Babbel launches free language lessons for Ukrainians via app
- Babbel to launch language courses for Ukrainians to learn German, Polish and English
- Lessons range from beginner to intermediate level, with a focus on quick learning
- Free courses are available through Babbel’s app and web platform
Babbel, the online language learning platform, has announced the launch of FREE Ukrainian lessons.
The courses offer native Ukrainian speakers the opportunity to learn German, Polish or English via the Babbel app. The content is suitable for all learners, from beginner to intermediate, and available for free, making it easier for the community to transition to Germany, Poland and other host countries.
As the world’s best-selling language learning platform, Babbel says it is well positioned to accommodate millions of Ukrainian learners. Language lessons are available in the Babbel app, available for download in the Apple App Store, Google Play Store and via babbel.com. Classes are also available via ua.babbel.com.
According to Arne Schepker, CEO of Babbel:
“Language is often more than a skill. It can be a lifeline, enabling access to critical information and essential services, reducing communication problems and promoting mutual understanding between people and communities. It helps to build bridges rather than walls, which the world needs now more than ever.
“For Babbel, offering free language lessons to refugees in Ukrainian is completely in line with our goal. With millions of Ukrainians displaced and fleeing to the EU, there was an urgent need to develop these courses in less than a month from start to finish.
For Ukrainian speakers learning English and German, the language levels available are A1 to B1, beginner to intermediate, and cover introductions, basic expressions, asking questions and describing events. For Ukrainian speakers learning Polish, the language levels offered are A1 to A2, beginner to beginner, which includes introductions, common expressions and discussions of everyday life.
In addition to language lessons, Babbel has developed a wealth of resources, including articles on arriving in Germany and Poland, a glossary for learning Ukrainian for citizens of host countries, and push notifications integrated into thousands of Russian learners living in Berlin, asking to volunteer at drop-in centers where Russian speakers were needed.
Finally, Babbel provides Ukrainian humanitarian organizations with office space in the Berlin office, where a volunteer center offers support for the care and accommodation of refugees, including activities for the integration of children. , information campaigns, call centers and the organization of aid deliveries.