Interface problems with I-pad 3/5
Many quiz items cannot be done because keyboard pops up and blocks text.
After 1. course it goes to directly payment teachers voice is no good , waste money waste time
Arabic is not an option to learn.
Very good 5/5
This app for the money you pay is worth every penny. You learn a lot. The only thing is that if you know some Spanish may be a week of class or 20 to 30 hours in a class. This this app is golden. They should arrange a way for students to talk to each other to practice.
Almost perfect 3/5
The app is great in that it utilizes a lot of different learning styles to teach you the content. However there are three main areas that could be improved: 1. I requested to learn 'Latin America' Spanish, not 'Spain' Spanish. However, the lessons continue to default to words used in Spain rather than Latin America (e.g., vosotros, billete, etc); 2. The voice recognition feature could be better (it often indicates I've incorrectly pronounced a word when it was clearly correct - unbiased observers agree); 3. There needs to be a review at the end of lessons for the items you did poorly on. Finally, it would be great if the app came with charts to reference all the information you are learning such as grammar and vocabulary. The lessons dive right in without giving you any overview of how sentences are structured or the basics of grammar in the language.
great for the beginners 5/5
Almost the best app I've every use for studying a new language!
By Kwon sohyun
...is not offered. :(
I love it!
Really good but, 2/5
Right when they get you hooked with the first lesson they stop you and make you pay. No problem but I don't want to pay 10$ per month
Good to learn French but not good to learn practical French for your trip! 3/5
I paid the full price to get all the full lessons in this app and I feel a little regretful. I started with the basics which was fine but when I choose to do the French for your vacation courses they don't seem very practical to me. I would prefer full sentences and phrases that will most likely be used while vacationing. Or survival French. I don't care to learn how to write French. I don't mind learning how to read it. I don't like that it makes you write the word down as part of the lessons. If you have time and the patience to go through all the lessons then it's a good investment. I paid for 6 months of lessons and I don't yet feel comfortable with my French.
No Korean or Japanese language to learn 1/5
What a disappointing app I cannot learn Korean or Japanese language... Please add those in future.
Not working 2/5
Was great until after I purchased the app and the mic function stopped working. What a waste.
Love love love this app 4/5
I've been using the app for a month now and can honestly say it's worth the price. I've learned more in a month than a year using Rosetta Stone. It's very user friendly and caters to multiple learning styles. The only drawback is the verbal response is super sensitive and rarely works. I have to be sitting in a very silent room with headsets on for it to register. Such a small price to pay for all of the other benefits!! Do yourself a favor and try it.
Highly recommend 5/5
This app is awesome. It's a bit of a battery drain but well worth it! I used it for Spanish and it covered a lot of vocabulary, conversation and verb conjugation as well as article agreement. I'm kind of addicted to it!
It could be a little more fun but the lessons are simple. Having a few flash cards that remind you of lessons taught in each lesson would be helpful instead of going through it all again to refresh your memory.
Great app! 4/5
Super fun to learn a new language. Babbel makes it easy. Some of the examples are a little weird, but it works! Thanks! :)
Best for learning languages 5/5
Babbel is the best app/website for learning a new language and worth the subscription price. It teaches concepts rather than simply presenting words and phrases for memorization. They've recently fixed some longstanding bugs in the reviews feature. The disadvantage of using this multi-language app over individual language Babbel apps is that this one doesn't remember your place when switching languages. That's a big drawback for multi-language learners. For that reason, it may be worth downloading multiple specific language Babbel apps if you have room on your device.
WHAT AN AMAZING APP!! 5/5
This app is incredibly awesome.
You can really learn any language so easily till you speak as a native speaker.
Very good 4/5
So far no problems with the app
Good for language learning 4/5
I have tried several other programs and this is by far the best program. However, it is very expensive. I'd like to have the option to purchase outright.
Not enough selection of languages 1/5
By Aaron J. Perra
Needing to learn Finnish!
