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If you’ve ever wanted to converse in a language that is foreign to you, you can do that now all in the comfort of your smartphone. Babbel is an app that teaches you multiple languages but there’s a catch – you need to pay for the lessons. The first lesson is always free but the rest you have to buy. Babbel teaches you the basics of select languages and enables you to make it easy to converse with the locals. Babbel is available worldwide on the Google Play Store and the Apple iTunes Store. You can download it for free but you’ll need to pay to get the lessons. There are no ads in the app.
Babbel was once nominated as Google Play’s Best Apps and it still holds its ground. Although now the competition is hotter than ever seeing how apps like Duolingo are in the spotlight more, Babbel is still loved by millions. There’s a certain teaching policy or code that Babbel follows. It not only helps you learn a new language but it also teaches you how to engage in proper, real-life conversations with confidence. Babbel also makes comprehending the language easy and it makes sure all the lessons you’ve learned in the app are well-retained. You can, however, go back to review these lessons anytime.
All the lessons in Babbel are short but sweet. They average about 10 to 15 minutes are constructed in such a way as to help you learn and retain a language to long-term memory.
In total, Babbel currently supports and teaches 14 different languages. The lessons taught for these 14 languages are simple enough for complete newbies to understand and fit in their schedules. These lessons include portions of listening, writing, speaking and reading exercises to completely help you understand the basics of a certain language.
Included in the app is a speech recognition technology that can help correct and improve your pronunciation. You can also check back at the lesson any time through the Review Manager feature. This is a great feature to make you retain what you’ve learned in the lessons.
Babbel syncs across all your devices so your progress in learning the language is never lost.
The 14 languages that Babbel teaches include Spanish, Italian, French, Dutch, German, Portuguese, Russian, Brazilian, Turkish, Polish, Danish, Dutch, Swedish, Norwegian and Indonesian. More languages might be added to the list soon as well.
What Babbel hopes to achieve through its interactive lessons is that users be able to speak confidently in the language they’re learning in only one month. In one month, the lessons taught through Babbel should make you converse for transportation, shopping, socializing, directions and other important day-to-day activities. Babbel is especially useful for people that are travelling or moving to another country with a foreign language.
Since Babbel is such a great learning app it’s only fair that it charges for its lesson. You can enjoy and experience the first lesson for free in Babbel but you will need to pay through your Google Play or Apple account for future courses. The subscription isn’t exactly cheap but if you’re serious about learning new languages then it should be worth it.
What users love about Babbel is how it teaches you new languages in an interactive way. The lessons place you in everyday situations from day one to help you use the language in real life.
If there’s anything that needs improving it’s the actual app design. Some users have complained of the app being too slow especially the keyboard keys. Some have also suggested that the speech recognition quality be improved since it doesn’t always register the voice properly.
Babbel is one of the top apps in the Education app category, which belongs to Babbel. It's last update was on April 4, 2019 and it has been already downloaded 10,000,000+ times. On the app store it has now 367,155 reviews. After you get to Babbel page on the app store, click install & enjoy it.