Babbel.com: 3 Month Free Trial Worth $27 (Learn a Language)!

18 April 2015

languages

While on my daily internet travels, I often find new and interesting sites, as I am sure many of us do. I recently discovered Babbel.com, a website and an app which helps you to learn the foreign language of your choice. And I have found out that while they do have paid subscriptions on Babbel, there is a way to get a free 3 month trial of their services!

First up, simply sign up for a free account on the link above and choose the language you want to learn. I selected Spanish just as a tester, even though I already have the basics in the language. Then… wait. One day after I signed up, I got an email offering me a free three month trial of their services. The email contained a unique link which when clicked, activated the deal.

If you do decide to keep on with the Babbel services after the initial 3 months, you can then choose to pay their subscription fees which start at $6.95 per month if you take out a longer subscription. The three month plan costs $8.95 per month… so technically you are getting a freebie worth $26.85 here.

I like the name Babbel.com, it makes me think of a few things related to languages and has a bit of cognitive dissonance going on there.

  1. It’s an anagram of babble, to speak rapidly
  2. The Tower of Babel in the bible regarding the origin of languages
  3. Babel Fish from The Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy

So, good name choice, Babbel.com!

I was in Spain last week on a vacation and I got the chance to practice my rusty Spanish. I’d studied the language for a few years at school and it surprised me how fast it all came back to mind. One thing I personally find with languages though – if you asked me to translate a particular verb or noun from English to Spanish, I couldn’t do it off the top of my head, I’ve forgotten a lot of the vocabulary. But, I can listen to a conversation and get the general gist of the flow by roughly translating the verbs and nouns… my brain just decides it wants to work that way. :)

Is there a language you’d really like to learn? Give it a try on Babbel.com and let us know how you get on. Adios!

(Expiry: Unknown)

TOPICS:   Freebies   Apps

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