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Babbel Vocabulary Trainer for Download

Posted on April 15, 2010 by

Babbel RefreshAfter featuring the new Babbel Apps for iPhone and iPod Touch yesterday, we’ll give you the lowdown on another new feature: our vocabulary trainer Babbel Refresh.

We at Babbel think  that in order to make progress in learning, it’s important to stay present with the language. That means, instead of straining to slog through long lessons, it can actually be more efficient to review with short, bite-sized units — as long as they’re consistent and evenly spaced.

With this in mind, we’ve innovated Babbel Refresh, an application that you download and run locally on your computer. It individually calculates optimal intervals between sessions,  chooses words and phrases from your Personal Vocabulary that are due to review, and gently reminds you to engage with the language you are studying. It’s a great tool for staying motivated!

Download Babbel Refresh here.


I cannot get these links to work. Even if I’m logged into Babble, it makes me log in again, then doesn’t keep my login information to download Babble Refresh. Where is the darn app for download?

I hope you can get a version of this going soon. It would be great to be able to practice without the internet. I find the flash loading can be hard on the bandwidth usage sometimes, and the connection can get slow sometimes because of my internet connection. I look forward to the new and improved tool for desktop use!

Hey Babbel, I agree that in order to make progress in learning, it’s important to stay present with the language. Thanks!

I can’t access the page where I’m supposed to be able to download Babble Refresh. It says: “You are not authorized to access this page.”

Babbel Refresh is beta software that was causing server traffic lately. Also Babbel Refresh didn’t keep up with the improvements of the Review Manager that you find within We had to discontinue it for the time being and we’re currently working on a new and vastly improved solution.

All the best,

I’ve the same problem, I’ve tried everything even using my email address.

Hi Andy,

For the time being you’ll have to use your babbel screen name. It usually starts with u_. If you don’t know your screen name, please send an email to I didn’t find the email you’re using for this post in our system, otherwise I’d send you the screen name right away.


Why can’t I sign into the refresh on my computer that I’ve downloaded. I am using the same password and screen name as my account. Thanks!

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