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Claire Larkin
Claire Larkin was born and raised in Arizona before jumping ship and moving to Berlin in 2017. While she studied political science and history in university, she now spends her time writing and editing for Babbel Magazine. In her free time, Claire likes to watch all kinds of science fiction, give astrology readings, and hoard wool to stay warm during German winters.
Articles by Claire
Here’s How This App Made By 150+ Linguists Will Get You Speaking A New Language In 2019

Here’s How This App Made By 150+ Linguists Will Get You Speaking A New Language In 2019

At Babbel, our scientifically-verified app is made by 150+ language experts. Millions of paying subscribers are already convinced. So who are these experts and how do they design our app?
Here’s Why These Teachers Choose Babbel To Learn A New Language

Here’s Why These Teachers Choose Babbel To Learn A New Language

Nobody has as much experience teaching (and learning) as real-life teachers. I sat down with a few teachers, including language teachers and linguists, to find out why they choose Babbel to learn a language.
Here Are The 10 Most Quintessential And Relatable Fall Words

Here Are The 10 Most Quintessential And Relatable Fall Words

There’s no season quite as poignant as autumn, with its gradual and beautiful transformation of nature. Grab yourself a cup of coffee or tea and settle in — it’s time to share our favorite fall words.
The 5 Most Terrifying Times To Not Speak The Language

The 5 Most Terrifying Times To Not Speak The Language

At Babbel, we like to focus on all the positive aspects of learning a language — but today we’re taking a different approach. In celebration of Halloween, here’s a list of the scariest situations to not understand the language.
7 Weird Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of – Just In Time For Halloween

7 Weird Phobias You’ve Never Heard Of – Just In Time For Halloween

Sure, most of us know arachnophobia (fear of spiders) and claustrophobia (fear of confined spaces), but what the about other, lesser known phobias? In honor of Halloween, here are some of the most niche fears one can have — along with their terrifying spellings.
Could You Go On A Date In A New Language (After Only 3 Weeks)?

Could You Go On A Date In A New Language (After Only 3 Weeks)?

We challenged 4 lonely Brits to go on a mystery date in a different language after only 3 weeks with the Babbel app. See how it went in the video below!
Could We Really Communicate With Aliens Like They Do In The Movies?

Could We Really Communicate With Aliens Like They Do In The Movies?

Considering how often aliens appear in pop culture, very little attention is paid to discussing how difficult it would be to actually communicate with them. Let’s break down the biggest linguistic and logistical barriers to practical alien communication.
Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Breaking Down Klingon Into Human Languages

Does your last encounter with the Klingon language have you thinking, “What on Qo’noS was that?” Worry not: Today we’re breaking down Klingon’s linguistic features into their human language counterparts.
How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

How Babbel Gets You Speaking Russian This Summer In 4 Simple Steps

Traveling to Russia this summer for soccer festivities? Babbel is releasing new lessons to help you learn Russian for your trip!