24 episodes

Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. Listen and subscribe today.

Multilinguish Babbel

    • Society & Culture
    • 4.9, 23 Ratings

Not multilingual, but language curious? Explore how language connects us all — from the producers at the language-learning app Babbel. Listen and subscribe today.

    BONUS: Elon Musk's Language Prophecy (At Home)

    BONUS: Elon Musk's Language Prophecy (At Home)

    What are the cutest English words? We have some thoughts. Plus, we tell you why Elon Musk's wild predictions about language are probably wrong, and share some of your submissions on how you're using language during quarantine.

    Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and using the code MULTI.

    • 20 min
    BONUS: Foreign-Language TV Recs & More (At Home)

    BONUS: Foreign-Language TV Recs & More (At Home)

    Which foreign-language shows should you stream? We've got some recommendations, plus the surprising reason we call those big, growling animals "bears," and other fun language trivia.

    Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and using the code MULTI.

    • 18 min
    BONUS: Language Trivia (At Home)

    BONUS: Language Trivia (At Home)

    What were Ben Franklin's least favorite letters in the alphabet? Can HBO's 'My Brilliant Friend' help you learn Italian? We discuss these questions and more language trivia and tips. We're stuck at home and you probably are too, so let's learn something new.

    Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and using the code MULTI.

    • 24 min
    ATTN: Your Stories Needed!

    ATTN: Your Stories Needed!

    Call 315-273-4200 and leave a message with your language story for a chance to be featured on a future episode of the podcast!

    What does language mean to you during this new and strange time? Tell us about how you've used language during a crisis, your strategies for learning a language alone, how you're communicating with people while social distancing, or any other language story you'd like to share. Leave us a voicemail at 315-273-4200. We're excited to hear your stories!

    • 1 min
    Code-Switching Decoded

    Code-Switching Decoded

    Switching between languages is a natural part of being bilingual — but why? How does the bilingual brain work, is it difficult to keep your languages separated, and what does code-switching say about us as language learners and social beings? We answer these questions together with experts from Babbel's team of linguists and a bilingual panel.

    Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and using the code MULTI.

    For more info about what we discussed in this episode, visit Babbel Magazine: babbel.com/en/magazine/multilinguish-code-switching-decoded

    Special thanks to Jennifer Dorman, Michela Mosca and Todd Ehresmann.

    • 51 min
    Language Anxiety

    Language Anxiety

    77% of language learners find speaking (and listening) to be the most challenging part of learning a language. We talk about the anxiety that comes with having conversations in a foreign language and offer some tips, tricks and strategies for not giving up when the going gets tough.

    Get 50% off a 3-month Babbel subscription by visiting babbel.com/podcast and using the code MULTI.

    For more info about what we discussed in this episode, visit Babbel Magazine: babbel.com/en/magazine/multilinguish-foreign-language-anxiety

    Special thanks to Áine Gallagher for her contributions to this episode.

    • 50 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

richardRico ,

A gem

What a great podcast, with an excellent assortment of topics. But what keeps me coming back is how much fun you all sound like you are having when you are making the podcast. You and West Wing Weekly are my two go-to podcasts each week.

funbobby34 ,

Entertaining but...like

I had to stop counting the “like”s

hooddbeats ,

Really looking forward for this

This trailer seems super interesting, really excited about the episodes. Also love the theme song!

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