Babbel is a language learning app available for Android and iPhone (iOS) phones. The platform promises to simplify the task with a dynamic, intuitive and fun exercise system with lessons that exercise the user's pronunciation, writing and vocabulary. The free download, as well as the first lessons it offers, but to access the full content I need to make a subscription. Prices range from R $ 39.90 (monthly plan) to R $ 219.90 (annual plan).
The service offers a multilingual version as well as language-specific versions, such as Spanish. There are options for English, French, German and Italian, for example. The tutorial below was done on an iPhone device, but also serves on devices with Google's operating system, as well as other versions of Apple software.
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Spanish speaking app: learn how to use the free Babbel app Photo: Amanda de Almeida / dnetc
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Step 1. Install Babbel on your phone from the dnetc page. When opening the app, go to "Home" to choose the language you want to learn. If you download the Spanish-specific version of Babbel, you can proceed directly to the next step;
If your Babbel app is multi-language version, choose the option you want Photo: Playback / Amanda de Almeida
Step 2. Tap "Create an account or sign in". Choose from "Email Address", "Google" or "Facebook" to access the app. When you log in, you will be immediately directed to the start screen – in this case, the first lesson of the chosen language. Note that the app's navigation bar is at the bottom of the screen;
Babbel App has three options for registration and login Photo: Play / Amanda de Almeida
Step 3. Before starting the lesson, explore the features of Babbel. In "Courses", you can choose what kind of lessons you want (beginner, intermediate or advanced levels, grammar, extras, words and phrases). Also in this section are news such as, for example, a Spanish holiday course in Mexico and language lessons;
Babbel offers different topics, divided into levels and interests. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 4. Choose the desired course. For this tutorial, we chose the "Beginner Course", but the dynamics are the same for the others. Tap the first lesson and then "Start" to start learning;
The Babbel App Beginner Course is ideal for those who are having first contact with the language. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 5. With each lesson, you will hear the words or expressions and have to repeat them orally or in writing. Completing the lessons allows you to advance to the following exercises. In this way, the user trains pronunciation and vocabulary at the same time;
Each Babbel lesson brings a series of pronunciation, writing and vocabulary exercises. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 6. Upon completion of all the exercises in the lesson in question, the application will display an assessment of your performance and the number of hits;
At the end of each lesson, the Babbel app gives a feedback on user performance. Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Step 7. You can choose to go to the next lesson or review the content you just learned from the "Review" tab;
The next step is to choose between going to the next lesson or reviewing the app Babbel Foto: Play / Amanda de Almeida
Step 8. Like the lesson, Babbel's review also includes written exercises and exercises. The entire content can be reviewed as many times as you want.
Babbel reviews bring more exercises that work on pronunciation, writing and vocabulary Photo: Reproduction / Amanda de Almeida
Ready. Enjoy the tip and study the language you want in the Babbel app.
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