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Babbel adds €1m of language courses to refugee effort, admits the internet isn’t enough

December 1, 2015 - Uncategorized

Refugees
Berlin-based startup Babbel has partnered with its city government to help deliver €1 million worth of app-based language courses to refugees arriving in the country. Admitting that simply hosting courses online is not enough to help people integrate, Babbel has partnered with the Senate of Berlin and voluntary local support groups to provide free courses, with face-to-face support, as soon as refugees register. Having started testing the idea over the past few weeks, the company has already found that delivering German courses in English and French, rather than Arabic, enables them to reach a greater audience. The Mayor of Berlin Michael Mueller has called the…

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