Lena Koester - Babbel Magazine

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Lena Koester

Lena Koester was born in Cologne, Germany, but grew up in the idyllic Swedish countryside in Småland, among forests, lakes and red cottages. With Pippi Longstocking as one of her idols, she wanted to become a circus artist when she was a kid. As an editor at Babbel, she’s now juggling words instead, exploring the beauty of the Swedish language … and dreams of a car-free day in Berlin so she can take her unicycle to work.

Articles by Lena

How Babbel’s Language Experts Tailor Courses To Your Native Language

Learning a new language can be a lot easier when it is related to your native language.

The Trickiest Aspects Of Swedish Pronunciation And How To Master Them

Do you know that your Swedish pronunciation needs help but don’t know where to start? One of our in-house Swedish experts gives her best tips for conquering the trickiest aspects of the Swedish accent.

How Babbel’s Language Experts Keep Up Your Motivation

An article from one of Babbel’s experts from the Didactics team offers tips on how to stay motivated when learning a new language.

How Babbel’s Language Experts Enable Everyone to Learn a Language

In a series of three articles, one of Babbel’s Didactic’s experts Lena will write about some of important points that language experts should keep in mind when creating content for millions of learners.

The Surprising Origins of Swedish Surnames

Did you know that many Swedish surnames have literal meanings that can unlock their history? Swedish surnames often originate from ancestors’ names or are words that describe nature or even characteristics. Learn how to decipher some famous examples and discover the history behind them!

How To Say Hello In Swedish

How do you say hello in Swedish? We’ll show you how to start a conversation in Sweden, whether it’s with your boss or a good friend.