Babbel Language Learning, simply known as Babbel, is a language learning platform that is available in multiple languages. It is relatively easy to use but Babbel can only be accessed through a subscription or live plan. The online courses that are available for you on Babbel which includes grammar lessons, contextual learning, and audible and written practice opportunities.
Babbel being a worldwide platform doesn’t necessarily mean that all of its subscription plans are the same. Different regions would have distinct subscription plans and some regions may even have promotions where you can access Babbel for free. If you want to utilize the cheaper subscription plans from those regions, then you need to change your IP.
To achieve this, you need the help of a Babbel proxy. A Babbel proxy will act as an intermediary for you and will handle all of your web requests. Your own IP address will be hidden and any website you visit will only be able to see the IP address of the proxy server. Through geo-targeting, you can easily choose which IP address and location you want to use.
For example, there is a special promotion in the United States where you can access Babbel for free and if you live outside of the US, you can use a US proxy and gain a US IP. So, now you can gain access to that special promotion.
The best and most reliable Babbel proxies to use for geo-targeting would be residential proxies as these types of proxies use residential IPs from actual devices making you appear as if you were a genuine user from that location. You can also use datacenter proxies if you want a faster connection to Babbel but these proxies are less reliable compared to residential proxies.
Let’s set up a Babbel proxy server.
Note: Make sure that the web browser you’re using for Babbel is set to automatically copy your computer’s proxy settings. Google Chrome automatically does this, so it’s recommended to use it.
To set up proxies in Windows, simply search for “Proxy Settings” in your windows search bar and open the search result.
You are then given two options to choose from: Automatic proxy setup or Manual proxy setup. If you want windows to automatically detect your proxy settings, choose the first option. Choose the second option if you want to utilize a specific ip address and port number.
If you chose the first option, then:
- Turn on Automatically detect Settings
- Turn on Use setup script
- Enter the script address
- Click Save
If you chose the second option, then:
- Turn on Use a proxy server
- Input both server address and port number
- If you have any addresses you would like to visit without a proxy, enter them here
- Turn on Don’t use the proxy server for local addresses check box if you want to access a local server without a proxy
- Click Save
To start configuring your proxy settings in MacOS, simply:
Step 1. Click on the Apple Icon.
Step 2. On the drop down menu, click on “System Preferences”.
Step 3. Click on “Network”
Step 4. Click on “Advanced”
Note: Make sure to connect to your wi-fi first.
Step 5. Click on “Proxies”
This should then redirect you to MacOS proxy settings. MacOS is more straightforward compared to windows. You only have one option which is to manually configure your proxy server.
Here are the steps to follow:
- Select which proxy IP protocol you want to configure. This depends on which protocols your proxy service provider offers.
- Turn on Secure Web Proxy
- Input the Proxy Server Address and Port Number
- Click OK to save the configurations
Note: You may be prompted for your Mac user password to save your settings.
To set up a Babbel proxy server for your mobile device, simply change your phone’s proxy settings. The Babbel mobile app will automatically copy your phone’s proxy settings whenever you use it. This is applicable for both Android and iOS. Here’s a thorough guide for Android and another one for iPhone.
Congratulations! You have now finished configuring a Babbel proxy server. Note that the first time you visit it, there will be a pop up asking for your login credentials.