Has anyone used Babbel for Turkish?
I'm just wondering if any one has used Babbel or any other language learning apps to aid their Turkish learning? If so how is it, worth the fee? Would it be best to complete the tree before moving to babbel or using both at the same time? Or leave it out completly. I don't mind paying for a service as long as its worth it.
Right now I am mostly using Duolingo and Memrise.
I had it for over a year because I found a special offer. Initially I thought it was great, but now I would rate Duolingo higher. The lessons have a textbook look, you have fill in texts and grammar sections. It looks stylish,though. The message board is a mess. I had questions twice and the answers were not nice. Plus, if you are a woman, you get pushy messages from guys who confuse Babbel with Tinder.
hmmm, I think I may stick with Duolingo and Memrise plus a few websites for reference, but no more apps/courses
Hi, I'm new here so I can't compare duolingo with babbel but I've been using babble for three years and I don't think that it's a bad program. The lessons are ok, there could be more grammar excercises in my opinion and the trainer for the vocabulary is really good I think.
Was the course for Turkish? Are you still subscribed to them or are you moving completely to Duolingo? I'd be interested to know which you find more useful
Yes, it was Turkish. Yes, I am still subscribed but I will keep the account just a view months more. In future I will study more with books because I want to study more grammar or read. I like babbel and I also like this program. Babbel offers 6 lessons with plenty of chapters (at about 27 each lesson), grammar lessons and some lessons regarding culture. Additionally there are lessons for vocabulary and phrases such as "eating and drinking", "Holiday" etc. I liked the vocabulary Trainer because you have to pass 6 phases and each time you enter the program you can revise them. The program has its own Memory. Additionally you can also program your own words lists if you want to. But of course it's a question of taste. I don't know if you like it. Why don't you just test it? Which other programs, homepages or books do you use?
Thank you for the info! Right now I am only using Duolingo and Memrise, and I find this to be a great combo so I think my plan is to stick with these two platforms and maybe progress by trying to Babbel in the future.
I haven't used Babbel but I have used youtube lessons and found them very useful. The teachers explain grammar, vocabulary, etc. Particularly they help you to hear the pronunciation better. Also, you feel like you're being taught by a human. I have asked my teacher questions and he has answered, plus corrected my writing mistakes.
I used Babbel for about 6 months, but the main reason was that Turkish was still in Beta on Duolingo back then, ha! It's great to quickly pick up "important" vocabulary (transportation, food items, etc.) - a good thing if you're in Turkey. Now I use Duolingo, Memrise and Assimil (in French) on a daily basis, and I'm quite happy with this combination. However, you should try Babbel's free courses, maybe you'd prefer to spend more time learning grammar with an app like Babbel instead of grammar books.
PS: If you're looking for a textbook, I suggest "Practical Course in Turkish" by Dr. Mufit Yildirimalp. Good for upper beginners > mid intermediate level IMO! Görüşürüz!
I didn't know Babbel had free Turkish courses. They gave me one free short Turkish lesson and then said I had to pay to get more, so I quit. I won't pay until I'm sure the lessons are good.