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Katrin Sperling
Katrin (Kat) Sperling was born and raised in Potsdam, Germany and moved to Toronto, Canada after high school. Since her Hogwarts letter still hadn't arrived by her 20th birthday in 2011, she finally had to face reality and went to study English and German linguistics in Berlin. Luckily, linguistics turned out to be just as magical, and Kat is now very happy to write about learning languages for the Babbel Magazine.
Articles by Katrin
Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Fantastic Languages And Where To Hear Them: Languages In The Harry Potter Universe

Every Harry Potter fan knows about Parseltongue, but which other languages are spoken in the Harry Potter universe? Let’s geek out… erm… FIND out!
Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Game Of Tongues — The Invented Languages In ‘Game Of Thrones’

Which languages are spoken in the ‘Game of Thrones’ universe? How were they created and what would be their equivalents in our world? Let’s have a look.
Wait, Just How Many Types of German Beer Are There?

Wait, Just How Many Types of German Beer Are There?

So many! And what does Reinheitsgebot mean? We’ll explore all this and more in this overview on German beer.
What Are The 5 Love Languages, And Are They Connected To Spoken Languages?

What Are The 5 Love Languages, And Are They Connected To Spoken Languages?

At Babbel, we’re all about language learning — the more, the better! So in the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s take a look at the Five Love Languages and how they relate to spoken languages.
Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaces

Everything You Ever Wanted To Know About German Typefaces

We notice them in antique shops, on old-fashioned signs in Germany, or – unfortunately – on neo-Nazi paraphernalia: old German typefaces. These fonts are everywhere, but do you know what they’re called and where they come from? We explore some of the history.
Can Learning Languages Get Rid Of Our Prejudices?

Can Learning Languages Get Rid Of Our Prejudices?

We all have prejudices in one way or another, but we can work on getting rid of them. Here’s how learning a language can help.
Making Calls In Another Language — 11 Tips For Success

Making Calls In Another Language — 11 Tips For Success

Talking on the phone in another language can be a difficult task. Here’s our top 11 tips to help your conversation over the phone really flow.
Moving Abroad? Here’s Your Checklist For A Smooth Start

Moving Abroad? Here’s Your Checklist For A Smooth Start

What do you need to keep in mind when you move to a new country? Here’s our moving abroad checklist for any and all future expats.
Which Language Is Spoken In Luxembourg?

Which Language Is Spoken In Luxembourg?

In Luxembourg, language is a complex issue. People speak many languages in Luxembourg, but do you know which ones? We examine language in this small country.