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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
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!
Do You Really Speak A Language Better When You’re Drunk?

Do You Really Speak A Language Better When You’re Drunk?

Do you really speak a second language better when you’re drunk? Or are you just overconfident about your abilities? We looked at science, as well as conducted our own case study, to find the answers.
11 Times To Take Your Language Learning Offline

11 Times To Take Your Language Learning Offline

Yes, wireless internet connection is amazing, but regrettably it’s not available all the time. Here are our Top 11 times to take your language learning offline with the Babbel App.
How To Date A Parisian

How To Date A Parisian

Paris may be called the City of Love, but its dating culture can be intimidating for outsiders to break into. Here at Babbel, we sat down with some of our very own Parisian colleagues for their best tips and tricks on dating in Paris. Keep reading to discover their Do’s and Don’ts.
How Speaking The Local Language Upgrades Your Travel Experience

How Speaking The Local Language Upgrades Your Travel Experience

Whether you’re an experienced adventurer or a first-time global traveler, learning the local language of your destination can have a real impact on your trip. Here are our top reasons why having another language under your belt upgrades your experience abroad.
The 13 Most Useful Phrases For Traveling Around Europe

The 13 Most Useful Phrases For Traveling Around Europe

If you’re going to Europe and plan on visiting multiple countries, how do you decide what phrases to learn? Which are the most important? Here we break down the 13 most useful phrases for traveling around Europe, and translate them into the six most common European languages.
How To Get A Date In Mexico City

How To Get A Date In Mexico City

We sat down with a few of our colleagues from Mexico City in order to get their insider tips on dating in the capital city. Keep reading to find out about Mexico City’s dating culture and how to find your own amor.
How To Learn A Language In 20 Minutes Per Day

How To Learn A Language In 20 Minutes Per Day

How long should you practice a new language every day? We sat down with one of our linguistics experts here at Babbel to find out why our app gets you speaking a new language in only 20 minutes of study per day.
What Is Culture Shock, And How Can You Avoid It?

What Is Culture Shock, And How Can You Avoid It?

Living abroad is an exciting experience: It’s filled with new food, new people, new customs and it can completely transform your life. But did you know that alongside these positives, there can be a negative side to all this newness?
What’s The Meaning Of ‘Feminism’?

What’s The Meaning Of ‘Feminism’?

Feminism’s been in the news a lot lately, from Beyoncé to the 2016 election, to the Women’s March and #MeToo. But what is feminism really about? What does the word “feminism” actually mean?