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. So what are the top 10 languages of the world? You might be surprised.
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.
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 bogans to brollies, here are the best 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?
Dictionary Wars — Prescriptivists And Descriptivists Are Not On The Same Page
Bigly, clicktivist, emojional… language is changing rapidly. But who gets to decide what’s correct? Descriptivism vs Prescriptivism – the gloves are off.
British English vs American English: Inside The Great Spelling Wars
In the debate of British English vs. American English, reformers on both sides of the Atlantic have been trying to fix English spelling for centuries. Now if only they could agree on how to do it.
Why You Forgot Everything You Learned At School (And How To Change That)
Tired of forgetting all that vocabulary you just crammed? Then some memory training is probably a good idea. Here are some top techniques to help you actually remember what you’ve learned.
Study Abroad: Where To Go For A Free University Degree
Want to get your Bachelor’s degree but don’t know how to pay for it? Avoid massive student loan debt by studying in one of these countries.