How do I change my language?

At Babbel, there are actually two different languages that we talk about: the display language and the learning language. The display language is the language of your Babbel interface, and the language that you’re learning from. (In most cases, this will be your native language.) For English, we offer both American English and British English as display languages.

The learning language is the language that you came to Babbel to learn. For example, if you’re learning Spanish with Babbel, then Spanish would be your learning language. 

Here’s how to change each type of language:

How to change your learning language

Desktop

  1. Go to your Babbel dashboard
  2. Click on the circular flag next to your name
  3. Select the language you want to learn from the dropdown

iOS/ Android

  1. Open the Babbel app
  2. Tap on Profile in the bottom navigation bar, then the Settings wheel
  3. Tap on My languages
  4. Scroll down to I want to learn
  5. Select the language you want to learn

How to change your display language

Desktop

  1. Go to your Babbel dashboard
  2. Click on your name in the upper right-hand corner of the page
  3. Select Profile and settings from the dropdown
  4. Click on Settings on the left-hand side of the page
  5. Under Display language, click on the dropdown
  6. Select your preferred display language
  7. Click on Save settings

iOS/ Android

  1. Open the Babbel app
  2. Tap on Profile in the bottom navigation bar, then the Settings wheel
  3. Select My languages
  4. Tap on the language under I speak 
  5. Select the language you want as your display language

If English isn’t your native language, note that we also offer French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Polish, Spanish, and Swedish as display languages.

Important! 

If you’re an English speaker, it’s important that you stick to only one form of English on Babbel if you’re learning on more than one device. Your progress is linked to a specific language combination, and American English and British English are treated as two different languages. That means that if you have different languages on different devices, your stored vocabulary won't synchronise. 

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