By Kati Sue
I originally downloaded a competitor of this app that was having a flash sale, and I tried it for 60 days and they started using verbiage that they haven’t taught to me which became confusing. Eventually I decided it wasn’t the best app for me. I downloaded Babbel and I absolutely love it and feel like I’m learning more then I did with its competitors 👍🏻 Qué Gusto!!!
Is not accurate translation English to Portuguese for answers on module 1 for positive or negative
Should be called “learn how to READ” (insert language) 1/5
By Moses Avalon
The methodology of this app continuously ask you to spell the words you just learned moments ago. After three lessons I learned how to recognize words on the screen but I still did not know how to use them conversationally because there are not enough audio quizzes.
I understand some people enjoy learning through this method, it’s very much like the way we learn Spanish in grade school, but for an adult who is trying to master conversational language in a short period of time I would recommend looking elsewhere.
Great app 5/5
I recommend this app to anyone that wants to learn a new language.
The support was great too. Lucy has offered great help and resolved my issue.
Good app, but... 4/5
It’s a pretty good app.I just dislike that you have to pay to have more lessons.I find it very unfair, especially for the people that can’t afford it.
plz add korean 5/5
i am very new to the app, but so far, its really good!! my only note is: please add korean!! im learning korean currently and i think that this would be an amazing tool to utilize!!!!!
I’m happy to have this opportunity
To learn at my age. Trying to keep
Up with grandchild!
Too hard for a beginner
It's okay 3/5
By Das duetch junge
It helps me learn a few more German phrases however the fact that it cost money to continue onto a separate lesson and it only teaches six phrases is kind of crazy though now I know at least six phrases in many different languages so I guess that helped
This needs to be free 3/5
This would be a remarkable app if the lessons were free. It gives you one lesson, a VERY good lesson, and makes you want to do more. But when you finish the lesson, it says get access to the next one and when you click on it, it says for 3 month access, its TEN DOLLARS A MONTH. This is a great app... If you pay 10 extra dollars a month.
Amazing program, it is so easy the caveman can use it
The voice repeat often doesn’t work, and the advance to the next screen arrow is missing. So, I’ve been stuck on beginner 1-course 5 Russian for months.
The lessons that do work are fun.
This app really helped me. I am going into Spanish 2 but I barely learned anything from Spanish one. This app is teaching me everything I need to know.
App keeps crashing 1/5
Worked pretty well (with only a couple of crashes) through 10 lessons. Lesson 11 won’t allow me to get past the 1st or 2nd question without crashing, causing me to start over. Not going to continue paying for an app I can’t use. Hoping to hear a developer response soon.
How Much I Like Babbel 5/5
I.. Rachel Jerusik, is learning French in Babbel, for traveling to Canada in August. I will be going to a reunion party in Canada, I’m in Canada. Most people in Canada, speak French. That means most people at the reunion, will speak French. I want to talk to all the girls, my age! But.. the rating: I SUPERCALIFRAGILISTICEXPIALADOCHOSLY, LOVE BABBEL!
One of three language apps I use for Dutch 4/5
Babbel is great with in-depth and comprehensive lessons, but it leaves beginners wandering around with too many unknown words folded into lessons.
The new, shorter, lessons are very helpful but it throws a lot at you too quickly.
It has a sophisticated interface but that doesn’t help when you see new words (never explained, too) in lengthy sentences or dialogue.
I would suggest Babbel for people with a solid, but still basic, understanding of Dutch already in place.
By littl Red
Omg!! I LOVE Babbel!!!!! I learned French, Greek, And now I’m learning Spanish! This app really improved my Spanish, French, and Greek Talk!!!! Here are some words. Spanish. Mucho gusto! Muy Bien! Buenos días! Buenas Tardes! And Join babbel for more!!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘 I LOVE U BABBEL!!! 😘😘😘😘😘😘😘😘
Audible Pronunciation 5/5
I’ve wanted to take Spanish and this course is inexpensive and doable. I like the repetition, the ability to review and especially the audible where I am able to hear the pronunciation. I can work at my own pace too.
Latin American 4/5
I like the variety in the lessons. I do wish there was a course in Latin American Spanish. Kudos for including some of the differences
Unable to access the courses 1/5
Even though I have a paid subscription the mobile app will not unlock the next course. When I nav to access the app confirms that the subscription is there. The Chris note in help does not fix the problem. Boo Hiss.
Good but prefer some changes 4/5
Definitely helpful, but would not have paid full price (took advantage of July 4th sale). 1) some screens move to the next immediately once I submit an answer and I don’t have time to review what I just did. It would help to retain the info if I could see what I did right/wrong and have the opportunity to say it aloud again. 2) I work with >75% Spanish speaking patient population (mostly from Mexico, Guatemala), and we have interpreters in person with us. I’m finding that the conversational language learned from Babbel is a bit more formal than what I’m hearing at work.
So far I’ve been using Babbel for a few months. It’s a nice addition to Duolingo but I have a few complaints. One is the app’s recognition of pronunciation. If you pause to take a breath between saying the imperfective and perfective form of the verb it doesn’t recognize it as correct. The audio recognition is immensely time sensitive, meaning if you say the word too early or too late it won’t recognize it. For example, you press the voice button, it says the word and if you don’t repeat it in less than a second it marks it as wrong. Duolingo’s voice recognition is better than Babbel’s. Babbel also dumps a ton of vocabulary on you and doesn’t include it in subsequent lessons which even when you’re doing the vocabulary review daily like I am, makes learning new vocabulary difficult. It’s also giving words I wouldn’t normally use in conversation like hexagon and mold, etc. Would like more common language lessons.
