Please add korean 3/5
This looks and sounds great but please add korean :D
What about Japanese 1/5
By Marrionette Gaming
I’m going to a trip to Japan and I need to learn the language bc i have family there and they don’t understand English
Good app 5/5
Great app! Would recommend. I tried multiple different apps to try to learn Russian and this one worked really well! I have to say that the subscription was over priced and only purchased once. Lowering the prices for the one month to like 8 dollars would be great.
Tried several lessons in different languages and purchased. One is directed to also look at their website for discounts not offered through the App Store. One is given a discount code and directed back to the App Store to purchase. However when doing this one doesn’t get to select the language, the app chose the last language trialed, and discount code was not applied. Immediately canceled the subscription upon realizing the app chose the last language trialed but could not obtain a refund. Contacted Babbel support and was told they have no control over the app on the App Store and they couldn’t change the language nor refund the purchase; but one could buy another package through links provided via email to their website and buy the correct language or multiple languages for a year. So you’re paying twice for something one has already paid for.
In response to Babbel asked since they developed the app, how could they not have access to change the language or refund the purchase so one could buy the correct module one intended? Again they said they have no control over the app. How can this be since they developed the app for Apple and android use? In response told Babbel this was a fraudulent practice, they were double dipping and would report for fraudulent activities. Babbel then provided a link to iTunes support and filed a claim for a refund. Babbel not only denied the claim but also charged the account again for the purchase. Had to spend a lot of time on the phone with Apple support to get money refunded, figure out why was charged twice upon filing for cancellation and discussed Babbel’s responses via email. Apple confirmed Babbel developed the app, supports it and therefore has access to refund or change the language.
Apple refunded both the purchases, the second without authorization. Very disappointing and not a reputable company after this experience. Although it seemed like a good app there is no reason to give a dishonest company money again. There are other apps out there to use.
Garbage, false advertising. 1/5
When I saw that I could learn French, my favorite language, I got the app immediately. The thing is, I’m a kid. My parents disabled my phone so that I can’t use in app purchases. The reason I bought this app was because the advertisement said learn languages for FREE! This is not free. Sure, it can teach you stuff, but I’m not paying 72.99 for a year’s worth of French that I can learn from my aunt.
Horrible DO NOT BUY 1/5
By moonlight cobra
DO NOT buy this app. I bought one month ($12) and it didn’t even let me get my subscription. It keeps saying “get access” and it’s been hours since I bought it. horrible experience. Horrible app they are thieves!!!
Portuguese app is very buggy 1/5
By Andrea Mpls
I hate leaving a bad rating but the app keeps crashing when I try to access the specific lessons I need! So frustrating! It is also locking lessons and saying I need to subscribe (which I have already done) to access them. 😭
You get one lesson for free. After that, pay up.
I didn't know this until I signed up, it's buried down on the bottom of the page, after all the glowing phrases.
Needless to say, I deleted it.
Is good, but shouldn’t be advertised as free. 3/5
Was really excited to learn french. Im from Louisiana and have a creole(i know its not the same language) background so I thought it might be cool to learn. Advertised for free online, but i get through the first lesson and have to pay. Was not impressed with that. Other than that, i think it will help a lot of people learn different languages. Just don’t advertise things for free that aren’t free.
By Jim Cline
It does not work for me! The fact that I am unable to go back to rework through the assignments does not help me at all. How can I learn if I’m unable to take the time I need to get it right?!!
The app doesn’t work with my subscription. 2/5
I love the app on my laptop but it’s not recognizing my purchase on my phone app so I can only use the application on my lap top.
No too hard. 1/5
This app is not good. It is more interested in spelling than hearing.
App crashes 1/5
The app is constantly crashing. I couldn’t even use it. I uninstalled and reinstalled and it still won’t work. I purchased the 6 month trial and I never should have. Would like a refund.
By mr hockey 2018
I was getting tired of Duolingo so I gave this a try. It said it was free and then after the first lesson it asks what subscription you would like to pay for. NO THANKS!!!
Better stuff out there for beginners 2/5
If you miss something it just fills it in for you and moves on. I think this was not worth the money and this has little explanation on a lot of things. I’ve found free stuff that does a better job.
