Babbel launches subscription-based language learning program for iPad

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Babbel launches subscriptionbased language learning program for iPad
Babbel launches subscriptionbased language learning program for iPad

Looks as if there's a new twist in the language learning game. Following the release of a basics guide on the iPad last year, Babbel has decided to bring most of its 11 language guides to Apple's tablet line -- but rather than forcing customers to fork out giant sums for the full monty, it's offering tools in smaller subscription chunks. Learners can choose from French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, German, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Polish, Indonesian and English, and you'll find practically everything available via the company's website available on the iPad.

There's a review manager that keeps track of words that have been learned as well as the learner's progress, and synchronizes them to coincide with the web app, and those who download lessons ahead of time will be able to soak in new vocabularies while offline. For those interested solely in the iPad app, you'll be asked to pay $12.95 (1 month) / $26.85 (3 months) / $44.70 (6 months), while the app + web access will run $16.45 / $32.85 / $53.70 for the same durations. Hit up the source link to grab the download.

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· 11 new Babbel apps take full advantage of iPad features
· Over 6000 hours of learning material, including grammar, vocabulary, sentence-training, pronunciation lessons and themed courses from the web version
· iPad-optimized user interface with multiple new interactive features, Facebook-integration system and custom exercises

Atlanta: January 8, 2013 –, the popular online system for learning foreign languages, has now made the majority of its courses and features available for iPad. The Berlin-based startup's high quality app is the first educational application with both comprehensive and affordable learning material for iPad users that facilitates entertaining and multi-media language learning any time, any place.

The new Babbel apps offer a great way to learn a new language quickly in the New Year-while having fun in the process. Compared to previous apps, these include not just vocabulary training, but also courses for beginners and continuing learners, grammar and refresher training, as well as classic lessons such as Idioms or Tongue-Twisters. The review manager keeps track of words that have been learned as well as the learner's progress, and synchronizes them to coincide with the web-app. Lessons and exercises are set up in a casual and playful way, using interactive touch capabilities (for example drag-and-drop exercises), thereby corresponding to Babbel's didactic methods. A customized design for the iPad, an improved speech-recognition system and intuitive navigation fulfills the tablet's claim to being an exemplary vehicle for learning.

From the desk to the sofa

The iPad is ideal for language learning. "The tablet corresponds to the playful nature of Babbel exercises and ensures that learners remain active and focused, and thus achieve rapid progress," says Miriam Pleininger, head of content production at This is something that many users have also recognized, and wanted to extend their learning from the desktop to the tablet.

"We see a lot of potential in mobile learning and believe that language learning should be optimized and offered on any mobile device," says Markus Witte, managing director of "Our goal is to make language learning possible, independent of time or place, as well as accessible for everyone."

All features at a glance:

-All courses from the website available (except Business English and writing exercises)
-New design and customized training methods
-Facebook integration for login and registration
-Sharing feature (via Facebook and email)
-Direct contact option from the app to the Babbel Support Team
-Retina display adaptation

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With the online learning system Babbel (, both beginners and continuing learners can study English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Indonesian, Polish and Turkish. There are tons of interactive courses available on the website There are also apps for iPhone, iPad, iPod and Android mobile devices, as well as an interactive iBook. More than 10 million people from over 190 countries are studying languages with Babbel. The company behind Babbel, Lesson Nine GmbH, operates out of Berlin, Germany. Founded in August 2007, it now has around 120 fulltime and freelance employees. Since July 2008 Lesson Nine has been funded by Kizoo AG and VC-Fonds Berlin. Further information at