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Babbel.com publishes its first iBook
Interactive textbook for Apple’s iPad now offers beginner’s courses with animated dialogues, vocabulary cards, study guides and personal notepad
The iBook offers flexible learning with a twist. Packed into five chapters, the book provides key German words and phrases for mastering the basics of the language. Example phrases include: How do I introduce myself? How do I order a drink? How much does a hotel room cost?
From today, the iBook is available for download on the iPad. Users can easily scroll through the iBook's seventy pages and learn basic grammar and vocabulary step-by-step. Useful dialogues give pronunciation examples and show how to put phrases into practice while the interactive study cards help users consistently review progress. Multiple choice quizzes with sample images encourage learners to train their vocabulary and grammar, while the personal notepad offers room for notes and reminders. Towards the end of the book, a glossary offers a full overview of all the words used throughout the chapters.
“With this release we are showing that Babbel has become a professional publisher,” says Markus Witte, CEO of Babbel. “It proves that we are one of the most innovative language learning companies currently in the market because we offer learners high quality content and fun tools to learn with: from learning via interactive website lessons and mobile apps to new platforms like the iBook,” he adds.
The iBook " Learn German - Beginner‘s Course 1"* is available for: £5.49 (introductory offer) here: http://itunes.apple.com/
Users need to install the Apple application "iBooks" on their iPad first (available in the App Store) to access the course.
*The course “Learn German: beginner’s course 1“ is equivalent to Level A1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR)
Babbel (http://www.babbel.com) is an online learning system for foreign languages. With Babbel, both beginners and continuing learners can study English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Brazilian Portuguese, Swedish, Dutch, Indonesian, Polish and Turkish. Babbel.com offers interactive online-courses. Apps are available for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android mobile devices. Learners can also study via an interactive e-book. 5 million people from over 200 countries are already learning a language with Babbel.
The company behind Babbel, Lesson Nine GmbH, operates out of Berlin, Germany. Founded in August 2007, it now has around 100 full-time 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/