The Lesson Nine GmbH (Babbel.com) Mission
Lesson Nine is the company behind the language learning and community site babbel.com. We started in May 07 with a team of four experienced founders. The public beta is available since January 08 and meanwhile 60.000 users registered at babbel.com. The community, the web application and the team will be growing rapidly in the next months.
Babbel is a unique place for language learning. Here you can learn or just brush up on French, Italian, Spanish, English or German – at your own pace.
The language learning website with a social twist, is developing daily by the thousands. Since the launch mid-January, through word-of-mouth, positive response from users and excitement in the international media, the number of signups have increased at an astounding rate. In places as far-flung as Caracas, Manhattan and Mumbai, new learners are making friends and progressing in Babbel‘s current languages of English, Spanish, French, German and Italian
The Babbel Team is based in multicultural Kreuzberg, the heard of Berlin. We are working hard but have a lot of fun and enjoy each other's expertise and experience. Thomas and Toine are the original developers of the well known Traktor DJ software and are two of the best software engeneers around. Lorenz has done a lot of product design and that's what he does most of the time at Lesson Nine as well. Markus is responsible for the marketing and press work and Ulrike is the didactics and language expert.
This is a great team to work with both from a professional and a human perspective.
Life at Lesson Nine GmbH (Babbel.com)
The Lesson Nine office is not very stylish but it's a good place to work at. The environment pretty typical for Berlin, especially for the Kreuzberg area. No shiny office building but a usual housing block where we share a space with a model agency.