James Lane - Babbel Magazine

James Lane
James grew up in Australia and has worked as an independent theatre producer, filmmaker and teacher in Hanoi and Berlin. He has written for NPR Berlin, the Newer York Press, ExBerliner and Babbel on issues of language and culture. He is currently based in Delhi, working with disadvantaged children to address environmental issues through film, radio and storytelling.
Articles by James
The 10 Most Spoken Languages In The World

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.
Why You Forgot Everything You Learned At School (And How To Change That)

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.
Why learning a language should be your New Year’s resolution

Why learning a language should be your New Year’s resolution

Babbel lists a few reasons to learn a new language for the New Year.
Why age is no barrier to learning a language

Why age is no barrier to learning a language

Babbel pens thoughts on self-directed learning and neuroplasticity.
How we learn languages: The Army Method

How we learn languages: The Army Method

Babbel pens a story of the pleasures and pains of learning French.
Zen and the art of language learning

Zen and the art of language learning

Babbel explores the Buddhist concepts for unraveling prejudices and assumptions while traveling.
Not just back to school: the phenomenon of La rentrée

Not just back to school: the phenomenon of La rentrée

Babbel writes on the cultural phenomenon a rentrée in France, and preparing yourself for a new year.
The birth of the Russian course

The birth of the Russian course

 Babbel talks with our Content Project Manager Barbara Basis about how she developed our Russian course began.
The link between dreaming and language learning

The link between dreaming and language learning

Babbel explores the phenomenon of language learners dreaming in a newly learned language.