Whether you have an exciting summer trip planned, or you’re just looking for a useful self-improvement activity, there are many reasons to learn a language. There are also many ways you can learn: classes, textbooks and, of course, plenty of apps to choose from. But more and more people are choosing Babbel to help them learn a language. Let’s take a look at why Babbel’s app is so popular.
1. It Teaches You Language You’ll Actually Use
Why waste time learning nonsensical phrases when you could focus on topics that are actually useful? Babbel teaches you relevant conversation skills, so you’re prepared when you need to order a drink, ask for directions or talk business in another language.
2. It Only Takes A Few Minutes Every Day
Is “Busy” your middle name? It’s ours, too. Luckily, Babbel’s lessons only take 10 to 15 minutes to complete, so you can fit them in during your commute, while waiting for your coffee or whenever you have some downtime.
3. Language Experts Designed The Courses
There’s no computer algorithm here. A team of expert linguistics and educators created these courses from scratch, and they used proven teaching methods so you learn the language and remember it.
4. It Boosts Your Confidence
The best part of learning a new language is being able to speak it with real people. The app uses the voices of native speakers so you know how the language is supposed to sound, as well as speech recognition technology to help you get the pronunciation down. The ultimate goal is to get you confident enough to speak your new language.
5. It Costs Less Than A Netflix Or Spotify Subscription
No one wants to break the bank on an app, but Babbel is super affordable! There are multiple subscription options to choose from, and they start as low as $6.95/month. Sure, some apps are free, but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for.
6. It’s Used By Over A Million People
With millions of active subscribers and about 120,000 downloads per day, Babbel is the #1-selling language-learning app in the world.* Perhaps even more telling? 90 percent of users surveyed said they would recommend Babbel to a friend.
*According to Priori Data, May 2017
7. It Really Works!
All of this means nothing if the app isn’t effective, but Babbel has been proven to work. A study by researchers at two U.S. universities found that beginners could learn a college semester’s worth of Spanish in just 15 hours of using Babbel. Pretty impressive!