The World's Top-Grossing Language Learning Software Is Better Than High School Spanish
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If you've seen In The Heights, you may have come away wishing you were bilingual. Not only would it help you decipher the works of Lin-Manuel Miranda, the Latinx community's effortless blend of Spanish and English just sounds so damn smooth, it makes your boring old monolingualism sound straight-up stupid. (Not to mention, learning a new language actually increases your cognitive ability and can help your career.) Sure, you sucked in high school language classes, but that doesn't mean you're hopeless. You may have just not tapped into the right curriculum yet.
Allow us to suggest Babbel, the world's top-grossing language learning software and recipient of accolades like Fast Company's "most innovative company in education" and "one of the stalwarts of the online language-learning sphere" from The Next Web. Join more than 10 million users worldwide on a platform developed by more than 100 expert linguists to make speaking and understanding a new language easier than ever. After just three weeks, Babbel claims you'll be able to speak confidently about practical topics like transportation, dining, shopping, and more. That'll come in handy if you're doing something wild like leaving the country. 2021, right? So crazy.
Babbel currently offers 14 languages: Spanish, German, Italian, French, Portuguese, Swedish, Turkish, Dutch, Polish, Indonesian, Norwegian, Danish, Russian, English. Something in there has to tickle your fancy. Like, have you seen France's numerical system? Get ready for a thrill ride. You don't have to drop everything and spend eight hours every day repeating Dutch phrases, though; you can practice with 10- to 15-minute bite-size lessons that fit conveniently into your existing routine. If you're not comfortable practicing with the nice Dutch lady who sells flowers down the block, you can also brush up with podcasts, games, live virtual classes, and download courses, lessons, and review items for offline practice. The more you learn, the better you'll get, and Babbel will introduce you to more advanced topics. You can study whenever and wherever you want with your progress synced across all of your devices so you don't have to remember exactly which verb tenses you already know.