John-Erik was born in Los Angeles, California and grew up in a suburb named after Tarzan (yes, really). He studied art at The Cooper Union in New York and worked as a video editor in LA before turning his attention to writing. He's lived in Berlin since 2009 and has been Babbel Magazine's managing editor since 2015. Most of his free time is taken up by an unhealthy obsession with science fiction.
Every English speaker makes mistakes when trying to speak French. We’re here to help you learn from those mistakes, avoid the most embarrassing ones and be a better traveler on your next holiday in France, Switzerland or Belgium.
Every English speaker makes mistakes when trying to speak German. We’re here to help you learn from those mistakes, avoid the most embarrassing ones and be a better traveler on your next vacation in Germany, Austria or Switzerland.
Back in October, Babbel was a proud sponsor of the Polyglot Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. We talked with 6 conference speakers and 2 attendees to discover what makes these passionate language learners tick.
What comes to mind when you think of the word “Carnival?” Colorful ferris wheels, rickety tilt-a-whirls and rigged midway games? Internationally, “Carnival” has a very different meaning. Here’s your guide to the western world’s favorite week of debauched fun.
What exactly makes Americans, well, American? Being such a diverse country, it’s a nearly impossible question to answer — but here we’ve come up with 10 talents that just about every American has in spades.