Great learning tool 5/5
By O G BLACK
Babble is great I’m going to learn 6 languages after I complete these courses
Not for people with Dyslexia 1/5
You have to spell all the words, so it is very defeating.
Crashes when try over and over
Too many crashes 3/5
I like the content, but the app crashes too often. (I’ve only noticed this after the first 10 or so lessons; I’m using the Spanish lessons.)
Great App 5/5
Really perfect for learning a new language. I’m having fun learning at my own pace! 🙂
Me in Italian 5/5
By Me like better
Tutto Bene App!(Great app!)
An interactive experience 4/5
By DSC Cusumer
Prior to getting Babbel, I used Duolingo. It’s not much difference between the two other than Babbel being more classroom type oriented. I wish Babbel had the abilities to test you out and make you feel like you are accomplishing something other than the treble chime it gives off when you get something correct. I love the feel of the app and the ability to go back and review without the hassle of digging through pages of history. I do however, feel it can use an update of the user interface of the application. This app has earned my loyal patronage.
I love app!!! 5/5
I started to learn Indonesian, this app made it so easy. I enjoy the short lessons that it provides and a review at the end of a couple. The speaking part is so helpful because when I want to travel to Indonesia it will come in handy. This app has a couple ways to help you help from speaking, matching terms/ phrases and fake text conversations. It is always easy to do a couple lessons when I had the time. I wish there was a Vietnamese app! Saya berbicara bahasa indonesia 😬
Excellent refresher course 5/5
I’ve just started a job in which I’ll need to use my long-neglected Spanish skills. So far, this is an excellent refresher course.
Wish it were better suited for a phone 4/5
I like to listen to French lessons while on walks but it’s virtually impossible with Babbel because it requires you to type in answers. While I think it does aid learning, it’s very hard to do without making mistakes on a small iPhone. I wish there were a voice option and/or lessons that were audio only that could be listened to in the car or earbuds on a walk etc.
Great but you gotta pay 4/5
It is perfect if you’re really committed to learning a new language, but after the first lesson you have to pay monthly. I’m definitely switching to Duolingo. It’s not a as good as Babble, but it’s free.
Learning Italian 4/5
My favorite app to date for language learning. Challenging enough to raise you to a higher level of mental activity, yet graduated enough that it won’t leave you behind. That, to me, represents good balance. Don’t be frustrated if your microphone doesn’t seem to be hearing you as you hear yourself, but appreciate the forced repetition of words and sounds that require that level of repetition. I probably should have rated it 5 stars, but was hoping to leave room for some improvement... even though I can’t think of anything.
Great app over all but I have a couple issues. 1 it seems to learn you things you don't need to know right away like he is retired or one beer please (which is always important) as opposed to introducing your self etc. 2 the review system is not very good it only reviews the things you got wrong in previous lessons it would be great to be able to do a random review of all the lessons to keep your memory fresh. I am learning Russian just for the heck of it and I don't have many Russians to talk to so having a good review would be great other than that it is a great app and for the price you can't beat it.
Voice Recognition is Broken 1/5
Tried the app, couldn’t even get past the first word. I must’ve said hola 50 times, and it kept telling me incorrect. Deleted the app. I know how to say hola.
Learning quickly! 5/5
By VenturianTale is awsome
The methods used are effective!
Less understandable 2/5
I have taken a foreign language facades ago. But we were given the meaning of words before were expected to know them.
If I had taken a different language more recently I might know this style of learning.
Hard to use 1/5
This program is very hard to use. It’s written like you already know how to use it. Not user friendly the add makes it seem easy but after starting (and putting up your money) it becomes very hard to use and understand what you need to do. Did not help at all. If you wish to learn to become a gamer maybe it will work. If you wish to learn a language there are better apps. Audible has some excellent ones for repetitive learning.
Week 3 5/5
By Wonderful Ruins
I am very impressed. 6 years of French in middle and high school and its ‘all coming back to me now’. Thanks
Too much money 1/5
I'm not wasting over seven dollars a month for learning a language.
