Which language is right for you? Test Babbel for free and discover for yourself!
An upcoming trip is often the reason we learn a new language, for what's more inspiring than preparing for a trip to Andalusia or Tuscany with a Spanish or Italian course? Anyone who can order correctly in a Paris bistro is always a hit. And what better way to make that trip to Berlin more exciting than refreshing your German? One thing is for certain: If you choose a country that already uses the Roman alphabet (i.e. the one you're using right now, to read English), that's one big obstacle for learning the language out the way. And what if you decide after your first French lesson that you'd rather travel to Italy? You've still had a great introduction to Babbel's course structure, without having let go of any money.
Online vs. in-person learning – try it for free, and decide later
So now let's say you've made your decision: German, for work. In the international business world, knowing corporate jargon and being able to make small talk gives you a distinct edge in job interviews. But is an online course the right fit as professional training? Luckily, you can test out the advantages of Babbel against a traditional in-person course yourself, for free. Browse the first lessons of different courses, and get to know Babbel and its interactive multimedia system, before you decide on a paid subscription.
One subscription – all possibilities
The dilemma with learning languages? The intoductory course is boring – at least that's what you might remember from your school days. But it's been too long for you to go straight into an advanced class. Many language schools already offer two course variants: beginner and advanced. But Babbel is different. You don't book a single course; you book a subscription – for three, six or twelve months, during which you have access to all the Babbel courses in your chosen language. From the basics all the way to business jargon, there are numerous learning modules on the syllabus, so you can start exactly at the right level for you.
Short and conversational
The course content is contained in short, managable lessons that take about 15 minutes to complete – ideal to learn on the go: during a work break, in the metro or at night before bed. In addition, the learning units are also reality-based and fun. "The Early Bird Catches the Worm" is, for example, a unit in one of the English courses that centers on life on a fictional farm in Northern England. Meanwhile, an Italian lesson takes learners on an expidition into the mysterious caves of Matera. And in the French course package, you can among other things learn how to express the deepest love of your heart. With Babbel, you don't just tailor the speed to your own needs – the content is tailored, too.
Good-bye to language barriers
The course content is the work of more than 150 language experts, who not only know the particular challenges of each learning languages, but also the unique prerequisites of the learner's native language as well. Because someone with English as a first language will learn Spanish differently than a French speaker will, just as French will pose unique challenges to an Italian speaker. This is why our 14 learning languages are tailored to eight different source languages. In addition to each learning language's variants, courses also include the difference, for example, between German spoken in Germany, Austria and Switzerland, as well as numerous dialects. The audio examples also use native speakers with different accents and pronunciation, and this helps strengthen your listening comprehension.