French Done!Now Spanish and flying right along!This is fabulous!!cct
A bit harsh 4/5
By mom that draws
Its a sincere Challenge for me to stay motivated with this app.
I do have 3 children,who i was hoping to get interested with me.
It is only one way to learn and it's like worksheets from school. No games, no option to just listen to the language through songs or podcasts, just a kind of gruel.
I wish i could see the people speaking. So much is lost when you have to figure it out by listening.
I have set reminders and when i have free time, I'm not wanting to go to this app. It's not fun.
When you have to talk back, you have to sound EXACTLY like the person talking, pitch and all. It will not accept a close version, my voice.
I want this to be my fun side interest, as language usually is for me, i have the inclination, this app just isn't very engaging.
But the deals keep me in for now.
Not good at all... 1/5
By /\/\/\ ALP /\/\/\
If you use a link to enroll for a discounted subscription, it may credit the payment to the first account that is registered using the link even if a second account made the payment.
If you make the account first and then try to apply the discount credit, it just won’t let you even if you are a first time customer. You will have to make a new account to benefit from the discount.
Part of the business model is to sell cheap subscription that renews at an exorbitant rate on a future date when you won’t remember to cancel.
Overall, a problematic app and no customer service. I had trouble accessing content I had already paid for and they did I not respond to my questions.
Babbel is an almost-scam.
Rosetta Stone is simply better.
Too much spelling 3/5
Just when I need a bit of confidence to learn how to remember and speak words, Bebnel wants me to spell these words in German. It throws me off and I lose confidence and then feel like this is not a program for me. Or worse; I feel like I just cannot learn the language at all! I won’t give up but I may change to a different program
I got so excited i thought i could finally learn spanish then it turn out i need to pay money
Great after you get on. 5/5
By Mark language learner
Could not get on after registration but waited a few hours, changed password and everything is great now.
Customer service was right there to get everything working smoothly. Program really works.
Great language learning so far 5/5
I am still in the begining please to meet you section . Its interactive . Love it time killer to when you are bored
It’s frustrating having to type. I think it’s more fun to learn to speak
Too quick 3/5
Does not allow me to repeat the phrases being heard and goes to quickly. Difficult to learn.
Would prefer Latin American Spanish 4/5
First time being introduced to vosotros and the c sounding like a th.
Very engaging 5/5
The Babbel system is very intuitive and easy to use. I’m enjoying learning a new language and the format is interesting, almost fun!
Best Language App 5/5
I’ve tried many language apps from Duo Lingo to Rosetta Stone and so on. I have not found any to be as successful and easy as Babbel. Babbel also has the languages that I need. If you stay committed and consistent you will become multi lingual in no time. I LOVE THIS APP!
More Languages 3/5
I haven’t began to use this app to I am giving it a three star. Some languages on my bucket list is Japanese, Spanish and maybe more, depending on what I want to learn. I love to learn and here different languages but one thing that I wish this app had, is more languages to learn. I am currently learning Japanese and it hasn’t been easy. I couldn’t help but notice Japanese wasn’t on the language list. Please consider adding more languages.
Just started 5/5
Good repetition! I need it!
Me encanta 5/5
Muchas gracias por ayudarnos a aprender hotros idiomas
This app is awesome! I really feel I’m learning. It makes you think and teaches you pronunciation, writing and reading! Really happy with it! Worth every penny!
Like it 5/5
Going good so far. Lessons aren’t too long. Simple yet profound teaching methods.
Si me gusta pero es difícil aprender inglés 3/5
Si me gusta pero se me ase difícil aprender
Ms Elena Dias 5/5
By El Dias
This is fun but it could be even better if the program listened to my pronunciations and spoke them more clearly if mine were off.
Very good 5/5
By Enchanted Pen
Love Babbel! I am really enjoying learning and how they teach and ease you into it. Especially when just beginning.
Where are please and thank you????? 2/5
I am preparing for a vacation in Russia. I am NOT a backpacker and my arrangements have been booked for months. I would have appreciated more of the courtesies of “please”, “thank you”, “I would like to order” etc. than, how do I get to the hostel? I am through almost 20 lessons and have yet to come across “thank you”.
App is amazing super easy to learn Spanish
NOT for Mexican Spanish! 1/5
After researching and then spending $49, I found that Babbel focuses on Castilian Spanish (Spain) NOT Latin American like Mexico. And refunds are not given....
Este curso no debió ser impartido por personas de origen asiático ya que muchísimas veces no se puede captar totalmente las frases que dictan para escribirlas y eso es debido al acento que tienen todos los asiáticos, si no fuera por eso yo recomendaría Babbel a otras personas.
Bought it for Spanish it’s only European Spanish not Latin American 1/5
Title says it all.
It’s annoying and frustrating to use it. The grammar is just different enough to annoy the hell out of me. Just two conjugation forms, but it’s enough. Vosotros vs ustedes. :(
A huge oversight given that 640 million people live in Latin America versus 47 million in Spain.
Even if you subtract Brasil it is still a 10:1 ratio.
Guys what the heck?!
Subscriptions of course. 1/5
The only good language app is duolingo - because instead of subscriptions all you have to deal with are ads. And even then, the cost of going ad-free is much cheaper than any app’s subscriptions.
The mechanics are pretty much the same anyways, although duolingo might be better, because they’re working on bringing back their chatbot and have flash cards.