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John-Erik Jordan
John-Erik was born in Los Angeles and grew up in a suburb named after Tarzan (yes, really). 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 unhealthy obsessions with science fiction, tabletop games and the Dodgers.
Articles by John-Erik
10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

10 Tips To Learn Any Language From An Expert

Here’s some advice from Matthew Youlden, a polyglot who speaks nine languages.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Portuguese

Want to finally learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? Besides the obvious benefits that learning any language brings, here are our top 5 reasons to learn Portuguese.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn German

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn German

There are compelling reasons beyond being really into Goethe and beer.
The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Spanish

The Top 5 Reasons To Learn Spanish

Want to finally learn a foreign language, but can’t decide which one? We’re here to help.
How To Answer The Phone In Different Languages

How To Answer The Phone In Different Languages

Saying “Hello?” when answering the phone is pretty much an automatic reflex, but where did this convention actually come from?
139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language

139 Old Norse Words That Invaded The English Language

Without the Vikings, English would be missing some pretty awesome words like berserk, ugly, muck, skull, knife, die and cake!
The German Animal Names Flowchart

The German Animal Names Flowchart

Animal names in German can be both funny and bizarre due to their lego-like construction. This flowchart shows why.
Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

Star Words: Language Trivia From A Galaxy Far, Far Away

The earthbound origins of the names, cultures and languages in the Star Wars universe.
111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

111 English Words That Are Actually Spanish

Spanish and English have been trading vocabulary (and culture) for centuries. Here are just some of the Spanish words in English that you use all the time.