You don’t sound like a robot when you speak in your mother tongue (no offence to real robots reading this), so why learn a new language only to talk like one? We want to get you confidently speaking a language like you’ve always wanted, not just memorising a list of vocabulary words or learning sentences you’ll never use.

Give us a go – your first lesson is free!

• 14 languages available: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Russian, Turkish, Polish, English, Indonesian, Dutch, Danish, Swedish, and Norwegian. Probably best you don’t try them all at once.
• Made by humans – expert linguists are behind all of our courses. We keep them warm and well-fed.
• Choose courses on topics you care about, and learn what matters to you.
• 15 minute lessons (on average) – learn without upsetting your calendar (we know how sensitive it can be).
• Progress is synced across all devices, and all content can be downloaded for offline use. So you can learn anytime and anywhere, except in your sleep (we’re still working on that technology).
• Review Manager – helps you keep new vocabulary up there once you’ve learnt it.
• Easy to use – simple and clear interface.
• We’re also available on Apple Watch – another easy way to practice on the go.

**Good news travels fast — 92% of Babbel users improve their language proficiency after just 2 months of use.**
Vesselinov, R. and Grego, J. The Babbel Efficacy Study. New York 2016

** Fast Company # 1 Most Innovative Education Company 2016 **

** The World’s Highest Grossing Language Learning App **

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Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5

6.5K Ratings

6.5K Ratings

Beginner improving!


Well, we have actually moved to Spain from U.K. and my Spanish is very basic (or worse). So, I need to learn some basic Spanish at my own pace and when I have a slack 15 minutes. This is what Babbel gives me. The 15 minute lesson is just the right length. I like the way Babbel repeats the lesson in a different format (e.g. tap the pairs) and then reviews the same things again. This is my only hope to remember what I have just 'learned'. The big plus over Duolingo Spanish is that there are formal grammar reviews (e.g. Tenses of the verb 'Ser') as well as the pictorial lessons. I can't learn any other way. Another plus over Duolingo which I have tried to like as it is free; there are no silly phrases or time wasting vocabulary; how useful is 'where is my elephant'!
It's £20 for 3 months: I'm ok with that as it is well structured.
However, one dislike; Apple Apps states it comes with family sharing. This is NOT true. (Apple problem I think!). BUT I would like to be offered a multiuser discount!

Great app, shame about voice recognition


Babbel is a great way to start learning a new language. It uses the combination of pictures, ‘fill in the blanks, to complete the sentences, mini games such as matching the correct verbs/ pronouns, etc and has helpful hints scattered throughout. The lessons are structured well which allows for gradual learning so you don’t ever feel like you’re thrown in the deep end. My only complaints are the that the voice recognition needs improvement, even when using the app in a quiet room there are times when it just doesn’t work, no matter how slow or carefully I pronounce the word, so I end up having to skip. I also wish it let you review the mistakes that you make at the end of each lesson, instead of having to go through the whole lesson again to correct yourself. Otherwise, very happy with this app.

Developer Response

Hi there. Thanks so much for your detailed review.
We're excited you're enjoying Babbel. We've noted your feedback and we're working on improvements. Happy learning!

Excellent app and well worth the investment.


I am trying to learn Polish as I go there a few times a year and like to try to speak a little of the local language when I am abroad. I started by myself learning numbers and other simple things but this app really takes things to another level - it’s really like having a teacher in my opinion. I could not have learned so much without something like this or formal lessons which would cost more and not allow such intensive study. The variety of ways of teaching in each lesson really work for me - listening, speaking, selecting and ordering words in sentences and then the dreaded writing. Reviews and access to vocabulary learned so far are excellent. I am excited to find out how much I can learn before I go to Poland again in June!


Lesson Nine GmbH
130.3 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Lesson Nine GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. Spanish 3 months £25.99
  2. French 3 months £25.99
  3. Spanish 1 month £12.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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