Muy bueno 4/5
Es un excelente servicio para aprender hablar inglés sobre todo en la parte gramatical la única queja que tengo es que en la aplicación móvil el teclado aún le falta muchas veces se equivoca al escribir y al momento de borrar elimina letras demás
Can’t sign in 1/5
By mk emery
Have a subscription, but can’t sign in. Tried sending a “forgot password” message which has failed. Was my error creating the account through the App Store?
The app quits 3/5
By trying to like the app
The program is amazing but the app on my iPhone suddenly quits often. Also, the microphone does not work effectively.
Good but laptop version never works 3/5
The app is great, but for something you’ve paid for (and it isn’t super cheap), the online version *never* works right. When you email them, they say they know, but it hasn’t been fixed for weeks.
I was charged without my knowledge 1/5
BEWARE: I downloaded this app for free but just found a $40 charge on my credit card which I didn’t approve. I was never told I would be charged. Not cool at all.
I’m actually learning. 4/5
This course is the best I’ve tried. I tried Rosetta Stone, no help, you guess, if you guess wrong. Oops. The only down is being able to easily repeat, one section of a level. It should have a repeat button. Also an explanation guide would be nice. The difference between Ser and Estar had me confused. I still think this one is the best online.
Good app but.. 5/5
By Peanut :*)
It’s a good learning app but something wrong happened wen I purchased it I subscribed for one month with 10.99$ n yet I can’t access through the courses n I dunno who can help fix this problem after i paid
Bait and switch 1/5
What did I miss! It said it was free. Free for two basic lessons! DuoLingo is better.
This is terrible. The app isn’t terrible itself it’s alright but they advertise on social media saying “our app tough these people to speak other languages fluently in 7 days, try now for free” and then you get this😂😂😂
A conversation 5/5
Excellent way of learning German. Convenient, inexpensive and builds on what you learn as you go.
Not worth it 1/5
Not worth the price of a subscription
Not that good 2/5
By M Haywood
I use the German one and the part to listen and repeat the sentences don’t work at all. First, they read the sentence too fast.
Second, they add words to the sentences that are not learned yet.
You can’t get the right pronunciation of words because they speak too fast.
Then, when you try to repeat the sentence that you could not understand because they speak so fast, there isn’t enough time to articulate all the words.
Or I can just make a bunch of sounds similar and the app accepts it.
I paid for it for the year but end up using the free Duolingo app better.
Every once in a while I came back to Babbel and then I remember why I don’t like it.
Used many apps, this my fav! 5/5
I have been practicing my Spanish through the years in preparation for Mission Trips. I have used many different apps. Babbel is by far, my favorite! I do wish it had an option for South American Spanish or Spain Spanish. But, it teaches you to speak right away. I also like that it encourages you to learn through many ways: memorizing, hearing it spoken, writing it, etc. This app also is similar to one of the biggest Spanish speaking programs, but this one is more affordable.
Clunky, yet effective 3/5
By Reynard Sheerr
While the learning method in the Babbel app is quite effective, the app is in dire need of improvement.
I’m learning Spanish with this app. It is working. But:
The course seems to be weighted heavily towards Spanish that is spoken in Spain. The vast majority of Spanish speakers are in Latin America, so this is kind of weird. This becomes somewhat annoying with “vosotros vs. ustedes”. The plural informal you is not used in Latin American Spanish, yet the app only mentions this in passing.
The UI seems super clunky. The custom keyboard that is used, while a clever idea, starts failing when one needs to enter many words. It’s just not sizing right and then it becomes frustrating.
For iPhone X users, the app looks extra ugly as it isn’t designed for the phone’s screen size.
All in all, it’s an okay app. I use it daily because it is an effective way to learn Spanish but the experience could be a 100 times better.
See duolingo for a beautiful UI.
Worst microphone settings 1/5
Two months now and the microphone settings do not work. The technical service very robotic. I suggest you do a long trial before buying. My microphone works with Rosetta Stone and Duolingo but not Babbel
Doesn’t work 1/5
After I purchased a year on my phone works call my phone but not on my iPad when it when they told me he would work
Was rolling along getting the hang of it when suddenly the parts of speech got complicated with no explanation and totally stalled me out. I think I need a book or a class that’s more informative.
