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 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!
How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit

How Brits Abroad Actually Feel About Brexit

Here’s what four different Brits living in Berlin think about Brexit.
A Local Perspective On Lisbon’s Explosive Creative Scene

A Local Perspective On Lisbon’s Explosive Creative Scene

We got to know some of Lisbon’s leading cultural and creative influences to get a local perspective on the city’s vibrant creative scene.
6 Ways To Make The Most Of Off-Season Travel Months

6 Ways To Make The Most Of Off-Season Travel Months

From Spanish street festivals to finally getting around to seeing the Northern Lights, here are a few innovative ways to make the most of the off-season travel months.
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.