- iPhone apps to study Turkish, Dutch, Polish or Indonesian - 2000 vocabulary words with pronunciation tool, audio and images
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Aug. 16, 2011 - PRLog -- Language learners can now study Turkish, Dutch, Polish or Indonesian conveniently on-the-go with their iPhone or iPad Touch. These four languages are now available mobile in addition to French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Swedish, German and English, which are currently being studied on the Babbel language learning platform by a total of over one million people worldwide. With this development the Berlin-based company expands their repertoire to eleven languages both online and on-the-go.
The Babbel language learning apps consist of over 2000 vocabulary words vividly illustrated with diverse images. Themed lessons such as “Free Time”, “Culture”, “Digital World” or “Holidays” can be downloaded easily onto an iPhone or iPod touch via the iTunes Store. With an integrated, real-time speech recognition tool, the user can train and test her pronunciation and receive immediate feedback. The app also comes with a free Babbel user account. Individual vocabulary words are saved, and a personalized Review Manager reminds the user to practice them at optimally spaced intervals.
“We’re very proud of our vocabulary trainer. It prepares the learner for real-life situations: the Babbel user can access the app quickly and easily even while on holiday abroad. We’ve also decided to offer the full version of the new apps for an affordable price. That way we can guarantee our users a high-quality product for learning a language on-the-go—without having to be distracted by ads,” says Markus Witte, Babbel’s managing director.
With the online learning system Babbel (http://www.babbel.com), both beginners and continuing learners can study English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Indonesian, Polish and Turkish. 1 million people from over 200 countries have already registered with Babbel, while the iPhone app has passed the 1 million download mark. The company behind Babbel, Lesson Nine GmbH, operates out of Berlin, Germany. Founded in August 2007, it now has around 70 fulltime and freelance employees. Since July 2008 Lesson Nine has been funded by Kizoo AG and VC-Fonds Berlin. Further information at http://www.babbel.com/home/about