Quick Help: Babbel supports Ukrainian refugees with language courses
Babbel is now making the existing Babbel product available to refugees free of charge
Courses in Ukrainian for German, Polish and English learning are being developed
These courses and other Babbel-sponsored initiatives are available on the Babbel website here
Babbel, the world's best-selling online language learning platform, knows how important language learning is for refugees. As such, Babbel is offering free access codes to Ukrainian refugees and displaced persons. Refugees with existing knowledge of one of the languages offered by Babbel (e.g. English) can start learning the languages relevant to them, including German, Polish and Italian. In addition, Babbel is currently developing a Ukrainian language offering with target languages in German, Polish and English. Once this is made available, Ukrainian refugees can complete language courses in their native language, making their transition to Germany, Poland and other host countries easier.
"We already recognized how important language is for the lives of refugees in 2015, when Babbel actively supported Syrian refugees in their adjustment to their new communities in Germany," says Arne Schepker, Babbel CEO. “So, in observing the terrible war in Ukraine and the large number of people fleeing, it was not a question of if, but rather, how we could help. Our team is working at an impressive speed on various initiatives, from building language courses to designing products that enable cultural understanding in host communities. I am convinced that in focusing on our strength, we can provide help in the most effective way possible."
In addition to language courses, the Babbel team is developing a multitude of resources, including articles on arriving in Germany and Poland for the Babbel Magazine, a glossary for learning Ukrainian for citizens in host countries, and various projects with partners on the ground. The Berlin company has experience in supporting refugees. During the 2015 influx of refugees into Europe, Babbel worked closely with the Berlin Senate and various other partners to provide Syrian refugees with language learning tools and resources.
All Babbel initiatives for refugees from Ukraine can be found here: https://uk.babbel.com/babbeldliaukrainy.
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 more than 180 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, 750 people from more than 65 nationalities represent the backgrounds, characteristics and perspectives that make all humans unique. Babbel sold over 10 million subscriptions by creating a true connection with users.
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