Pimsleur vs Babbel: which one is better?

Our verdict: go with Pimsleur

You can read our detailed reviews for both Pimsleur and Babbel. Our staff has found that Pimsleur is better than Babbel, but this is just our opinion of course. Below you can find more details and decide which one is right for you.

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Price: Babbel is cheaper than Pimsleur

Babbel's price starts at $13 whereas Pimsleur starts at $15. Getting Pimsleur instead of Babbel will set you back $2 more every month.

Devices: Babbel is more widely available than Pimsleur

Babbel is available on Android, Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone or Web.

Whereas Pimsleur is only available on Android, iPad, iPhone or Web. That's 1 less devices than Babbel.

Pimsleur's methods

The methods of Pimsleur are: Flashcards, Games, Online Courses.

Babbel's methods

The specialties of Babbel are: Online Courses, Podcasts.

Line-up: languages on Pimsleur and not Babbel

The languages that Pimsleur has and which are not available on Babbel:

  • Albanian
  • Arabic
  • Armenian
  • Cantonese
  • Chinese
  • Creole
  • Croatian
  • Czech
  • Danish
  • Finnish
  • Greek
  • Hebrew
  • Hindi
  • Hungarian
  • Icelandic
  • Irish
  • Japanese
  • Korean
  • Lithuanian
  • Mandarin
  • Ojibwe
  • Pashto
  • Persian
  • Punjabi
  • Romanian
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Thai
  • Twi
  • Ukrainian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese

Line-up: languages on Babbel and not Pimsleur

The languages that Babbel has which are not available on Pimsleur:

  • None

Line-up: languages on both Babbel and Pimsleur

The languages that are available on both Babbel and Pimsleur are:

  • Dutch
  • English
  • French
  • German
  • Indonesian
  • Italian
  • Norwegian
  • Polish
  • Portuguese
  • Russian
  • Spanish
  • Swedish
  • Turkish