There are many language learning apps and products to choose from, but here’s why our learners choose Babbel to be their learning guide:

Our subscribers pick Babbel because:

  • Our product is made by experts
  • Studies back our effectiveness
  • We’re committed to innovation
  • We have content you care about

Our product is made by experts

Babbel has over 150 linguists, language teachers, polyglots, instructional designers, editors, and researchers working on our product. These experts tailor each course to your native language because we know that the needs of an English speaker learning Spanish will be very different from a French speaker learning Spanish. We also ensure that all 100,000 hours of learning content is voiced by native speakers so that you’re learning the language correctly from Day 1. 

These 150 experts are at the core of our proven Babbel Method, and they ensure you have the best learning experience possible. 

Studies back our effectiveness

Because Babbel is made by experts, we’re always keen to have our product tested by experts as well. We’ve had our effectiveness verified by researchers at Yale University, Michigan State University, the City University of New York, and the University of South Carolina. 

So what kinds of things did they have to say about us? Researchers at Yale found that after three months of using Babbel, 100% of study participants improved their oral proficiency. Meanwhile, researchers at the City University of New York and the University of South Carolina determined that beginners learning Spanish needed just 15 hours of study to meet the requirements for one college semester class. Finally, linguists at Michigan State University found that after only 10 hours with Babbel, virtually all learners improved their vocabulary, grammar, and oral communication test results.

We’re committed to innovation

Founded over 10 years ago, Babbel was the first language learning app in the ed-tech market. But even though we were the first on the scene, we strive to stay at the very forefront of innovation. We track how users are doing in our courses and adapt them accordingly. For instance, we might notice that many learners are struggling in a particular course and then we work to make it more understandable. We also love suggestions, and we send them through to our linguists and language experts.

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We have content you care about

Babbel has over 60,000 lessons across a wide variety of topics. We not only teach you the basics of a language, but have specific courses about travel, family, work, living abroad, holidays, dialects, cuisine, and other special topics. We also don’t force you down a specific learning path or make you “level up” to see new courses. When you buy a Babbel subscription, you have access to all of the learning content for the language you’re learning — and we’re always adding new special courses for you to discover. 

Babbel is committed to making sure that you learn the language you’re studying and that you have fun while you’re doing it. Our product is structured around engaging education, and we hope you enjoy using it as much as we enjoy making it!   

We encourage you to create an account and try out our courses to see for yourself. (The first lesson in every course is free to try, which depending on the language, is 30-80 free lessons!)


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