How do I set up my microphone to use the speech recognition tool?
When you first access a lesson that features speech recognition, you will be asked whether you want to use the tool or not. If you choose to do so, you will be guided through the following procedure:
1/ You will first see a message stating "You have not configured your microphone". Select "Enable", then "Set up microphone".
2/ You will then see a small message asking you to allow www.babbel.com to access your computer. You should select "Allow" and "Remember" then "Close".
3/ You will now see a screen asking you to adjust the sensitivity of the Babbel microphone. Simply follow the instructions here.
4/ Speech recognition is now ready to use and you need only select "Continue" on the next screen.
If an appropriate version of Adobe Flash Player is not installed on your computer (version 10.3 or above), you will see a message informing you of this and a link where it can be downloaded free of charge. Please note that after downloading Flash Player, you will need to log out of Babbel and close your browser before the new version is installed.