It’s okay, but for the price, it doesn’t teach as efficiently as it should.
It throws you into Cyrillic without teaching you how to read it, and then forces you to spell the vocab words you just learned - without focusing on the memorization of the word itself.
It’s too condensed and doesn’t teach in steps so it’s very ineffective when you’re trying to actually learn what the words mean.
It’s they cut out the spelling part it would be better, as that isn’t really an issue for anyone when first beginning to learn a language. And the words are intricate, not simple. So it’s confusing.
Speaking mixup 1/5
When using the speaking lessons the B sounds get listed as V sounds so you get stuck repeating the same sentence ten times.
Best but not full free 2/5
By rabar qalaty
Its a very good app, but its a lie that they have written full free, only the first course is free, others you have to pay
Please please PLEASE change your UI 3/5
The small text is almost impossible to read. I know that Apple uses adaptive design and it would be easy to give users the option to increase font size. Even changing the system font does not change the app font and it is SO hard to read. This makes the app almost unusable for people with accommodation needs.
Also I find it frustrating that as soon as I finish a written problem the app immediately moves to the next question. I would like time to hear the translation and study the written words. Adding a “continue” or “next” button after each question would be helpful.
Wouldn’t give it on star 1/5
They go through everything really fast and they say you’ll remember everything... yeah right! They also said it was free but guess what it’s not they charge you for using the app wouldn’t recommend it to anyone.
Love the app except for ... 4/5
I love this app, the lessons are well rounded; however, I really wish they would use a turtle to slow down the French annunciations. At times I find it difficult to repeat the words bc I am not sure what they are saying. Additionally, why doesn’t the app start by teaching the French alphabet?
Great app but some bugs 4/5
Have loads of fun using this app to learn however the speaking function is buggy and often times does not work
Only ONE Free Session 1/5
A waste of time. I'll just stick with Duolingo.
I’m really having fun with this app and learning Italian.
Stop scrolling through finished lessons 4/5
Love Babble so far! One issue, every time I open the app it doesn’t bring me to the the latest lesson. I have to scroll through all of the lessons I’ve completed. Small technical issue I hope you can fix, but otherwise I love it so far just states two weeks ago.
Very bad 1/5
It advertises how to learn mandarin but is not an option wasted my time.
I want Gaelic 1/5
Let me know when that’s an option.
Check in—can’t check out 1/5
I signed up for six months. At the end of six months I found a charge for another six months on my bank statement. I figured it was alright I may continue using it. Three months later I find another six month charge in my bank statement. So, I log in and go to settings. NOWHERE does it say what I paid when I paid when I will be charged again or how to stop being charged. I can’t figure out how to dissolve our relationship. Apparently, they charge me,,,,I pay them. The end. Forever
The listen and repeat barely functions 1/5
Paid for the 3 month subscription again, waited a while hoping the listen and repeat error was fixed. Unfortunately NOT!!!!! Someone please fix this, otherwise this app is useless in helping with pronunciation.
Watch out for the auto renewal charges 1/5
Subscription based charges debit your credit card automatically. Very hard to figure out how to cancel a subscription. Wasted $44.
As a beginner this is what I wanted 5/5
The program utilizes all of the most effective teaching methods over and over to cement the language into you. Definitely worth the money!
Not easy 2/5
Trying to learn Spanish and this is moving way too fast. The spoken words are spoken too quickly. I listen to them multiple times and still can’t pronounce them well enough for the microphone to pick up even after turning mic to maximum setting. I keep reviewing same lessons over and over thinking I missed something because it is a huge jump in learning between each lesson. So far not impressed
Type too small 3/5
I would enjoy the app much more if I could actually see the title at the bottom on my phone. I have an Apple XR - there is no excuse
It was a joke 2/5
Babble was great at first but once you complete the first lesson it’s a complete joke because it tells you...you have to pay. And because of the advertisement that tells you it’s completely free... don’t waste you time on it
2 stars because its not teaching me that well.. it says Buenos nachos means Good sausage but it doesn’t so TeAcH mE
not what i wanted 2/5
Dont get this app. you can only do the first level before having to pay. the first level is simple basics. DOWNLOAD DUOLINGO INSTEAD PLEASE!
Decent language app with plenty room for improvements 3/5
Subscribed for 3 months and ‘been using for about 4 weeks. Thorough and methodical but some things are quite irritating. Not all people learn in the same way or at same pace, Developer, please, enable users to opt out of having every answer read out by the app. Just show correct or incorrect answer without reading it out. One must be able to increase the pace. Painfully slow.
As most users type on a phone or iPad, typo(s) happen. Other apps allow users to indicate a mistyped answer so it not counted as a wrong one. Also, would be nice to be able to skip some questions one already learned well.
Highly desirable to be able to review the content of a “block”/lesson and review/practice only select parts without having to repeat the whole lesson. And, how about a feature which would allow users to add words to a stack of Flashcards? Finally, I currently leave in Germany and have never heard a native speaker say: “Ich lebe in Berlin” as “leben” would not be used to indicate residence. Ich wohne in Düsseldorf.
Not sure if I subscribe for another 3 months. There are many good free apps or inexpensive courses on Udemy.
Not very many languages to chose from 3/5
By 불꽃 크리스마 민호
Not sure of the contents of the app, but I was expecting a lot more languages however the options are very limited. If you’re looking to learn a really popular language this could work for you.
Um I have a question where is the Korean language 2/5
Um I have a question where is the Korean language I looked and it’s not there
Works with my hearing aids/iPhone. 5/5
By Jo Penny
I am delighted to be able to use Babble with my hearing aids what work with my iPhone. An absolute treat for me. Many thanks!
