Babbel – Learn Languages

Babbel – Learn Languages

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2014-06-11
  • Current Version: 20.13.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 175.24 MB
  • Developer: Lesson Nine GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.0 or later.
  • Rating Count: 26 462


Learn Spanish, French, Italian, German, and many more languages with Babbel. Developed by a team of language learning experts, Babbel has helped millions of people speak a new language with confidence. THE BABBEL METHOD Here’s what makes Babbel more effective than any other language learning app: 1. Confidence — Our goal is to get you speaking from your very first lesson. And our elegantly designed courses give you the confidence to get there. We teach you how to engage in practical, everyday conversations, making it easier for you to have authentic experiences in your new language. 2. Comprehension — Our lessons immerse you in relevant culture and real-life conversations. We want you to really take in the language, not just memorize useless phrases. And we provide helpful hints in English (or your native language) to make your new language more relatable. 3. Retention — We know you’re busy. That’s why our lessons are short but sweet: about 10-15 minutes, and designed to send your new language straight to long-term memory. We regularly refresh your memory with our dynamic review sessions, which target areas where you need improvement most. Finally, we make sure you really grasp what you’re learning by bringing it back later in a new context. FEATURES • 14 languages to choose from • 10-15 minute, bite-sized lessons that fit conveniently into your schedule • Lessons covering a wide range of useful topics, from travel to business (and more!) • Speech recognition technology to keep your pronunciation on point • Courses at a variety of skill levels, making Babbel ideal for both beginners and more advanced learners • Our robust Review Manager helps you retain new vocabulary • Learning progress that’s synchronized across all your devices, so you can easily pick up right where you left off LANGUAGES Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian 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! WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT BABBEL “Babbel is one of the stalwarts of the online language-learning sphere.” -The Next Web “Babbel’s lessons, unlike Duolingo’s, first focus on building basic conversational skills.” -The Economist “Babbel exceeds expectations, delivering high-quality, self-paced courses in 13 languages.” -PC Magazine *Named 2016’s “most innovative company in education” by Fast Company* *The World’s Highest Grossing Language Learning App* PLEASE NOTE You will need a subscription in order to get access to the full learning materials for one language. Each subscription will be automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current payment period. Your iTunes account will be automatically charged at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your iTunes Account Settings. When a subscription is canceled, access to the app’s courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period. You'll get access to all courses for the following durations: 1 month 3 months 6 months 12 months Privacy policy: Terms of use: GET IN TOUCH : Any ideas, comments or feedback? Then we’d love to hear it! Email us at YOU CAN ALSO... ...visit us at us on Facebook: us on Youtube: …follow us on Twitter or on Instagram: Team Babbel



  • The sync is messed up

    By Sidharathc
    Bought my subscription online and used it on the web but nothing reflects on the iPad app. I’m hoping that sync is a big feature with an app over multiple platforms else how am I supposed to keep progressing while traveling or while on my desk. Not cool
  • Great at first but could use some help

    By CirdanTheShipwright
    This is a great app for getting started with a language. It teaches grammar at a good pace and let’s you pick supplementary lessons on vocab and phrases based on the subject matter which is nice. But, once you’ve been using it for a while, the integrated review section gets VERY cluttered. I might sit down to do some review and have it review the same word within the exact same context two or three times in 20 or 30 items. When that gets stacked sometimes I am only getting useful review out of 20-30% of the prompts. Additionally, the in depth lessons don’t really provide any feedback. It’ll have you say lines and listen to them or write a text and then read an example but it doesn’t point out how you can improve. I know my pronunciation is not excellent, but the speaking practice that they give won’t help me with that. Tl;dr: this app is good for a month’s intensive introduction to get to a lower intermediate level, but then it’s not so effective.
  • Money

    By 𝐵𝑜𝒷
    You have to pay after the very beginning of each language, so you only learn like 4 word.😠😤
  • Attached to Babble

