Babbel – Learn Spanish

Babbel – Learn Spanish

By Lesson Nine GmbH

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-12-21
  • Current Version: 5.7.1
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 85.81 MB
  • Developer: Lesson Nine GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 2,421 Ratings

Description

Learn Spanish with Babbel, the app that’s helped millions speak with confidence. Developed by a team of Europe’s best language experts, Babbel makes language lessons CLICK with you and STICK with you. THE BABBEL PROCESS Babbel makes learning Spanish fun and effective: 1. HIT the ground running with practical conversation skills Linguistic experts designed the intuitive courses to engage you in practical conversation skills from your very first lesson. 2. Lessons that CLICK with you - Engaging and easy to use Lessons engross you in a foreign culture while guiding your language journey with English-perspective hints, simple explanations, and creative grammar cues that cement fresh concepts. 3. Language skills that STICK with you for life Revolutionary 10-15 minute lessons and dynamic review sessions continuously adapt to your strengths and weaknesses, recontextualize prior concepts, and send your new language straight to long-term memory. Hit. Click. Stick. Speak Spanish. It’s that easy! FEATURES: • 10-15 minute bite-sized Spanish lessons fit in your schedule • Lessons covering a wide range of topics (including travel, culture, and business) • Speech recognition technology aids pronunciation • Ideal for both beginners and advanced learners • Review Manager keeps Spanish vocabulary in your long term memory • Learning progress synchronized across all your devices and on the web WORKS FOR YOUR GOALS: After just a month you will be able to handle important Spanish conversations for: • Transportation • Shopping • Directions • Making friends and socializing • Dining • And much more! WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT US: “Babbel exceeds expectations, delivering high-quality, self-paced courses.” -PCMag.com “Exceptionally good site.” -The Economist “Babbel is one of the stalwarts of the online language learning sphere.” -TNW **The World’s Highest Grossing Language Learning App** **Fast Company # 1 Most Innovative Education Company 2016** **Awarded Google Play’s Best Apps of 2015** **Awarded Apple's Best Apps of 2014 in 9 countries!** PLEASE NOTE You will need a subscription in order to get access to the full learning materials for one language. Each subscription will be automatically renewed unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24 hours before the end of the current payment period. Your iTunes account will be automatically charged at the same price for renewal within the 24-hour period prior to the end of the current payment period unless you change your subscription preferences in your iTunes Account Settings. When a subscription is canceled, access to the app’s courses and features will expire at the end of the current payment period. Privacy policy: https://about.babbel.com/en/privacy/ Terms of use: https://about.babbel.com/en/terms/ SUPPORT We’d love to hear from you. Write to us with questions and suggestions at: support-mobile@babbel.com VISIT US https://www.babbel.com FOLLOW US https://www.twitter.com/babbel LIKE US https://www.facebook.com/babbel.languages

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Reviews

  • Good but issues

    2
    By Yoda1992
    The app has potential to be great, but, on the lessons where the keyboard pops up on the screen so you can type the answer- it blocks 50% of the screen so you can't see the question. Extremely frustrating. Can not figure out how to move the keyboard to see the lesson on screen, end up missing all of the question and lowering my score.
  • too much spelling

    5
    By Sallywangj
    It is a very good app to learn Spanish, with mobile tech development, people very easy to learn this skill, but some people do not want to be that great in writing, could the software just guide us to speak and read only ?
  • I won't renew this app

    1
    By Whirlebird
    You have to guess which person the app is asking for - between formal and informal - and a lot of times the correct answer is ruled incorrect, even though the given answer and the correction are identical.
  • Learning Spanish

    5
    By E Schmidt
    I love this app. So easy and informative. You can definitely learn
  • Perfect to move beyond intermediate Spanish

    5
    By Kivacricket
    I can speak Spanish conversationally and in certain situations, can appear almost fluent, depending on the tenses used. But this app is helping me move beyond the tenses I'm already easy with and moving me past my stuck points! It's fun. I'm addicted to it!
  • Good Spanish learning program

    3
    By Dlswa
    Two areas Babbel could improve: an option for Latin American Spanish. The program requires learners to learn the vosotros form not used in many Western Hemisphere countries. That slows the learner’s progress to fluency, adds co fusion, and is downright annoying. Second, some optional drill and practice type exercises on verb tenses, pronouns, prepositions, and the like would help learners sort out new content. A page where pronouns are listed with their translation, for example, would also be helpful
  • 5 Stars w/ paid app

    5
    By BlaineH
    This is a great app for a number of reasons. 1. It helps you to learn a language in a practical means. 2. It keeps you engaged. 3. It may cost, but once you sign up (for free) there are always deals and discounts. That’s how I came to use it. I bought 6 months for $30. I paid a lot more for Rosetta Stone a few years back and I already feel I’m getting better use.
  • Great App

    5
    By DannaBaby
    I love this app. It’s easy to use and fun. I’m starting to converse with people in Spanish restaurants which is interesting.
  • Great app for smart and fast learning.

    4
    By jcb1000
    I would give it a 5 stars if there was the possibility to increase the font size. I do not see well, so in addition to my reading glasses, I have to use a magnifier to read the content that is too small and too pale. I hope that the developer will add the font increase feature soon.
  • This app is garbage

    1
    By bpetruzzo
    Update: I have been using this app for 131 days, every day, and I really want you to know this app is much worse than even my original review made it out to be. Even with diligence and discipline in using the app, it will teach you almost nothing. I’m not being hyperbolic. I learned a few simple things early on, and have since learned nothing. I’m spending more time just trying to figure out the generic ‘language concept’ they’re talking about, and barely internalizing the Spanish part of it at all. I really cannot stress enough how bad this app is at teaching. I have no idea how it ended up with this many 5 star ratings. After using this app for 30 days, I am downgrading it form two stars to one. This app is just an interactive textbook, and it is not really any better at helping you learn than a textbook is. The ultimate weakness of this app is that it doesn't offer any study aid, such as simple vocabulary practice. Each lesson is about 10 minutes, and each one introduces new vocabulary, and then expects you to remember it in all of its nuance. The only way to 'study' with this app is to take the lesson again, in which you get maybe three questions to practice what you didn't learn. The 'study' they offer isn't endless. It gives you like, three or four quiz questions for each lesson and that's it. And if you use the 'flash cards' study option, the answer is literally always 'true'. They're supremely unhelpful. And, lessons themselves are not dynamic at all. They're always identical. So while you can retake them, before long you're just memorizing the answers, not learning the information. There are also a lot of questions that cannot be answered except by guessing. For example, in a lesson for matching, they want you to match the/the with la/le without any information about what the 'the' is referring to. So you just have to guess. The images they pair with words often don't have enough information to show what they're trying to teach, for example, a photo of a dog, without a gender declaration, does not help the student distinguish the appropriate gender pronoun. Ultimately, this app is just a cash grab. They recorded some voices, they transferred some pages from your highshool text book and they called it an improved study tool. But it's not. If you actually want to start learning and making progress, you have to do all the normal legwork a textbook would require. The app takes advantage of none of the things a smart device can do to improve a learning experience. I regret paying for the yearly subscription, and I'll probably switch to Duolingo, because at least that app is entertaining and has endless study tools. You should save your money.

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