There’s a new way to learn a foreign language that more than 1 million subscribers already know about. The Babbel app for web, iOS and Android was developed by 100 linguists and language experts in Berlin. The goal: Tailor foreign language instruction to the learner’s native tongue, and get students to speak the new language as quickly as possible.
Is it really working? Babbel boasts that “after the first course you’ll be able to introduce yourself, talk about where you’re from, how you’re doing, how you got to wherever you are and – most importantly – say what you’d like to drink.”