Babbel – the app that helps you speak a new language like you’ve always wanted to. When learning a language, nothing is more rewarding than a real conversation. 73% of surveyed customers feel that they’d be able to hold a conversation within five hours of using the app.

The Babbel language learning app for web, iOS and Android makes it easy to learn 14 different languages from 7 display languages. Bite-sized lessons fit into everyday life and are split into useful real-world topics, from introducing oneself, to ordering food and making travel arrangements. The app’s effective game mechanics ensure that learners stay motivated to achieve their goals, with the average user continuing to learn with Babbel for more than 12 months. Uniquely, every course is created specifically for each language pair by a team of education experts, linguists and language teachers. Fast Company Magazine recognised Babbel as the most innovative education company of 2016.

Babbel was founded in 2007 by Markus Witte (Chief Executive Officer) and Thomas Holl (Chief Strategy Officer). Since then, the team has grown to over 600 people from 51 nations, spread between Berlin and New York. With no ads, and a transparent, subscription-based business model, the company’s focus remains firmly on getting learners conversational fast. The company recently surpassed 1,000,000 active paying subscribers.

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Are you planning to study or work in Rome?


Your first step should be thinking about an Italian language course. Italiaidea is a school teaching Italian language and culture perfect to start your unique and unforgettable experience in Italy.


Founded in 1984 by a group of friends in love with traveling and eager to share Italian language and culture with students from all over the world.


The school has two location in the heart of Rome: the first one in Corso Vittorio Emanuele 184, the second one in Piazza della Cancelleria 85. From our locations, our students can walk to the most significant historical sites of Rome such as Piazza Navona, St. Peter’s, the Roman Forum and Colosseum, the market of Campo dei Fiori, etc.


The school is also easily accessed by public transportation from both the train stations and airports. Students can take just one bus from the Termini Station, the main rail station, from which there is also a direct train or bus for the airports.


Thanks to the interactive method we use, the language is not just a set of rules to be learned, but rather an instrument we provide to everyone to communicate, understand and express in everyday Italian life in a short time. The lessons are always really connected to everyday life: the language is the key to understand other cultures. Welcoming atmosphere of Italiaidea helps students throughout staying in Rome.


A bunch of services are available for our students: search of an accommodation, orientation session about transport system, shops, gyms, clubs, museums and parks to make the most of your stay in Rome and feel at right at home away from home.


Remember also that if necessary we can provide all the documentation for you to obtain a student VISA from Italian embassies and consulates abroad.


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The European Centre for Modern Languages of the Council of Europe offers traineeships, lasting in general 6 months, twice a year. If you want to enjoy a multilingual working environment and get new skills, don’t miss the chance!



ECML promotes quality language education in Europe. According to its vision, Europe should be committed to linguistic and cultural diversity, where the key role of quality language education in achieving intercultural dialogue, democratic citizenship and social cohesion is recognized and supported. The ECML's Strategic Objectives are to help its member states implement effective language teaching policies by: focusing on the practice of the learning and teaching of languages, promoting dialogue and exchange among those active in the field, training multipliers and supporting programme-related networks and research projects


Duty Station: Graz, Austria


Open to: Students with bachelor’s degree (at least)


Timeframe: Two semesters: July-December and January-June



28 February (period July-December)

31 August (period January-June)


Job description: According to their field of interest applicants can choose the main area in which they would like to be involved: organization of events and meetings (Programme), documentation and resources (DRC), the Centre's website (Website) and finances and general administration (Administration).

Recruiting young professionals from all over Europe to join its team for a short period both reinforces the Centre’s role as a place of international cooperation and promotes an atmosphere of intercultural learning. For the trainees it often represents their first experience of an international organization. The scheme which the ECML now offers is the result of a learning process and is adapted to meet the needs both of the Centre and the trainees themselves



Your application will only be considered if you come from or live in one of the member states of the Council of Europe. Generally speaking, you should have:

- a very good knowledge of English and/or French

- good communication and organization skills

- flexibility and motivation

- ability to work efficiently both in team and independently

Click here to see the specific requirements for each work area


Wage/fees:  The trainees receive a subsistence allowance of about € 720 per month


Application process: In order to apply for the traineeship, you should use the ECML application form


Useful links:

Traineeship at ECML (video)

More info about


ECML website


Contact information:

European Centre for Modern Languages

Nikolaiplatz 4

AT-8020 Graz

T 43 316 323554

F 43 316 323554-4

E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Open to the public:

9:00-13:00, 14:00-17:00


Edited by Tatiana Camerota

The editorial staff of is not responsible for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization.



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