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The Most Mispronounced Words Of 2023, Revealed

It’s not just you. Everyone had a hard time pronouncing these words over the past year.

What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

Esperanto is the most famous constructed language, and its popularity seems to be growing.

How To Talk About Your Family In English

Untangling the family tree can be difficult.

The Best Way To Start Speaking A New Language

Babbel experts answer the question that everyone learning a language asks.

Home Away From Home: A Lesson In Building Business

Read Valerie’s article about the opening of Café Damascus, from season 2 of ‘Talking on the Job.’

Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Did you know that in Spain, along with Spanish there are a multitude of regional languages with several million speakers? We’ll take a closer look at Catalan, Galician and Basque.

What Is Black Friday, And Where Is It Celebrated?

The story behind the crowds: your guide to the history of Black Friday and who takes part in it around the world.

The 20 Most Common Rhetorical Devices (With Examples)

If you want to learn the difference between synecdoche and metonymy, you’ve come to the right place.

A conversation with September’s winner of Berlin Hack & Tell

We had a chat with Alex Sulim about his latest winning project, Roll and Rock, a dice-driven tool for those facing temporary creativity challenges while creating a software project.

How To Practice A New Language While Cooking

Cooking is the perfect time to multitask.

The Top 5 Tips For Your Study Abroad

Jumpstart your study abroad with these key tips.

The Role Of Language Learning In Global Citizenship Education

Being a global citizen doesn’t just mean traveling around.

How To Say ‘Please’ And ‘Thank You’ In 10 Languages

Being polite is key to making friends, not enemies. Here’s how to mind your manners in 10 foreign languages.

What Language Was Spoken At The First Thanksgiving?

Plus, a brief look at how other countries celebrate Thanksgiving.

How To Use Emotional Intelligence When Learning A Language

An important part of learning a language is focusing on emotions — both your own and other people’s.

12 Items You Need To Know To Understand Día De Muertos

There’s much more to the Day of the Dead than just sugar skulls and an altar. Below I’ll explain the origins of this tradition a millennia in the making, and all of its rich, symbolic elements.

Is German The Odd One Out?

There may be a reason why some are called romance languages and others are not

10 Spooky Halloween Facts That You Might Not Know

Halloween celebrations are fun and spooky in all the right ways. But don’t get caught unaware: make sure you know these 10 fun Halloween facts.