How This App Can Teach You Spanish In Just 3 Weeks

After just 3 weeks of studying with Babbel, these ordinary people were speaking in Spanish. Check it out!
June 7, 2017

Want to learn a language but can’t find the time or motivation to take it on? We hear you. Acquiring a new skill can be a daunting, time-consuming task. But it doesn’t have to be! With Babbel, you can have a conversation in a new language in just 3 weeks. And we have the evidence to back it up.

An independent study by researchers at the City University of New York and the University of South Carolina evaluated the overall efficacy of Babbel Spanish courses by examining the progress of 391 randomly selected learners, and assessing participants’ knowledge of Spanish at the beginning and the end of the study.

Here’s what they found:

  1. True beginners with no knowledge of Spanish need an average of only 15 hours of study with Babbel in a two-month period to cover the requirements of a full college semester of Spanish. (Not bad, huh?)
  2. “The Babbel app works similarly well for people with different gender, age, native language, education, employment status, etc.”
  3. “95% of users surveyed said Babbel is ‘easy-to-use’ and ‘helpful.'”

We wanted to see for ourselves whether beginners could learn basic Spanish after only 3 weeks of using Babbel. So we rounded up several Babbel staffers to take on the challenge. None were expert learners, and few had very much free time to dedicate to language learning.

Watch the video above to see how they did!

Learning a language is about speaking a language, and with the help of Babbel, our novice challenge participants were able to have basic conversations in just 3 weeks, proving that Babbel is, indeed, the shortest path to real-life conversations. Period.

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Dylan Lyons
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.
Dylan is a senior content producer, overseeing video and podcast projects for the U.S. team. He studied journalism at Ithaca College and previously managed social media for CBS News. He’s currently pursuing his MBA part-time at NYU Stern. His interests include podcasts, puppies, politics, alliteration, reading, writing, and dessert. Dylan lives in New York City.

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