Hey Babbel, your lastest update seems to have removed the app from my phone. It still says it's installed on the play store but opening it from there loads an app with no progress... Little annoyed Update : reinstall has gotten the app back on my phone but all the data from the review manger is still missing.
Better than Duolingo for French. I've been using Babel, Duolingo, and Memrise all at the same time to learn French from absolute beginner level. Having used them all for a couple months I'd say Babbel is definitely better than Duolingo. French has some peculiar pronunciation and grammar. Babbel actually explains it whereas Duolingo only has the explanations in the web version, not in the app version. Babbel still has a lot of rough edges from a UI perspective. You get used to them, but it's a bit annoying. With regard to Memrise, it's a very good supplement to Babbel. Memrise focuses more on memorizing vocabulary, while also providing good listening skill training and longer sentence construction.
Really sucks that it gets you excited to learn and remember more only to be disappointed due to no money. LAME. Wyah wyah
It's a good app but is there anyway to sign up to the 3 or 6 month without having to pay the whole amount at once.
Learning more than I did with Duolingo.
I used this for a week and found the following to be improved. Currently this program lacks the ability to repeatedly hear the words and sentences spoken in the lesson. One hears words once and there is no way to hear them again except in the conversation section. Having repeat buttons for the presented material would be very helpful. Also having ability to go back to previous pages/cards would be great. There is no way to go back and hear a particular word again to practice. Another suggestion is that having a lesson which focuses on how the sounds are made would be very helpful. For example showing mouth and explaining tongue positions and which parts of vocal cords are used would be tremendously helpful.
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