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Babbel special offer?

I found a couple of commercial links on Facebook that offer a lifetime subscription to Babbel for all 14 languages for $159, good today only.

Does anyone here know about this? The interface and sample lesson look legit, but when I go to babbel.com, this offer is not listed. Babbel "terms and conditions" mentions lifetime offers, but I can't find them on their website.

Googling the offer pops up another platform with the same deal.

Scam? Or something I should jump on?

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Paul, I reached out to them through their "Contact us" link. The automated response said that given the current situation, "it may take us a little longer to get back to you."

So I'll wait. Thanks for your response, though. Knowing that they do have special offers is reassuring.

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I Purchased the French version luckily I only paid for a monthly use. I really was not impressed at all. At the end of the month I canceled and was glad to be done with it. I learned absolutely nothing

They claim you can use it on the go. But of course that’s hard to do if 50% of the questions make you type out an answer.

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One of the reasons I'm in interested in this particular offer is because it gives access to all the languages Babbel teaches. If it were limited to just one, which is their usual lifetime subscription offer, I'd probably pass it up. But we like to travel, and I like to speak at least a bit of the language of whatever country we're visiting.

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Just cancelled my Babbel subscription since our trip to Italy this June has been destroyed. I didn’t really care for their learning platform but may just be my learning style preference. Seemed like I was able to learn just as many French travel phrases on homemade flash cards as Italian using Babbel.

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Babbel does have a speech recognition aspect which allows you to practice pronunciation. I have used the German extensively, and it has helped my German.

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Thanks, Paul, gparvin, and Carol. I went ahead and ordered it. I'll use it to supplement Pimsleur and Radiolingua, both of which I enjoy and find useful.

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I think for a beginner Babbel is a great choice. However it should be used with other tools or with a spanish course.
Also consistency is key. I have been learning spanish and can communicate about everyday things

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I’ve been using duolingo now and its free. I practice with it nightly and I think it’s been good, more so with reading the language than speaking. I found that is better using it straight of the webpage rather than the app. The app encourages you to pay up for no ads but on the website there are no ads. Just thought maybe try something free before you pay.
I will ad that I have never used Babel so this is one sided.
Duolingo has lots of different languages and even the more niche ones like Irish