Language Learning

I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

I Used Babbel To Brush Up On My Native Language

Russian is technically my first language, but you wouldn’t know it from listening to me speak. I used Babbel to jog my memory before my first trip to the motherland.
How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

How To Reignite Your Passion For Learning A Language

We have some tips for translating your burning-hot desire to learn into a more sustainable relationship with your target language.
Quiz: What Should You Reward Yourself With After Your Language-Learning Milestone?

Quiz: What Should You Reward Yourself With After Your Language-Learning Milestone?

One of the most important parts of learning anything is rewarding yourself for a job well done.
5 Surprising Things You Can Learn In The Babbel App

5 Surprising Things You Can Learn In The Babbel App

From culinary tours of Italy to tricky Spanish tongue twisters, this language-learning app can teach you skills and cultural insights you won’t get anywhere else!
Why You Shouldn’t Use Google Translate On Your Trip

Why You Shouldn’t Use Google Translate On Your Trip

Remove the training wheels and connect authentically. You’ll be happy you did.
How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

How To Figure Out Grammatical Gender In A New Language

When your mother tongue is English, grammatical gender can be one of the toughest challenges in a new language.
How To Combat Foreign Language Anxiety

How To Combat Foreign Language Anxiety

Don’t let anxiety get the best of your language-learning goals. Fight back with these helpful steps.
6 Questions With Polyglot Comedian And Activist Eddie Izzard

6 Questions With Polyglot Comedian And Activist Eddie Izzard

We spoke with Eddie Izzard about using language to connect with people, translating comedy and, at one point, human sacrifice.
5 Tips To Help You Memorize Vocab When Learning A Language

5 Tips To Help You Memorize Vocab When Learning A Language

Committing new words to memory can be a challenge, but we’ve got some helpful methods for you to try.
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.
17 US Movie Stars Who Speak Another Language

17 US Movie Stars Who Speak Another Language

You may know their movie credits by heart, but did you know these famous actors can speak more than one language?
6 Books To Help You Learn Spanish

6 Books To Help You Learn Spanish

Supplement your studies with these Spanish-language books, chosen by experts to help you learn.
Why Making Mistakes Is The Best Way To Learn A Language

Why Making Mistakes Is The Best Way To Learn A Language

Instead of shying away from failure, here’s why you should embrace those mistakes.