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Learn Languages with Babbel app review: powerful & effective

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Introduction

Whether you've just taken up a new language, or you're an advanced learner looking to brush up your language skills, Learn Languages with Babbel - Spanish, French, Italian, German and many more is an app that might be worth checking out on your iPhone or iPad.

This app is available in the Education section of the App Store, and it is free of charge. After an 84.7 MB download, you'll have Apple's Best App of June 2014 at your fingertips. This app has also been touted by the likes of New York Times, TechCrunch, and Wired.

Let's take a look at the features of this app.

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Babbel – Learn Languages

Free

Subscription Options

Learn Languages with Babbel - Spanish, French, Italian, German and many more works is that it requires you to subscribe to a single language to receive all the learning materials for a limited period of time on a subscription basis.

Languages include English, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Dutch, Indonesian, Danish and Norwegian. Subscription options include one month, three month, six month, and twelve-month subscriptions at $10.99, $21.99, $37.99, and $65.99 respectively.

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14 languages to choose from
14 languages to choose from

Functions and Features

The great thing about Learn Languages with Babbel - Spanish, French, Italian, German and many more is that it allows users to learn at their own pace, and based on their own personal goals. There's a Review Manager which allows users to ensure they retain new words with the maximum efficiency, and truly commit them to your long-term memory. Furthermore, you will also train your speaking skills with targeted pronunciation exercises which work with the integrated speech-recognition technology.

To ensure you're on the right track to learn and master the language of your choosing. You'll be able to view your stats at any time from your iPhone as well as your iPad thanks to the syncing features. You can also begin a lesson on your iPhone and continue it on your iPad and vice-versa.

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Speech recognition functions
Speech recognition functions

Babbel – Learn Languages

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • Learn English, Spanish, Russian, French, German, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Polish, Dutch, Indonesian, Danish and Norwegian
  • Various subscription options for the language you choose to learn
  • Suitable for beginners as well as advanced learners
  • Beautifully designed interface
  • Learning stats to ensure your progress through the course of your choice
  • Lessons as well as stats sync across your devices

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

Track progress across devices
Track progress across devices

Final Words

Learn Languages with Babbel - Spanish, French, Italian, German and many more is a high-quality app for those looking to learn a new language or brush up on their existing skills. This is a must-have on your iPhone or iPad if you're in the market for a tool such as this one.

 

Babbel – Learn Languages

Free
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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.