Articles by John-Erik
Are these tourists in Barcelona unlucky, or just unprepared? Don’t miss out like they did. Learn a foreign language BEFORE opportunity knocks!
South America is home to so many amazing places that you’ll run out of ways to say “amazing” pretty fast. Use these local phrases so you can be gobsmacked like a pro.
The 5 Most Common Embarrassing Mistakes That English Speakers Make in French — And How to Avoid Them!
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.
The 7 Most Common Embarrassing Mistakes That English Speakers Make in German — And How to Avoid Them!
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.
How do you cross the threshold from language learner to language speaker? Your next vacation is the perfect opportunity — just use these 4 language hacks to practice while you travel.
Babbel At The Polyglot Conference — So What Do 400 Language Experts Talk About (And In How Many Languages)?
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 the heck are Americans talking about all the time? Are they even speaking English?” Of course we are… in our own way. Here are 21 things that Americans say A LOT — and what they mean.
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.