Babbel - Language Learning 12+

Speak Spanish, French, Italian

Babbel GmbH

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Millions of people are learning languages with Babbel — the language app built by language experts. Why Babbel? Our short, interactive lessons rethink old-school language education to get you speaking a new language with confidence!


• Efficacy backed by researchers at Yale University:
100% of study participants improved their oral proficiency in 3 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.




It's not just a Spanish learning app! Learn French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Russian, Polish, Turkish, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish, Dutch, Indonesian, and English.


Why are Americans learning languages with the Babbel language app?

Easy to fit language lessons into your day

For travel, work, and more

Well-rounded language practice

Sophisticated speech-recognition technology

Review feature that’s optimized 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 canceled, 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:

1 month
3 months
6 months
12 months

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Learn Spanish (Latin American or Spain)
Learn French
Learn Italian
Learn English (American or British)
Learn German
Learn Russian
Learn Polish
Learn Portuguese
Learn Turkish
Learn Norwegian
Learn Danish
Learn Swedish
Learn Dutch
Learn Indonesian

*Based on a study conducted with Babbel users learning Spanish. Van Deusen-Scholl, N., Lubrano, M.J. (both Yale University) & Sporn, Z. (Babbel), 2019. "Measuring Babbel’s Efficacy in Developing Oral Proficiency."

**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”.

What’s New

Version 21.53.0

The season's changing and so is your Babbel app! We're constantly working on improving our features and functions so you can learn more and better. Curious? Check out our latest version and keep learning!

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
612.8K Ratings

612.8K Ratings

Acronics ,

Very Good For Learning Several Languages!

I’ve been using Babbel for about a year now, solely studying French, and I’ve been doing trés bien. The spacing of each review is effective, memorable, and helpful for communicating generally. I feel efficient speaking the language while also being able to confidently pronounce my words correctly. Many of the leçons are unique and I personally find them to be funny from time to time. Some few problems I have with the app include; being taught phrases that wouldn’t be used in the day to day conversation(even in depth)-the app having occasional listening problems despite my voice being clear(whether that might be my accent I don’t no)-finding myself doing the same set of words for a review back to back-& glitches that will cause me to close out the app and restart from the beginning of the lesson. It’s just a shame I wasn’t able to revisit France due to the World’s pandemic or I would’ve been able to really enjoy the experience. Besides, it’s a splendid effort👍🏾
(Ps. if you could, add Irish as a language as well along with some other one country based languages. Lived there for some years in my childhood so would like to learn some more besides the basics)

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for your great ⭐️⭐️️️️️️⭐️⭐️⭐️ feedback. We are really pleased that you are enjoying learning French with Babbel and we'd love to add Irish one day. Could you please send us a message to with your email address linked to Babbel, so we can have more details about this? We'd love to help you with the voice recognition!

Moto_4_Lyfe ,

Great!! except one small thing..

I love this app. I’ve tried others before and still have a few, but Babbel is by far my overall favorite. I also have appreciated the regular and effective updates. The reason for not having 5 stars is because due to my daily schedule, my free time is later in the evening. I’d much appreciate a dark mode. The white screen is difficult to look at even with brightness on the lowest setting. I searched the settings in hopes of finding that option but sadly, it’s not there. I’m sure others would appreciate a black screen to make it easier on the eyes for a last minute lesson before bed! My second suggestion would perhaps be some type of leaderboard? Maybe something to add a little friendly competition with each language community? One can only hope. Everything else I enjoy and look forward to the future of Babbel!
Update: Absolutely amazing app for vocabulary, listening, and some speaking. However, some lessons being fully dedicated to grammar, word order, etc.. with some reading material, exercises, quizzes would be nice. I am noticing that even with a decent vocabulary and decent pronunciation, the lack of grammar knowledge in my learning language makes it difficult to actually create my own phrases. Rather than just repeat phrases from the course, it’s nice to better understand how to structure and put things together on your own! I never remember the little grammar notes buried within the normal lessons.

Developer Response ,

Hello there,

Thank you for sharing your lovely review and ideas!

We're happy to hear that you're enjoying learning with Babbel and we are always working to improve our user experience.

Please feel free to subscribe to updates by going to 💫️ Thanks for your support! 🧡️

Kind regards
The Babbel Team

stachouli ,

Where’s the customer service.

First off, this language app is far superior to any other language app out there. I used it for three years while living in Germany and had a yearly plan for German.

I just moved back to the states and hadn’t been using the app for awhile due to the move preparations and process. Today I tried to use the app and consider switching to Spanish but all my German data was gone and it said my access was only limited. However, when I look at my subscriptions in my phone settings, I still have my annual German language subscription; yet when I go into the app and try to restore purchases there are none to be found.

Tried to find a way to contact a human through the app and their website, but couldn’t find anything. I suspect the problem lay in the fact when I moved back to the States and got a new phone and US number it messed with my subscription somehow. But if I am unable to contact a customer service person, how am I able to troubleshoot on my own. My annual subscription was set to renew in 3 days so there’s not much time to figure it out before I get hit with another annual charge for something that doesn’t work. So i cancelled my (non-functioning) subscription via Apple, deleted the app and came straight here to review. So take my fresh emotions tirade for what it’s worth. This app was great while it worked, but todays prices for the subscription I already had is now twice the price.

Developer Response ,

Hi there, we apologise for the time taken in this matter. Our support team is receiving an important amount of messages at the moment, delaying our response times. We appreciate your patience in this matter, you will receive the attention and solution that you deserve. Please, make sure you have send us an email to, we will be shortly with you solving this. Kind regards 🧡


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The developer, Babbel GmbH, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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