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Thomas Moore Devlin
Thomas grew up in suburban Massachusetts, and moved to New York City for college. He studied English literature and linguistics at New York University, but spent most of his time in college working for the student paper. Because of this, he has really hard opinions about AP Style. In his spare time, he enjoys reading and getting angry about things on Twitter. He's spent a lot of time trying to learn Spanish, and has learned a little German.
Articles by Thomas
How One Man Created A Written Language From Scratch

How One Man Created A Written Language From Scratch

Sequoyah had never been taught to read a language before, and yet he created the Cherokee written language completely on his own.
How To Convince Your Friends To Learn a New Language With You

How To Convince Your Friends To Learn a New Language With You

It takes two to tango, and having a partner when you’re learning a language isn’t a bad idea either.
Quiz: Are You Ready For Your Spanish Beach Vacation?

Quiz: Are You Ready For Your Spanish Beach Vacation?

It’s summer! Time to fly off to enjoy the warm shores of another country. But are you prepared for the language challenge?
Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Why Are Americans So Obsessed With American Culture?

Every country is obsessed with itself at least a little, and the United States is no exception.
Here’s Why Learning A Language Shouldn’t Be About Fluency

Here’s Why Learning A Language Shouldn’t Be About Fluency

Becoming fluent is a noble goal, but sometimes it can discourage you from reaching your potential.
Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

Introducing László Krasznahorkai’s ‘The World Goes On’

The World Goes On is a far cry from most modern Western novels and provides a worldview that is very different from the ordinary. This makes it a perfect first pick for our Babbel Book Club.
Babbel On: June 2018 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: June 2018 Language News Roundup

The future of English, later-in-life language fluency and more in this edition of Babbel On.
7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

7 Styles Of Barbecue From Around The World

American barbecue may be the most famous, but the United States isn’t the only country that prepares delicious meat dishes.
The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

The United States Of Accents: Hawaii English And Pidgin

In this installment, we talk about how English came to the 50th state and how Pidgin became central to the identity of Hawaii.
Quiz: Where Is Your Ideal Summer Vacation Spot?

Quiz: Where Is Your Ideal Summer Vacation Spot?

It’s finally nice out where you live, and that means it’s time to go somewhere else. This quiz will help you pick your ideal summer vacation spot.