Easy to make a mistake. 3/5
I love the app itself, but the way it’s set up is not user friendly as I was certain I paid for a 6 month subscription for Italian and ended up with Spanish...turns out I was only doing the beginner exercises in the Italian course while still set on the (default) Spanish mode. When I made my purchase, I unknowingly wound up with 6 months of Spanish courses that I have no use for. I contacted Babbel, and while they were helpful and responded in a timely manner, they were unable to refund me since the purchase was through Apple. I have unfortunately not used the app since...
I am liking this app quite a bit so far except for one thing: I just struggled with a lesson for the first time, (the first seven lessons were a breeze). Lesson 8 gave me trouble and the app does not allow me to go back and do lesson 8 again. It passed me to lesson 9 and I have not mastered that material.
I couldn’t get the voice recognition to work. Maybe it’s my iPhone, but I couldn’t get the app to consistently recognize the first few single word phrases. After trying that piece out, I deleted it from my phone.
Worth the money 4/5
Going to Chile this year this is very good basic program. I can read Spanish with this and simple conversation just need to put it in practice
It’s ok 3/5
By Gods servant nate
I like the app but I don’t want to have to write Spanish I just want to talk it
GET THE SUBSCRIPTION! 5/5
By Ally. Bear
I love this app! I am Mexican, but my parents split when I was young so I was never taught Spanish or culture. My boyfriend and I are going to Cuba, his home country, in may. This app has given my the confidence I needed to speak and comprehend Spanish. It not only teaches you words, but context and culture! MUST HAVE FOR SURE!
Try something else 2/5
I find the speaking way to fast to understand. I don’t like how you can’t go back easily if you missed something- it just moves on to the next word. I also found out reading other reviews that this is teaching you Spanish from Spain and not Spanish from Mexico which is what I need. I will keep trying it since I paid for it but I would try a different one if I was doing it all over again.
I like everything about it. 5/5
A a second language certified teacher, I like everything about this application. The listening, speaking, reading and writing skills are systematically developed by practicing and spending time learning with Babbel.
I can learn on my schedule. 5/5
I have always wanted to learn a second language but didn’t think I could do it. I was never very good at school and would be discouraged easily. With this app, when I’m feeling overwhelmed or frustrated I just close it and walk away. I’m not being “graded” so there’s no pressure to force myself to work on it. Also, being on my phone it’s easy to get out and put away, which helps me to feel like it’s convenient. Over all I feel like and know I am learning quite a bit. Although similar to a classroom setting the flexibility really allows you to move at your own pace.
Not consistent 2/5
The lessons range from ridiculously easy to overly difficult. Some days I’m bored while others I feel like I’ll never learn this language. And forget about listening to the audio to translate most of the time. Some of their teachers just don’t speak clearly. The voice recognition is also bad. I just had to turn it off. They move way too fast most of the time and use too complicated jargon. I’m even an English grad! I went through the “other” language app and started using this to fill in the gaps. But most days I dread having to go through my daily lesson. I doubt I’ll renew after my 3 months. Bummed!
I was wondering if you HAVE to pay for it or if a new lesson comes each day? I think it would be more beneficial for it to be free
It's awesome but 4/5
I don't really like how you have to pay to continue and one of the languages that I would really love to learn Japanese isn't there
Good, but really needs Latin American Spanish as an option 4/5
I enjoy using the app and think that it does a good job integrating the material. I just wish I could select Latin American Spanish. I know there is variation amongst central and South American countries, but there are some commonalities that differ from Spain Spanish.
Needs more Latin American Spanish 2/5
By Arabella rose
The app goes much more in depth with explaining the grammar rules than other apps I have used. However, it is exclusively geared toward the Spanish spoken in Spain as opposed to Latin America. Much of the vocabulary it teaches is only used in Spain. There will often be a little pop up giving the equivalent word in Latin America, but if you give that word as an answer it will count it as wrong, even though it is technically still correct. Same thing goes for vosotros. The app uses it way too often considering it is a pronoun that is almost exclusively used in Spain. You miss out on many opportunities to practice ustedes. It would be ok if the app would accept both as an answer, but it doesn't. If you use ustedes for plural informal it counts it as wrong. There are far more Spanish speakers in Latin America than in Spain so there should be an option to learn one or the other, or it should at least teach both variations and accept either one as an answer. In the section about the command verb forms it doesn't even bother to teach ustedes at all! Only vosotros! For an app that requires a subscription, the developers should have put in the extra time to be more diverse in the type of Spanish that it teaches. So if you are learning Spanish in order to speak with people from Latin America, I would suggest only using this app as a supplemental tool to your studies. Otherwise, when you begin to speak with Latin Americans there is going to be a lot of confusion!