French beginner 5/5
Love this style of learning which is more suited to adult learning. I knew no french at all prior to this and after four lessons I can already see the difference. I
Was already fluent in Spanish which helps as well.
By Chiefy LFD
This program is very easy and fun to use. It provides all the necessary lessons to learn a language. I have improved 100 percent by using learning method.
Very misleading 1/5
This is a good app, but it is misleading. When you first download it, you think it's free. But you only get 1 short course, and then you have to pay for a subscription. They should tell you that up front. It was a waste of my time downloading it since I was looking for free apps.
Not clear you have to pay 3/5
You have to pay for this app unlike Duolingo or New in Slow and the one lesson they let you try doesn’t seem better than those. It’s exceedingly slow - no opportunity to “place into” a higher level. You can’t fast forward or just fill in the quizzes they offer you. You have to listen to every single step with 1 or 2 second waits between processing.
If I’m going to pay and do audio, Pimsleur audio series is a better bet.
Good app! 4/5
I really appreciate how practical the lessons are with useful phrases that you can try out as you travel.
My only negative is that on the section where you have to listen and write what you hear, there isn’t an option to slow down the audio. As people new to a language say to the locals: please speak slower, my XX is not that good yet.
Other than that, Babel’s language instruction is great. I appreciate the section where it grades me speaking my new language.
Love it 5/5
So far i love this app. I knew very little Russian but understood some of the letter sounds and a handful of words. They offer so many techniques to help you understand and pronounce correctly. My 5 yr old son enjoys sitting with me while I’m doing the lessons and he’s learning too! We were making cake tonight and as he mixed the batter he says, “хорошо” it looks “horosho” which means good. I was shocked that he remembered and impressed that he’s learning as well. I definitely recommend the app. I’m 17 lessons into part 1 and I have a great handle on most of the letter sounds and sentence structure and conversational words, phrases and responses. Hard to remember everything when I step away from it, but while I’m doing the lessons it all comes back to me.
By 4 7 11
This program is amazing and it teaches kids and adults in a great way, with many languages to choose from.
Love this app!!! 5/5
My daughter and I are going to France and Spain with her school in 2019 and I couldn’t be more happy learning new languages with this app! I feel confident I will learn to speak and understand things while I’m there!!! Thank you for this!!!!!
So far so good 5/5
I have tried many programs, but this one makes me feel like I am getting somewhere simply because it keeps reinforcing lessons to be learned. No other program has kept me so involved.
Says it’s free (with in app purchases) but what it doesn’t say is you have to buy the whole entire thing after the first lesson!!!!!!!!
So Helpful 5/5
I tried learning Russian with so many diffident formats and this is the only thing that's worked. Would recommend to anyone trying to learn another language.
Overall its great!!! 5/5
Just can I please ask for more languages...specifically Korean (south) and Japanese. Please and Thank you! Love this app!~
Best lingo app of all time! 5/5
I should know, I’m using duo lingo, Rossetta Stone, and Learning language. This app does what those later three should do. I’m learning Italian at an accelerated rate.
THE BEST APP 5/5
Yes, Babbel does cost money. But it is so worth it! You can choose a variety of languages and in a few days you’ll learn all the basics! Now the “ hard “ part isn’t really hard. It’s really easy! 10 minutes a day in a year... you’ll be fluent with the language! This app is amazing and deserves the best❤️❤️❤️
I love babble. I use this every day to learn French and find the lessons easy to understand and work with. The only reason I docked one star for this app is because it doesn’t give the option to turn off the microphone for lessons when using the phone like it does on the computer. Sometimes I use this app at restaurants and cannot speak into my phone because of background noise. It should give the option to use with or without the microphone. Other than that, I love using babble.
