The Babbel online language learning system, has just introduced some themed language courses that deal with soccer and the World Cup.
They contain special words and exercises to get ready for the sporting event, so you can explain the offside trap to a French fan in his native tongue, or – after a quick vocabulary check on the iPhone –, argue with a Spaniard over the incompetent referee.
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Babbel Kicks Off a World Cup Course – Foreign Language Learning for Soccer Fans
Seven-lesson course to prepare for the World Cup
Soccer vocabulary on your iPhone with Babbel Mobile
Training in seven languages, making for 42 language combinations
BERLIN, May 19, 2010: This year, there’s just one international language: Soccer. But for whoever might be interested in any other language, the online platform Babbel now offers the Mini-Course “World Cup” in French, English, Spanish, Italian, German, Swedish and Brazilian Portuguese. The Vocabulary for the World Cup contains special words and exercises to get ready for the big soccer event, so you can explain the offside trap to a French fan in his native tongue, or after a quick vocabulary check on the iPhone, argue with a Spaniard over the incompetent referee.
It’s high time there was a little international understanding: Follow the match together, talk shop over the team lineup, or celebrate a goal. The Mini Course on Babbel is made up of three Courses and four new Vocabulary Packages. They bring together all the most important soccer vocabulary on your iPhone or online for convenient learning in your free time
The World Cup Course contains seven short lessons. The first has useful words and phrases about soccer and can be tested for free. And for anyone who wants to give a fuller account of fouls to the Tifosi in the sports bar around the corner, there’s “Advanced World Cup”.
This special language Course is available in 42 language combinations. So any soccer freak can learn words and phrases in one of seven languages. With the Babbel Mobile app, you can learn the Packages easily on your iPhone or iPod Touch.