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 and make 2021 a better year.
• 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.
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*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”.
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Ratings and ReviewsSee All
Nice but inconvenient
For the most part this app works very well, especially at reviewing the language and progressing in reading, writing and speaking. I would give it 5 stars if they added a finger print login option. Instead, you need to login too often with your Email address and a password. This is annoying and unnecessary. Lately, I haven’t had to login that often, perhaps, this has improved? Or, am I just in the habit of using it more often? If so they get the credit fir encouraging regular use. This probably due to their review feature.
Despite this annoyance, they still continue to add new features to facilitate language proficiency. I believe it’s improved and upgrade my rating from 3 to 4 stars. The listening option to review, is particularly effective. The addition of podcasts was an excellent idea. Your ear really begins to catch up without trying very hard.
Lastly, I grew up speaking pidgin Sicilian. Italian is very different and in fact very difficult to speak at an educated level. The grammar is complicated and very precise. If you try to speak Italian from a Sicilian background, you just end up speaking very bad Italian, and when in Italy, even a 3rd grader, notices, and thinks you weren’t able to go to school. My wife, a native speaker, has noticed a huge improvement. I really have to give Babbel the credit for this. 4 1/2 stars? Probably.
Developer Response ,
Hi Riccardo! Thank you for your message. We are really happy to read that you have had a good time with Babbel and your motivation to study; we have noted your remarks and will definitely have a closer look to improve your general experience. Remember we are here to help you, keep up the good work and have a Happy Learning!
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 email@example.com 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!
Good, but hoping for AI and UX improvements
Through 16 lessons at this point, and overall enjoying Babbel. I formerly used Duolingo, which seemed too vocabulary based. I'm happy I switched to Babbel for building conversational experience. I appreciate the tooltips differentiating European/Spain Spanish and Latin American words. Those are helpful distinctions I didn't get in three years of in-person classes. Also, I appreciate the variation of native speaking voices. It's helpful to hear varying genders, vocal tone/pitch, correct emphasis and pronunciations.
My criticisms regarding the app and the experience follow: 1) There's zero forgiveness for slight misspellings/typos. A flag /warning before counting it against the user would be nice. We're learning here. 2) The matching games/exercises have a confusing UX. It's unclear where to drag and drop and the color selections are all gray, which is not helpful in guiding users through the exercise. 3) While I realise Babbel isn't aiming to gamify language learning, it could benefit from incentivizing users somehow. This could be as simple as congratulating or tracking your progress or improvements. It's very boring to see the simple fact I've completed x/100 lessons. Make it a little fun, and I will be more likely to renew my subscription. Without these improvements, I'm likely to head back to Duolingo.
Developer Response ,
Hello there, thank you for your kind feedback. We are glad you have enjoyed our Spanish courses and we are sure you will do great as you progress with the lessons. Regarding your remarks, we have noted your comments about the possible warnings we could add in terms of misspellings. Secondly, we do appreciate your feedback in the general design and customer experience, this can help us to be able to offer you a better app overall. Once again, we truly appreciate your time in letting us know all these details. Kind regards from the Babbel team.
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