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

Give us a go – your first lesson is free!

• 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
605 Ratings
605 Ratings
Karindlt ,

Not for me. Only first lesson is free.

Ok. So did a quick download of the free app. I have already completed a few lessons on Duolingo so could say hello or welcome or Merci or non. It found it lagged a bit. I was way ahead and waiting for the matching of words to pictures was boring. I liked how it explained things like the difference between tu and vous. With Duolingo you have to do additional research since it doesn’t teach you the rules at all. I don’t mind though. I’ve learned a lot through the Duolingo forum chats. Duolingo is free and if you play often you can get points which add up and buy you extra playtime. I’m not sure there’s one single perfect system besides actually speaking french to a native. The first Babbel lesson was quick, but second and onwards needs paying for. There’s no apparent way to play and earn more points to unlock a new level. So for that reason I’ll potter on for now with Duolingo.

Developer Response ,

Hello there, we focus more in the learning process of a language, including different profiles that can make you really embrace it, rather than play with it. Our examples are based on real situations that you would encounter when using a language. Thank you for your comments.

HigginsR ,

Best language app going!

I absolutely love this app!! I am a keen linguist having studied German and Italian before and was keen to take up French. This app gives me great confidence in using the French language and I particularly like the pop up grammar explanations that are filtered in; sometimes learning grammar can be tedious if studied solidly.

I love the review feature so that you don't just learn a topic and forget the vocabulary; you are constantly remained of the things you have learnt and tested. It would be great if you could request reviews on the app, rather than just waiting for them but it's hardly a fault!

The range of topics is fantastic so whether you just need a little French for an upcoming holiday or plan to study to fluency, it really covers such a wide range of classes for you to pick and choose from.

I really can't fault this app and very much look forward to picking up many languages with it in the future!

Chooky-mostin ,

Worth subscribing to, and I never pay for apps!

Heard about this from a lady in my French club. Found it wonderful so far. Checks your pronunciation, spelling and stretches your vocabulary. You can flit from easy vacation necessities to hard true grammar.

Just be careful you have it set on the correct language, I had it set on American English instead of British for 2 weeks before I noticed, then I had to start all over again. Good practice though lol.


Lesson Nine GmbH
167.3 MB

Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.


English, French, German, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish

Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Lesson Nine GmbH
In-App Purchases
  1. Learn French £25.99
  2. Learn French £12.99
  3. Learn French £44.99


  • Family Sharing

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