Babbel â Learn Languages
Spanish, French, German... - 14 languages in all.Learn real-life conversations
- Current Version: 18.104.22.168814
- Updated: December 20, 2017
- Requires Android: 4.1 and up
- Installs: 10,000,000 - 50,000,000
Speak a new language with confidence. Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German and many more languages with Babbel.â get the app named one of Google Playâs Best Apps 2015!
Try out the first lesson for free.
THE BABBEL METHOD
Hereâs what makes Babbel more effective than any other language learning app:
â Confidence â We teach you how to engage in practical, everyday conversations, making it easier for you to have authentic experiences in your new language.
â Comprehension â Our lessons immerse you in relevant culture and real-life conversations.
â Retention â We know youâre busy. Thatâs why our lessons are short but sweet: about 10-15 minutes, and designed to send your new language straight to long-term memory.
*Named 2016âs âmost innovative company in educationâ by Fast Company*
*The Worldâs Highest Grossing Language Learning App*
*Google Playâs Best Apps of 2015*
â¢ Extensive selection of interactive courses for 14 different languages.
â¢ Ideal for both beginners and advanced learners.
â¢ 10-15 minutes bite-sized activities that fit in your schedule.
â¢ Entertaining listening, writing, reading and speaking exercises.
â¢ Learn vocabulary from a wide range of topics (including travel, culture, and business)
â¢ Speech recognition technology aids pronunciation
â¢ Review Manager keeps vocabulary in your long-term memory
â¢ Learning progress synchronized across all your Android devices and on the web
A VARIETY OF LANGUAGES
With Babbel you can learn Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian.
BABBEL HELPS YOU ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS
After just one month, you will be able to speak confidently about practical topics, such as:
â¢ Making friends and socializing
â¢ And much more!
WHAT PEOPLE SAY
âBabbel is one of the stalwarts of the online language-learning sphere.â -The Next Web
âBabbelâs lessons, unlike Duolingoâs, first focus on building basic conversational skills.â -The Economist
âBabbel exceeds expectations, delivering high-quality, self-paced courses in 13 languages.â -PC Magazine
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 Google Play 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 account settings.
When a subscription is canceled, access to the appâs courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period.
Language Education from Babbel: Babbel offers you a complete online language learning experience for thirteen different foreign languages. Learn French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Dutch, Indonesian, Russian, or any one of the Scandinavian languages â Swedish, Danish and Norwegian. Whether you're using your mobile phone, tablet or computer, Babbel automatically synchronizes your study progress across all your devices. This means you can brush up on your grammar and work on building an extensive vocabulary anytime, anywhere.
Beginner? Advanced? Babbelâs courses are perfect for learners of all levels. Want to concentrate on French verb conjugation, or perhaps Spanish tense review? Babbelâs language courses are arranged thematically, and cater to just about every interest.
