By The last Fowler
I really wanted to learn German but you have to pay every month to use it which stinks
Amazingly easy to learn ! 5/5
In my opinion, this is the best app to learn a new language. I started learning German and the way this app makes you learn, magically makes your mind remember stuff. Its also fun learning via this app and it also does not take much time off from my day.
Unable to cancel subscription 1/5
I am unable to cancel my subscription, it requires to many steps to click for un-subscription of which I have yet to figure out- there should be NO automatic subscription attached to an account, if it so difficult to end subscription! Totally not impressed and dissatisfied!
Please put Japanese
Easy to use 5/5
By yankeefan 94915
User friendly app, makes learning a new language enjoyable.
Bad interface for learning to just speak a bit. 1/5
It is focused on spelling and writing more than just speaking.
Fantastic and Easy to use 5/5
Amazing app, already learning a new language.
Wanted to learn some Spanish because lots of my students speak it. So far it's holding my attention and I'm enjoying it. Just the right amount of grammar so far.
Finished with first beginner course and won’t turn back 5/5
So it’s great. Sometimes a little frustrated because I have a hard time with the keyboard? My fingers may be too big but I wrote this with only one spelling mistake I had to go back and fix... so maybe it’s a bit sensitive? I’m learning German and just figured out I need to LIGHTLY PRESS for ä, ö, ü, ë but that’s my fault. I make easy spelling mistakes because of the keyboard problem. Other then that I can’t wait to get into more advance sentence structure. Way better then learning in a class. Very well reinforced. Danke schön Babbel!
By Turtle 🐢🐢🐢🐢00
I was so excited to get this app and then I realized you had to pay after the first lesson. So I will happily go back to Duolingo in a heartbeat. I am deleting it. So sad!
Good selection of 14 languages but 3/5
It has English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Dutch, Indonesian, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian and Russia. It has a good selection of 14 languages you can choose from but I didn't see Japanese on there. I'll just keep on looking 🤷🏽♀️
This app starts with memorizing a few simple words... cool. It then jumps into verbs & uses quite quickly. It also requires spelling, which is fine if you that’s what you desire. I wanted conversational French, plain & simple.
If that’s what you’re looking for I would not recommend this app.
Why do u have to pay to learn to speak another language 1/5
Why would u have to pay to learn another language what if u need it really quickly because u are moving to another country
Very little speaking 3/5
Starts right out without any pronunciation introduction. Then all the response is typed. I would rather speak the language then type it. Rather quickly into forms of to be. I’d be happier with some more conversational bits to start.
REALLY DUDE??????!!!!!!! 1/5
This MUST B UPGRADED BEING CHARGED
ONCE FOR EVERY LANGUAGE I MEAN DIS IZ CRAY CRAY!!!!!
By Kendra Fablehaven
I love it I wish you could learn Japanese because I want to watch precure
Great App 5/5
Has all the ingredients to increase language learning.
Excellent Language Learning App 5/5
Very intuitive experience. I like the vocal recognition feature. And it's not boring.
Review from valentino Joseph 3/5
By valentino joseph
This app is great to learn languages from all over the world but you need money to have access to different sectors of the language you're learning . Thank you,
,Yours truly Valentino Joseph
Babel is a great way to learn a language 5/5
I have used Babel for a few years now in conjunction with classes, other apps and workbooks to learn French. I can now read novels in French and handle most transactions. I highly recommend Babel. The lessons are short enough to accomplish the many times in our lives we were are waiting--in line at a restaurant, for the train, Doctor's office etc.... I love the framework and the way that the lesson reinforces and helps you recognize proper vs improper usage of words. I do not speak perfect French, but the words I do speak are easily recognized in France thanks to Babel's use of the mic and language recognition function. Highly recommend!
Good overal 4/5
By America -26-1-10
I think it is a really god app it's just that it switches to fast that it is hard to remember also why do you have to pay I just want to learn a language without paying. If that were to change I would give it five stars
Molto Bene! 5/5
My Italian was pretty much upper beginner level but after completing the first 3 courses, I feel super confident to speak the language. I like the variety of ways to learn. Some exercises are speaking, writing, fill in the blanks and audio. It's a great way to learn and I'm really enjoying it.
ADD KOREAN PLEASE!!(: 3/5
I would love to download this app if only it added Korean to it. And i know so many other people would also download it if you added Korean to it too.
Great app! 5/5
Using Babbel has made a big difference in understanding Brazilian Portuguese. Thanks!
Es lo mejor 5/5
Es lo mejor de van
Could Be Better... 3/5
I do like this app. I was interested when I saw the advertisement. I use it a lot. I am giving this app my rating because. I do not think it is app is very exciting and fun. For ages twelve and under, I think kids do not enjoy this. I know I don't, and I am younger than thirteen. Maybe you could make it more fun, and interesting. It is also frustrating and I am not learning much. You need to a bit more slowly and explain things. It gets more and more confusing. Anyway, overall I think the app is pretty great. I highly recommend this app if you are at least fifteen or older.
One issue 3/5
By Lady Merrr
So far I love the program. However, it is very difficult to tell in the program the difference between a I and a lowercase L. Very often when I get an answer wrong it's because of that. Please please fix this so that a Uppercase I has both a header and a footer in the update.
Meet me where I am! 3/5
I was excited for this app since it boasted learning through conversion, which is one of my weaker points. I feel like I'm a 4 from 1-10 on conversational fluency in Spanish, more like 6 for reading and writing. I even put "advanced" when I signed up hoping it would challenge me. Instead I find myself practicing "hola" and "si" even though I scored perfectly on the initial assessment. This is the exact way I loose interest in most language programs. Please don't make me practice how to say hello if I can already navigate a simple conversation.
