The Babbel Idea
The New Way to Learn Foreign Languages: Intuitive and Effortless
In learning, having fun is key. We think that retaining what you learn is contingent not so much upon discipline and hard work, but rather upon taking bite-sized steps and engaging with material that is entertaining.
With Babbel studying is no longer like pulling teeth -- you'll never procrastinate again! Fast, clear tutorials, playful exercises and useful themes so automatically capture your attention and interest that you'll want to learn. You'll be compelled to stick with it -- because it's fun.
Fun while learning can bring success: Spanish, French, Italian, German, Portuguese, Swedish and English
Technology and Methodology
Internet, up-to-date software and mobile devices offer new, exciting possibilities for learning independently. Consequently, Babbel takes full advantage of this technology and combines it with the most effective methodologies in language education. The result is a comprehensive learning system that is astonishingly user-friendly.
Up-to-date technology and methodologies for easy learning
Babbel.com, Babbel Mobile, Review Manager
So that you can study anytime -- or during the time in-between -- there are several ways to access the learning system. Babbel.com is a multi-media website that can be accessed from any computer with internet or mobile device (online or offline). Babbel Mobile lets you learn on-the-go: on your iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad and on Android devices. With this app you can make use of time that might have otherwise been wasted. And, to access you Personal Vocabulary the most convenient way possible, you can use the Review Manager, clicking on "Review Now" on the Homepage of your account.
You can use Babbel as a website, a local program or as an iPhone app or Android app
A Team of Specialists
Behind Babbel.com you'll find a formidable team of more than fifty foreign language teachers and experts, designers and software developers. All the content at Babbel has been developed by our team of foreign language teachers and native speakers. Our most important challenge is to develop the material so that it is appropriate for the computer and mobile devices, and that it is fun for learners. We take full advantage of the multi-media possibilities the internet offers.
50 specialists see to excellency in educational content. They make sure learning never gets boring.
Multi-media and Interactive learning
Babbel takes advantage of new media for interactive learning. Since you are consistently guided in a fun and friendly way, you'll stay attentive and won't get bored. All learning content is accompanied by images and audio. Through a combination of reading, listening, matching and writing, new material sticks. Making the connection between different senses, and associations between diverse kinds of content, is crucial for committing concepts to memory. You will see how much success you will achieve almost effortlessly.
Pictures and natural voices facilitate your learning
Brush Up or Learn From Scratch
Whether you want to learn a new language or just brush up on the skills you already have, you'll find what you're looking for at Babbel. For starting out, best are the Beginner Courses. They lay out a clearly defined order and entertainingly lead you through seemingly difficult grammatical concepts. There are also special courses for more challenging, in-depth concepts. They combine themes from the comprehensive Basic and Advanced Vocabulary, conjugation Tutorials, and grammar explanations. If you want to find some important words and phrases before you go on holiday abroad, or if you just want to learn the basics, the Courses are right for you. For those who already have strong skills in the language, there are also more challenging writing exercises, and most importantly, the possibility to do an exchange with learning partners.
For all different levels and circumstances
Learning with Others
If you like, you can try out and improve your language skills within the Babbel-Community. Among over 7,000,000 users from around the world, you can quickly find someone to learn with - or simply meet someone interesting! Through direct - and even indirect - contact via Chat, with messages or on the Board you can take advantage of the other users on Babbel: for example in simple writing exercises, native speakers comment and help you improve.
Put your language skills into practice with people from all over the world
Anytime and Whenever You Want
You decide when, what and how you learn. Babbel offers a ton of themes and ways to study. From holidays and restaurants to job applications, from simple multiple-choice to open ended writing exercises, you have the choice. Go with your interests and instincts, or simply follow the personalized suggestions for learning and reviewing.
Learn how, what and how you want
Step by Step to Long-Term Retention
In your personal Vocabulary you will find everything that you've learned up until now. These learning statistics let you know how many words, phrases and units you have already learned and help structure your advancement. The Review Manager makes it easy to know the right content to refresh at the right time. Babbel knows what you already know and where your difficulties lie, and suggests for you what you need to work on. Every time you log in, suggestions for what's most important for your personal further learning success will be prominently displayed. The frequency of the Review Manager are according to "spaced repetition" - a process optimizing learning retention. Practically invisible, you will probably not notice much about these features, except that you learn faster, retain longer and can more quickly apply your new knowledge.
Repetition at the right intervals helps you commit vocabulary to long term memory
Enjoy Learning Languages
With Babbel learning is fun and effective. The diverse and entertaining educational methods motivate you to learn, and an intelligent review system makes for enduring success. At Babbel, you learn languages almost effortlessly: Easily, flexibly, and with lots of fun. Try it out now! Register for free at Babbel.com.