We all talk a lot so you might say we Babble. We use our smart phones to talk, and text and our tablets and of course we download a lot of apps in order to chat and learn, but did you know that you can learn the French language via an app on your smart phone? I travel all over the world and as I go I am always hopeful for one of three things: 1) Spanish, 2) English 3) or Italian being spoken wherever we go, or I am just plain out of luck. Now I don’t have to be, because I can learn French. Did you know there are over 220 Million French speakers world wide and French is the official language in over 29 countries. Now you might think that I am doing a whole lot of Babbling about nothing, but there is actually a market-leading language learning app, known as Babbel? Lavishly live French out loud and learn to Babbel in French. Get ready to travel with Babbel and learn the languages.
Let’s Take A Quick Look at Babbel
Learn a Language Before you Travel
I personally was curious how hard or easy it would be to navigate the site and learn the language. While I am a pro at speaking Spanish, not so much at French. You just put in what language you want to learn and then you let the site know if you are a beginner or intermediate. It does ask your age and then it begins presenting words. The words are spoken, so turn those speakers up and listen to the pronunciation. You are prompted to choose one of two answers and if you pick the right answer the next thing you hear is the word being spoken, it’s pretty cool! Then after you practice the words you are sent on to MATCH THE WORDS. Then you are challenged with small phrases and again matching. All quite interesting.
Do you love apps? Do you rely on your smart phone and apps for everything you do? There is a market-leading language learning app, which is the perfect tool to “Frenchify” yourself just in time to celebrate the holiday on March 20. With nearly 1,000 hours of interactive, high-quality French lessons, Babbel provides everything to speak, write and understand the language! Parlez-vous français? Well, this Friday, International Franchophonie Day calls for celebration of the French language and Francophone culture! It is also interesting to know that French is the United States’ third most learned language, the French language has a noticeable presence in daily English-speaking lives – from the déjà vu phenomenon, to the namesake of America’s favorite fried potato side dish.
Babbel Quick Facts
- Helps users discover the joy of learning in an independent setting, keeping them motivated on average more than 12 months with its highly interactive and unique conversational-style lessons.
- Content is specifically developed for every language pair (user’s native language and language being learned) and skill level. A professional team of linguists, authors and language teachers design the courses so users have the benefit of content developed by native speakers.
- More than half of U.S. users become conversational in the language they are learning in less than 10 hours of use; real-life vocabulary and content is designed to get you talking as soon as possible
- Cloud-based content makes language learning easy from home or on the go with a smartphone, tablet or Apple Watch.
- Courses available for 14 languages: English, German, Spanish, Italian, French, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Polish, Indonesian, Dutch, Norwegian, Danish, Swedish and Russian.
- Best-selling language learning app globally in the Apple App Store and Google Play Store.
- Available on the iOS App Store, Google Play Store and Babbel’s website starting at: $6.95/month for 12 months.
How To Use Babbel For Valentine’s Day
If you’re not feeling the romance this Valentine’s Day, break-up with your bae and celebrate Singles Awareness Day, conveniently celebrated on February 15. Having trouble figuring out how to rip off the band aid and call it quits? Learn some of the most creative ways to say goodbye from around the world, brought to you by Babbel – a market leading language learning app.
- Want to send your significant other so far away that you never have to see them again? Perhaps to a barren land filled with nothing but sand? Try this:
- German: Jemanden in die Wüste schicken English: To send someone into the desert
- If you’re looking for a way to give your other half the message that you’re removing their name from every surface that it has even been written on, give this a shot:
- Turkish: Üstünü çizdim English: I crossed him/her out
- Trying for a more classic break-up and just want to move on? Kick them to the curb with:
- French: Larguer quelqu’un English: To leave someone behind
Or if you want to make up with bae and celebrate the romance this Valentine’s Day, check out the infographic below to learn how to say “I Love You” to your partner in 14 different languages.
Here’s a little more About Babbel
Babbel’s vision, that anyone can learn languages, has driven its success through high-quality, professionally curated courses from a team of education experts, authors and language teachers, combined with modern technology. Babbel, a market-leading app for online learning, makes it easy for independent learners to access 14 different languages, ranging from English to Indonesian, either from home or on the go, with a smartphone or tablet.
Babbel is led by founders Markus Witte (Chief Executive Officer) and Thomas Holl (President), along with Lorenz Heine (Chief Innovation Officer) and Markus Corallo (Chief Financial Officer). The company employs a team of more than 300 at its headquarters in Berlin. The service is available worldwide at Babbel.com and on iOS and Android mobile devices. Corresponding to the user’s mother tongue, Babbel offers its courses in 7 “reference languages”, which are used as the display language on the platform.
Get ready to speak a new language, learn and become part of the United States’ third most learned language as you lavishly live francais out loud. I personally will be using Babbel before we leave for all of the countries we travel to, in order to be prepared at the very minimum with basic phrases and of course I will make sure I have the app to learn more. Lavish travel has never been more easy and so is communication!