I use this because i like the lessons but also because there arent many alternatives. I like the sophistication of tgis compared to duolingo which seems to think phrases like "i am an apple" are useful. However, what i like about duolingo is it provides instant definitions for new words. Babbel as a paid service should incorporate this as well as provide conjugations of new verbs when introducing them, rather than leaving people to guess and get questions wrong in which you have to redo an entire segment. I like the app, but as a paid service it should be better.
It's cool of you want to learn more well known languages like Russian, Dutch or German but what about other languages such as Chinese, Japanese and so forth? I really want to learn Korean but you don't supply the opportunity to learn it. I have tried other language learning sites but they don't do as good of a job so I came to you. Can something be done about the other languages of the world that are missing?
You learn a lot. Downside is you can't adjust the font size and some of it is too small or too faint to see particularly in low light. The microphone appears odd at times. Sometimes it will keep flashing red meaning wrong pronunciation of the most basic words you know you are pronouncing correctly. It even flashed red for a native German speaker I asked to try. Other times it works fine. I'd still recommend it though.
I'm already fluent in five languages, I'm 45 and did it "old school", but I always had a hard time with Russian until I started this a few months ago and I LOVE IT! I like how absolutely everything is in the Cyrillic alphabet because you pick it up so much faster with this app. I can't recommend this app enough!
Exelenté this app is brilliant. It not only shows you the words but it asks you to pronounce them, spell them and does English to Spanish and back again. So it really does help you learn! And I got six months free for getting six months for £29.90. Very reasonable price! 😍
Most importantly, it makes learning fun. I'm learning Russian right now and I can't wait to take on the next lesson. Be warned though, it takes the long, slow route to learning languages somewhat to an academic standard. Don't expect to be proficient in just a month or two, it demands more time than that.(unless you spend hours learning each day) The structure of the lessons are good, the tools, audio for pronunciation, and the ability to review your work or tracking your vocabulary as it grows are fantastic features. It did however skip some lessons for some reason, forcing me to go back and manually catch up with the ones I missed. So make sure you don't skip a single one!
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