Awesome !!! 5/5
By Bobby Trey 85
Worth the price 4/5
By Larry Wetjen
Interesting course. I think you can learn the basics of any language with this app. It is enjoyable to use in spare time.
Not impressed 3/5
Mediocre at best
Well done! 5/5
I'm learning really fast! This app works and is well worth the price!!
Worth the Purchase 5/5
I’ve loved Babbel ever since I saw how many freakin’ lessons they have! It really does a good job of teaching grammer, vocab and rules, plus some of the differences in Spanish in all the countries that speak it. My favorite feature would have to be simulated conversations. It gets you started listening to Spanish and is a GREAT way to practice the grammar you’ve learned. My only critiques would be that I wish there was a better re-cap at the end of each lesson in the Words and Sentences section, such as a simulated conversation that includes all the words/phrases that were covered. I also wish there was a better way to review past material, like better built in flash cards. I find myself using a separate flashcards app to do this. Also the Spanish it teaches in from Spain, and I wish when they taught vocab they’d include the words used in Latin America too. Still, Babbel is the best language learning app I’ve used so far (I like it way more than Doulingo) and I’d recommend it to anyone.
Jeg elsker deg, Babbel! 5/5
I love you, Babbel! I love how I can use my lap top or my iPad to check in with you every day, several times a day. I love how easy it is to review the vocabulary, or re-do a lesson as often as I feel I need to. I love the obviously native speakers pronouncing everything over and over again. I love how I am challenged to spell what I am learning. I love the grammar segment that pause to teach me syntax and letter sounds! How would I learn these sounds confidently from just a textbook? I have waited for Norwegian lessons through a program like this for years! Thank you, Babbel!
Well paced, self-explanatory 4/5
I’m liking Babbel so far quite well. I’m doing the Intermediate Review right now to brush up, and already found one of the units helped with a grammatical issue I knew was a weakness. Easy to repeat sections when I don’t feel secure enough. My only complaint is that the app’s voice recognition is not very good - I’m confident that my pronunciation is better than the lessons often seem to perceive. OTOH Alexa doesn’t always understand me either! 😝
0 Stars 1/5
For not having Korean, Japanese, or Mandarin.
Great app but one thing... 5/5
I love this app the only thing that would improve this app would be that you could look at your scores for each lesson that you do .....it is nice it moves slowly and it hits key vocab that you would use when you were traveling in the country ....you practice speaking and writing and reading and listening and I’m really having a lot of fun with this app...thanks Babble!
Love this! 5/5
By Best ever!!!🌟
I never write reviews AND AM NOT RECEIVING ANY REWARD TO WRITE THIS REVIEW.
Fantastic app. No other way to say it. Want to learn a language? italki & Babbel and you’ll be speaking like a native really quickly. Highly, highly recommend! ❤️
How do they not have arabic on there, one of the most common languages in the world?
Customer Service SLOW A 3/5
I would maybe give app a higher rating but:
(1) I’ve only been using it for a week and need to check it out more.
(2) When I click on “continue” and it asks me if I want to start where I left off...I say YES and it just goes back to the previous window instead of where it should go. This only happens here and there.
(3) I sent in 3 separate questions on my first day of use. Now after 10 days I’ve only received one response and that took 4 days or so. Wow! Over a week with no response to a customer service question. Not good.
Overall the way the site works is good.
This app is amazing! Not only is it efficient but addictive as well. And if there is a good addiction learning is definitely it. I used Duolingo before and really enjoyed it but this one is several steps up. I’m learning French- the language in which pronunciation is key- and voice-overs in Babel are way better than in Duolingo. Bottom line - Babel is worth every penny.
Excellent Learning Tool 5/5
I’ve taken several Italian lessons in the past. Babbel has been the easiest and quickest way to brush up what I have already learned and has helped me to progress to the next level. Highly recommend.
Program crashes 1/5
This program has crashed 4 times since it was purchased. 3 times in one week on different lessons. If you later return to the same lesson it will crash again at the same point in the lesson.