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

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Review feature that’s optimized to help you retain knowledge

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Learn Spanish (Latin American or Spain)
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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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Version 20.84.0

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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
290.7K Ratings

290.7K Ratings

RiccardoPG ,

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!

PercabethRules ,

Seems, great but I don't really know

I finished the first lesson and learned a few words! I am doing french just to pass the time, its not like i am going to france or anything and need to learn it. Since there is no true NEED for me to learn french and i was just doing it for fun, my mom would not let me pay for lessons. In ads or commercials i have seen, it says it is free. I did the first lesson, didn't have any problem with anything, and I really love the way it teaches you! The only thing is I wont be able to learn anything beside, hello, goodbye, and how are you? Since im not aloud to buy anything. At first i thought it was an add, but then i clicked away from it and tried to re enter the lesson, and it still didnt work! It really is a great app, but maybe you could give like the first tenn lessons free or something, and then you can give the option to buy the next ten lessons with money, and every time you get a question right you could get like stars or something and buy a lesson with stars. Im just saying this for people like me who dont want to spend their money on this app if they are not using it for anything, they should still have the option to learn! Also, you should add a few more languages. I was signing up and noticed thst there was only like six. The real reason I downloaded it was so i could learn greek. Definetly would be the best app ive ever tried to learn a language with if not for the price! God bless!

Developer Response ,

Hello, thanks for your message. We are dedicated to keeping education accessible, which is why Babbel offers free and paid lessons and free podcasts. You can do 20 - 60 lessons for free in 14 languages (each first one of every course). So, there’s a lot to explore! You only pay for full access. 😉

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!


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App Privacy

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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