Babbel wins funding, enters crowded language
Posted: 29 Jul 2008 10:57 AM CDT
Language learning online is picking up again. We already have sites like Mango
> and LiveMocha which offer new
interfaces on languages, and often social networking features.
offers vocabulary and grammar drills. Then in Europe you have
> and the
>widget startup. Not to
> from China.
So now Babbel <http://babbel.com/
>, the Berlin-based language learning
startup which we wrote about in
which appeared at our London
has secured an undisclosed amount of funding from German investors
> and VC Fonds
Babbel has a different take again. It uses an entirely Adobe Air Flash
framework and the schtick is that it has a design inspired by a game
console, with puzzle-like learning incorporating user-generated images and
human voices. So far it covers French, Italian, Spanish, English or German.
But it's about to release grammar feature and tools for educators to create
their own tutorials <http://www.babbel.com/ENG/tutorials
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