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Babbel Magazine

How The Babbel Method Makes It Easy To Learn A New Language

Find out how Babbel works, and how it can help you speak a new language with confidence.

What Is The International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA)?

Pronouncing English words like “hyperbole” or “plough” can give even native speakers trouble.

Quiz: Which Language Should You Learn?

Take this short quiz — at the end, you’ll know which language is best for you to learn.

What’s The Difference Between An Accent Mark And An Apostrophe In Italian?

And more importantly, the answer to the million-dollar question: why is it written \”qual è\” instead of \”qual\’è\”?

11 Books Every Wanderluster Should Read Before Traveling

Plus, a few movie and TV show recommendations.

Touring The Niche Language Communities Of New York City

You don’t have to travel far in New York to find a diverse linguistic landscape.

16 National Dishes And How To Order Them

This is for people hungry for knowledge. Or just regular hungry.

Introducing ‘Talking On The Job’: Babbel’s Business English Podcast

Each episode helps you through a difficult workplace situation with useful tips.

Build your own React – Episode IV

In the fourth episode of the ‘Build your own React from scratch’ series, we deep dive into Reconciliation and Patching.

Everything You Need To Know About The Maltese Language

A fascinating language that tells a lot about Malta’s history.

The Eccentric History Of English Spelling (And Why It’s So Maddeningly Difficult)

Why is it so difficult to spell words in English? It turns out that the inconsistency of English spelling is a long, rambling history with many people to blame along the way.

Perspectives Month at Babbel

An interview about Babbel’s yearly initiative introducing individual, local, and global perspectives which helps us better understand and connect with people around us and the world we live in.

The World’s Most Obscure Ologies

The etymology of -ology. Too meta?

English Basics: Resources For Language Learners

Everything we’ve written about English, all in one place.

How Does The Brain Understand Language?

How does the brain process and create language?

The Science of Curse Words: Why The &@$! Do We Swear?

What makes a word a swear word? Why do we swear? What happens in your brain when you drop an F-bomb? Straight from Brooklyn, New York: the science of swearing.

NYC-Berlin Exchange Program

Three unique experiences from the participants who took part in the Spring 2023 edition of Babbel’s Exchange Program.

Can You Manage These Hard Tongue Twisters In 9 Different Languages?

Prepare for your tongue to be twisted in 9 different languages!