Spanish lessons are the worst 1/5
I don't know how this app could get such high ratings. Don't waste your money. Got this exclusively to learn Spanish to keep up with my daughter who is a Spanish major. I was convinced it would be right by an NPR ad and the ratings. When I saw the ratings, I thought maybe it would be a good idea to get the yearly sub and brush up on my French, too. I struggled for weeks on just the Spanish beginner course 1. Didn't get even 9 lessons in. The app expected me to know the spelling of words they hadn't even taught me yet and showed me in a 3-second screen shot. I showed it to my daughter who has taken years of since middle school and she thought it's method was nuts. I don't expect the French lessons are going to be any better. Going with Duolingo instead. Hope I can get my money back.
Good app but crashing on 7th chapter 3/5
By Anil 20115
App is. Rashing on 7th chapter of beginners course1
Babbel helped me integrate into Germany! 5/5
I lived for 16 months in Dresden Germany. If it was not for Babel, I would've had a very hard time integrating into the community of Dresden, a beautiful city in Germany. All of my friends in Germany were very impressed with my language skills, and the speed at which I was learning to speak Deutsch.
Great app 4/5
It's a great app to learn certain things but I really wanted to learn Japanese and that wasn't a option sadly but if they added Japanese that would be awesome
Muy útil para mí. 5/5
I love being able to review the lessons whenever I have a spare moment.
Perfect or close 5/5
By Matt Turpin
I use Babbel and DuoLingo in tandem as part of a mission to keep all my high school and college French from going away. Babbel earns its monthly fee by being much more organic an experience compared to the latter's fairly random vocab quiz style. They both have their uses, but this is better for learning, while the other is useful for retention.
The presentation is second to none here, and you feel like you're learning relevant statements at every turn. My only complaint is that, seemingly randomly, the voice recognition goes from laid back and understanding to absolutely draconian, and when it's the latter, and you're tweaking inflections on this syllable or that on your 20th try, it should tell you what part it doesn't like.
I try speaking into the microphone and it won't register that I'm speaking into it. And I say the word multiple times and keeps saying I'm wrong when I KNOW I'm saying it RIGHT!!!
Babbel beginner Spanish 3/5
I really like a lot of this app!
You can do little bits everywhere and when you like
It does not continue where you left off very well!
And the voice recognition is peculiar! Sometimes it just doesn't work, and sometimes there is no rhyme or reason to why you get the pronunciation wrong or right!!!
The best way to learn French! 5/5
By NYC bread sales
I've tried many on-line programs and even tutors - but this program is really helping me understand French and REMEMBER what I'm learning! Love it.
Babble beats Rosetta Stone! 5/5
By Project Fey
I have used Rosetta Stone for 4 years and still could not put together a sentence correctly on my own. Babble teaches the much needed grammar and sentence construction that is desperately needed by other teaching methods. After spending thousands of dollars trying to learn a new language I am thrilled that I found Babble and finally got exactly what I needed!
I highly recommend using Babble.
Good app, but missing the fun factor 3/5
I like the grammar parts compare to Duolingo, but the fun/gaming factor is not so good. The voice test failed quite often.
Definitely Three Stars. 3/5
Swedish audio pronunciation portion unable to recognise correct pronunciation of native Swedish speaker. Aside from this fault, thorough. I do prefer learning through Rosetta Stone but this is efficient also.
Great Practice For My Trip To Germany 5/5
By Greg In Orlando
Vielen Dank, Babbel, for your German courses! They improved my confidence in writing and speaking German. It will only enhance my experience when I visit Deutschland.
Enjoying but... 5/5
I tried to contact app support but was directed to a free sample. I've already purchased the French learning program and am really enjoying the different learning styles. ➡️ But I have a suggestion for an update... it causes a lot of frustration when I keep getting a spoken translation back as wrong, yet there is nothing explaining further HOW to pronounce the words. If there was a phonetic side bar, that would be amazing!
A great resource for learning a second language! 5/5
I have been studying Spanish with Rosetta Stone, Mango, Duolingo and I thought it would be redundant but in fact they each bring something different to the table. What I like about Babbel is the grammar that I may have missed the first go rounds because my brain was not ready for it but now that I am further along, the rules I missed along the way are sinking in with this app.
I only want to learn Latin American I don't care for Spain for beginners it can be hard trying to differentiate on what you are speaking Latin and Spain cannot be used together the two Types of languages should be separated they should have their own individual course for that babbel I am leaving this app and not paying anymore!!!
Free for lesson one which is small then bam lesson 2 and on they want you to pay. Free to start. Smh
Pretty good! Though there aren't too many languages, such as Korean, Japanese, and Chinese. I would like to learn other languages, otherwise an amazing app!!
This app is truly easy to use.
By Mr USA Marshall
Want to speak Spanish; not speak Spanish! Denying credit card charge!!
For what ever reasons you stopped sending me lessons 5/5
By allen Bruce
I have been enjoying them
Like the design but... 3/5
I like the design and ease of use of this app. The multi-sensory practice is good too. For my use (beginner), the curriculum would be improved if the learning curve was less steep. I was rolling along with basic vocabulary when it jumped to 3-5 word pronoun use and verb conjugations. A little more vocabulary plus shorter phrase practice would have improved my success and motivation to use the app.