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Babbel Stands With Ukraine

A letter from our CEO on Babbel’s initiatives to help refugees from Ukraine navigate the language-related challenges of being far from home.
Babbel Stands With Ukraine
  • Babbel is now making the existing Babbel product available to refugees from Ukraine free of charge
  • Courses in Ukrainian for German, Polish and English learning are being developed
  • These courses and other Babbel-sponsored initiatives are available on our website

Dear Babbel Community,

We are currently witnessing a terrible war and aggression brought upon Ukraine. As I write this from Berlin, we see tens of thousands of refugees arriving daily, with rockets detonating less than 1,000 kilometers away. These pictures take me back to 2015 — when Berlin was already a destination for thousands of refugees fleeing Syria. And just as we did then, Babbel will act.

As a language company, we believe in mutual understanding. We believe in the power of exchange across cultures. We believe in shared values and experiences that bring us closer together.

The Babbel team is working hard on several initiatives, which we hope will make a meaningful difference in the current situation. While many are still in the works, we can announce the following:

Giving refugees from Ukraine free access to Babbel’s courses

We have opened up Babbel’s courses to refugees from Ukraine with existing knowledge of one of the languages we currently ​​offer (e.g. English) to learn the languages relevant to them (e.g. German and Polish) for free. You can register here.

Creating content and resources for refugees

Our team has started creating specific content in Ukrainian on Babbel Magazine, outlining tips and insights for your start in Germany and Poland. We will continue to develop content for people hosting and welcoming refugees.

Developing courses in Ukrainian to learn German, Polish, English

We are currently working on developing courses in the Ukrainian language for Ukrainian natives to learn German, Polish or English. We hope to make these courses available in just a few weeks, which will be free of charge.

These resources can be found on our dedicated website for refugees from Ukraine.

Here is a summary of Babbel’s actions in Ukrainian, in case you would like to share:

Babbel знає, наскільки важливо вивчення мови для вимушених переселенців і тому пропонує безкоштовні коди доступу всім українським біженцям. Біженці, які вже володіють однією з мов Babbel (наприклад, англійською), можуть розпочати вивчення потрібної мови безкоштовно. Крім того, наразі Babbel розробляє курси українською мовою з акцентом на допомозі українцям у вивченні німецької, польської та англійської мов. Після завершення розробки українські біженці можуть користуватися мовними курсами рідною мовою, що полегшить переїзд до Німеччини, Польщі та інших країн, що приймають біженців. Окрім мовних курсів, команда Babbel розробляє різні інші ресурси, від статей про прибуття до Німеччини та Польщі до глосарію української мовою для осіб у країнах, що приймають біженців. З усіма ініціативами Babbel для біженців з України можна ознайомитися за цим посиланням: http://uk.babbel.com/babbeldliaukrainy.

I wish you and your loved ones health and strength. Let’s please be kind to one another.

Yours sincerely,
Arne Schepker (CEO Babbel)

Babbel
We are a team of more than 750 people from over 50 nations with a shared passion for languages. From our offices in Berlin and New York, we help people discover the joys of self-directed language learning. We currently offer 14 different languages — from Spanish to Indonesian — that millions of active subscribers choose to learn.
We are a team of more than 750 people from over 50 nations with a shared passion for languages. From our offices in Berlin and New York, we help people discover the joys of self-directed language learning. We currently offer 14 different languages — from Spanish to Indonesian — that millions of active subscribers choose to learn.

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