Language Stories

Language Stories

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Discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them.
Episode 15: Teaching English in Laos
Dec 14 • 33 min
THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if…
Episode 14: Singapore Takes The Floor
Nov 30 • 33 min
What's it like to learn a language in a country with 4 official languages? How does English bring people together? Find out in season 2 episode 2 of Language Stories. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track of…
Episode 13: Learning Vietnamese
Nov 9 • 28 min
How easy is it to get started learning Vietnamese? If you're curious about the language spoken by around 75 million, the first episode of Season 2 of Language Stories is for you. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To…
POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Guarani In The Heart of South America
Oct 26 • 29 min
Guarani is an indigenous language that defies all odds to exist today as it does alongside Spanish in Paraguay. But what odds? How does it thrive in the modern world? In this episode of Language Stories, we're exploring the story of Guarani in Paraguay.…
POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Nicaraguan Sign Language
Oct 19 • 28 min
Every language has a unique story, but Nicaraguan Sign Language is pretty special. A language emerging in the 80s amidst a revolution? In this episode of Language Stories, we're exploring the story of Nicaraguan Sign Language. (This is a Polyglot Undubbed…
POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Keeping K’iche’
Oct 12 • 20 min
K'iche' is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala by over a million people. Join us for this episode of Language Stories as we explore K'iche' Maya at a local homestay and in a busy market town, as well as learning how to learn K'iche'. (This is a Polyglot…
POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Maya Isn’t Dead
Oct 5 • 32 min
Think of this episode as a bit of a myth buster. Answering the questions you didn't even know you had about a language that you didn't even know still existed: Maya. (This is a Polyglot Undubbed Edition of Language Stories. The interviews are shared in…
BONUS MINI: Aymara + Language Families
Sep 28 • 5 min
Aymara is the final language to take us down an internet rabbit hole for this Bonus Mini series. This episode, we look at how similar it is to Quechua. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've…
BONUS MINI: Quechua + Language vs Dialect
Sep 21 • 7 min
Much like the other episodes in this Bonus Mini series, Quechua led me down a deep internet rabbit hole here. We're heading into tricky territory in this episode: language vs dialect. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the…
BONUS MINI: The Galápagos + The Evolution of Language
Sep 14 • 4 min
The Galápagos Islands are a magical place, famous for their role in the theory of evolution. But, how about the evolution of language in the Galápagos Islands? Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and…
BONUS MINI: Costa Rica + Is Immersion Everything?
Sep 7 • 3 min
"If I went there, I'd be fluent…" "Immersion is all you need!"…Is it? In this Bonus Mini episode, I reflect on my time in Costa Rica and how immersion changed my Spanish. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is…
BONUS MINI: Pipil + Language Nests
Aug 31 • 4 min
Pipil is a language spoken in El Salvador. There's not many speakers nowadays, but revitalisation efforts are happening, including the beautifully named language nests… Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is…
BONUS MINI: Garifuna + Gender Differences
Aug 24 • 4 min
Researching Garifuna led me down the first of many internet rabbit holes from this Bonus Mini series. This time, it's all about different languages for different genders. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is…
BONUS MINI: Cuba + Is Cuban Spanish Hard?
Aug 17 • 7 min
Ooo! Bonus Mini episode?! Yes! Over the next 7 weeks, I'll be sharing 7 Bonus Mini episodes with you. To get us started? We're in Cuba and asking the question: Is Cuban Spanish hard? Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the…
BONUS: Dalriada Gaelic - Back From The Brink
Jun 7 • 25 min
Bonus Language Stories?! Yup. Woohoo! This episode, I chat with Àdhamh Ó Broin who is working to bring Dalriada Gaelic, an endangered dialect of Scottish Gaelic, back from the brink. The Video Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode.…
Episode 12: Guarani in the Heart of South America
May 25 • 25 min
Guarani is an indigenous language that defies all odds to exist today as it does alongside Spanish in Paraguay. But what odds? How does it thrive in the modern world? In this episode of Language Stories, we're exploring the story of Guarani in Paraguay.…
Episode 11: Nicaraguan Sign Language
Apr 26 • 27 min
Every language has a unique story, but Nicaraguan Sign Language is pretty special. A language emerging in the 80s amidst a revolution? In this episode of Language Stories, we're exploring the story of Nicaraguan Sign Language. THE VIDEO Click here to…
Episode 10: MINI: The Panama Canal
Apr 14 • 5 min
Trade has always influenced the languages we speak. But what happens with language at one of the busiest and most important trade routes in the world, the Panama Canal? In this episode of Language Stories, discover languages at The Panama Canal. The Video…
Episode 9: Keeping K’iche’
Mar 30 • 18 min
K'iche' is a Mayan language spoken in Guatemala by over a million people. Join us for this episode of Language Stories as we explore K'iche' Maya at a local homestay and in a busy market town, as well as learning how to learn K'iche'. THE VIDEO Click here…
Episode 8: MINI: All About You
Mar 16 • 6 min
As we've been travelling through Latin America and heading into a new Spanish-speaking country every few weeks, I've realised something. I arrive in a new Spanish-speaking country and don't know how to address YOU. The Video Click here to watch the sister…
Episode 7: Unbelizeable!
Mar 2 • 21 min
Belize isn't like the rest of Central America. Belize speaks English. But that's not the full story… The Video Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on…
Episode 6: MINI: You Know a Word in Nahuatl
Jan 12 • 10 min
Nahuatl is a language spoken in Mexico that maybe you've never heard of until now. But guess what? You know a word in Nahuatl. The Video Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track of future episodes in video form, click…
Episode 5: Maya Isn’t Dead
Dec 29, 2017 • 23 min
Think of this episode as a bit of a myth buster. Answering the questions you didn't even know you had about a language that you didn't even know still existed: Maya. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track of…
Episode 4: MINI: Star Wars: A Language Story
Dec 14, 2017 • 7 min
It's another Mini Episode! This time we’re in Tikal, Guatemala, aka Rebel Base Yavin 4, and we’re talking all things…Star Wars. In particular the languages of Star Wars. The Video Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. To keep track…
Episode 3: Montreal: Beyond Bilingual
Dec 1, 2017 • 26 min
We're making our way up North America. This time we visit Montreal, a city that goes beyond the French and English bilingual expectations you might have. This is episode 3 of Language Stories - Montreal: Beyond Bilingual. The Video Click here to watch the…
Episode 2: MINI: Chinatown in Havana
Nov 17, 2017 • 6 min
Havana, Cuba has a Chinatown. Nothing too unusual about that, right? Well what happens when that Chinatown doesn't really have a Chinese population? This is episode two of Language Stories. The Video Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast…
Episode 1: New York and the 7 Line
Nov 10, 2017 • 23 min
Language Stories is finally here! Woohoo! And what better place to start for episode one than New York City. New York City is undoubtedly one of the most multicultural in the world. So what's it like to live there as someone interested in languages? In…
Preview: Language Stories coming November 10th!
Oct 31, 2017 • 1 min
A little preview of what to expect on November 10th 2017 when the first episode of Language Stories launches! What is Language Stories? Language Stories is a new series here at Lindsay Does Languages of video and podcast episodes about languages in…