Description

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

BABBEL WORKS:

• 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**

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

TRY BABBEL – DOWNLOAD THE APP AND TAKE A FREE LESSON

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LEARN 14 LANGUAGES:

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

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Why are Americans learning languages with the Babbel language app?

SHORT, EFFECTIVE LESSONS
Easy to fit language lessons into your day

LESSONS FOR EVERY SITUATION
For travel, work, and more

LISTEN, SPEAK, WRITE
Well-rounded language practice

PERFECT YOUR PRONUNCIATION
Sophisticated speech-recognition technology

RETAIN WHAT YOU LEARN
Review feature that’s optimized to help you retain knowledge

LEARN GRAMMAR IN CONTEXT
Useful tips & tricks as you learn

OVER 5,000 LANGUAGE COURSES
Learn Spanish and 13 other languages with in-depth content, including more than 60,000 language lessons

OFFLINE MODE
Download lessons and learn anywhere

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Read Babbel Magazine to get tips, tricks, and interesting facts about how to learn languages:
* Babbel Magazine: https://www.babbel.com/en/magazine

Follow us on social media for tips on language learning!
* Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/babbelusa
* Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/Babbel.usa

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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

Privacy policy: https://about.babbel.com/en/privacy/
Terms of use: https://about.babbel.com/en/terms/

CONTACT US:

Ideas, comments, or feedback? Email us at support-mobile@babbel.com


*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 20.45.0

Have some time on your hands? Babbel now offers a 7-day free trial to jumpstart your language-learning journey. Whether you want to refresh what you learned in school or dive into a new language, it's definitely the right moment to rediscover your passion for learning. Choose one of 14 languages to start your 7-day free trial.

We no longer support iOS 10.

Questions? support-mobile@babbel.com

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
95.3K Ratings

95.3K Ratings

The real SheRa ,

Good, but...

I’ve been using Babble on and off for a year, and more steadily for the last 3 months, learning Spanish. I do like the review section, especially the listening review. It is much easier for me to hear the speaker speaking Spanish and be able to know the translation than to translate from English into Spanish with no hint.

The main reason I give this app 4 stars I stead of 5 is the fact that as you progress in the lessons, it starts throwing random verbs at you that you’ve never worked with before. At first it was ok because the regular (indefinite?) verb was written at the top, and you had to type the correct gender/form as part of the sentence. By this point you should know how to do that correctly. However, my lesson today threw in some of those random verbs I’d only seen once or twice before, and one I’ve never seen, and was having me translate from English into Spanish using these random verbs in addition to the new knowledge for the day. As a teacher, I know the value of sticking to the current “chunk” of knowledge and working that with the past knowledge without interference from more new knowledge that isn’t even part of the lesson. This is specifically Spanish Beginner 1, course 2, lesson 6. It would have been manageable if the indefinite er/ir/ar verb was written above the sentence as in past lessons. As it was I pretty much gave up on half of the translations because they were unfamiliar verbs or completely unknown.

Developer Response ,

Hello there, thanks for your feedback, we're glad to hear that you're enjoying learning with us! As users advance through our courses and have learned how to conjugate verbs, there will be exercises where users can begin to practice conjugating new verbs using the skills/rules that have previously been taught. These exercises are included to help practice the conjugation skills that have been studied throughout previous lessons, while exposing users to new vocabulary without having to study all the conjugations immediately, as to help familiarise yourself with the language.

We're always looking to improve our programme and if you'd like to add your interest in having the indefinite er/ir/ar verb above the sentence, you can add your idea for this to our Babbel Wishboard: https://wishboard.babbel.com/forums/922594-wishboard-english

If you have any other queries, don't hesitate to email us on support@babbel.com with the email address linked to your Babbel account, and we'd be happy to help out. All the best with the rest of your Spanish studies!🙂

brushing_up ,

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.

Rvbjiuj ,

Review

So far I’ve been using Babbel for a few months. It’s a nice addition to Duolingo but I have a few complaints. One is the app’s recognition of pronunciation. If you pause to take a breath between saying the imperfective and perfective form of the verb it doesn’t recognize it as correct. The audio recognition is immensely time sensitive, meaning if you say the word too early or too late it won’t recognize it. For example, you press the voice button, it says the word and if you don’t repeat it in less than a second it marks it as wrong. Duolingo’s voice recognition is better than Babbel’s. Babbel also dumps a ton of vocabulary on you and doesn’t include it in subsequent lessons which even when you’re doing the vocabulary review daily like I am, makes learning new vocabulary difficult. It’s also giving words I wouldn’t normally use in conversation like hexagon and mold, etc. Would like more common language lessons.

Update: So I just used the new speaking portion of the vocabulary review and I have to say it is a vast improvement! So congrats to the developers. It makes a lot more sense to hold the mic button while you’re talking and then release it when you’re done. I’m getting almost no answers wrong when I pronounce the word correctly now which is awesome and a whole lot less frustrating. I actually really enjoyed using it!

Developer Response ,

Hi, thank you for your positive review! We're always working to improve our user experience, and really appreciate you taking the time to share your comments. It's great to hear you're enjoying our new improvements, may there be many more to come! 🙂

Information

Seller
Lesson Nine GmbH
Size
239.3 MB
Category
Education
Compatibility

Requires iOS 11.0 and watchOS 3.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

Languages

English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
12+
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Copyright
Price
Free
In-App Purchases
  1. German 1 month $15.99
  2. English 1 month $15.99
  3. Spanish 1 month $15.99

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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