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The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

The Tale Of The Polyglot Pushkin

Pushkin is widely credited as the founder of the modern Russian literary language — but he spoke as many as 15 others.
Ask Babs: Why Don’t Native Speakers Ever Want To Talk To Me In Their Language?

Ask Babs: Why Don’t Native Speakers Ever Want To Talk To Me In Their Language?

This month: an aspiring polyglot talks to the hand. Also, how to swim your way out when foreign curse words land you in hot water.
Quiz: Do You Know How To Answer The Phone in 10 Languages?

Quiz: Do You Know How To Answer The Phone in 10 Languages?

You had me at hello. Or, wait, what was it you said?
Babbel At The Polyglot Conference — So What Do 400 Language Experts Talk About (And In How Many Languages)?

Babbel At The Polyglot Conference — So What Do 400 Language Experts Talk About (And In How Many Languages)?

Back in October, Babbel was a proud sponsor of the Polyglot Conference in Thessaloniki, Greece. We talked with 6 conference speakers and 2 attendees to discover what makes these passionate language learners tick.
The Most Multilingual People Throughout History

The Most Multilingual People Throughout History

How many languages can one human mind master? Here are some of the most famous polyglots in history.
7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

7 Reasons Why Everyone Should Learn Languages, From A Guy Who Speaks 9

Looking for one good reason to learn a foreign language? How about seven? Advice from our resident expert on why picking up another language is a good idea.
Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages – Luca Lampariello’s 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

Aged 35 He Speaks 11 Languages – Luca Lampariello’s 11 Tricks To Learn Any Language

This article is a wake-up call for all those who dream of becoming multilingual: just do it! Luca Lampariello talks about where he finds the motivation for learning languages, and how he’s learned 11 so far.
Twins Learn A Language In A Week: The 7 Day Turkish Challenge

Twins Learn A Language In A Week: The 7 Day Turkish Challenge

Can two guys learn Turkish in 7 days? It sounds impossible, but that’s exactly what Matthew and Michael Youlden intend to do.

5 Tricks To Learn Spanish (Or Any Other Language) From 2 People Who Speak 11

Two polyglots discuss their shared love for the Spanish language and offer some tips for language learners.
1 Language That Only 2 People Speak: The Secret Language Of Twins

1 Language That Only 2 People Speak: The Secret Language Of Twins

Insights from the multilingual twin brothers who transformed their secret twin-speak into a constructed language.
Why I Choose To Learn Minority Languages

Why I Choose To Learn Minority Languages

Mandarin, Spanish, English and Arabic may be the “super languages” of the modern era, but minority languages like Catalan, Breton and Cornish are crucial for the diversity of our cultural DNA.
This Year I Resolve To Learn… My 16th Language

This Year I Resolve To Learn… My 16th Language

Along with his twin brother, Matthew, Michael Youlden has learned over a dozen languages since the age of eight. So when it comes to making a resolution to learn a language – and how to stick to it – you might want to take his advice.
Twins Who Speak Over 20 Languages: Introducing The Super Polyglot Brothers!

Twins Who Speak Over 20 Languages: Introducing The Super Polyglot Brothers!

Since we were eight, my brother and I have learned languages together. Now that we each speak more than nine, I can look back and say: having a study partner is helpful, but having a rival is really motivating.
The Polyglot Game: Profiling The Most Prolific Polyglots On The Web

The Polyglot Game: Profiling The Most Prolific Polyglots On The Web

Let us introduce you to The Polyglot Game, and some of the most impressive polyglots on the web.