Mr. youtuber Published date: January 10, 2018
Hi everyone , this is one the best ðapp on play store for learning language. I don't understand german language from any other app because they always start from middle. But i love ðððð this app from it's first Lesson . This app start from basic to advance level . Thank you very much ð"TEAM BABBEL" ðfor this awesome app. I learn german from this app and it look like very easy language only because of you guys. Once again thank's. Full Review
Katie Musgrave Published date: February 13, 2018
I like the language teaching content, it is very good, but the app itself seems to have some issues. For example my review manager periodically empties without me having completed the reviews. Also if you press 'back' in the lesson menus, it will exit the app completely. Just needs a bit of polishing and it could be great! Full Review
Joe Bloggs Published date: January 24, 2018
Good for grammar but very slow. Duolingo is free and easier to use. Further to the response below, having paid a subscription fee (I paid Â£30), I would have hoped the developers could have made the app run quicker - it often takes 5 seconds to load a question. Also the lack of a shift key on the in app keyboard is an annoyance. These problems aren't present on Duolingo. Babbel is useful for learning grammar rules on the move though. Full Review
Deirdre Hurley Published date: January 6, 2018
So far I really like it. Explaining grammar is essential and it does this as the lesson progresses. Also it's great to have everyday sentences like Stimmt so to say to a waiter. Nobody is going to tell me that kind stuff so that impressed me. Only thing that bugged me was typing answers.The odd time it did not submit what I typed and so I got a wrong answer even though I typed it correctly. Like a small bug perhaps. Other than that I'm enjoying it. Full Review
Jeff Shortt Published date: December 21, 2017
Not the easiest to get into but well worth the extra effort, beats Duolingo hands down because the corrections are explained and you learn the "why " the mistake occurred rather than just get corrected. No ads are a bonus and overall, better value by far! P. S. I persevered for nearly a year with Duo, then progressed much quicker with Babbel. Also the support was swift and effective when a bug occurred. Love it! Full Review
Aura Mae Published date: December 28, 2017
I am 50 years old and found this to be the most comfortable language app I tried. I like how it actually tells me the rules as we go along (other apps seem to believe that users will figure out the rules by the way it gets used. One kept telling me that I was 50% fluent, but I still couldn't formulate a sentance on my own. Full Review
Miss Moltres Published date: January 30, 2018
I loved it! Amazing to help learn! One problem though (for me). You have to pay. I'm a kid and I want to learn French fluently but yeah.....if you can make a children's path where you don't have to pay but get less language that will be great! Otherwise, amazing app! Full Review
Published date: February 2, 2018
So far(I'm on lesson 3), it's been a great review of what I know. It's simple and progresses. It doesn't stay easy and I love that. Easy programs will hurt you in the long run. This course keeps you jumping. In real life you won't have supplied answers and so far this course seems like it will prepare you for that. I'll change the review if this changes, but I don't think it will. Full Review
A Published date: January 27, 2018
Tried to use it in offline mode after downloading all my lessons and vocab. It didn't work. It also deleted all the vocabulary from the app when I got back online. Major bugs in this application. What's worse, when I tried to let them know, they've removed my account! Do not waste your time Full Review
Published date: February 5, 2018
Customer care/aftersale service is non existent. I've tried contacting them twice as I'm having issues accessing my account. I've just had an email saying theyre very busy. First email I sent was days ago, sent another yesterday still not heard anything. Dread to think how long a refund is going to take! Full Review
Gabriele Khater Published date: January 7, 2018
I love this app it is the best language-learning app there is (at least it is to me). One problem though. I can't pay since I don't have a Google plus card so I can only do the first lesson. The creators have a genius way of getting you to remember the words and I would love it if I could do the whole course. Apart from that I love it. Full Review
Published date: January 14, 2018
Great app for on-the-go language learning. And an offline feature to boot. Babbel provides deeper learning with great explanations, tips and strict spelling checks. I have been using Babbel on web for a year now and this mobile app is a great companion. However, I have syncing issues such that my progress on mobile does not reflect on the web. Full Review
Ari M Published date: January 23, 2018
Amazing language app. I had been trying to learn with dualingo for a bit which wasnt working and saw this pop up ad online so I figured I'd give it a shot. Ive learned french, and visited Paris where I could understand and actually answer to people in french! Would highly recommend. Full Review
