In Short: If you’re trying to learn a new language, and are looking for a great app to do it, Babbel is one of the first apps that come to mind. Babbel has been on the Play Store for a very long time, and it’s one of the most popular language-learning applications out there, along with Duolingo and some other apps that you may have heard of. This app actually has over one million active paying consumers, and the company says that 75-percent of its subscribers say that they were able to have a short, simple conversation in their new language within five hours of using the app.
Background: Babbel was named one of Google Play’s best applications back in 2015, and since then, the company has much-improved this application. It is worth noting though, that Babbel is not free, the very first lesson is free, but after that, you will have to pay up. There are four subscription models that you can choose from, for one month, you will have to pay $12.95, while three months will set you back $8.95 per month. If you’d like to subscribe for six months, you’ll need to pay $7.45 per month, while subscribing for 12 months will make it possible to pay only $6.95 per month. The longer your subscription, the more affordable Babbel’s price tag is. Babbel has a team of 500 people from 40 nations, and you’ll get more than 8,500 hours of learning content created by experts, says the company. All your progress is saved in the cloud, and courses can be downloaded, just in case you’re going somewhere where an Internet connection will not be available.
Impact: Babbel not only has a ton of courses and languages at your disposal, but the app is also neat and up to today’s design standards. Truth be told, this app is not free, like some other apps are, but Babbel has a ton of content to offer, and if you’re looking for a really reliable service to learn a new language, well, that may be worth paying for.