Babbel is the best online source for interactive language learning courses that are designed to help anyone learn languages effectively in a fun way. Based on the Common European Framework of Reference (CEFR) for languages and developed by linguists, native speakers and software developers the courses cover a variety of social situations and topics, including travel, work, hobbies and much more. Babbel offers a communication tool that gives you everything you need to speak, write, and understand a foreign language. Each lesson only takes a few minutes and develops your language skills according to themes and topics that you choose. Babbel will not only help you memorize new vocabulary but will also listen to you speak and help correct your pronunciation, and the Review Manager ensures that you memorize the material well.
Babbel was launched in 2008 by Lorenz Heine who decided to create a vocabulary trainer that would help him learn Spanish in an easy, fun and simple way. Together with his partners Markus Witte and Thomas Holl he started building Babbel that turned out to become much more than just a vocabulary trainer but a multi-level high-quality course that employs modern technology. Early in 2008 Babbel.com went online. Currently the company headquartered in Berlin employs a team of over 300 people. The service is available worldwide at Babbel.com (and on iOS and Android mobile devices), offering courses in 14 languages from English to Indonesian either from home, or on the go with a smartphone or tablet.