Culture And Travel
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
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
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
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
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
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
Bored of your sourdough starter? Get yourself some baking inspiration from across the world.
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
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
Memorial Day differs quite a bit depending on what country you’re in.
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
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.
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?