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
Have Brexit And Trump Changed The Languages People Are Learning?

Have Brexit And Trump Changed The Languages People Are Learning?

Babbel’s user data suggests politics may already be affecting the language-learning paradigm in Europe and the States.
The Inexhaustible And Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ Around The World

The Inexhaustible And Curious Terms For ‘Sun Shower’ Around The World

Is the Devil beating his wife, or is it a fox’s wedding? Just about every culture on Earth has a whimsical folkloric take on what it means when it rains on a sunny day.
How To Talk To Someone When You Don’t Speak Their Language

How To Talk To Someone When You Don’t Speak Their Language

So you’re in a foreign country, and you barely know how to introduce yourself. What now?
True Or False: Can You Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Russia?

True Or False: Can You Separate Fact From Fiction When It Comes To Russia?

Untrue stereotype, or little-known fact? See if you can guess correctly when it comes to these five little factoids about Russia.
The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel: How To … In 9 Different Languages

The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel: How To … In 9 Different Languages

We spoke to a handful of travel bloggers who have been there and done that (so you can too). Oh, and we translated some of the phrases you might need while you’re there.
The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel: Speaking From Experience

The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel: Speaking From Experience

We spoke to a handful of travel bloggers who have been there and done that (so you can too). Oh, and we translated some of the phrases you might need while you’re there.
The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel

The Babbel Guide To Solo Female/LGBTQ Travel

We spoke to a handful of travel bloggers who have been there and done that (so you can too). Oh, and we translated some of the phrases you might need while you’re there.
6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter: Transcript

6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter: Transcript

As part of our “6 Questions With” series, we spoke with Lexicon Valley host John McWhorter about grammar snobs, where linguistic prejudices really come from, and other language myths that just won’t die. Here’s the full interview.
6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter

6 Questions With Language Myth Buster John McWhorter

We spoke with Lexicon Valley host John McWhorter about grammar snobs, where linguistic prejudices really come from, and other language myths that just won’t die.
Your Monthly Nebulous Nomad Forecast: April 2018

Your Monthly Nebulous Nomad Forecast: April 2018

Babbel presents monthly horoscopes for travelers, adventurers and the globally curious.