Are you learning a new language? Are you considering using online apps and programs to make your study successful? Here is the Babbel language review that might help you.
The Babbel Language app
I attend university full time and work two part-time jobs. You can imagine how much time I can devote to language learning in a day. However, the Babbel app made it easier. Fitting language learning into a hectic schedule is a true feat.
This is why courses with an app stand out immediately. They allow you to fit in ten minutes of practice in between tasks or during downtime. The Babbel app is simple to use and looks identical to the desktop version.
I’ll bring up Duolingo again because the two apps are very similar. Babbel, on the other hand, has a more professional design and system. It has more structured content than Duolingo and is certified by professional linguists.
Take care! Even if it’s a minor annoyance, it’s worth noting: I switched to another language on my laptop and closed the browser. I then couldn’t find a way to return to Portuguese in the app. I had to exit the app, change the language on the website, and then restart the app.
Babbel vs. Rosetta Stone: A fluent in 3 months comparison must
Because Benny Lewis’s Rosetta Stone review is well-known in Fluent in 3 Months, I wanted to draw a quick comparison of Babbel vs. Rosetta Stone. It’s based on Benny’s Rosetta Stone experience and my Babbel experience.
Approach to learning
Rosetta Stone and Babbel take very different approaches to learning. While Babbel offers brief English lessons, Rosetta Stone’s entire content is in your target language. I support full immersion, but studying rules is essential to learning a language. Students must learn the rules, so having short lessons in a language they can understand is extremely beneficial.
Audio is one of Rosetta Stone’s strong points. I’d say the same thing about Babbel. Rosetta Stone’s audio lessons can be tedious based on some reviews. Babbel’s are quite enjoyable because they are delivered as part of interactive activities.
When looking at the three-month subscription plan, you may not notice a price difference between the two courses. However, when comparing yearly subscriptions, Babbel charges $83.40 while Rosetta Stone charges $119.88.
Is Babbel free?
Babbel isn’t free, but it does provide a seven-day trial. You have a week after registering for an account to explore the courses, software, and method for free. This allows you to ensure that they are appropriate for your requirements. If you are satisfied and want to continue after the trial period, the trial is converted into a subscription.
How much does Babbel cost?
We all ask ourselves this question before investing in language learning, regardless of the app or course. After all, I wouldn’t want to waste money on an uninteresting course when I have a trip to Portugal planned in the future. So, how much does Babbel cost?
Babbel works on a subscription basis, which means you don’t buy the course but rather have temporary access to it.
There are three types of subscriptions available:
- A three-month subscription for $29.85 ($9.95 per month) is available.
- A six-month subscription for $50.70 ($8.45 per month)
- A twelve-month option is available for $83.40 ($6.95 per month).
Babbel cost: Do I get my money’s worth?
As a quadrilingual believer in full immersion, I’ve accepted that finding a perfect language teaching course is difficult, if not impossible. However, full immersion is not always possible. For example, I am learning Portuguese but cannot afford to relocate to Portugal or Brazil.
This is why I enjoy using language apps and language courses for assistance. I think language teaching programs like Babbel are similar to university courses in that they point you in the right direction and provide a foundation.
However, if you want to get the most out of them, you will need to do some additional research on your own. Following that logic, you must supplement your learning with additional resources. Benny compiled a comprehensive list of the best language learning resources, which I strongly recommend you read.
Does Babbel work?
My Portuguese has improved after my Babbel trial and studying the bare minimum every day. I am more comfortable with conjugation tenses and have begun pronouncing words correctly. But I’m still shy when it comes to public speaking, and Babbel hasn’t helped.
However, because I only used what I needed, Babbel proved to be a valuable resource. It is deserving of four stars and a chance.