Don't Be The Ugly American: Learn A New Language

Don't Be The Ugly American: Learn A New Language

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The world is slowly peeking its head out from its quarantine hobbit hole, which means Ugly Americans are swarming to different countries, spreading their germs and rudely but confidently mispronouncing words and phrases out of guidebooks while getting ripped off at local markets. You're gonna look stupid from time to time while traveling, but you might as well put in a concerted effort to look less stupid.

That's where the world's top-grossing language learning app, Babbel, comes into play. Babbel has helped more than 10 million people worldwide learn a new language, and those people have helped drive it to a 4.5-star rating on the Google Play Store and a 4.6-star rating on the App Store. The Next Web calls it "one of the stalwarts of the online language-learning sphere," while Fast Company called it the "most innovative company in education" in 2016.

"Yes, yes, lavish praise for Babbel, but what does it do?" Well, aren't we impatient. To answer your question, Babbel was developed by more than 100 expert linguists to help you learn how to speak confidently about practical topics like transportation, dining, shopping, and more in as little as a month. You can choose from 14 languages to learn, including German, French, Spanish, Indonesian, Russian, and even English, if you wanna brush up.

Babbel is built to use bite-size lessons between 10 and 15 minutes each that fit conveniently into your schedule. It has speech recognition technology to tell you when you sound like an idiot and personalized review sessions to help reinforce what you learn. Plus, you can study whenever and wherever you want because your progress is synced across all your devices. We honestly don't know what else you want.

But wait, there's more! For the month of August only, you can get a lifetime subscription to Babbel for the minuscule price of just $199 -- a huge discount from the typical $499 price tag. Don't wait to get the leg up on all those other stupid tourists. Let Babbel make you a less stupid tourist now.

Prices are subject to change.

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