Babbel wins the EdTechX Language Learning Award 2023

Berlin, London, 27 June 2023 - Babbel, the world's most sold language learning platform, is delighted to announce that it has been honoured to accept the prestigious EdTechX Language Learning Award at the 2023 EdTechX Awards. The gala dinner took place during the highly anticipated London EdTech Week and EdTech Summit.

Thomas Holl, the co-founder of Babbel, proudly accepted the award on behalf of the entire team. This recognition highlights Babbel's contributions to the digitalisation of language learning and its focus on learner success, where the blend of humanity and technology is key. Babbel offers more than 60,000 lessons across 14 languages, hand-crafted by didactic experts and enhanced by technology. As a result, its interactive content for B2C and B2B audiences is highly effective and constantly being improved: in the app, with its live classes (Babbel Live), and its offering of games, podcasts and videos. In particular, the B2B product Babbel for Business is empowering teams of more than 1,000 corporate clients in over 30 countries. 

"The EdTechX Language Learning Award goes to the entire Babbel team for their tremendous efforts and success," said Thomas Holl, co-founder of Babbel. "This award is testament to our commitment to providing innovative and effective language learning experiences to millions of learners worldwide. We are grateful to the EdTechX Awards for recognising our efforts, and are motivated to continue growing as a company while our users grow as learners. What matters to us is to create mutual understanding through language."

The EdTechX Awards have become a benchmark for excellence in the education technology sector, attracting over 1,000 leading companies as applicants in the past decade, collectively raising over $13bn. Notably, previous award winners have achieved significant milestones, including raising capital or completing transactions within two years of winning. The EdTechX Awards Gala Dinner was an unforgettable event, filled with anticipation and celebration. It served as a platform to honour outstanding achievements and acknowledge the significant impact that this year's winners have made on the industry. Babbel stands among the esteemed winners, representing excellence in language learning solutions.

About EdTechX Awards

EdTechX connects Innovation, Industry, Impact and Capital. Join over 1,000 leading companies who have applied for the EdTechX Awards in the past decade. Since 2013, these applicants have made a substantial impact to the digitisation of education, training and work sectors, collectively raising over $13bn and generating at least 17 acquisitions or IPOs exceeding $100m. Applicants have included early-stage innovators through to mature profitable businesses, pre-revenue through to over $250m of annual revenue. Some notable success stories of previous winners that have gone on to reach new heights include Busuu, Kahoot!, Learnlight, Kognity, PeopleCert, OpenClassrooms, GoStudent and FutureLearn. To learn more about the EdTechX Awards and the innovative companies that have participated, please visit:

About Babbel

Babbel develops and operates an ecosystem of interconnected online language learning experiences and is driven by the purpose of creating mutual understanding through language. This means building products that help people connect and communicate across cultures. The Babbel App, Babbel Live, Babbel Podcasts and Babbel for Business products focus on using a new language in the real world, in real situations, with real people. And it works: Studies by linguists from institutions such as Michigan State University, Yale University and the City University of New York demonstrated the efficacy of Babbel’s language learning methods.

The key is a blend of humanity and technology. Babbel offers more than 60,000 lessons across 15 languages, hand-crafted by nearly 200 didactics experts, with user behaviors continuously analysed to shape and tweak the learner experience. This results in constantly adapting, interactive content with live classes, games, podcasts and videos that make understanding a new language easy, from Spanish to Indonesian.

Because Babbel is for everyone, its team is as diverse as its content. From its headquarters in Berlin and its U.S. office in New York, 1000 people from more than 80 nationalities represent the backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives that make all humans unique. Babbel sold over 15 million subscriptions by creating a true connection with users.

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