‘Orange Is The New Black’ Star Jessica Pimentel On Learning Swedish For Love
Our conversation about learning Swedish for her partner, language challenges on the OITNB set and singing in metal bands.
Love, Culture And Other Languages: Differences In Romance Across Europe
In case you hadn’t noticed, Valentine’s Day is here. To celebrate the quirks and joys of pan-European dating, here’s an investigative deep dive into the cultural differences in love and relationships across the continent.
Bilingual Jobs: How Singers Use Language To Make Music Global
We speak with two musicians: one who sings in more than one language, and one who’s studying languages to connect with her fans.
The Highs And Lows Of Teaching English In The Middle East
What’s it like teaching English to children in the United Arab Emirates? I spoke to several teachers to find out about their lives and how teaching here compares to teaching back home.
Learning For Love: How One Man Learned Spanish For His Son’s Wedding
How did one Brit learn Spanish for his son’s wedding to a Spanish woman? With a lot of love, and a little help from Babbel.
6 Questions With Dothraki Creator David J. Peterson
We chatted about creating, deconstructing and learning languages with the conlanger who invented the fictional languages you hear in ‘Game of Thrones.’
The Rise Of Y’all And The Quest For A Second-Person Plural Pronoun
While traditionally associated with southern American dialects, “y’all” isn’t confined to a singular geographic region.
Third Culture Kids: Love, Loss And Learning When You’re Culturally In Between
When you’re not exactly a member of your parents’ culture (but not exactly a member of the local culture where you live), your relationship to yourself — and to the entire world — is different.
Where Did OK Come From, And Why Is It So Ubiquitous?
You probably use OK every day, but do you know what it stands for?
How I Started Speaking A New Language After Just 1 Lesson With Babbel
After using Babbel for just one 15-minute lesson, I built up the confidence to feel ready for real-life conversations with native speakers.
Writing The Woman: 4 Women Who Rewrote The World
In honor of International Women’s Day, Babbel editor Samuel Dowd reflects on four women whose startling, radical and courageous writing has, sometimes loudly and sometimes quietly, changed the course of literature and society.
How The Grimm Brothers Changed German Linguistics (And Fairy Tales)
You probably associate the Brothers Grimm with Grimm’s Fairy Tales and nothing else, but their contributions to language are just as important.
Bilingual Jobs: How To Use Language Skills In Your Career
Looking for a career change? If you learn another language, your options will multiply.