Needs more languages 1/5
Please add more languages, such as Chinese, Japanese, Korean, and other Asian languages....
UPDATE: Thanks for taking consideration in the suggested languages Babbel team!
Easy and it works 4/5
This app makes it pretty simple to learn to speak and it seems to be working pretty good.
Poor Lesson Planning 2/5
While the app functions well for the most part, the lesson plans seem almost random. The apps tends to teach you phrases instead of words, and then just has you repeat them. Instead of teaching you the individual words "do" "you" "have" "money" it will just teach you the phrase "do you have money" and then ask you to input that phrase throughout the lesson, never really Training your brain to utilize the words.
Don't label app as free and charge later. Wouldn't have downloaded app if it wasn't free. "In app purchases" meaning 1st lesson is free and the rest of it is a paid subscription. Wasted time setting up and registering.
Pretty Good 4/5
By The Original theALIKA
I like It
Good app 3/5
I really enjoy this app but the keyboard is in English and I can't change to German so I can't spell Straße or Heißt correctly in the app!!! Frustrating!
Good App- Do not like So much spelling 3/5
I travel to Germany often for work so I downloaded this app to learn how to speak in German. The app works well and is well thought out.
However, I do not like all the typing and spelling you have to do. I have a hard enough time spelling in English, much less a beginners class in a foreign language. I often do not get credit for passing a lesson because I spelled the correct word wrong. That is super frustrating. I would understand an intermediate or advanced lesson focusing on spelling but beginners just need to build vocabulary. That is how we learned as kids.
I would ask the developers to considering focusing on knowing and recognizing the words.
Great app, with a few issues 4/5
I really like this app but there are a few things I'd like to see changed: make it so you can go back a "page" without having to retake the whole lesson, and don't quickly go to the next page automatically. Sometimes I'd like to look over the completed answer to let it sink in, but the app quickly goes on by itself. Put a "next" button on each page.
If there were a search box to find the spot in a lesson where something was taught and you could review, that would be great. The alphabetical list of review vocabulary doesn't encompass everything that was taught.
Other than this, I have learned quite a bit from Babbel even though I am at a high intermediate level. There is vocabulary in here that I didn't know, even after several years of study in Spanish.
Like Rosetta Stone 5/5
By Neilly Ray G.
....but way more affordable! I love this app and am thrilled it landed on my radar
Works wonders 5/5
The short lessons keep your interest, and allow you to process the information without being overloaded.
In one week I understand the Cyrillic alphabet and am beginning to be able to have basic conversations in Russian.
Misleading. Not very sophisticated. Expensive. Got charged for a second lesson which I never did.
By Easy food
App says free and you complete 1st lesson and then bam they want to charge you is it free or not can't have it both ways
Awesome app 5/5
Awesome app like an adult Duolingo with audio you can understand ... a+++++ app would def buy again only downside is the monthly payment but besides that it's good
Comments on my experience with Babbel 5/5
It is very explanatory and easy to follow. Though sometimes it is difficult to know where I stopped the last lesson to commence subsequent exercise. Notwithstanding, I like it.
Free download- pay to learn. 2/5
By iPhone 4. Kay
The first lesson is free and wonderful, but the second lesson you have to pay for and anything after that.
Good app 4/5
Works well. I think. The pronunciation stuff gave me trouble but that could have been my phone.
Great Language Learning Program 5/5
By Mitch plot
I have used different language learning books, tapes and apps and have found this system to be the most effective. I have been able to rapidly develop an intuitive understanding of learning Italian with the approach Babble uses to teach with multiple approaches speaking, reading, and spelling the language. Learning with Babble app is fun and exciting and has given me immediate results while showing the progress I have been making at the end of each lesson. I plan to use this system to learn several languages. Way to go Babble!
English display language 4/5
I need to learn English and I need the display language to be English also, please do it.
Thanks for your great work
El mejor sistema de aprender idiomas.
Unsubscribe hell 1/5
Don't share you payment information with them. There's no way to see what you are being charged or to cancel your subscription via the app.
Almost Perfect 4/5
I wanted to learn Spanish from Mexico not Spanish from Spain but this will give me a great start in learning Spanish and hopefully once I complete the course my friends can teach me the rest.
Dinâmico e excelente 5/5
Muito bom, bem dinâmico e ótimo ritmo de aprendizagem. Fácil de usar, o aluno tem liberdade quanto ao cursos e vocabulário. Chance de revisar quantas vezes quiser e quando quiser.
Great app 4/5
By Juan Ferret
Doesn't make many differences between Portuguese from Portugal and Brazil
Great learning app! 5/5
Great for learning to read and write French.
To expensive! 1/5
By J's Cookie Monster
I downloaded this app to compare it to DuoLingo, another language app that is FREE!!!! I wanted to see which was better and by a landslide it is Duolingo, Duo sets goals, allows you to connect with others and you can do live chat to practice...it uses all the same techniques and then some and in my opinion a better format. All for FREE and they have so many languages, with no need to download lessons, again all FREE!!! Can I say FREE any more times!?!?!
