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Does Speaking A Foreign Language Change Your Personality?

Studies show that we have different personalities when we speak different languages. I’ve experienced this phenomenon first-hand — and so has my English alter-ego.
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Meet Babbel’s 2022 US Language Scholarship Winners

Christina and Vitalina both came to language learning from a deeply personal place. We asked them about their multilingual dreams, favorite learning strategies and more.
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Meet Tom-Louis, Babbel’s 2022 UK Language Scholarship Winner

We spoke to Tom-Louis about his language-learning ambitions, and how he plans to use the scholarship.
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Meet This Year’s Babbel Language Scholarship Winner

We asked him about his life as a language student, from his favorite learning strategies to his most memorable challenges and triumphs.
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Language And Football: How The Beautiful Game Became Multilingual, And How The Players Cope

Football teams feature a wonderfully diverse array of players. In this multilingual environment, how do players understand one another?
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Learning A Language For Love In Costa Rica

Navigating love in a new language can be a challenge, but the rewards make it all worth it.
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My Missed Opportunity To Grow Up Bilingual

I never learned my family’s language, but I cherish the snippets I do know.
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Adventures In (German) Babysitting

To these two sisters, language learning was a game every bit as exhilarating as clambering over monkey bars.
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What Speaking Spanish Taught Me About Self-Care

As soon as I discovered the link between speaking Spanish and mental stillness, it took on the proportions of a superpower.
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Say My Name

How learning a new language helped me to untangle my heritage.
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Enchanté, Goodbye

The French aspirated their h’s and swallowed their r’s the same way the Yoruba did, but no one thought that the Yoruba accent was sexy.
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The Unexpected Joy Of Being Bad At French

Alongside my frustration, a surprising feeling emerged. Not discouragement — but delight in my failure.
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How I Learned Teeline Shorthand

I’ve wanted to be a writer since I was little, but no one told me it would require relearning the alphabet.
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War Brides: The Oral Histories Of The Military Spouses Who Took A Chance On America

In commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the end of World War II, Babbel presents the stories of the women who won the hearts of U.S. soldiers and came to America for love.