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Steph Koyfman
Steph is a writer, lindy hopper, and astrologer. She’s also a language enthusiast who grew up bilingual and had an early love affair with books. She has mostly proved herself as a New Yorker, and she can introduce herself in Swedish thanks to Babbel. She also speaks Russian and Spanish, but she’s a little rusty on those fronts.
Articles by Steph
5 Things You Can Only Learn With Live Language Classes

5 Things You Can Only Learn With Live Language Classes

App-based learning is more popular and accessible than ever, but sometimes, live classes can really hit the spot.
How To Use Movies To Learn A Language

How To Use Movies To Learn A Language

Netflix and chill? More like ‘Netflix and drill…your vocab.’
How To Apologize In Dutch

How To Apologize In Dutch

One option is to literally just say ‘sorry.’
What Is A Coup, Exactly?

What Is A Coup, Exactly?

Also, what exactly is the difference between a coup, an insurrection, and sedition? There are many terms that fall under the broad label of ‘overthrowing the government,’ but words don’t all mean the same thing.
How To Talk About Family In Swedish

How To Talk About Family In Swedish

Well, you see, there’s your mormor, your farmor, and then there’s your farfar and your morfar.
Multilinguish: Your Brain On Language

Multilinguish: Your Brain On Language

Brains! Language! It’s pretty complicated (but oh so elegant).
How To Talk About Family In Polish

How To Talk About Family In Polish

Just in case you ever want to write home to your matka and ojciec.
How To Say Goodbye In Danish

How To Say Goodbye In Danish

First you say ‘hej.’ Then you say ‘hej hej.’
Should You Engage In PDA In Other Countries?

Should You Engage In PDA In Other Countries?

You can also get arrested in certain parts of the world for what you may think is a relatively benign gesture of affection.