Discovering languages around the world and meeting the people who speak them. As Lindsay Williams of Lindsay Does Languages and husband Ashley travel the globe, they share stories and interviews of the multicultural places they visit, with a focus on the multilingual, bilingual and monolingual people they meet along the way. Perfect for polyglots and armchair travellers alike, this documentary series is essential listening for anyone who loves language learning, travel, or learning about other cultures.
September 21st, 2018 | 7 mins 39 secs
bonus mini, peru, quechua, south america, the americas
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.
September 14th, 2018 | 4 mins 27 secs
bonus mini, ecuador, south america, the americas
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?
September 7th, 2018 | 3 mins 23 secs
bonus mini, central america, costa rica, language learning, the americas
"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.
August 31st, 2018 | 4 mins 21 secs
bonus mini, el salvador, language revitalisation, pipil, uto-aztecan languages
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...
August 24th, 2018 | 4 mins 27 secs
belize, bonus mini, central america, garifuna, the americas
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.
August 17th, 2018 | 7 mins 48 secs
bonus mini, cuba, language learning
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?
June 8th, 2018 | 25 mins 12 secs
bonus, celtic languages, dalriada, dialect, europe, scotland, scottish gaelic, united kingdom
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.
May 25th, 2018 | Season 1 | 25 mins 56 secs
guaraní, paraguay, south america, the americas, tupi-guaraní languages
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.
April 27th, 2018 | Season 1 | 27 mins 15 secs
central america, nicaragua, nicaraguan sign language, sign languages, spanish, the americas
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.
April 14th, 2018 | Season 1 | 5 mins 58 secs
central america, english, spanish, the americas
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.
March 30th, 2018 | Season 1 | 18 mins 2 secs
central america, guatemala, k'iche', mayan languages, the americas
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'.
March 16th, 2018 | Season 1 | 6 mins 27 secs
central america, grammar, south america, spanish, the americas
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.
March 2nd, 2018 | Season 1 | 21 mins 11 secs
belize, creole languages, english, spanish, the americas
Belize isn't like the rest of Central America. Belize speaks English. But that's not the full story...
January 12th, 2018 | Season 1 | 10 mins 13 secs
mexico, nahuatl, the americas, uto-aztecan languages
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.
December 29th, 2017 | Season 1 | 23 mins 56 secs
mayan languages, mexico, the americas, yucatec maya
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.
December 15th, 2017 | Season 1 | 7 mins 55 secs
constructed languages, fictional languages, guatemala, star wars, the americas
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.