The move comes after the successful provision in Italy
Learning another language is not only learning different words for the same things but learning another way to think about things. Schools and Universities are crafting lessons by language experts to get students ready for real-life situations. As education institutes across the U.S. are close, leading language learning app Babbel is offering all K-12 and college students free access to its app until the end of the term (mid-June 2020).
Even students are busy, Babbel is designed to help them use their time at home productively and maintain cognitive activity. The move comes after the successful provision of free Babbel to people affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in Italy.
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According to the 2018 census data, more than 76 million students enrolled in schools and colleges in the U.S. Nationwide closures are likely to have an adverse effect on the learning journey of many children and young adults. To mitigate against the impact of closures, Babbel is offering those affected three months access for free to its app and platform, in any and all of its 14 languages offered: Spanish, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Polish, Russian, Dutch, Turkish, Danish, Norwegian, Swedish, Indonesian, and English.
Julie Hansen, CEO of Babbel, comments: “The number of students being affected by high school and college closures across the U.S. is increasing daily, and the education system is anticipated to be further disrupted in the coming weeks. As students are being forced to stay at home, Babbel is in a position to help right now and that is exactly what we want to do. At this time of global concern, we are reminded of the similarities we have with other people around the world, rather than that which divides us. We believe that language connects us all, and we are proud to share this philosophy with American students and provide support to them at this difficult time.”