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Babbel On: May 2018 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: May 2018 Language News Roundup

How language and color interact, the ongoing tensions in Catalan and more in this edition of Babbel On.
These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages

These Adorable NYC Kids Will School You In Multiple Languages

At the International Academy of New York, kids are immersed in English, Mandarin and Spanish — as well as a lived commitment to diversity.
In New York City, The Dogs Speak Yiddish

In New York City, The Dogs Speak Yiddish

Can your dog respond to commands in another language? Here’s one group’s take on how cultural revival can occur through the small, everyday routines we share with our four-legged friends.
From Survival To Revival: A Q&A With The Endangered Language Alliance

From Survival To Revival: A Q&A With The Endangered Language Alliance

The global movement to resuscitate dying languages has been underway since the ’90s, but in New York City, ELA takes an unusually urban approach to field work.
The Languages Of Queens: Diversity Capital Of The World

The Languages Of Queens: Diversity Capital Of The World

How many languages are spoken in Queens? Enough to satisfy your travel bug without breaking the bank on airfare.
Order Like A Gourmet: The Trickiest Dishes On The Menu In New York City

Order Like A Gourmet: The Trickiest Dishes On The Menu In New York City

We all know how it feels to crave bœuf bourguignon at a swanky restaurant but not know how to pronounce it. Here, our experts show you how.
6 Works Of World Literature That Will Improve Your New Language Skills

6 Works Of World Literature That Will Improve Your New Language Skills

Babbel teams up with Strand Books to bring you some of the best works of international literature (in their original languages, of course).
How Not To Be A Tourist In New York City

How Not To Be A Tourist In New York City

Follow these tips on your next trip to New York, and avoid standing out like a stereotypical (and obnoxious) tourist.
10 Best Things to See and Do in New York City

10 Best Things to See and Do in New York City

Planning a trip to New York? Add these attractions to your itinerary for a more fun and successful visit — and even save a few bucks in the process!
The Language Guessing Game — New York Edition

The Language Guessing Game — New York Edition

We challenge New Yorkers to a language guessing game. Does living in a city of 800 languages give them an advantage? See how they do when we put them on the spot.
Multilingual Manhattan: New York’s Multitude Of Language Communities

Multilingual Manhattan: New York’s Multitude Of Language Communities

Inspired by Matthew’s trip to Manhattan, we take a look at some multilingual and cultural niches in New York City’s boroughs!
Why New York Is A Great Place To Learn Languages

Why New York Is A Great Place To Learn Languages

The US supposedly suffers from a foreign language deficit, but on my first visit to New York I discovered a city immersed in foreign languages, where the ability to understand languages is a prerequisite for understanding one’s immediate environment. What’s the language landscape in New York, and how can you navigate it?
Why The &@$# Do We Swear?

Why The &@$# Do We Swear?

What makes a word a swear word? Why do we swear? What happens in your brain when you drop an F-bomb? Straight from Brooklyn, NY: the science of swearing.