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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.
Jargon Watch: Diner Lingo And The Language Of Food

Jargon Watch: Diner Lingo And The Language Of Food

Do you know the difference between moo juice and city juice? Find out all about the history of diner lingo.
Bilingual Jobs: How Video Editors Tell Stories In Any Language

Bilingual Jobs: How Video Editors Tell Stories In Any Language

An editor at a Chinese television station gives us insights into the art of storytelling in two languages.
Quiz: Do You Know What These Universal Symbols Originally Meant?

Quiz: Do You Know What These Universal Symbols Originally Meant?

If they’re really universal, this quiz should be very easy.
The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

The United States Of Accents: Midwestern American English

In this edition of the United States of Accents, we look at the varied dialects of the Midwest, which definitely do not sound like ‘Fargo.’
Could You Date A French Speaker After 2 Weeks Of Learning The Language?

Could You Date A French Speaker After 2 Weeks Of Learning The Language?

We sent two English speakers on blind dates with fluent French speakers after learning with Babbel for just two weeks. Here’s how it went down.
How These Beginners Learned A Brand New Language In 21 Days

How These Beginners Learned A Brand New Language In 21 Days

These beginners made their resolution to learn a language and stuck with it for three weeks. Here’s how they did.
How To Flirt With An American

How To Flirt With An American

So you know some words — but can you charm a foreigner? In this series, we’ll examine the unspoken language of love and how it varies around the world.