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David Sumner - Babbel Magazine

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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.
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Which Languages Are Spoken In Belgium?

Which Languages Are Spoken In Belgium?

Though you won’t find any “Belgian” speakers, Belgium is home to a diverse bunch of national languages. We explain what they are, where they’re spoken and, most importantly, when to speak them.
School Of British Accents: The Welsh Accent

School Of British Accents: The Welsh Accent

One of the UK’s most-loved accents, Welsh English is as melodic as it is challenging!
School Of British Accents: The Yorkshire Accent

School Of British Accents: The Yorkshire Accent

Yorkshire is home to one of the UK’s most-loved accents, but mastering it is no mean feat!
School Of British Accents: The West Country Accent

School Of British Accents: The West Country Accent

Take a linguistic trip down to the West Country and learn the essentials you’ll need to blend in with the locals!
8 Football Idioms From Around The World

8 Football Idioms From Around The World

These are guaranteed to win you some extra brownie points (or beers) the next time you watch a game.
What Are The Languages Spoken In Switzerland?

What Are The Languages Spoken In Switzerland?

In Switzerland, multilingualism is the daily norm.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Swedish

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Swedish

For starters, it’s one of the easiest languages for English speakers to learn.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Dutch

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Dutch

If nothing else, do it for the koekjes.
7 Strategies To Learn A Language At Home

7 Strategies To Learn A Language At Home

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.