You don't understand a place unless you understand the language. Period. There's really no substitute. Without knowing the way people actually interact in that region, you'll always feel like a tourist.
Beyond those feelings of belonging and understanding, there are some serious practical implications to knowing another language too. Like the extra 10 to 15 percent in salary a second language can add to your resume, not to mention that it can help land you plenty of those jobs in the first place.
Whether you want to be a more connected citizen of the world or just put a few extra dollars in your pocket, a lifetime of access to Babbel Language Learning can help make it happen.
With over 10 million users worldwide, Babbel is already the top-grossing language learning app around the globe. That designation comes from a proven track record of success, training students in 14 of the world's most popular languages with a rock-solid regimen that produces results.
The Babbel method, the work of more than 100 expert linguists and instructors, features more than 10,000 hours of elite language training in Babbel's core disciplines. That success comes from absolute reliance on the basics, with lessons based on establishing the conversational skills every speaker needs to know.
Each lesson centers on an important real-world subject, expanding a student's understanding of how to talk about travel, family, business, food, and more. Meanwhile, each lesson only lasts 10 to 15 minutes, allowing each key point its time on center stage so it can really sink in and extend the learner's knowledge. That structure also makes it easy to consume a lesson on any schedule, so you can learn while taking a break from work, standing in line at the grocery store, sweating at the gym, and beyond.
Meanwhile, Babbel's proprietary speech recognition technology remains an ever-present monitor of a student's progress, listening to each new speaker's speech for trouble spots, then customizing training automatically to help improve the learning where it's most needed.
And it never hurts now that Babbel Language Learning is available at one of its lowest prices of the year. Lifetime access to this app usually retails for $499, but it's on sale now for just $199.