Great program 5/5
By anna chacko MD
Easy to use and interesting
Great learning app 5/5
By Left shoe lace
It's worth the money. I've seen some complaints about the cost, but this is a quality app and I'm happy to pay for it. There was also a promotion where you could pay just $1 for a month subscription, with this app that can be a lot of learning because it makes it quick and easy to remember new words. I've already recommended it to 3 of my close friends, it's great. The dialogue practice is the best feature on the app, where you get to see your new vocabulary put to use in real life scenarios. Only issue I have with it, is when I speak the words and it listens to see I pronounced them right, it seems as though it isn't very accurate to reading my voice. But maybe I just need to practice my accent
Good in some ways 2/5
I wish one could go back a step or more, if you mistype etc. or simply for review. As it is, you have to do the whole exercise again. There seems to be too wide a gap between the simple vocabulary exercises and the rapidly spoken, much more complex dialogues.
Doesn't hear me 1/5
I LOVED this app during my first lesson, and was about to purchase it to keep learning. But I wanted to review the first lesson once more before moving forward. Thankfully I did because the microphone doesn't hear me anymore. It says it's listening (all the setting are on) but it never accepts my answer
Doesn't work 1/5
Crap. Subscription doesn't work after paying for it. Stuck in spinning circle forever.
Works for me 4/5
I am satisfied.
By Alexander Mar
Download it, read reviews, then delete it.
Waste of money 1/5
Stupid app won't even accept the plan I already paid for. Can't take any lessons and wasted my money.
Italian Babble 1/5
I had to call my Bank and cancel payment because after paying the monthly subscription, never I was able to open the lessons. Sorry
Must pay monthly 3/5
I like the app just fine, the issue is it is a membership service. After the first brief lesson, you are promoted to purchase a membership. There are many apps like Duolingo that offer unlimited lessons. The app is great except for the expense.
Pretty Darn Good 4/5
Overall, I was very satisfied with my experience using babble. Although this app isn't completely free and has it's share of flaws (like any other app), I do agree with the other reviewers that it is at the top of the chain compared to other language-learning apps (ex. Duolingo). It's really straightforward and allows you to efficiently advance in your language journey, no matter what level you are at. If you are doubtful, just download it! This app really doesn't disappoint. :)
Really helpful! 4/5
Better for learning or brushing up on conversational Spanish than Duolingo.
I learned Russian
Brazilian Portuguese 1/5
By Ghostly greatness
This should be included in description as European Portuguese and Brazilian Portuguese are not the same. Very disappointed!!
Excellent app 5/5
Began German 2 months before an important visit and was versed enough to execute transitional statements to respectfully bring conversation back to English.
In a reasonable manner with daily interaction I am on course for an intermediate level of conversation within a year and fluency within 18 months. Not bad for a middle age man.
Well worth the investment and an excellent tool to lead into an immersion visit. Dedication and desire are essential elements to make this work.....it is not an electronic pill.
Only the first lesson is free. :/
Will NOT update 1/5
Been trying for OVER a week to download!!
Can't delete app either, tried to contact under app support but no option too.
Well Done 4/5
Hi, as a language lover and learner myself, I love this app. I think it is very interactive and creative. I've used this app for about a year or two, off and on. I study French and somewhat spanish. My experience at first wasn't all that great. So, I stopped for a while and chose a free language-learner process. I learned a nice bit of French, and then I quit "for good". So I started again this Monday and, since I have gone through a lot of courses, it went by fast. I'm learning French and I'm realizing that this app is so wonderful in teaching, you just have to be patient and devoted.
Very thorough layout 5/5
I like this app a lot, although admittedly, I don't use it as often as I could. The coursework is well planned and progresses in a way that is effective. The ability to review vocabulary after it is learned, is quite useful and helps to keep the student engaging in the many lessons offered.
I am trying to learn Spanish and I m very satisfied by this app. Very well organized and designed. Love it!
Good App 4/5
By Sonia Pantoja
If you want to achieve fluency, this shouldn't be your only source of practice for a new language. I use this app, Duolingo, and Memrise, but this app is by far the best, as you get to listen to clear conversations and practice vocabulary whenever you want. Merci Babbel!
Simple & Comprehensive 5/5
All I can say is it works. I've tried to learn other languages. Until Babbel, nothing worked
Great Intro to a New Language 5/5
I love using Babbel in my spare time. It is a great app to pick up for 15 minutes in some spare time.
Pretty good app 4/5
In general this is a very good app. My complaints have to do with distinguishing answers between male and female occupations. On many occasions, nearly all, when a male and female occupation are being taught, there is no distinction between the two possible answers. For example, when the occupations male and female are stated for a teacher, the correct answers are Lehrer and Lehrerin, respectively. On the answer "flip tiles", two of the tiles will display only the word "teacher". As such, there is no way to tell which of the two possibilities is for the male answer versus the female answer. This becomes quite frustrating when you're trying to attain perfect scores.
The other frustrating thing is that the app does not keep track of where you are in a lesson if you leave the correct lesson for example to do the review words. Not only must you remember which course you are taking, but you must also remember which lesson with in that course you are completing.
Otherwise, the app is pretty good. I have recommended it to several friends. Their feedback to me is that they also find the app to be good.
Babbel, please correct the two issues above and I will change my rating from four-star to five-star.
Fun and helpful
So simple and friendly 5/5
The teaching approach is very friendly and usually undaunting. It builds off previous pages and lessons so often moving forward helps clear things up when they do get confusing.
I have tried a bit of French, Russian, and German and found that it's not simply a copy paste replacement, each language is handled individually.
