Why Are So Many People Using Babbel Over Other Language Apps?

Find out what people are saying about Babbel around the internet.
March 22, 2018

Babbel has been around for a while. With over a decade of offering language-learning lessons under our belt, we’ve received quite a bit of praise. And we think that’s worth mentioning.

We could, of course, just talk about ourselves. We could talk about how Babbel is the number-one-selling language-learning app in the world*. And how it tailors lessons to real-life situations so that you’re not stuck learning a bunch of random vocabulary. And also that the courses are designed by language experts, so the Spanish lessons you get will be designed differently from the Spanish lessons a French speaker gets. We could then say that we’re just skimming the surface and that there are countless reasons people choose Babbel to learn a new language.

But we get it, you want multiple sources. Fortunately, we can supply them. Here’s what just a few individual users and publications have said about Babbel in online reviews.

People love how convenient Babbel is

“By being an app-first experience, Babbel gives you the opportunity to be productive during your hour-long commute, or while waiting for a doctor’s appointment.” — Business Insider

“Love it! Very effective, reasonably priced. For me it’s much better than taking a class; a lot cheaper and I can use it in my free time.” —  Sivan

“Very accessible with practical lessons of 5 – 10 minutes. Just right to keep motivated.” — Julian

People appreciate Babbel’s effective learning methods

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

“I used it, for about 3 weeks before a trip to Italy, for almost an hour every day (on the bus/train home from work) and it taught me so much of this language! I was very good at my Italian when I was there, and was even complimented by locals on my vocabulary, grammar, and accent!” — Olivia

“The three review options (writing, flashcards, and speaking) really allow for progressive and strengthened understanding of terms and concepts.” — Jennifer

“I’m refreshing Spanish after a few years of not using it very much. This app is like a textbook come to life. Love that I can start at more advanced levels.” — Maha

Bien! That means ‘good’ in French! This app has been fantastic for me so far. It starts out with the basic stuff and gradually teaches the more complex aspects. So far, I find the flow to be quite smooth, and very suitable for the average learner. Definitely a useful app to have handy for anyone who needs to learn a new language.” — Jarren

“One of the few apps that actually teaches you how to speak a language, form sentences, understand grammar, and learn new useful vocabulary.” — Sonja

Most of all, people think Babbel is just really useful

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

“Since the content isn’t user-generated like other apps, each lesson is extremely high quality.” — Slant

“Babbel courses will teach you grammar instead of just throwing endless vocab drills at you.” — Arild

“Works great and focused on words necessary to start speaking. Really well structured in comparison to European level standards. I studied A1 German with Babbel alongside my books when I moved here, and after a few months I could order food and ask for help in shops.” — Joshua

*According to Priori Data, May 2017

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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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