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. 
Company Growth (employees)
Berlin, DE
Size (employees)
337 (est)
babbel is headquartered in Berlin, DE

Key People at babbel

Markus Witte

Markus Witte

Chief Executive Officer
Boris Diebold

Boris Diebold

Chief Technology Officer
Martin Kutter

Martin Kutter

Chief Operating Officer
Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

Chief Strategy Officer
Arne Schepker

Arne Schepker

Chief Marketing Officer
Julie Hansen

Julie Hansen

Chief Executive Officer US
Deepa Miglani

Deepa Miglani

SVP Marketing US

babbel Office Locations

babbel has offices in Berlin and New York
Berlin, DE (HQ)
Bergmannstr. 5

babbel Data and Metrics

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babbel's latest funding round in July 2015 was reported to be $22 m. In total, babbel has raised $32 m

babbel Operating Metrics

babbel's Paying Subscribers was reported to be 1 m in 2016
Y, 2016

Paying Subscribers

1 m

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