James Lane - Babbel Magazine
Articles by James
The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World
Almost half of the world’s population claims one of only 10 languages as their mother tongue.
Why You Forgot Everything You Learned In School (And How To Change That)
Tired of forgetting all that vocabulary you just crammed? Here are some memory training techniques to help you actually remember what you’ve learned.
Villains, Brits, And Cliché Movie Accents
From Egyptian pharaohs with British accents to foreign settings where everyone speaks accented English, the Hollywood formula for depicting “foreignness” or “otherness” relies on some odd and outdated stereotypes.
Can You Manage These Hard Tongue Twisters In 9 Different Languages?
Classic tongue-twisters from nine different languages. Watch the video and see which ones you can master.
What Are The World’s Favorite Words?
Babbel’s recent My Favorite Word competition reveals some interesting patterns of which words are popular, and why.
How To Eat Like An Italian
Eating in Italy is not just a meal, it is an adventure — an adventure worth doing correctly. Learn all about how to properly eat like an Italian.
Is Your English Good Enough To Pass The Australian Citizenship Test?
A new language test is on the table for those who want to be Australian citizens — and it’s tough. Could you pass it?
21 Essential Australian Expressions
From brekkies to barbies, here are some useful Australian expressions so you’ll never be lost for words Down Under.
The War On Local Languages — How Linguistic Hegemony Threatens Education In The Developing World
As global and regional languages dominate our schools and our media, what happens to local languages — and what are the consequences?