I would like to have been able to know better what was in the lessons so I didn’t have to start to decide to continue or not.
I don’t know if it’s the speaker or me but the female Spanish enunciator added a short a sound at phrases and sentences that ended in r. I don’t think the method helps me with conversation much with disjointed phrases an manually writing them. It’s too much like US high school Spanish I.e not the best way to learn functionally. It helped, however, to refresh vocabulary and usage to get me back on a neglected horse.
Please add Japanese 4/5
I’d love to learn Japanese with this app, waiting anxiously for the chance!
I Love it! 5/5
The only thing is I wish they had Korean and Japanese.
App stuck on same lesson 1/5
When the app functions properly it is 5 Star! The thing is, there's no support where you could speak to a human. I paid for a year and want my money back or the app fixed. The app keeps repeating the same lesson. When you log in, you get the option of continuing the lesson or starting over... Continue isn't working. Spend as little as possible, then pay for the year.
THANK YOU 4/5
By Nick is not my name.
I'm preparing for a trip to Mexico and this app makes Spanish MUCH less daunting. Now I actually feel confident when I speak and I don't feel the need to mutter. I love how the app is easy to navigate and how it refreshes you on previously learned words.
Bring back the automatic listening feature 2/5
It was perfect until the last update removed the feature where you could listen to all of the vocabulary words automatically. I listened to everything twice a day and retained everything much better. Bring it back please!
Paid for subscription but can’t access lessons 1/5
I paid for the subscription yesterday and sent the company a message but I still can’t access the lessons I paid for, really frustrating.
By l love my dog42782
It’s awesome I wanted to learn French and I just started and I’ve already learned so much on the first day!!!😆
Too Much Typing 1/5
Memrise and Mondly put this to shame.
Great assist in learning german 5/5
By You're a jerk
I need to pass the b1 German exam in 3 months so we hired a german tutor who gives me homework. Babbel has been excellent in explaining the grammar aspects, thus assisting in me getting through my homework AND understanding why I’m doing what I’m doing without always having to contact my tutor.
Find out what membership you’ll be signed up for. 1/5
Apparently I was subscribed 6 months without knowing it.
I used it twice. I was charged monthly, received no notifications of my progress or new lessons.
I’ve tried to stop my membership and the page I filled in for that on their website wouldn’t open.
Good and could be great 4/5
Really like the size of the lessons and the content. Especially the real life conversation. Would love to see an option to only see things in your target language (as opposed to seeing translations in English). I think only seeing writing in the target language would make progress even quicker
Good app for learning 3/5
I recently purchased the membership to learn French. The app is set up nicely to learn a new language quickly. This app gets 2 stars removed due to the speed of which the recorded voices read the sentences. We are learning a new language and attempting to learn how to speak it, the recorded voices are speaking so fast it is incredibly hard to keep up with them as the lessons advance.
still an early app 1/5
By Pal Eo
choked on log ins. No way to reset passwords. says to contact customer service. no contact information
German on Babbel 1/5
I have registered and given a credit card number and even played the first lesson. Now I am having immense difficulty logging on to German. Why?? What should I do??
Worse app ever 1/5
By Ummu kalthum
Worse app ever for the fact that you said it's the best language app in the world yet there's no Arabic on it..a language spoken and used by over a billion people on the globe...sorry..
Wouldn’t start me at my proficiency level 2/5
By Ahhhh nickname
Initially made it seem like I could start at a more advanced level, tried it with perfect results, but once registered it put me back to beginner level and attempted to have me purchase subscription for the second lesson in the first level. I’m by no means perfect all the time but my biggest frustration with apps is having to mull through the basics over and over never progressing. The basics are contained in advanced language so there’s no benefit to continually rehashing them and never moving forward. Just want something I could start intermediate in.
A mistake 4/5
Im doing the Spanish course and they said that bye in Spanish is chao but its supposed to be adios they made a mistake i just want you to know so that you can fix it.
