Learn Spanish with Babbel

Learn Spanish with Babbel

By Lesson Nine GmbH

  • Category: Education
  • Release Date: 2011-12-21
  • Current Version: 5.7.0
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 84.62 MB
  • Developer: Lesson Nine GmbH
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 1,436 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. There are four subscription options available: One-month subscription for $9.99 Three-month subscription for $19.99 Six-month subscription for $33.99 Twelve-month subscription for $59.99 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: http://about.babbel.com/en/privacy/ Terms of use: http://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 http://www.babbel.com FOLLOW US http://www.twitter.com/babbel LIKE US https://www.facebook.com/babbel.languages

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Reviews

  • Finally, a path to proficiency!

    5
    By DesertKate
    Thanks to this app, I think I will finally be able to reach a level where I feel some confidence in speaking with real people. I can reach the intensity of exposure required to absorb and retain the language. I hope they expand the offering to include readings and other tools. A first rate interface !
  • Should have an option for Latin America

    4
    By Zepp4jeb
    I'm brushing up for some upcoming trips to Mexico and Panama. I have not heard anyone say Adios or de nada yet. I never learned the Vosotros (2nd person plural) in high school or college, so the Castilian-only language is confusing and annoying. I wish you could select which version of Spanish to learn. I'm questioning some of the pronunciation too. I'm hearing a-ja for ella. Other than those quibbles, I like the way it is structured. I think it would be tough to learn Spanish for the first time using this program, but it's pretty good for a refresh.
  • Grammar

    2
    By larrya43
    I didn’t purchase the course to conjugate verbs. If you just want to learn to speak Spanish, this isn’t the course for you.
  • Conversations

    3
    By Barrabeth
    I wish Babbel had more interactive conversations. The lessons are very repetitive.
  • A la carte language.

    1
    By Pumpdupkicks
    I get paying a subscription for game play and then having to purchase further add-ons for the game. Doesn't make a lot of sense in learning a language. If I can't progress in learning what's the point of the subscription? Sure I can pay the subscription and keep practicing the same words over and over and over. But if I'd like to actually learn the language I need to pay on top of my subscription. It's on me for not understanding the app but now that I understand, the whole thing seems scammy.
  • Only Castilian Spanish

    3
    By tom delgiorno
    I am learning Spanish for Mexico and having lots of examples using the vosotros (second tense plural) is very confusing. Plus it is in lots of examples. So if you are going to Spain, no problem. IF going to Latin America I would not spend the money. You will be confused
  • Rip off

    1
    By x babbel user
    So hard to unsubscribe. I feel like this is a scam to collect fees from people who cannot figure out how to cancel.
  • Sorry, this app isn't going to help a beginner learn.

    1
    By bpetruzzo
    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.
  • Review

    5
    By boblongfin
    Best thing since sliced bread
  • Not free

    1
    By Neverwhen
    Was advertised as a free app. It is not free unless you are satisfied just saying hello

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