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
5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union

5 Facts About HBO’s ‘Chernobyl’ And The Languages Of The Soviet Union

Why do the actors in HBO’s miniseries speak with British accents? Was the native language of Chernobyl Russian? Let’s dive into the language and culture questions of this popular show.
5 Reasons Why Learning With Babbel Is Better Than Going to Night Classes

5 Reasons Why Learning With Babbel Is Better Than Going to Night Classes

Conventional wisdom states that serious learners take night classes to learn a language. Here’s why an app is actually a better fit.
Beirut: A Trilingual City Of Beautiful Contradictions

Beirut: A Trilingual City Of Beautiful Contradictions

Talking about the language of Beirut is a tricky thing — not only because there are actually three of them, but because they’re intimately tied to the city’s diverging cultures.
The Highs And Lows Of Teaching English In The Middle East

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

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.
From Coast To Culture To Communism: Why You Should Visit Albania

From Coast To Culture To Communism: Why You Should Visit Albania

Looking to visit a beautiful mediterranean country for a fraction of the price of Italy or Greece? Consider Albania, the up-and-coming destination of the Balkans.
Republic Of North Macedonia: A Cultural Paradise You Need To Visit In 2019

Republic Of North Macedonia: A Cultural Paradise You Need To Visit In 2019

Thinking about traveling to Macedonia this summer? Here’s why you should take the plunge on visiting this hidden Balkan jewel.
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.
7 Phrases You’ll Only Hear In The UK (And How To Use Them Like A Boss)

7 Phrases You’ll Only Hear In The UK (And How To Use Them Like A Boss)

British and UK phrases can be elusive — even to other native English speakers. Here are some of the most popular and their translations.