It’s like a school book that is harder to flip pages to review 1/5
I don’t understand what the hype is about this. I’m a complete beginner in Italian and wanted the best app to learn practical things quickly. I am also using Duolingo. I really enjoyed Duo for Spanish but I had a base of knowledge from school years ago on that. With Italian I’m brand new. But this app is so much worse than Duolingo. It’s not innovative in the least. It’s just like a school book. If anything it takes words more out of context than Duo because you fill in charts in order rather than randomness that keeps you on your toes in Duolingo. And when you learn phrases there is nothing teaching you about sentence structure or conjugation. Just repeat. I don’t learn that way at all. I’m terrible at rote memory. I need to learn the rules near the beginning and build around a structure. Also it’s just dumb sometimes. Like when I’m learning to say “I’m from Germany” the fill in the blank is for me to remember and correctly spell the Italian word for Germany. Who cares?!? I’m a couple hours in, maybe there’s more important things to learn right now. Also, unlike Duolingo, it’s really hard to do a quick review. That flash card thing is so dumb. At least with Duo I can go back and do a quick lesson to refresh that skill then move on. The only thing I can see is to go back and redo a whole lesson that sometimes takes over 15 minutes. Am I missing something here? Honestly I haven’t used this a whole lot, I got so frustrated after a few hours on it that I quit. So maybe I’m missing something? Also, the app is slow. When I click on continue, I don’t need a 2 second transition. Just go already.
Need more languages 2/5
Okay so I got babble because I wanted to learn Japanese but you only teach a few languages and that’s not good I mean let’s say I were Japanese instead of American And I was going to America I would need to learn it but I couldn’t see what I’m saying you guys need to have every or most languages to make your app actually helpful.
Billing is deceptive 5/5
By Pinky's Playhouse
I cancelled the app in iTunes well before the expiration date. I was displeased to see I was automatically billed in PayPal. Apparently I had to unsubscribe in PayPal as well (a first for me). I would not recommend as I find this practice deceptive. If their product was really good they would not have to resort to shady billing practices.
You get 1 free section 1/5
You get about 4 lessons in one section and then the rest of them are locked unless you’re a paid member
By mad customer2019
Keep taking payments after I canceled the app!
I really wish this app had more 2/5
I have used other languages apps and this one I am disappointed. All it does is put up cards and you have to match them. I haven’t gone deep in the app to see but it is getting annoying. Also they only have very few languages and I have tried to put Spanish as natural language but if still comes up with the same languages. I hope they put where you can say the word and it says what’s wrong and right. Also i think it would be more pleasing to add a lot more languages to the app it would be less pressuring than only like 10 (I don’t know how much there is). Thank you and have a nice day.
Honestly no. 2/5
By agree with me please ;-;
You can’t expect someone to learn a language when they have to pay quite much.if you could make it fully free with ads I’d be happy.
Didn’t work at all 1/5
I tried this for four weeks and I still can’t speak the language. This is no better than other applications I’ve tried.
Don’t waste your time 1/5
You can only do one learning section then it makes you pay for a subscription.
Could be Better 3/5
By Deutch Learner
Babbel is helpful in learning German and it could be better. Often I would like to review a section without having to go back to the beginning of the lesson. Also, the Babbel German speakers run words together which is not my impression of the language is spoken here in Germany.
Expected more languages 1/5
I just recently started learning Japanese and wanted to see if Babbel would be of any help. When the app finished downloading, there was only about 12 languages I could choose from and none were Japanese. The app would be way better if it had more options.
App no longer works on iPhone XR 1/5
Have used this app for over a year. Just upgraded to an iPhone XR and the app no longer works. Get the following message “An unknown error has occurred. Please try again later.” Tried updating the app and same issue.
Doesn’t ‘save’ your place from where you left off plus Advanced way too easy. Also too much repetitive review of the same word
App has very short very basic lesson then it want $120 a year for more make it a set price for the app
No customer support 1/5
Purchased wrong language course by accident, was told they can not refund or exchange course.
Needs more languages 3/5
I speak both English and Spanish and I have to say, the Spanish lessons are really thought out. However, the language I really want to learn is Japanese and I was quite sad that this app did not offer such an option. I feel as though the app can do so much better if they had many more languages.
Babbel, Memrise & Pod101 5/5
Excellent app! The grammar is still kind of difficult because I’m 12 trying to learn español, I use this, Memrise for vocabulary, SpanishPod101 for quizzes and Spanish homework from my teacher Xímena and I watch TV in Mexican Spanish 🇲🇽 Great apps for learning Spanish!
Cool but... 1/5
By Kiley Cenord
I want to see what apps could teach me japanese, I have an app that’s good at teaching French so, I don’t need an app for that. I wanted to see if they have Japanese after I saw the commercial. During the commercial I thought “This app may be fun to learn Hiragana and Kanji! (Japanese)” but then I check to see if they have Japanese and they don’t. In the future can you add all the “Asian” languages
Font Size 4/5
Great App! Explains grammatical variations, when and where to use them. BUT it would be better if the Font size was larger so it’s easier for us older folks to read!
Very limited languages 3/5
By E J B cake
The app itself is good, but there could be more languages. I was really set on learning Hindi, as it is from my culture, but I couldn’t because it wasn’t an option. Not everyone wants to learn Spanish and other European languages.
By Good but not good enough.
So I just started so I'm just getting the gist of things, but I noticed the subscriptions are TOO OVER PRICED, also that if you wanted to learn 2 languages you'll have to buy 2 PRESCRIPTIONS. This is to much.
Really really lame 1/5
I download this before and it was really lame. I was excited when I first saw it then after I started it I chosen Spanish and it barely taught me anything!!! I wanted to choose Mandarin Chinese but they didn’t have it.
It needs to allow for typos 1/5
Counting a typo as if you didn’t know the word at all is stupid. Plus it uses too much English, could be more immersive.