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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.
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.
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.
7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

7 Traditions Meghan Markle Will Need To Learn About British Culture

Meghan Markle will soon join the most famous British family in the world. Luckily, we have a pre-royal wedding primer on the cultural traditions she will need to learn in her new home.
The International Art Of Meditation (And Why Americans Are Hooked)

The International Art Of Meditation (And Why Americans Are Hooked)

Meditation and mindfulness may have global roots and use ancient language, but their proven benefits have made them very popular in the U.S.
The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

The United States Of Accents: New Orleans And Cajun English

In this edition, we talk about the accents found in southern Louisiana and the immigrants who brought them there.
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.
Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Living Between Countries And Languages: Book Review Of Elaine Castillo’s ‘America Is Not The Heart’

Elaine Castillo’s debut novel is a touching story about a Filipino-American family, and it doesn’t shy away from using the character’s native languages.
7 Places In The World Where Natural Beauty Is Being Defended

7 Places In The World Where Natural Beauty Is Being Defended

The world is filled with awe-inspiring views and rich biodiversity. Here are just a few places that have been protected by conservation efforts.
Babbel On: March 2018 Language News Roundup

Babbel On: March 2018 Language News Roundup

US language learning declines, France announces plans to spread the French language and more from the world of language this past month.
First Impressions Of The US: Foreign Visitors Share Their Thoughts

First Impressions Of The US: Foreign Visitors Share Their Thoughts

‘People eat cheese with everything!’ and other observations from international visitors to the United States.
Are These 10 ‘French’ Things Actually French?

Are These 10 ‘French’ Things Actually French?

French fries, French horns, French kissing. We have a lot of French things in the United States, but where do they actually come from?
What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

What Is Esperanto, And Who Speaks It?

Esperanto is the most famous constructed language, and its popularity seems to be growing.