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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
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.
What Language Is Spoken In Luxembourg?

What 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.
Everything You Wanted To Know About German Dialects

Everything You Wanted To Know About German Dialects

If you were wondering about German dialects — from what they are, where they come from, and how many there are — we have the answers.
How To Obtain German Citizenship

How To Obtain German Citizenship

What are the requirements for acquiring German citizenship? We lay out the necessities for you, as well as follow two Babbel employees on their personal journeys to becoming German.
Do You Know These 5 German Gestures?

Do You Know These 5 German Gestures?

Germans are not known for gesturing wildly, but there are a few German gestures out there! Can you guess what they mean?
31 Things You Can Do This Winter Without Putting On Pants

31 Things You Can Do This Winter Without Putting On Pants

Now that the winter holidays are over, is there anything to look forward to in the gray days ahead? Beat the winter blues by getting cozy at home while still staying productive. Here are 31 things you can do inside on a cold winter day.
8 Words You THOUGHT Were German, But No One Uses Them In Germany

8 Words You THOUGHT Were German, But No One Uses Them In Germany

Which “German” words do you use that would sound totally strange to any native German speaker? Find out, and learn some German grammar along the way!
Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Which Languages Are Spoken In Spain?

Did you know that in Spain, along with Spanish there are a multitude of regional languages with several million speakers? We’ll take a closer look at Catalan, Galician and Basque.
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!