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I’m in my forties and yes I need to learn Spanish. I’ve never been able to pick up on other languages, it is like a wall that I can’t break through. My co-workers always try to teach me and over the 13 yrs at the cafe I maybe can speak 10 words in Spanish. I know very sad! So happy Babbel came in to my life because I don’t want to feel bad when I can’t communicate with someone. Sometimes at the cafe I will have a customer that only speaks Spanish so I need to help taking the order.
However, I know myself and I wouldn’t do very well in a class with other people so taking courses online is what works for me. My daughter who took Spanish in 5th grade wants to learn more and other languages so when we came across Babbel I knew I wanted to check it out!
Babbel is an online language learning site that teaches in multiple languages like French, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish, Italian, Portuguese, English and more!
You can learn on the web or on your phone (iPhone and Android). I found myself taking the classes/courses on the phone while we went on our trip last week. What I liked the most about these courses is its visual! I learn better with pictures, words, and sound. It’s not just a video of someone trying to teach you the language- they go through steps, puzzles and quizzes.
To register it was very simple- username, email, what language you speak now and what do you want to learn. I can go at my own speed. Here are the courses and I’m starting from the beginning then work my way down. I’m impressed they teach you so much, even traditions!
- Beginner’s Courses: You can get an easy introduction to Spanish or just consolidate your basic knowledge with the beginner’s course. Following the course step-by-step you can quickly gain an understanding of the most important ideas, and you can learn up to an advanced beginner’s level of learning.
- Intermediate Courses: are some courses to refresh and improve your basic skills. With these in-depth courses you’ll practice intensive listening, speaking, reading and writing at a pre-intermediate level of learning.
- Grammar: Grammar practice in easy, understandable steps. Drills and exercises with clear and concrete examples.
- Listening and Speaking: you’ll find courses which will help you to focus on your listening and speaking skills.
- Countries and Traditions: In these courses you won’t just learn the language, but also about the countries in which Spanish is spoken and their traditions.
- Specials: Are you looking for something special? Here you will find courses where you can learn idioms and practice numbers.
- Words and Sentences: Improve and train your vocabulary with over 3000 words and example sentences as well as 1000 additional useful sentences you can use in everyday life.
Babbel allows the users to decide and proceed according to their level of understanding and interest in every subscribed course. I feel this is a very custom site- allows users to work at their own pace and ability. With each course babble test each user by various types of puzzles where user has to submit and write correct spelling and word associated with the picture. I need this because I need to see the word and hear it to actually understand.
Babbel also has a PEOPLE section that shows other users, boards you can join & ask questions, and just message other users. The Chat seems like an awesome place to meet and learn from others- love that you can ask questions on the site and other users help you out. I felt very welcomed in the Babbel Community.
I’m doing this with my daughter who is 11 and we are pretty much at the same level. Every day we spend about 30 minutes and sometimes she will spend a bit more time learning and going through the vocabulary words. She will be homeschooled this year so this might be a site we incorporate in her learning if her program doesn’t have language- (which it should). She wants to learn French next- because of course she wants to go to Paris! Don’t let the fundamentals of language education learned in school lose their luster. Market-leading language learning app Babbel can help stop the summer learning slide with more than 7,500 hours of interactive online courses hosted in a mobile app. Babbel can also continue to help students once they return to school, as there are certainly many benefits to picking up additional languages! See perfect for homeschool!
- 1 Month – US$ 12.95 per month
- 3 Months – US$ 8.95 per mont ($28.65 every 3 months)
- 6 Months – US$ 7.45 per month ($44.70 every 6 months)
- 12 Month US $6.95 per month ($83.40 once a year)
If you want a FREE WEEK- sign up HERE
Babbel is very user-friendly and intuitive platform for users to learn and practice their language listening and speaking skills. User will get a set of objectives and the structure of course to learn. Also each lesson is divided into 2 parts along with a review. With scores achieved in a course, users can check their progress and weaknesses of the test. My daughter loves to beat me , which she usually does! Plus when you are done with one language then please learn another- more the better right!
Babbel provides a convenient, easy and intuitive way to learn, through its unique methodology and state-of-the-art technology. It’s cloud-based, engaging courses are available anytime, anywhere, so children can take their learning to go on a smartphone, tablet or laptop! Babbel offers 14 different languages, ranging from Spanish to Indonesian, so students can hone their skills, or pick up a brand new language.
This is my score I got yesterday. I still need work!
Please Read Blog Post from Babbel Blog: 7 Tricks to Learn Any Language in your Hometown (in One Week)
Here are twins who take the challenge of learning a language in 7 days!
Babbel’s “My Favorite Word Competition” is looking to answer the question: what are American’s favorite words? The competition encourages U.S. residents, 16 years and older, to create a short video about their favorite word in a foreign language and submit it by uploading from a mobile device or through YouTube by November 12.
The process will begin as an internal panel of judges narrows down the videos, naming the top 50 submissions that will be up for public voting for a popularity vote and the chance to win: iPads, noise-cancelling Bose headphones or free six-month Babbel subscriptions in the language of the winner’s choice. On December 17, 2015, after the public has cast its votes, America’s favorite foreign word will be revealed!
Enter on Facebook: HERE