    By JehadAZ
    Was highly recommended by my Austrian friend I was staying with and turned out to be One of My Best Learning Apps that I have ever Experienced and connected well, with a smooth navigation interface that allowed me to switch between courses & languages. Beautiful interface design that made me connect deep level therefore,pushing me to want to learn more at any given time, anywhere.
  • Ok but not free

    By deej808aba
    None of the reviews I read mentioned that, so maybe it saves you a download. Definitely prefer Duolingo, hope this doesn’t get deleted lol
  • Not enough languages

    By riska j
    I want to learn Japanese but it wasn’t a option. If they add more languages then it would be a good app
  • French lessons

    By Florenug
    It would really help if the audio phrases or sentences has a slowed down version so I can hear the pronunciation or none thereof, of each syllable. I realize the French speaker will not do that for me, but for the beginners courses that would really help. They do it at Duolingo and that’s very helpful. Too bad I already bought into Babbel.
  • Inefficient

    By jakalala12
    It’s okay, but for the price, it doesn’t teach as efficiently as it should. It throws you into Cyrillic without teaching you how to read it, and then forces you to spell the vocab words you just learned - without focusing on the memorization of the word itself. It’s too condensed and doesn’t teach in steps so it’s very ineffective when you’re trying to actually learn what the words mean. It’s they cut out the spelling part it would be better, as that isn’t really an issue for anyone when first beginning to learn a language. And the words are intricate, not simple. So it’s confusing.
  • Speaking mixup

    By senterQ1
    When using the speaking lessons the B sounds get listed as V sounds so you get stuck repeating the same sentence ten times.
  • Best but not full free

    By rabar qalaty
    Its a very good app, but its a lie that they have written full free, only the first course is free, others you have to pay
  • Please please PLEASE change your UI

    By @Maxtana
    The small text is almost impossible to read. I know that Apple uses adaptive design and it would be easy to give users the option to increase font size. Even changing the system font does not change the app font and it is SO hard to read. This makes the app almost unusable for people with accommodation needs. Also I find it frustrating that as soon as I finish a written problem the app immediately moves to the next question. I would like time to hear the translation and study the written words. Adding a “continue” or “next” button after each question would be helpful.
  • Wouldn’t give it on star

    By red_neck_chickens02
    They go through everything really fast and they say you’ll remember everything... yeah right! They also said it was free but guess what it’s not they charge you for using the app wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
  • Love the app except for ...

    By sheltay08
    I love this app, the lessons are well rounded; however, I really wish they would use a turtle to slow down the French annunciations. At times I find it difficult to repeat the words bc I am not sure what they are saying. Additionally, why doesn’t the app start by teaching the French alphabet?
  • Great app but some bugs

    By alyssajean1225
    Have loads of fun using this app to learn however the speaking function is buggy and often times does not work
  • Only ONE Free Session

    By BiggPoppaD
    A waste of time. I'll just stick with Duolingo.
  • Italian

    By Aintnochump
    I’m really having fun with this app and learning Italian.
  • Stop scrolling through finished lessons

    By Jess.1009
    Love Babble so far! One issue, every time I open the app it doesn’t bring me to the the latest lesson. I have to scroll through all of the lessons I’ve completed. Small technical issue I hope you can fix, but otherwise I love it so far just states two weeks ago.
  • Very bad

    By moosecat
    It advertises how to learn mandarin but is not an option wasted my time.
  • I want Gaelic

    By kcplayers
    Let me know when that’s an option.
  • Check in—can’t check out

    By jkerfroisbcidwweeiwondli
    I signed up for six months. At the end of six months I found a charge for another six months on my bank statement. I figured it was alright I may continue using it. Three months later I find another six month charge in my bank statement. So, I log in and go to settings. NOWHERE does it say what I paid when I paid when I will be charged again or how to stop being charged. I can’t figure out how to dissolve our relationship. Apparently, they charge me,,,,I pay them. The end. Forever
  • The listen and repeat barely functions

    By GratiaPlena9
    Paid for the 3 month subscription again, waited a while hoping the listen and repeat error was fixed. Unfortunately NOT!!!!! Someone please fix this, otherwise this app is useless in helping with pronunciation.
  • Watch out for the auto renewal charges