Babel is the Best! 5/5
Best language learning system I've found. And I've tried a bunch.
this is an amazing app and i have learned a lot so far using it. if you could please add a bit more languages that would be amazing. when i first downloaded it i was hoping to learn korean only to find there was none. so it would really help if there was korean for me. Thank You!
Great for false starters 5/5
I took Spanish in high school. I can read and write but never reached being conversational. Every sentence was a long translation process in my head. This app is great for drilling useful sentences and reviewing what you've learned. You can skip around different lessons to find what suits you. The best I've tried for this purpose.
No.. to renting information 2/5
This may very well be a great app for learning a language, but I will not support a subscription based model in order to use it. Sell something at a fair price, and I will consider buying, but I'll never rent software buy the month.
Blows away the competition 5/5
I've been trying to learn German and after only a few days of using Babbel I can tell it is way better than anything else I've tried. That includes Duolingo, Memrise, Busuu, and Rosetta Stone. I wish I hadn't wasted my time on all the others. The review manager for vocabulary works great. And there are tons of lessons including music!
Ich denke, dass es ist großartig! Du musst es probieren. (I think it is great! You have to try it.)
Stupid and sad 😭 1/5
This app is sooo stupid! U have to pay to go to level two!! I was really looking forward to learning french😥👎
Hard to contact for support 1/5
I was really disappointed with this product. After realizing I was moving to Italy instead of Spain I attempted to get a hold of someone to see how I could switch languages. After I didn't hear anything back, I decided I wanted to cancel my subscription. I used the app to try to reach out to cancel my subscription and never heard back from their support. I signed up for three months initially and have been wrongfully charged every three months since. If you order three months you order three months. If someone actually reached out to me I may have been able to resolve this issue sooner.
Free lesson was good, the rest garbage 1/5
As far as a "real world" translation and learning experience. This was a fourth grade teacher nightmare.
By iPad game for Splatoon
I love how enjoyable and stress free for my son and me to learn Spanish. The repetition on the words are absolutely needed and amazingly well done for anyone who are interested in learning a foreign language. We will definitely will be learning more of other languages as well.😊✌️C Macklin
Great app for real learning 5/5
I am someone with an educational history of several years of Spanish and is still not fluent. I have tried Rosetta Stone and Duolingo for variety sake and Babbel beats them out by a long shot. Here's why: Rosetta Stone holds your hand and drags you through monotonous repetition but doesn't work to help you understand the who/what/why of the language and is not comprehensive, it also a very visual-learner oriented software. If you are not a visual learner then you won't like Rosetta Stone. A positive is that with an online learning membership a learner can do tutoring, play games and do recorded reading exercises. Positives aside - Rosetta Stone will not get you fluent if you only use it alone.
Duolingo goes a step further and is engaging while still teaching a lot but again, it suffers from lots of repetition and not explaining what's taking place - although Duolingo's user forums will easily answer questions you may have. Another positive of Duolingo is the opportunity to work on translation of materials - something that can easily test your comprehension/help to enhance it. The fact that Duolingo is a game doesn't hurt and it will get you much closer to fluency than Rosetta Stone if used alone.
Babbel knocks both of these programs out of the park. Here's why: Babbel uses conversations within the learning, explains word usage, context, grammar, and has extensive content to help someone learn the language. It feels much more natural using Babbel than any other program and needless to say I am hooked on it because of that. It's much more intuitive to how we live our lives and gives examples of how to use words in real life situations when having conversations. I'm looking forward to continuing to learn with Babbel. I feel like it can get a learner to fluency.
So worth it buy now
No stars 1/5
Months of writing, months of complaining. Three months auto payment and the app never allowed me past lesson one. Numerous complaints for access to lessons. No response. Took money. No lessons. No response. No recourse. But...theft.