Delaney Archer Published date: February 22, 2018
This has been the best app out there. I mainly use babbel on my computer but it is nice to use on the go. The lessons are fun and engaging. The only issue I have is the speech recognition. Learning Norwegian is difficult as is and it's upsetting to not even have your voice recognized and then marked wrong. Other than that I love it! Luckily my boyfriend speaks Norwegian and can help me with the speaking portion. Full Review
Sharad Chadha Published date: December 25, 2017
The rate of speech is quite fast. I am trying to hear the sentences and type but after repeating several times, i just cant comprehend. How to slow down the rate so the person speaks slowly? Full Review
Paul-Dragos Nae Published date: February 3, 2018
Intuitive and efficient. Uses all the learning styles like, audio, visual, logical. You can have feedback in real-time when you activate the speech recognition. And on top of these, the review manager helps you with the retention process. Repeating all the new words and phrases at given intervals, helps you to get familiarized with them and to "move" this new information from short time memory to long time memory. As I observe, the developers put their best in this application. Yet, the secret ingredient to learn a new language is motivation. How much do you have? Full Review
Deric Burnett Published date: February 10, 2018
I find that some of the lessons early on are not well explained. When at first the message was clear and I really felt like I was understanding and learning then all of a sudden it makes me feel like you skipped 4 chapters and have no clue what is going on. I regret starting with a 3 month subscription. I'd recommend starting with one month. I'll keep plugging and hope it gets better in later lessions. Full Review
Marie Trujillo Published date: February 10, 2018
When I accidentally click out, and go back into the lesson, at the end the lesson doesn't show anything I missed before, so I don't get to reviews those items unless restarting entire lessons. Also, have had times where I get stuck on a page and I try every thing to get passed that page. The lessons are very long and the layout could be more smartphone friendly. I'd prefer more, shorter lessons for the reason mentioned at the top. Full Review
Chris Pollard Published date: February 17, 2018
I started learning German with Duolingo then moved to Babbel. I've learned so much more and I understand the language a whole lot better. Instead of repetition and memorization, words are used in context and with practical sentences. If you're wrong you know why, instead of getting frustrated that for some reason you used the wrong article. I definitely reccomend. Full Review
DÃ¸ÄÄ£Ã½ Lover channel Published date: January 9, 2018
Awsome. Just awsome. I've had Babble before and it's so easy to use. Plus it's free. And you learn your chosen language as you go, at your own paste. My best score is 0. LOL. I recommend this app. Get the app today. ððððð 5 out off 5 stars for me. Thanks Babble. Full Review
Ashleigh Correll Published date: February 5, 2018
After about a week I know 3/4 of the Russian alphabet and can read and write Russian. I'm not good enough to have a full blown conversation yet but I'm still really impressed after one week. I'm a little more than halfway through the lessons. I think when I finish I'll redo them all from the beginning and I should be all set! Full Review
Patrick Ericx Published date: February 18, 2018
From the first week you learn to make real sentences on functional things. Amazing how big dialogs you handle while playing. The reinforcement exercises come on the perfect intervals not to get boring and before the memory is too far away. If you stay focused, you will increase your skills every week. I'm using it for German. If you want to learn a new language, this is a great app. Full Review
Kayla Taylor Published date: January 4, 2018
I hate that you have to pay for it. It works very good but you can only do one lesson per stage. I feel like you miss out on a lot of things. You could just use a different app like duolingo. And you could learn more words in your time. Full Review
Richard Facchina Published date: January 22, 2018
Love the app and the techn withique. Using the app's keyboard is a problem in that it doesn't provide for typing accent or pronunciation marks, e.g., if you spell "Espanol" without using the ~ over the n, it scores you wrong. Puts you in a catch 22. Also, doesn't sync with my laptop. Full Review
Jo-Anne Galbraith Published date: December 24, 2017
I have been using Babbel on and off for two years. I spent some time researching the best online resources and I was impressed by Babbel and I still am. I use it to supplement other language learning like traditional classes. It's great if you are on the move and have five spare mins to review vocab. Thank you Babbel. Full Review
Omotayo Gbadamosi Published date: February 14, 2018
This would have been the perfect app for me! However, something is wrong with the app. I cannot hear the and there's nothing wrong with my phone as I listen to other audio files. The part of the lessons where I have to listen and write down, I can't do this because it brings out no speech. My subscription is just wasting away Full Review
