Fact is, many of us want to learn a new language — and for good reason. Picking up a new tongue can sharpen your problem-solving skills, expose you to a new culture and of course, help you chat up the locals like a native during your next vacation. Of course, no one has the time to sit down in a traditional classroom setting to learn — which is why a language app like Babbel is so useful.
Babbel is kind of like having your own language expert tucked right into your back pocket. It was developed by more than 100 linguists and is the top-grossing language-learning app in the world. You can choose from 14 different languages and practice the skills you develop in 10-15 minute bite-sized chunks that you can fit into your schedule whenever you have a moment to spare (meaning it's perfect for even the busiest folks).
Learning is fun, conversational and totally applicable to daily life — for example. you'll learn to speak by chatting about useful topics like travel, family, business, food and more. The advanced speech recognition technology helps keep your pronunciation on point as you progress from a beginner to advanced understanding of the language.
Each review session you have is personalized to your learning, and you can study whenever and wherever you want across any device you choose (your lessons will sync). There's even an offline mode to access your courses, lessons and review items when you're not connected to WiFi (just download them beforehand).
There are three different Babbel learning subscriptions you can choose from: a lifetime subscription is 50% off at $149, a 2-year subscription is 33% off at $99, and a 1-year subscription is 17% off at $69.