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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
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.
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!
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!
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.
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?