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Learn French with Babbel

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Babbel French is a powerful language tool developed by one of the biggest language platforms worldwide. With 3000 vocabulary words with images, speech recognition and a review manager, Babbel French is the new way to learn a foreign language. Using interactive education methods it will improve your vocabulary, grammar and pronunciation in a very short time. We never felt we were working too hard to learn French and practising our pronunciation was really fun. Overall it receives a 5 star EAS Certification and the EAS Recommended status.

Teacher Review

Babbel’s language apps are powerful mobile vocabulary trainers for those who want to learn a new language. The lessons focus on building basic conversational skills across a complex range of vocabulary topics that cover everything from simple greetings to more advanced vocabulary related to culture, media and society. Everything you need to break down language barriers.
Though the main accent is on the vocabulary practice the app gives you the option to explore everything that Babbel has to offer on their website where you can also find grammar courses. Going into Vocabulary you can learn words relating to categories of your choice. 
The first lesson of any category is included in the app. Other French vocabulary packages will need to be downloaded. For this you need to create a free account with Babbel as this will be the only way your progress will be analyzed.
We decided to choose the Animals category and we started to learn about Birds. Each topic offers you basic or advanced vocabulary exercises. On choosing a set of exercises you are then given the options to either: Learn and remember (a first look), Deepen your knowledge (practise and apply) and Vocabulary (for an overview).
How does it work? You are given 4 images depicting different objects (a bird in our exercise). A clear, native speaker will exemplify the correct audio pronunciation of the word. You can choose by pressing on the microphone icon to test your pronunciation through speech recognition. You are scored out of 100 depending on how close you get to the correct pronunciation. It takes practice and make sure you check your microphone settings before you start. The next step is to identify, having all the 4 images in front of you, which word is corresponding each image by tapping the correct one when the word is displayed. The last exercise is to write the words. You’ve seen the word several times so far and you are given all the letters you need to form the word. If the letter sequence is not correct you can try again. 
In the ‘Deepen your knowledge’ set of exercises you have to complete short sentences with the words you are learning. The English translation for the sentences is available on the screen and is read out to you very clearly. The app is very easy to use and we found the use of images very helpful for memorizing words. Having your French accent rated is our favourite feature and very important in order to improve your communication skills in a foreign language.
Revising at optimal intervals solidifies the learning in your long term memory and the Review manager does just that. It had us entertained for quite some time and felt more like we were playing a game rather than studying a foreign language. The integrated speech recognition is so good that we believe this is an app for users who need to get over the shyness of speaking in other languages.
The only criticism we have is that we think the pacing is a bit slow and the app could benefit from some shortcuts to jump some steps when you return to exercises.  Babbel is also available in Dutch, English, German, Indonesian, Italian, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, and Turkish.  The app receives a well-deserved 5 star EAS Certification and the EAS Recommended status. 


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From the Developer

Are you ready to learn French? Welcome to Babbel. Discover Babbel's wide variety of courses and start making progress quickly. Try it now!

“The app I’ve found most powerful is Babbel.” – New York Times
“7 apps you don’t want to miss.” – Mashable
"9 out of 10" – Wired

- For users with or without previous knowledge
- Extensive selection of interactive courses
- Entertaining listening, writing, and speaking exercises
- Vocabulary trainers for a wide variety of topics
- Easily graspable grammar exercises
- Effective pronunciation training with voice recognition
- Integrated Review Manager to help consolidate what you've learned
- Synchronization between website and mobile or tablet

You'll need a Babbel subscription in order to access courses and features. The quantity of courses offered may vary according to which display language you use.

There are two subscription options:
One-monthly subscription for $US12.95 per month, automatically renewed until canceled.
One-yearly subscription for $US83.40 per year, automatically renewed until canceled.

Your subscription will automatically renew unless it is canceled before the end of the current payment period. You can manage and cancel a subscription in your Google Play Store account.


Learn French with Babbel: With the website learning system, you can learn French flexibly online. The courses are divided into manageable themes and offer you a variety of different French exercises: Beginner and refresher courses, grammar, verb training, tongue twisters, phrasebooks and much more. The courses have been developed by experts and improved with years' worth of customer feedback. Interactive French exercises for vocabulary and grammar as well as other tools enable you to pinpoint and learn what you need. Fear of speaking? No problem. Thanks to integrated speech recognition, you can rate and practice your French pronunciation. The intelligent review manager presents the vocabulary you've learned in optimal intervals for review. This helps embed what you've learned in your long-term memory. Learning languages on the internet has never been so easy! With Babbel you won't just learn quickly, intuitively and flexibly, but also more affordably than with traditional language courses. You can try the first French exercises online - free of charge and with no obligations.

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In-App Advertising - Yes - 1st Party