Alice Austin - Babbel Magazine

Alice Austin
Growing up on the mean streets of South London in the 90s means that Alice loves writing about her home city and the massive transformation she’s seen it go through. This has made her into a city-addict and she loves to hop on a plane and get under the skin of a new metropolis. She also loves tea, The (British) Office and puns.
Articles by Alice
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.
1990s Slang Phrases That Deserve To Make A Comeback

1990s Slang Phrases That Deserve To Make A Comeback

Plenty can change in 30 years, but here are a few phrases from the nineties that we truly need back in our lives.
8 Ways To Keep Learning And Developing New Skills While At Home

8 Ways To Keep Learning And Developing New Skills While At Home

Being stuck inside doesn’t have to mean an end to personal development. Here’s how to keep learning new things while staying at home.
Love, Culture And Other Languages: Differences In Romance Across Europe

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.
The Best Cities In Europe To Spend New Year’s Eve

The Best Cities In Europe To Spend New Year’s Eve

Since New Year’s Eve is nearly here, one of Babbel Magazine’s regular contributors shares her favorite cities for celebrating the big night.
Europe’s 4 Strangest Christmas Gift Givers

Europe’s 4 Strangest Christmas Gift Givers

Sure, you’ve heard of Santa Claus, but have you heard of these other Christmas gift givers?
5 Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad This Holiday Season

5 Reasons Why You Should Go Abroad This Holiday Season

There’s no greater freedom than being able to decide when, where and how you spend your holidays. Here’s why you should use those precious days off work to go abroad and get away from the holiday hype.
How Learning A New Language Makes You A Better Person

How Learning A New Language Makes You A Better Person

Looking for another reason to start speaking a new language? As it turns out, language learning can positively influence your personal growth!
5 Tips For Navigating Europe’s Hostel Culture

5 Tips For Navigating Europe’s Hostel Culture

Hostelling is great for saving money and making international friends. Here’s all you need to know about Europe’s thriving hostel culture before your next trip abroad!