Zenith Kelly Published date: January 30, 2018
It's amazing! I'm not very good at leaning things but I have already learnt some Spanish and I've only had babbel for a few hours! The reason I only gave it four stars is because I'm really bad at spelling and I some times use letters the wrong way round and when it comes to spelling out the word in the app it just expects you to know how to spell the word and that's it other than that it's an amazing app and I can't wait to learn some more Spanish! Full Review
jacob boyd Published date: February 11, 2018
Tried one lesson in Norwegian and fell in love. This is a fantastic way to learn.money well spent if you want to better yourself linguistically. It makes the boring tedium of being a beginner fun instead and an advdnture Full Review
Rhiannon Butchers Published date: February 14, 2018
This is an app that is so incredible yet unpriced and I think that apps like this should be more noticed because they are for anybody at any age and they are educational but fun! I do love this app so search babbel and install now! Although it is a ripoff and cost you a quiet expensive amount to get access to the second course they could give you a few courses free! It runs smoothly a could help any beginner in seconds! Â¡Gracias! Â¡Chao! Full Review
Ioana Lelia Buliga Published date: January 10, 2018
It is very fun and easy. But it has some bugs at the listening part. I downloaded 1 course for Russian and is a part where u must listen a letter and write it down but there is no voice... Too bad because I payed already for 1 month ð¶ Full Review
Carol Milburn Published date: January 15, 2018
I am looking at this for my granddaughter who loves all things French and wants to go to school there like I did. She will be able to understand your directions but at first may need a little help following them. We will help her. She adores the language! So far it looks great! Full Review
Tyler McWilliams Published date: December 26, 2017
The app is informative, as well as ruthless. A missed key could mean having to redo answers multiple times. That being said, the unmerciful tendencies of the app force you to really pay attention and memorise as quickly as you can the vocabulary in front of you. Full Review
Martine Trampoline Published date: February 10, 2018
This app is very misleading. It gives you two courses for free and after that you need to pay a ton of money per month in order to continue. It doesn't mention this anywhere until you get to this step. Go for the app Duolingo instead. Same quality, but for free. I have bills I can barely manage to pay. Honestly. 1 star and uninstall. Full Review
Maria Oczko-Canant Published date: February 10, 2018
Really great for five year old. Only issue we have is on computer you can type special characters (a special screen pops up to select them) but no such option on phone, therefore the answers requiring special characters are marked incorrect. Full Review
Christine Venediger Published date: December 21, 2017
It teaches me real life conversations while explaining the grammar and suggesting other usages. If only I could remember it all! I like the reviews and would like mote reviews of words and phrases I have not done correctly first time. Full Review
Lori Yohann Published date: February 8, 2018
I'm enjoying Babbel, but it's not perfect. I like the way new material is presented, and I like the real world conversations. I also love the little teaching bubbles that pop up on occasion, and the grammatical explanations. What I'm annoyed with is how slow it is compared to Duolingo, and that it doesn't offer an option to skip listening exercises Full Review
thulie mayaba Published date: February 13, 2018
Great app to use, especially for pronunciation through microphone, just had a bit of an issue when microphone wouldn't pick up my voice (even on maximum sensitivity), but otherwise fantastic for learning to pronounce words. Also love the repetition with beginner lessons. Really helps with remembering words. Full Review
shannatrinity Published date: January 2, 2018
I prefer the free Duolingo to paying $7 or more per month for this app that doesn't seem to be any better than Duolingo. I will be uninstalling this app. Perhaps there should be more free access than what is provided if you want to convince people like me to pay a monthly amount...or make it a one time payment. Full Review
King LING ching Published date: February 1, 2018
Great app! Learning Portuguese on it! Though I have one question. Why can't I do a 2nd language on Babbel? Do you have to pay for more than 1 language? Anyone reading this Babbel is totally worth the money. When a great deal pops up Full Review
Francis Moles Published date: February 22, 2018
Excellent way to learn a language that I have always wanted, and tired, to learn. Only one downside with the program us that it would be very useful to slow the so each down a little because sometimes it is difficult to understand either the question or vocabulary that is new. Apart from that I am lookout forward to progressing with the course and have subscribed to the downloads. Kind regards Mr Francis Moles Full Review