January 31, 2023

the answers to your questions

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the answers to your questions

the answers to your questions

Do not leave questions unanswered, especially when it comes to you: at Babbel, our priority is to always be as close as possible to the expectations of our subscribers, who now 

number several million to have subscribed to one of our offers.

And yet, we take into account each of your remarks and suggestions, and we make it a point of honor to respond to them in an efficient and personal way. With the support of Babbel Customer Service, 

we have collected the questions you ask us most often . And here are our answers!

1️⃣ “How does the Babbel method work? »

The Babbel methodology is based on learning techniques whose effectiveness has been scientifically proven on numerous occasions. Based on chunking (a very popular, and above all very effective method of fragmented memorization of information), learning a language with Babbel is intuitive, accessible, practical and above all incredibly easy! 

The secret of our success? All of the lessons and exercises prepared by our team of experts are inspired by real situations , which you will inevitably encounter when speaking the language you are learning. As for the speech recognition tool , all the words and dialogues you hear are spoken by native speakers. It’s a great way to learn the true sound of words. Not to mention our review tool, which automatically updates based on your progress! 

Another advantage of our method is its accessibility. Whether you use Babbel on your smartphone, computer or tablet, your progress is always in sync . In other words, you can access your lessons wherever you want, whenever you want . You can even activate the offline mode to continue learning  really  everywhere!2️⃣ 

“How quickly can I speak a new language with Babbel?” »

That depends on you. Of course, using the Babbel method will give you a significant advantage , and will perfectly complement the classic methods – language courses or language stays in mind. The effectiveness of our lessons is regularly the subject of scientific studies… and the results are convincing. According to research conducted by the City University of New York, 15 hours of using the Babbel app is equivalent to a full semester of Spanish in college. What a waste of time!

However, the number one goal when learning a language is to learn to communicate in that language; learning a language must therefore be practical and not just theoretical. Using Babbel gives you the guarantee of access to lessons adapted to all situations of daily life.

Not only do you learn really useful information , but above all it’s a great way to feel confident when you need to express yourself in your new language. You will therefore have no apprehension when ordering your first cappuccino in Rome , for example! 3️⃣ 

“How much time per day should I devote to Babbel lessons? »

Fifteen minutes a day  ! Our experts are formal: fifteen minutes is the ideal compromise for lasting and effective learning of a language , whatever it may be. A course based on short lessons gives you the opportunity to master your learning program and easily fit it into your schedule. And our Babbel customer service advisers are unanimous on the subject: the best time to learn a language is when it suits you best . Also, all our lessons are designed in such a way that you will never need more than a quarter of an hour to complete them.

But beware: the key to your success lies in regularity . Of course, you will progress much more slowly if you only do one lesson once in a while. Conversely, the strategy of intensive cramming will not be much more productive: you will not learn as effectively, and you risk losing a certain amount of information along the way!

Learning with others is always motivating  ! By choosing to learn a language together, for example with your partner, you  de facto benefit from an excellent learning tandem. Help each other, correct each other, share your discoveries and your difficulties… you will only progress faster. 

This is exactly why we only offer personal subscriptions  : the Babbel method is designed to adapt to its user. This way you can set up your learning schedule without worrying about losing track of your progress and the lessons you’ve already completed. Not to mention our revision tool , which will automatically update each time you learn new vocabulary .5️⃣ 

“Am I too old / is my child too young to learn a new language? »

You often ask our Babbel customer service advisors what is the best age to learn a language . The answer is very simple: age is not an obstacle to learning. On the contrary: it can be a serious asset!

Of course, numerous studies have already shown that children have impressive learning and assimilation facilities , in particular thanks to their cerebral plasticity . For your child, this is a great advantage: not only will he learn quickly, without having the impression of undergoing the learning process , but he will also be able to understand the world around him more easily.

That said, it is quite possible to learn a language after 50 years . Indeed, embarking on an adventure such as learning a language without knowing yourself can be a source of frustration. Knowing your learner profile, your strengths and weaknesses, your areas of interest and your goals will allow you to focus on the exercises that really work for you, without spreading yourself too thin. 

Your age is your strength , and learning a language will only bring you benefits and satisfaction . So, what is the best age to learn a language? With Babbel, it’s now  !

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