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Babbel is the smart learning system for languages. It is based on the latest technology, modern educational methods and a high fun-factor, making foreign language learning easy and enjoyable. The web and apps offer a interactive and in-depth way to learn a language. In stark contrast to other platforms that are quite regimented and continue to use traditional learning tools such as CD-ROMs, Babbel relies on a mixture of methods combining classic, interactive pronunciation, grammar and listening-comprehension exercises with authentic dialogues from everyday life. Numerous courses for beginners and continuing learners are available. Vocabulary, grammar and review, as well as original, thematically-organized lessons such as Idioms, the Digital World, Politics, Sports or Travel, allow you to learn whatever, however and wherever you want. Designed by a team of software experts and language-instruction professionals at the Berlin-based company Lesson Nine, the courses are always up to date. The success story began in 2007 when four friends from the music software industry noticed that it was not possible to learn languages on the internet. Originally, the idea had been to provide a tool for mixing music online. 
HQBerlin, DE
Employee Ratings3.5

Latest Updates

Employees (est.) (May 2020)595
Job Openings19

Key People/Management at babbel

Geoff Stead

Geoff Stead

Chief Product Officer
Ina Wetzel

Ina Wetzel

SVP Finance & Legal
Scott Weiss

Scott Weiss

VP Product Design
Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen

Chief Executive Officer US
Markus Witte

Markus Witte

Founder & Executive Chairman of the Board
Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

Founder & Chief Technology Officer
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babbel Office Locations

babbel has offices in Berlin and New York
Berlin, DE (HQ)
Bergmannstr. 5
Berlin, DE
2 Max-Beer-Straße
New York, US
New York, NY, USA
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babbel Financials and Metrics

Summary Metrics

babbel's latest funding round in July 2015 was reported to be $22 m. In total, babbel has raised $33.3 m
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babbel Operating Metrics

babbel's Paying Subscribers was reported to be 3 m in Nov, 2018.
Y, 2016Nov, 2018

Paying Subscribers

1 m3 m
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babbel Acquisitions / Subsidiaries

Company NameDateDeal Size
LingoVenturaNovember 29, 2018

babbel Online and Social Media Presence

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babbel News and Updates

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Glowing reviews have made Babbel the top-grossing language app in the world -- and you can join those happy ranks right now with a lifetime subscription to Babbel Language Learning at 50 percent off its regular price, slashed to $149 from TNW Deals.

babbel Blogs

How To Talk About Free Time In Portuguese

Spend some free time learning how to talk about your free time. The post How To Talk About Free Time In Portuguese appeared first on Babbel.

What Are The Most Spoken Languages In The U.S.?

Exploring America's most common languages and the geography and culture of the people who speak them. The post What Are The Most Spoken Languages In The U.S.? appeared first on Babbel.

You’ve Really Knocked It Outta The Park: Encouraging Words From Around The World

Uninspired and in need of some motivation? We could all use a little encouragement from time to time, especially when trying to learn a new language. And often, a friend’s small words of encouragement are exactly what we need to put the wind back in our sails. The post You’ve Really Knocked It Outt…

8 Books To Help You Learn English

From classic children's literature to Hemingway, there's something on here for English learners of all skill levels. The post 8 Books To Help You Learn English appeared first on Babbel.

6 Russian Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Russian)

Challenge number one: make it past 'hello.' The post 6 Russian Words You’ll Struggle To Pronounce (If You’re Not Russian) appeared first on Babbel.

Why Encouragement and Positive Reinforcement are the Keys to Language Learning Success

Have you ever wondered why your teachers always made a point to congratulate good work? We sit down with two of our learning experts to dive into the psychology behind positive reinforcement and how they recreate it in an e-learning environment. The post Why Encouragement and Positive Reinforcement…
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babbel Frequently Asked Questions

  • Who are babbel key executives?

    babbel's key executives are Geoff Stead, Ina Wetzel and Scott Weiss.

  • How many employees does babbel have?

    babbel has 595 employees.

  • Who are babbel competitors?

    Competitors of babbel include Mrs Wordsmith, italki and Alo7.

  • Where is babbel headquarters?

    babbel headquarters is located at Bergmannstr. 5, Berlin.

  • Where are babbel offices?

    babbel has offices in Berlin and New York.

  • How many offices does babbel have?

    babbel has 3 offices.