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The Internet Speaks English

Posted on March 17, 2009 by

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According to Internet World Stats, with 28.7%,the majority of people online are English speakers. Spanish speaking users come in at a far third with 7.7%, and French speakers fourth with only 4.6%. German is in seventh place with 4.1%.The English-language-dominated world of micro-blogging alone currently has about six million users worldwide, but only a very small fraction of these write in any language other than English. Students young and old understand that to keep up with this dynamic sector, English is invaluable.

Babbel.com is the place to start for those who want to try their hand at twittering, blogging, chatting, shopping or emailing in English.For example, we’ve just released an online tutorial „Talking about Computers and the Internet“, which provides all the most important terms and phrases to participate anywhere online. Audio, visual and participatory functions make the exercise interactive. We also included a part where students can write their own text on the theme, which is then corrected by a friend or someone else from the 230,000 strong Babbel community.

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Change Comes to the Babbel Blog

Posted on March 3, 2009 by

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In these days the Babbel Blog will be going through some changes, and our readers will notice a shift in the content. The focus will now be more on the Babbel online language learning platform itself. You will find ideas and tidbits from Babbel’s creators, news about — and stories from — Babbel users, and articles and interviews on internet-based elearning in general, among other things.

We have to say goodbye and thanks to Mara and Lorenz, the two blog editors. Thanks for the great work, journalistic quality and dedication you put into this project!

Mara and Lorenz’s interviews and articles will however still be available here. If you read German, you can follow some of Lorenz’s work at his blog on education gaming, and Mara will be overseeing English language content at Babbel and also on this blog.

Stay tuned for upcoming posts!!

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