Fast Company Magazine’s Most Innovative Companies ranking, 2016
Available for the web, smartphone and tablet, Babbel fits into your everyday life. Our lessons are split into useful real-life topics, from introducing oneself, to ordering food and making travel arrangements — this way, Babbel helps learners to start having real conversations as early as possible.
In fact, 73% of surveyed users indicated that they’d be able to have a short, simple conversation in their new language within five hours of using Babbel.
The Babbel story began back in 2007, when founders Markus Witte, Thomas Holl and Lorenz Heine discovered that there was no real way to learn a language online — a problem they knew they could fix. In 2008, Babbel was born: an app that combined new technology with proven methodologies to help people learn a new language based on what they already know from their own language — an approach that’s still unique to Babbel.
We’ve been growing fast since then: over 1,000,000 active subscribers are learning 14 different languages, from Spanish to Indonesian. And in 2016, Fast Company Magazine named Babbel the most innovative company in education worldwide.
Babbel is a premium product. With no ads, and a transparent, subscription-based business model, we work directly for our learners — not for any third party.
Our in-house didactics department has one key mission: to get you conversational fast. Together, this team of 100+ linguists, language teachers and education specialists has created over 8,500 hours of learning content to date. And it’s all supported by a fast and dedicated customer service team, available via telephone, email and online chat.
Chief Executive Officer
Markus Witte leads Babbel. He believes that the future of learning is online, and that apps like Babbel can help overcome barriers to quality education.
President Babbel Inc.
Thomas Holl oversees Babbel’s activity in the USA. He is especially focused on enhancing the ways that learners interact with Babbel.
Chief Innovation Officer
Lorenz Heine drives innovation at Babbel. He understands that learning should be fun, and designs the learning process accordingly, making it as easy and enjoyable as possible.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Marketing Officer
VP of Engineering
Director of Performance Marketing
Director of Customer Service
Director of Didactics
Director of PR and Internal Communications
Director of Product
Principal Product Owner