App Crashes frequently 2/5
I have used Babbel to help learn Spanish and it is very effective. However there have been multiple crashes which interfered with progress. You get part way thru a lesson and the app crashes. Then you have to repeat the lesson.
For a paid product, this is unexpected.
Add more 2/5
By i wanna learn korean
I wanna learn korean snd they dont have it :/
Really great app! 5/5
By Patti 3
I was searching on apps to learn spanish and I found this one.It works really well and is good at explaining words to understand
Babbel review 4/5
A bit too unforgiving. Typos should not make an answer wrong, nor should answering in the “wrong” gender, if it’s not easy to tell what gender the answer should be in.
Love it 5/5
By BE NICE TO OTHERS!!
Deeper learning than Duolingo or Memrise 4/5
I've used Duolingo and Memrise. I'm finding Babbel to be the best of these. It's more conversational and less game-ified. It explains usage concepts to you. You get a broader understanding of the language through Babbel.
There are some issues. It's a bit buggy. I can crash the program by over-modulating input through the microphone. It doesn't seem to understand my voice well through AirPods. And the voice input can be frustrating. I often can't tell if my pronunciation is off, or if it's just not working well. Some feedback on why it doesn't think you are repeating phrases correctly would help.
More languages 2/5
Will more languages be added in the future I’m trying to learn Japanese I was hoping that the Japanese languages would be an opinion.
Intuitive and Fun 5/5
By Lady Elderberry
A lot less intimidating than my high school French teacher!
Muy bien 5/5
By david y abrahan los amo
Me gusta si me está ayudando
learning Spanish 5/5
By Love houz
We are moving to Spain so I need to learn. I have been using this app for about a month along with another program which emphasizes different areas of the language.
The one thing that would help since repetition is a necessity
for me, is being able to skip parts of the lesson when I am going over it for a second, or third time.
Excellent - improvement suggestion 4/5
Please add a ‘repeat’ button for word/sentence pronunciation in the app. - Thanks
The app continues to crash, I just downloaded it and can’t past the first lesson without it crashing.
Enjoyable and I’m learning! 4/5
By Lisa La Femme
I give it four stars for how much I’m learning but there are a few things I would improve, personally:
1. Option to repeat audibles isn’t available in several areas. Add the option to repeat the speech more often!
2. If I’m not pronouncing something correctly, maybe highlight the word I’m saying wrong so I know what to work on.
3. Add more areas to practice correct pronunciation.
4. Need conversations practice where app speaks then I answer.
Not what I was looking for 1/5
This starts out pretty good but then turns quickly into a spelling bee. I wanted to learn how to pronounce phases that would be useful when in Mexico. I’m not at all interested in learning how to spell in Spanish.
No Chinese 1/5
It has a lot of other esoteric European languages, but no Asian languages. You’d think that with most of the people in the world living in Asia, they’d have Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and Hindu for those of us who want to learn one of them. Disappointing!
Very useful with exceptions 4/5
By chef4 life
As a person who works with Spanish speakers daily I find this app to be extremely useful. However, the Spanish in this app focuses on Spanish from Spain and does not include a more specific Spanish speaking countries like Mexico. Perhaps in the future this could be an upgrade? Learn Spain Spanish or Mexican Spanish? Since in Mexico, they do not use some of the same vocabulary as hey do in Spain. Also, some of the audio fill in the blanks do not enunciate well enough for a student to understand what they are saying. I understand dialect is important, but and Spanish is a quick language, but some of the beginner lessons should have slower speaking audio. (Granted it is one voice in particular, but often I do not know what is being said.) The voice recognition is extremely particular in enunciation I opted to do writing answers vs speaking them. Overall, I have learned more in 2 weeks using this app than 2 years of classes in high school.
I bought a months worth but cannot get the receipt and I cannot claim my reward big disappointment
Very good 4/5
I’ve worked on my Spanish using Mindsnacks, Duolingo, Rosetta Stone and now Babbel. Each is good for certain things, but all told Babble is the best. I prefer the iPad app to the PC program (which is slightly different). My complaints are few: I’m going through my course in ‘British English’ because I found out too late that was the setting and it cannot be changed, some of the stock pictures don’t indicate the gender that is necessary for the answer (professions typically, but there are others), vocabulary lessons can be redundant, the daily challenge is way too easy. But really, like I said, a solid product at an affordable price. I’m learning a lot and it’s sticking.