    By Cageycruz
    Subscription based charges debit your credit card automatically. Very hard to figure out how to cancel a subscription. Wasted $44.
  • As a beginner this is what I wanted

    By AFayed
    The program utilizes all of the most effective teaching methods over and over to cement the language into you. Definitely worth the money!
  • Not easy

    By dalgal75228
    Trying to learn Spanish and this is moving way too fast. The spoken words are spoken too quickly. I listen to them multiple times and still can’t pronounce them well enough for the microphone to pick up even after turning mic to maximum setting. I keep reviewing same lessons over and over thinking I missed something because it is a huge jump in learning between each lesson. So far not impressed
  • Type too small

    By AprilsFo0L
    I would enjoy the app much more if I could actually see the title at the bottom on my phone. I have an Apple XR - there is no excuse
  • It was a joke

    By jeseb4567
    Babble was great at first but once you complete the first lesson it’s a complete joke because it tells have to pay. And because of the advertisement that tells you it’s completely free... don’t waste you time on it
  • 2

    By Melinasand
    2 stars because its not teaching me that well.. it says Buenos nachos means Good sausage but it doesn’t so TeAcH mE
  • Decent language app with plenty room for improvements

    By Lapuck
    Subscribed for 3 months and ‘been using for about 4 weeks. Thorough and methodical but some things are quite irritating. Not all people learn in the same way or at same pace, Developer, please, enable users to opt out of having every answer read out by the app. Just show correct or incorrect answer without reading it out. One must be able to increase the pace. Painfully slow. As most users type on a phone or iPad, typo(s) happen. Other apps allow users to indicate a mistyped answer so it not counted as a wrong one. Also, would be nice to be able to skip some questions one already learned well. Highly desirable to be able to review the content of a “block”/lesson and review/practice only select parts without having to repeat the whole lesson. And, how about a feature which would allow users to add words to a stack of Flashcards? Finally, I currently leave in Germany and have never heard a native speaker say: “Ich lebe in Berlin” as “leben” would not be used to indicate residence. Ich wohne in Düsseldorf. Not sure if I subscribe for another 3 months. There are many good free apps or inexpensive courses on Udemy.
  • Not very many languages to chose from

    By 불꽃 크리스마 민호
    Not sure of the contents of the app, but I was expecting a lot more languages however the options are very limited. If you’re looking to learn a really popular language this could work for you.
  • Um I have a question where is the Korean language

    By Blue_Bunny21355
    Um I have a question where is the Korean language I looked and it’s not there
  • Works with my hearing aids/iPhone.

    By Jo Penny
    I am delighted to be able to use Babble with my hearing aids what work with my iPhone. An absolute treat for me. Many thanks!
  • It’s like a school book that is harder to flip pages to review

    By Pschmi
    I don’t understand what the hype is about this. I’m a complete beginner in Italian and wanted the best app to learn practical things quickly. I am also using Duolingo. I really enjoyed Duo for Spanish but I had a base of knowledge from school years ago on that. With Italian I’m brand new. But this app is so much worse than Duolingo. It’s not innovative in the least. It’s just like a school book. If anything it takes words more out of context than Duo because you fill in charts in order rather than randomness that keeps you on your toes in Duolingo. And when you learn phrases there is nothing teaching you about sentence structure or conjugation. Just repeat. I don’t learn that way at all. I’m terrible at rote memory. I need to learn the rules near the beginning and build around a structure. Also it’s just dumb sometimes. Like when I’m learning to say “I’m from Germany” the fill in the blank is for me to remember and correctly spell the Italian word for Germany. Who cares?!? I’m a couple hours in, maybe there’s more important things to learn right now. Also, unlike Duolingo, it’s really hard to do a quick review. That flash card thing is so dumb. At least with Duo I can go back and do a quick lesson to refresh that skill then move on. The only thing I can see is to go back and redo a whole lesson that sometimes takes over 15 minutes. Am I missing something here? Honestly I haven’t used this a whole lot, I got so frustrated after a few hours on it that I quit. So maybe I’m missing something? Also, the app is slow. When I click on continue, I don’t need a 2 second transition. Just go already.
  • Need more languages