By Eric Bryant
I just downloaded the app was enjoying it. it was lovely until I had to pay money for subscriptions to continue on w the levels. it was disappointing. i think babbel would do much better as a business if they didn't require payment. if i wasn't asked to pay i would love to continue using this app
By Fish out of water hater
The app is amazing I have learned so much from this app. I especially love how interactive it is, as well as how much it reviews a phrase or word making it easy to remember
Great app, but not if you can't pay 2/5
The free version gives you the most basic first lesson. Stuff anyone knows if you know the basics of the language. You have to pay to get anything else
Wonderful Learning Product 5/5
I started out with a 40 dollar book with a cd 4 pack that came with it and it was good at getting me started but Babbel keeps me motivated and interested. I still use both but I can learn on down time or review any time with this app I haven't experienced any problems that other reviewers have stated, it works as it should. Definitely buy this if you are serious about learning a language.
Good, but flawed. 4/5
I've been learning Swedish for a good 2 years now and I have a Swedish keyboard on my phone for the special characters, but When I go into Babbel I have to hold down the a and o all the time to get å, ä, and ö. The fact that the former is not an option in settings is unbelievable. Also the review function is flawed. If I mess one up I keep getting it every time on the next review slides. If I miss ten questions I can't review anything else besides those ten questions until the review function resets. True it makes those I was bad at a lot better, but sometimes I knew it and I hit the wrong key. Then it stunts me from reviewing all the 300+ things I have to review.in a timely manner
Training and course. Treinamento e curso 1/5
By Big Dad!!
Paguei o curso e eles não liberam para ser feito ou treinado pelo aplicativo. Achei muito ruim e nada pratico.
I paid the course and they do not release it to be done or trained by the application. I found it very bad and practically nothing.
Great app!! 5/5
By Nola Pie Guy
This is the first app I've been able to make noticeable progress with. Small manageable chunks, with built in reviews, etc. Highly recommended
NOT FREE! 😡😡 1/5
I was expecting this app to be free and informational, but the add said nothing about you having to pay for it. Would never download the app ever again. 👎🏼😡
Great Service 5/5
Initially interesting yet quickly boring 2/5
By Spanish 2 student MC
I'd had this app for a year.
- initially interesting and somewhat fun
- pictures are somewhat helpful
- spanish appears to be more applicable to speakers in Spain
- conjugation/tense names are sometimes different from what you are used to
- you get charged for renewal without notification
- you can't skip or go back to areas you want to within a lesson (frustrating)
- some things are over repeated while other new content is barely reiterated
- some lessons cover the some thing
- I've caught myself falling asleep on these lessons.
Caraza w 5/5
By Carmen Caraza
Muy buena aplicación para aprender otro idioma.
"The app" for anyone serious about learning 5/5
I speak 4 languages already and had a basic knowledge of French but wanted to go further so decided to try this... This app puts you to complete dialogs right away! Even though I decided to start from the very beginning I never got bored as I did with other apps like RS (which I tried before twice). I'm currently taking German, Italian and French and TOTALLY recommend this app. It is the best I've tried so far.
Nope😡 not free at all 1/5
This is a Worthless app because I thought this was like a free app but when I finished one lesson the rest u had to 💰 pay But I BROKE I'll rather ask my dad how to talk French than waste my money 😡
This is such a SCAM! 1/5
I used the free version and liked it a lot, so I paid for the subscription and now I can't move to the different levels. I am so mad and cannot even cancel my subscription because it won't let me sign in or send me a new password to reset my account
GOOD BUT $$$ 1/5
I searched "new language apps for free" in google. This popes up so I got excited! Then I did 1 Lesson and now I have to 💰pay 💰! Like what the heck!!! It said it was FREE!!!! I HATE IT!!!
A huge language breakthrough. 5/5
A truly wonderful relief for a language learner. From experience with apps offering language practice, which really gets you nowhere, to Babbel is a huge shock. Within the space of 1 hour I could spit out the basics of a completely new language. If you keep going with it, it is a huge stepping stone towards becoming truly fluent. My only complaint is the lack of any Asian languages or Arabic, something that has a different alphabet besides Latin and Cyrillic alphabets.