What Makes Babbel An Incredibly Effective Language-Learning App

Developed by a team of language learning experts, Babbel has helped millions of people speak a new language with confidence. Here’s how Babbel gets you conversational fast.
November 5, 2018

The Babbel Method

Here’s what makes Babbel more effective than any other language learning app.

1. Have Real-Life Conversations — Our goal is to get you speaking from your very first lesson. With our lessons, designed by experts and voiced by native speakers, we teach you how to engage in practical, everyday conversations. That’ll make it easier for you to have authentic experiences in your new language.

2. Speak Well And With Confidence — Our interactive dialogues give you the confidence to speak, and our speech recognition technology will help you ace your pronunciation. And don’t worry about being dropped in without any guidance; we provide helpful hints in your native language to make your new language more relatable.

3. Remember What You Learn — Revolutionary 10-15 minute lessons and dynamic review sessions continuously adapt to your strengths and weaknesses, re-contextualize prior concepts, and send your new language straight to long-term memory.

Babbel Features

Babbel Features

  • 14 languages to choose from
  • 10-15 minute, bite-sized lessons that fit conveniently into your schedule
  • Lessons covering a wide range of topics relevant to your life, from travel to business — and more!
  • Speech recognition technology to keep your pronunciation on point
  • Ideal for both beginners and advanced learners
  • Review Manager to ensure you remember what you learn for the long term
  • Learning progress synchronized across all your devices, so you can easily pick up where you left off

Available Learning Languages

Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish and Norwegian

How Babbel Works For Your Goals

After just one month, you will be able to speak confidently about practical topics, such as:

  • Transportation
  • Shopping
  • Directions
  • Making friends and socializing
  • Dining
  • And much more!

More Babbel Features

What People Are Saying About Babbel

“Babbel’s lessons, unlike Duolingo’s, first focus on building basic conversational skills.” — The Economist

  • Named 2016’s “most innovative company in education” by Fast Company

“Babbel is one of the stalwarts of the online language-learning sphere.” — The Next Web

  • The World’s Highest Grossing Language Learning App

“Babbel exceeds expectations, delivering high-quality, self-paced courses in 13 languages.” — PC Magazine

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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.

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