Great for language learning! 4/5
By Sean Jay SD
This app is great in this day and age of global business. I' m learning Portuguese at the moment, and as our company expands operations to other countries, I can see myself using the app to learn some basic German, French, Italian. 20 years ago I learned Spanish from CD's, and had to carve out time every evening. These days after dinner is precious time spent with children. Now I use this app throughout the day during my free time, instead of playing games on my phone. Conversational skills in a foreign language go a long way toward breaking the ice, and this app delivers! One minor improvement I am requesting from the developers is the option to prompt the user to download the next 2 or 3 lessons whenever the user has WiFi connectivity.
Great Italian app 5/5
By Sunny's prayer
I'm taking private beginning Italian and this app is a great way to review my language skills
orally and in writing - very nice!
A great place to start 5/5
This app has been a great jump off point for me to learn Spanish. I can't wait to start talking to others and eventually travel through Spain.
Great tool for learning Italian 4/5
Great tool to learn Italian
Very good internet language course 4/5
My courses are for Spanish so my review is for that alone. I am more advanced than a beginner, however I started at the beginning so I could recommend this course to friends. This is European Spanish with keys to Latin America so there is a verb tense that I don't use and found that I made mistakes when this tense was called for. Only a couple of mistakes are made in the first couple of lessons but these were minor and I'm sure they will be corrected. The best part of the course for me was the spoken language, all the speakers are excellent and very clear in spoken language.
Great way to study 5/5
I really like how easy it is to use. The review sessions are great and other tools. It has been super helpful to have a tool to help me spend about 10 min a day practicing my german. I have intermediate german skill from living there for a few years and I've really enjoyed this program and app. You can use it online or mobile. Super handy for someone who is really busy all the time like me. If you don't feel you have 10 min a day to spend on this...don't get it, but honestly if you really want to learn a language you need at least 10 min a day in my view.
It's an app that will get you familiar with the new language
By Mr. TomTampa
The Babbel Spanish app is very good . However , occasionally, the voice recognition portion doesn't recognize correct pronunciation.
The best language learning app by far 5/5
This app is probably the most thorough and effective language learning app by far. I used this for my French lessons. You can choose to use the free subscription or choose one of the available options. I think it is well worth it.
Learning a lot! 5/5
Make sure that you practice and review every single day if
you really wanna learn. If you are not determined nothing is really going to happen. The app can't work its magic if you are not giving it the chance to.
Great app! 5/5
By Hillary is evil
It's extremely affective, would definitely recommend!
Fun and affordable 5/5
Babble is extremely affordable and this app is a simple and easy way to work on conversation language learning.
Love this app. Very useful
I hate it 1/5
By sonoma terry
It doesn't recognize my voice so I end up yelling the phrase at it seven or eight times till it gets it, it doesn't give enough space to write my answer therefore grading it wrong, when a sentence has no male or female suggestion & I chose one or the other it says I'm wrong regardless. I hate it!
Love it! 5/5
By Big Rumbalo Jenkins
Makes learning Italian fun and easy. App works well. More productive than playing games on your phone!
Best Teaching Tool!! 5/5
Hands down the best language learning app I've ever used! Completely worth the subscription price!!!
Great app and lots of fun! 5/5
This is a great system to learn a new language, or a few. So many options and it's so fun!
Dang it! 2/5
They have no Korean lessons
I have a friend in Brazil 2/5
By Lilly cool
I have a friend in Brazil and i was hoping to learn Portuguese to make it easier for him to chat on the phone with me. Very disappointed when i finished the first lesson and was informed i had to pay to learn more.
It's really useful for picking up vocabulary! 5/5
It's really useful for picking up vocabulary!
Great program 5/5
I have rated this program three times including this one. I have done this because as I learn I have found that this is an excellent program, but like all learning, it is frustrating. The first time, I loved it with a five, the second time, I hated it with a two, and now it's a five again.
There are times when I think I don't understand why something is the way it is, and as I repeat the program set, I figure it out.
It takes time, and frustration. But it's learning.
Joke of an app don't spend money on it 1/5
What a joke. Every time I start it it makes me read the introduction. The stupid app cannot be silenced. Dumb noises constantly. Can't use it at work during my downtime. I also use Duolingo and at least that lets me silence the app or its very minimal about sounds and noise. To top that off its free. I don't mind paying to learn a language. But seriously this is poor value. Unusable.
By Monagram Bob Gaming
This was really impressive! There is just one thing I would and that would teaching like children conversations (Im 11). Other than that love it!
Don't listen to the Duolingo Shills 5/5
This app has been great so far. The activities are varied unlike some other language learning apps, and they go into grammar and sentence structure as well as practical conversations. Definitely going to stick with this one for awhile.
Very thorough 4/5
I'm using this to supplement my French classes and I am way ahead of my class! :) I like the variety of lessons and the level of challenge, however I agree with the others that the voice recognition could be improved. But hey, technology will always have it's pros and cons. Overall very satisfied during my first 3-month trial.