Babbel is a popular language app which has over 10 million downloads from users around the world. The app is aimed to help users improve their reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills via intelligently structured lessons. What makes it stand out in the competition is their advanced speech-recognition technology which delivers a more immersive experience to users. Babbel offers 14 different languages, including those you have expected such as Spanish, Italian, French, English and German. Other languages are Danish, Dutch, Indonesian, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Swedish and Turkish.
In total, 673,433 reviews are found in Google play store with 4.5 stars rating. There has been 10,000,000+ installs and the most recent update is December 20, 2021. While in Apple app store Babbel is ranked No. 15 in Education category with 4.7 stars rating by 307.7K users. The app is rated as 12+ on Apple iOS App store and “Everyone” in Google Play store.
Babbel is extremely intuitive and user-friendly. Five tabs at the bottom of the app include home page, lessons, review and personal profile. It is easy to navigate and find what you need. The app is suitable for all age group as long as you want to learn a new language.
To provide app user a more effective and efficient way to learn a language, Babbel experts create each course based on native language that different users speak. For example, the German course is different depending on the language you speak. This is because native Spanish speakers will learn German differently than native French speakers. In addition, if you’re ambitious and want to learn two languages at the same time, it’s easy to toggle between them with the variety provided by Babbel.
Babbel adopts a spaced repetition method to help you start with vocabulary. That means you’ll see words and phrases repeat themselves consistently throughout the lesson.
There is different level of courses to choose from based on your experience with that language. If you’re a newbie, you’ll start with Newcomer category. Babbel will save your progress so you’ll always be able to pick up where you left off.
An interesting feature is the customised push notification/reminder setting. You can choose the best time for Babbel to send you a push notification trying to fit your learning practice seamlessly into your daily activities. You can set an exact time and the number of times per week the notifications to be sent out.
A lifetime subscription is priced at $179, it’s definitely worth it if you’re looking to become multilingual.
•Easy-to-use and sleek interface design
•Content for all level users from beginner to advanced learner
•Excellent value for money
•A more professional alternative to Duolingo
•Lessons developed by Babbel linguists and expert
•Covers a wide variety of languages
•Advanced speech-recognition technology
•Lesson structure is not different from other apps
•Quality of content varies between languages
•Lessons may be too tedious to some user