The system is great and very useful when you start learning a new language from scratch. I do, though, find the keyboard a but unresponsive (this happens in the app, not generally on my phone) and I prefer a bit more the online platform. It's structured very well in my opinion, putting language learning in a given conversational context and does help you achieve real progress.
So far so good! I'm not very far in but I feel like I'm learning haha! I love the structure in how they test you on words in multiple different ways. I don't know if it's my bad pronunciation or the app but on some words I have to pronounce takes me forever to get it right. In conclusion, I think this is one of the better apps on the market.
I have been trying to learn Brazilian portuguese for over three years with all the free language apps. But I didnt truly excel until I broke open my wallet for Babbel. One small complaint is that the version i use did not explain the order i should take the available lessons. intuitively one would start at the top. but after a year i realized i should have started with the lessons beneath. a design flaw? communication flaw? otherwise I am growing linguistically with this program, far beyond the other methods I have used, two other apps and a book.
Great way to learn a language in your own time. I started using Babbel as my tutored Italian classes has to finish suddenly and it has been great to go back over things that I was unsure of in class. I would agree with other reviewers that the speech recognition could be better though.
Speech recognition does not work! My girlfriend brought the app, but the Norwegian speak recognition doesn't work at all. I'm Norwegian and tried it, and even I can't get past those parts. It says my Norwegian is wrong, so how the heck would a foreign get it if not even a native Norwegian can. Same problem on both Android and Apple version.
I didn't realise how to use the keyboard at first, maybe I missed the instruction, but now that I can find all the punctuation I need it's great. Maybe some of the speaking could be just a little slower. I'm doing French, the female is good but the male is very fast.
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