    By ClashRoyaleBull
    Okay so I got babble because I wanted to learn Japanese but you only teach a few languages and that’s not good I mean let’s say I were Japanese instead of American And I was going to America I would need to learn it but I couldn’t see what I’m saying you guys need to have every or most languages to make your app actually helpful.
  • Billing is deceptive

    By Pinky's Playhouse
    I cancelled the app in iTunes well before the expiration date. I was displeased to see I was automatically billed in PayPal. Apparently I had to unsubscribe in PayPal as well (a first for me). I would not recommend as I find this practice deceptive. If their product was really good they would not have to resort to shady billing practices.
  • You get 1 free section

    By TheEpicDC
    You get about 4 lessons in one section and then the rest of them are locked unless you’re a paid member
  • I really wish this app had more

    By GioMusics
    I have used other languages apps and this one I am disappointed. All it does is put up cards and you have to match them. I haven’t gone deep in the app to see but it is getting annoying. Also they only have very few languages and I have tried to put Spanish as natural language but if still comes up with the same languages. I hope they put where you can say the word and it says what’s wrong and right. Also i think it would be more pleasing to add a lot more languages to the app it would be less pressuring than only like 10 (I don’t know how much there is). Thank you and have a nice day.
  • Honestly no.

    By agree with me please ;-;
    You can’t expect someone to learn a language when they have to pay quite much.if you could make it fully free with ads I’d be happy.
  • Didn’t work at all

    By Johnfili
    I tried this for four weeks and I still can’t speak the language. This is no better than other applications I’ve tried.
  • Don’t waste your time

    By Hsvsvsvdhhx
    You can only do one learning section then it makes you pay for a subscription.
  • Good

    By ivan09765
  • Could be Better

    By Deutch Learner
    Babbel is helpful in learning German and it could be better. Often I would like to review a section without having to go back to the beginning of the lesson. Also, the Babbel German speakers run words together which is not my impression of the language is spoken here in Germany.
  • Expected more languages

    By a112993i639
    I just recently started learning Japanese and wanted to see if Babbel would be of any help. When the app finished downloading, there was only about 12 languages I could choose from and none were Japanese. The app would be way better if it had more options.
  • App no longer works on iPhone XR

    By 29erSS
    Have used this app for over a year. Just upgraded to an iPhone XR and the app no longer works. Get the following message “An unknown error has occurred. Please try again later.” Tried updating the app and same issue.
  • Boring

    By zsazi
    Doesn’t ‘save’ your place from where you left off plus Advanced way too easy. Also too much repetitive review of the same word
  • Lame

    By fnaffnafafafbahzhzveh
    App has very short very basic lesson then it want $120 a year for more make it a set price for the app
  • No customer support

    By clinorun
    Purchased wrong language course by accident, was told they can not refund or exchange course.
  • Needs more languages

    By TriggerHappy😛
    I speak both English and Spanish and I have to say, the Spanish lessons are really thought out. However, the language I really want to learn is Japanese and I was quite sad that this app did not offer such an option. I feel as though the app can do so much better if they had many more languages.
  • Babbel, Memrise & Pod101

    By Me223312
    Excellent app! The grammar is still kind of difficult because I’m 12 trying to learn español, I use this, Memrise for vocabulary, SpanishPod101 for quizzes and Spanish homework from my teacher Xímena and I watch TV in Mexican Spanish 🇲🇽 Great apps for learning Spanish!
  • Cool but...

    By Kiley Cenord
    I want to see what apps could teach me japanese, I have an app that’s good at teaching French so, I don’t need an app for that. I wanted to see if they have Japanese after I saw the commercial. During the commercial I thought “This app may be fun to learn Hiragana and Kanji! (Japanese)” but then I check to see if they have Japanese and they don’t. In the future can you add all the “Asian” languages