As much as I love the app and fully give it 5 stars I must advise and hope the devs fix a couple things. The in app keyboard does not require you to capitalize when capitalization matters and so far in German it is lacking a German specific letter. The Russian one had them as you learned them but lacking it in the German leaves me with a fair number of wrong answers just because the character is not there to type.
In the end, a fantastic app and well worth the price. I originally bought into it thinking "if I stick with it then maybe I'll go buy one of those big language softwares, if not it's a small loss." Having used it for a couple months now though I can't imagine leaving it for anything. I'm even inspired to go back to Russian or French after I feel fluent in German.
I love it. 5/5
I wanted to go back to my roots. My father's side of the family is from Russia. So I wanted to learn the language I used to know well. My grandma always spoke it with me when I was young. She passed away and no one ever spoke it with me so I forgot most. Babbel helped me start from scratch. I absolutely love it. It starts you right off the bat being able to have a conversation with someone. I love that I'm reading Cyrillic as I'm learning it, so you're able to not only speak it, but read and write it, as well. I'm a barber now and I was able to conversation with some of my Russian and Ukrainian customers and they were able to understand me well. Thank you so much! I will continue to use Babbel. Definitely worth every penny to me. My gram would be proud.
So fast so good 5/5
I'm one month in and pretty happy. Let's see how long this lasts.
Awesome app 5/5
Very basic and understandable.
Don't pay to this company they just steal the money.
I paid for the sub and It's not letting me download anything after the 1st lesson. Like what's going on?
Not good 1/5
Bought a year subscription to learn Spanish now the app isn't opening, I want my money back.
This app is awesome! 5/5
By Stephanie in LA
I'm part Italian but haven't spoken much since I was a kid with my parents and I am relearning and literally learning new stuff I never knew!
Nice app, helps with español
Promising, but subscriptions do not work! 1/5
This appears to be a nice app from the demo lesson, but anything more advanced required a subscription. I signed up for a 3-month version, but after paying $19.99 the app did not show the purchased subscription and I am unable to access anything but the very first lesson. There is no real "Restore Purchases" button, so I am unable to use the app at all. Tried contacting their support site, but have not heard back even after I forwarded them my receipt. Beware that you may find yourself out of luck if you try to subscribe!
Love it! 5/5
Such a fun and organized way to learn a new language :)
Not happy with sign up tech 1/5
I used the app to sign up, I gave my payment info and selected the 3 month payment, the interface then moved me to their online platform which then prompted me to again select a payment option which was confusing. I selected one and gave another payment. Turns out they double charged me twice the first payment then three months later charged twice again. Essentially charging $100 total for 6 months when it should have been $40 total for 6 months. They would only refund me half of what they over charged. I am happy to pay a proper amount for what I signed up for but it occurred to me this company purposefully prompts double payments. The language program is enjoyable. But I'm not a fan of a built in stealing system.
Interface is cheap, photos terrible and lags. Also: I wrote customer service before I purchased and ask if the Spanish was Mexican as described. Answer; yes. It's not! Spanish of Spain is more like it. Latin American Spanish is completely different and Mexican even more so. After I wrote again I received a different answer saying the program covers a little bit of Spanish of all countries. In my opinion this is not a good faith company. They simply want your money and move on!
I love it! 5/5
I really enjoy this app. I want to learn Spanish and this app just might be what I need to do it.
This is a terrible app. I purchased a three month subscription of Italian at $26.99 and still could never open the second learning activity. Every time I tried to open another lesson, besides the first free one, it would ask me to subscribe and pay, after clicking on the link, it would say, you're already subscribed and then nothing. I wish I could rate it a 0 star! It's sad, the first lesson looked like it would be a good program. I've been using Duolingo for a year and half and wanted to try something different.
In-App keyboard missing some Symbols 4/5
This is a great app. It's convenient and very addictive. I noticed that the in-app keyboard is missing some very important symbols used in other languages. The result is that I get some answers wrong on the written questions. Nonetheless, this is a great way to learn the basics of a language.
Love this app 5/5
This app has me breezing through french. It's fun and very comprehensive. The lessons are great. It's good value for the money. Like it much more than the other popular language program
¡Esta mucho bien! 5/5
By Joyful Hunter
This is a great app. Really needed something interactive to keep me interested.
Good but glitchy 3/5
The language lessons are helpful and progress naturally but the app itself is glitchy.
Has issues 2/5
The app seems okay but even in the first few minutes of using it I could see how frustrating it can be. When people fluent in Spanish, whose first language is Spanish, cannot get the app to go past certain words because pronunciation is "wrong" even though it is indistinguishable from the speaker on the app - that's an issue. It seems as if certain words/phrases just aren't programmed to do anything but say it's incorrect. This definitely is a turn off and should be fixed.
By Some guy off the streets
I really like it
Speech recognition 4/5
More languages 2/5
You should expand the language options. You should do like Korean, Chinese, Japanese and other languages. There is only like 10 choices for learning languages.
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. I'm adding to this review as months have passed and I want to firmly reinstate how wonderful this language learning software is!! I don't usually write reviews but the wonderful people that put this software together need an atta-boy! Before you purchase I highly recommend their YouTube/vevo videos whichever they are on about the polyglot/hyper polyglot individuals that use this software it's amazing and will give you encouragement throughout your learning to keep striving. I watch them when I get into a slump, they also are amazing individuals so kudos to them folks as well thank you!!!
Screen orientation is a problem 4/5
I wish the app functioned in portrait mode. Trying to do all of the typing required in landscape mode is difficult for me and has caused a few errors and unit restarts. Also, on some screens, the instructions scroll up and out of view.