Once you’ve set your mind on learning a new language, you’re immediately faced with an important decision: how should you learn it? You could enroll in a class or buy a book, but we, of course, would recommend using an app. Our app, specifically. But we understand the hesitation; there are so many language-learning apps to choose from, so why Babbel? According to Priori*, we’re the #1 selling language-learning app in the world with about 120,000 downloads every day. Popularity doesn’t always equate to greatness, though. Here are seven reasons you should give Babbel a try.
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1. You Can Learn Quickly And Effectively
If you took an informal poll of your friends, you’d probably find that most of them aren’t learning a language because they “don’t have time” or “are too busy.” This is a common misconception (or convenient excuse?). It’s easier than you’d expect to find time for language learning, and with Babbel you can learn to have basic conversations after just 15 hours of study.
2. You Get What You Pay For
We know that some language apps are free, and that free things are appealing. We’re not dismissing these apps as useless, because they can provide helpful ways to supplement your learning. But in order to get a strong foundation for your language skills, we’d argue that Babbel is worth the low monthly subscription cost. You’re paying for expert-crafted courses (more on that below) and a program that gives you the confidence to speak a new language. You probably pay a monthly fee for Spotify or Netflix, or even the gym, and it’s totally worth it. Learning a new language is worth it, too. You’re making a small investment in your personal growth, and potentially your career as well.
3. Our Courses Are Created By Experts
Another benefit of paying for an app is that our courses are designed by humans, rather than simply run through a computer algorithm. Our team of over 100 language experts uses the latest learning methods to make sure you’re really grasping the material. Lessons are also personalized based on your native language and the language you’re learning, so an English speaker learning Spanish will have a different learning experience than a French speaker learning Spanish will.
4. You’ll Gain Real-Life Conversation Skills
Unlike other apps, Babbel focuses on teaching you how to participate in conversations you might actually have. Why waste time drilling grammar and learning random, nonsensical sentences when you could gain real-world skills and learn grammar in the context of useful dialogue? We’ll teach you how to ask for directions, talk business, order food and drinks, and more.
5. You’ll Remember What You Learn
How much do you still remember from your high school language class? Odds are, there are major gaps in your memory. This all comes down to methodology. Babbel’s courses are designed specifically to ensure you learn the language and remember it down the road. Regular review sessions will help reinforce what you’ve learned by bringing it back in new contexts, committing it to memory.
6. You Can Learn On The Go
Perhaps the best part of learning a language with an app is the pure convenience of it. You can take Babbel with you wherever you go, and your learning progress syncs across all your devices. Each lesson only takes about 10 to 15 minutes to complete, so it’s easy to do on your commute, when you’re waiting for your coffee or in many other everyday situations.
7. We’ve Gotten Some Rave Reviews
We’ve received some pretty great feedback in the press, which is important to consider when you’re trying to decide which product to choose. Here are a few examples:
“Babbel exceeds expectations, delivering high-quality, self-paced courses.”
“Offering 85,000 hours of content in 14 languages ranging from Spanish to Indonesian, the [Babbel] app builds the course around you.”
“Babbel’s lessons, unlike Duolingo’s, first focus on building basic conversational skills.”
*Data sourced from app intelligence tool Priori.