By Puerto Rico Bound
The only reason that I am giving this app four stars instead of five. Is because the subscription, that is truly my only problem. I use it to help round out some of the gaps within my Spanish and refine some of the rough edges in my speaking. Being once fluent and now having to relearn the language all over again is a bit of a struggle now that I am older (The old saying “Use it or loose it”). However, that is truly my only issue with the app, but it is a wonderful app. Love the conversation aspect of it. I’m sure that once you progress enough with it. I’m pretty sure there’s conversational parts for people who want to souly focus on speaking the language versus spelling it, but it dose help.
Microphone didn’t work 1/5
Couldnt get Babbel to hear me. Duolingo is the same and that hears me just fine.
Good app? Oui! 5/5
By Barthalamule Von D'Wark
I downloaded this app because I’m taking French next year and I wanted to get a head start and this app is doing great. I plan on also learning German once I’m done with French, and maybe Norwegian. I love it and the subscription will be worth it! The languages you can learn are English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, Polish, Dutch, Indonesian, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, and Russian. My only hope is that soon they add more eastern languages like Japanese, Chinese, Korean, and possibly Mongolian. But I hope that this app lasts for a long time, Merci!
Read the fine print 2/5
The app was actually very good. Just be aware if you only want three months of lessons you have to cancel your subscription. Which I personally find a hassle. I would much rather purchase 3 months and repurchase if I want more.
I was learning Russian on Babbel and was very excited at how fast I was learning but was soon disappointed after my first lesson when they told me I had to start paying. I did learn a few words in Russian and still remember them so I guess the app is worth while in that sense.
It is a good app but it is glitchy 4/5
German course 1 only works for the first lesson
Great app! 5/5
By Fredfactor FTW
In just a few short weeks I went from absolutely zero Portuguese to being able to converse with relative ease. Awesome app! Highly recommend.
Don’t pay for a subscription... 1/5
I liked what I was able to access on babbel so I decided to splurge for a 3 month subscription. I took 6 years of Spanish in my younger days and was hoping to brush up before a trip next fall.
After purchasing, I still was unable to access any lessons even though the app would state I was “already subscribed” when I clicked the subscribe button. I contacted app support with no response.
So you want to learn another language? 1/5
I signed up and paid for 3 months of Babbel. Now can’t resume my lessons. Long wait times for anything to load. Seems like the typical bait and switch. Great till you pay then nothing.
Love it so far, but... 5/5
I am loving this app and considering using it as part of our homeschool curriculum for next year; the only thing I’d love to see added is some type of progress report that can be printed out.
Very hard to understand 3/5
The woman is better than the man and I wish I could choose to hear a woman’s voice over the man. The man speaks too fast to understand and I am about to give up on this app.
Great app but with one big problem 4/5
I’ve been using Babbel to learn German. I had previously used Duolingo but I can’t see how anyone could properly learn German with all the grammar explanations missing in Duolingo. I find Babbel to be a good, modern replacement for a German textbook. But Babbel has one major flaw IMO. In too many places, you only have one chance to hear the answer or to read the answer. Missed hearing that? Too bad. You’ll have to repeat the whole lesson to hear it again. There are places where you can hear things more than once and there is a lot of repetition but the makers don’t seem to understand that someone learning a language might want to hear a word or phrase over and over. Babel’s web app suffers this same problem. For me, this problem is so egregious that I was tempted to rate the app a 3. But I recognize all the good, hard work that went into developing it and gave a 4.
Lots of fun! 5/5
I’m taking a trip to Norway and decided to learn the language. The learning experience has been so much! My wife, daughter, and I have a blast working through the lessons. And most importantly, we’re actually learning the language! Great app for a great price!
Maybe I’m doing this wrong but I need to learn simple vocabulary first. I’m having to deal with grammar and sentence structure and am completely lost! I hope I’m doing something wrong or this is a complete waste of time and money!
Cost too much!!! 2/5
This app costs way too much. There are many free language learning apps out there that are great, I will continue to use them and will delete this app until they let you learn a language for free.
I don’t really know 4/5
This doesn’t have the language I was looking for. I wanted to learn Napali, my parent’s language. Because they came from a different country. So could you add that language please and I will give you 5 stars
Really worth it. 5/5
This is both fun and well crafted. The audio is in real time rather than turtle time. I only wish they would do a course in Icelandic as well.