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I've been using Babbel, Duolingo, and Rosetta Stone for about year for German. I came to them with some knowledge of German. They all have positives and in some ways complement each other. What you'll never really learn is how to speak the actual language you're studying unless you practice with real people.

Here are my thoughts:

Duolingo: Free! But absolutely no contextual information around the language that might help you understand why an article has one kind of ending in one situation and a different ending in another. And the organization of the lessons don't help that much in building that recognition. The Stories, though, are great. Duolingo is good for self testing.
EDIT: There is actually some help on grammar and rules for course, but it's on a separate screen, not contextualized within the exercises themselves.


Babbel: Nice building of knowledge and a variety of exercises. But in this case, way too much focus on grammar too quickly. It's a big data dump. And I don't think there are enough courses. It's too short. There's also no gamification, and it shows. I'll skip days. That said, I think I've learned more from Babbel than Duo. And I've come to appreciate it. It's the most rigorous.

Rosetta: Like Duo, it offers no contextual knowledge about grammar or anything. You match pictures to phrases and words. This actually makes it easier to cheat--one word in a sentence might give you the clue to which picture to attach it to. But it's very well structured: the way it builds on what you've already learned is really nice. There are many, many lessons, which is great. Bad part: it's expensive, but if you look on eBay, you might find a deal. I scored 2 years for $60, which is probably about as low as you'll find.
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When companies have to offer "lifetime subscriptions", that company might not be lasting very long. So yes, it's a lifetime subscription, but it might only be for the lifetime of the company. Just be aware
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How many languages do you speak fluently?
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When companies have to offer "lifetime subscriptions", that company might not be lasting very long. So yes, it's a lifetime subscription, but it might only be for the lifetime of the company. Just be aware
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When companies have to offer "lifetime subscriptions", that company might not be lasting very long. So yes, it's a lifetime subscription, but it might only be for the lifetime of the company. Just be aware
CEO got booted recently, however, company seems to be doing well, hitting $100m in revenue.
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Language selection still too limited, even after all these years, still at what 14? Lame, wouldn't have much hope they'd add many more in my lifetime.
How many languages do you speak fluently?
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Language selection still too limited, even after all these years, still at what 14? Lame, wouldn't have much hope they'd add many more in my lifetime.
14 of what I'm assuming are the most spoken languages, or at least some of the most important from an economic perspective is bad? Seems pretty good to me.
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I've been off and on subscribed to Babbel since 2013 and it's service has grown and gotten better since then.

This is a great service to learn a language with. I'd say it's much better than using a free one like Duolingo.

I've probably spent more than $107 on Babble over the time. If you get a years worth of use out of it over the lifetime of your subscription you'll be economically breaking evening. But you'll have also gained a new language you didn't have before which has inherent value.

I'm deff hopping on this.
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How many languages do you speak fluently?
Some of us need to negotiate in Swahili or Eastern Aboriginee or Deep amazonian Indian dialect you see.

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14 of what I'm assuming are the most spoken languages, or at least some of the most important from an economic perspective is bad? Seems pretty good to me.
Yeah, but not the languages I'm interested in unfortunately.
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Purchased but says lifetime expires Nov 2022???
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Great deal! I am currently using Duolingo, but wanted something to step up my game. Babbel isn't currently offering Chinese so I'll have to wait for another round of these types of deals. TU + REPd
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Purchased but says lifetime expires Nov 2022???
Yes, you didn't consider that they're going to send someone to your home on November 2022 to ensure your lifetime subscription "expires." *gulp*
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CEO got booted recently, however, company seems to be doing well, hitting $100m in revenue.
You would hope their expenses would be minimal and this would actually last a long time.
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Yes, you didn't consider that they're going to send someone to your home on November 2022 to ensure your lifetime subscription "expires." *gulp*
IDK what that means, and does this lifetime sub expire in 3 years?
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