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David Sumner
David Sumner hails from a small seaside town in Devon (the part of England that's so rural it puts Tolkien's Shire to shame), and he's been living in Berlin since 2010. After completing a Master's Degree in Politics at the University of Potsdam he got the itch to join Babbel and share his insights into learning languages. When he's not living the kebab-fueled Berlin dream he's rocking out to Icelandic keyboard rock, playing the drums, and escaping to the Alps every chance he gets.
Articles by David
How To Succeed At Language Exams

How To Succeed At Language Exams

Nobody likes exams — let alone studying for them — but these tips will help you conquer those tricky language tests with no trouble at all.
What Are The Languages Spoken In Switzerland?

What Are The Languages Spoken In Switzerland?

Switzerland is home to numerous linguistic communities who have banded together to create a nation where multilingualism is the daily norm. But what exactly makes the Swiss tick language-wise? Read on to find out!
7 Strategies To Learn A Language Without A Teacher

7 Strategies To Learn A Language Without A Teacher

Are you thinking of studying a language on your own but don’t know where to start? We’ve compiled 7 of our best strategies to make sure you can succeed.
What Languages Are Spoken In Belgium?

What Languages Are Spoken In Belgium?

How many languages are spoken in Belgium, and where are they spoken exactly? We’ve got the answers!
Start Speaking A Language In Just 3 Weeks? Here’s How YOU Can Do It Too!

Start Speaking A Language In Just 3 Weeks? Here’s How YOU Can Do It Too!

With Babbel you can start speaking a new language in only 3 weeks. But to help you on your way, here are 8 tricks to maximize your three weeks of learning!
8 Tricks This Brit Used To Start Speaking Italian In 3 weeks

8 Tricks This Brit Used To Start Speaking Italian In 3 weeks

This Brit has never spoken Italian before. So which 8 tricks did he use to start speaking Italian in just three weeks with Babbel?
5 Ways This App Will Ensure You Impress The Locals With Your Language Skills This Summer

5 Ways This App Will Ensure You Impress The Locals With Your Language Skills This Summer

Want to set yourself apart from the average British tourist this summer? All you need to impress the locals is our app, 3 weeks of learning time, and a healthy dose of tally-ho spirit. This unbeatable combo will make your dream of being able to ask for the nearest pub in the local language a reality!
6 Ways This App Has You Speaking A New Language In Time For Your Holidays

6 Ways This App Has You Speaking A New Language In Time For Your Holidays

Speaking the local lingo is a crucial part of unlocking new experiences when you’re on holiday. Luckily for you, there are 6 ways the Babbel app gets you speaking your new language before you fly!
11 Bloody Brilliant British English Phrases

11 Bloody Brilliant British English Phrases

If it’s your dream to enjoy a cream tea with the Queen, or treat yourself to a pint down the pub, you’ll need to master these essential British phrases!