Culture And Travel

Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?

Why Is Accent Still Strongly Associated With Class?

English-speaking accents vary throughout the world. So why are some accents considered such an important indicator of social class?
How America Improved The English Language

How America Improved The English Language

Whenever Brits and Americans get together, the big English debate inevitably starts. But which of us speaks correct English? And when did our different accents become so divisive? Today we settle the argument once and for all.
How Black Artists Influenced Today’s Music

How Black Artists Influenced Today’s Music

Alongside our carefully curated playlist, this article explores how the music industry we know and love today has been shaped and guided by black music — its history, its diverse sounds, and, of course, through African American Vernacular English.
5 African Writers You Should Be Reading

5 African Writers You Should Be Reading

Who are the best African writers of the 20th and 21st centuries? We’ve chosen five of the most significant African writers of the past few generations.
The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel

The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel

We spoke to a handful of travel bloggers who have been there and done that (so you can too). Oh, and we translated some of the phrases you might need while you’re there.
How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages

How ‘Latinx’ Is Leading The Resistance Against Gendered Languages

In the fight for inclusivity, LGBTQ and gender equality advocates come face-to-face with the deeply intertwined nature of gender and language.
8 International Baked Goods To Try Your Hand At

8 International Baked Goods To Try Your Hand At

Bored of your sourdough starter? Get yourself some baking inspiration from across the world.
LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

LGBTQ+ Language And The Search For An All-Inclusive Term

How increased awareness and efforts for inclusivity have fueled the evolution of LGBTQ terms and queer language.
How To Pull Off An International Vacation From Home

How To Pull Off An International Vacation From Home

With the right online resources and a bit of imagination, you can travel virtually anywhere in the world…virtually. Here, we take you on a digital vacation to Italy to show you how it’s done.
How People Commemorate Memorial Day Around The World

How People Commemorate Memorial Day Around The World

Memorial Day differs quite a bit depending on what country you’re in.
5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Norwegian

5 TV Shows You Can Stream To Help You Learn Norwegian

From holiday rom-coms to Scandinavian noir, we’ve got a wide range of Norwegian TV shows to supplement your studies.
You’ve Really Knocked It Outta The Park: Encouraging Words From Around The World

You’ve Really Knocked It Outta The Park: Encouraging Words From Around The World

Uninspired and in need of some motivation? We could all use a little encouragement from time to time, especially when trying to learn a new language. And often, a friend’s small words of encouragement are exactly what we need to put the wind back in our sails.
A Cultural History Of Pizza

A Cultural History Of Pizza

Something, something, ‘big pizza pie’ — that’s amore!
Why Are We Resistant To Gender-Neutral Language?

Why Are We Resistant To Gender-Neutral Language?

Gender-neutral language has been gaining popularity over the past few years, but why is it so hard to change the way we speak?