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. Lesson Nine founders Thomas Holl and Toine Diepstraten have many years of application development, IT management, community cultivation and interactive media experience. The other two founders, Lorenz Heine, was a co-founder and CFO of Native Instruments, and has extensive entrepreneurial experience in the software industry, while Markus Witte has online marketing and management experience, and a solid academic grounding in language, cultural theory and media. Head of Content Production Miriam Plieninger is an experienced expert and holds a Master's degrees in language instruction.
Type
Private
HQ
Berlin, DE
Employees
312 (est)+6%

Key People at babbel

Thomas Holl

Thomas Holl

CTO
Annabella Encarnacao

Annabella Encarnacao

Director of Marketing
Boris Diebold

Boris Diebold

VP of Engineering
Markus Corallo

Markus Corallo

Chief Financial Officer
Lorenz Heine

Lorenz Heine

Founder & Chief Innovation Officer
Arne Gerdes

Arne Gerdes

Director of Product

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Berlin, DE

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