacy Study. New York 2016

**Based on a study conducted with Babbel users learning Spanish. Loewen, S., Isbell (both Michigan State University) & Sporn. Z (Babbel), 2018. “Learning Spanish with Babbel: Oral Proficiency Outcome in App-Based Foreign Language Learning”.

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Version 21.19.0

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
62.3K Ratings

62.3K Ratings

Admred69 ,

Didn’t really get the chance.

It’s not Babel’s fault that I didn’t get a chance to use the app properly. My experience on the trial was good. In fact so good I wanted to do a full course and duly went ahead with looking for a suitable subscription. Here is where the issues starts. I opted for a year subscription plan in 12 monthly instalments. Unfortunately Apple took the full year, in one big hit. Now did I press the wrong option or was there an error in their process? I can’t be 100% sure but within minutes I was on the phone asking to cancel the order so I could reorder the subscription. Did I have joy? No. I was told it was going to take up to TWO months for any cancellation refund to reach me. After a lengthy discussion I managed to get it down to one month. Now I won’t know if this was successful or not for 30 days or so, we’ll see. All in all it means that Babel have lost a customer (potentially more as all my family are moving abroad with me and will need courses too), because at the end of the day the ‘front of house’ is how the service is initially how most services are reviewed. I know it’s not Babel’s fault, but unfortunately it’s them they gets judged in this instance. Perhaps they should talk to the greedy corporations they use as middlemen, I don’t know. So for me I’ll get down the car boot find a cassette language course I want I learn the old school way. Hey tapes are back in any way. Aren’t they?

Developer Response ,

Hello there, we need to have a look into this situation. Could you please send us a message to with your email address linked to your Babbel account? Once we have this information, we will be able to assist you further. Additionally, we would like to take advantage of the communication to kindly ask you to reconsider your grading as this does not involve Babbel or its courses. e hope we can help you further once you contact us :) Thank you for getting in touch.

BlackMamba985 ,

Well worth it!

**First important point: purchase your subscription through the Babble website - its quite a bit cheaper than buying through the App Store!**

I had a 180 day streak on Duolingo when I decided to take the next step and use a paid service to further my learning and after looking into both Babble and Rosetta Stone I decided Babble was more suited to my learning style. What Babble does differently (to Duolingo, I can’t really comment on comparisons to RS) is it teaches you proper grammar, with very useful pointers contained in each lesson teaching you how to use the words you’re learning. You also get the benefit of natural sounding speech and a vocabulary review section so you can always look back at what you’ve already studied at any time.
I’m two weeks into Babble German (casual learning, 2 lessons a day) and I have already noticed a marked improvement in my German comprehension skill.
I still love Duolingo and am still maintaining my (now near 200 day) streak but Babble is definitely the next step once you decide that you’re enjoying learning a new language.

Developer Response ,

Hi, thanks for sharing your detailed feedback. We‘re happy to hear the Babbel method suits your learning needs. Best of luck with your German studies!

kateab ,

Good but still needs improvement

I really want to love Babbel and don’t get me wrong, I’m glad I signed up to learn Swedish but I think it can do better. For a start, the voice recognition is inconsistent. For example, it frequently tells me I’ve got en ett or att wrong. It often sees att as @ or not at all, it also often misses the en and with ett, it either doesn’t hear it or it thinks I’ve said en ett when I haven’t. Reading numbers can be haphazard so that you might say elva and it will put 11 (which is right) but it will see it as wrong. These are so frustrating and reduce my enjoyment of the app when you get stuck on it. And then, you’ll mispronounce a long word and it will say you were right! At least get that bit right.

My second issue is that the last levels learning vocabulary are very boring because they are very repetitive and some words will appear in 2 or 3 lessons, Also, each lesson in these levels is the same and there are no little extra asides like in the lower courses. And there are hundreds of these lessons. Some thought needs to be given to variety and spend less time on words that are identical in both languages (I already know how to say t shirt and flip flops thanks, I don’t need to learn this 4 times over. )

Fix these things and it will be an ace app.

Developer Response ,

Hi Kate, thank you for your message. We are sorry to read that your experience with Babbel was not as expected. We have noted your comments and will take this feedback into account to be a better app in the future. Kind regards.


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