Language Stories

Episode Archive

Episode Archive

33 episodes of Language Stories since the first episode, which aired on October 31st, 2017.

  • Kristang: A Tale of Two Cities

    March 15th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 37 secs
    creole languages, kristang, malaysia, singapore, southeast asia

    Kristang is a language spoken in Malacca, Malaysia and Singapore. But with almost 10 times as many speakers in Malacca than Singapore, how do things differ for the language in both cities? Find out in this episode of Language Stories.

  • Hands for Vietnam

    March 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  17 mins 47 secs
    season two, southeast asia, vietnam, vietnamese sign language

    What do you know about Vietnamese Sign Language? How many sign languages are there in Vietnam? And how does sign language education work? Find out in this episode of Language Stories.

  • Make Hokkien Cool Again

    February 1st, 2019  |  Season 2  |  30 mins 23 secs
    asia, hokkien, sino-tibetan languages, southeast asia

    Is Hokkien a language or a dialect? What happened to lead to its demise? And what's being done to help slow the death of Penang Hokkien? Find out in this episode of Language Stories.

  • Discovering Hmong

    January 4th, 2019  |  Season 2  |  19 mins 1 sec
    asia, hmong, hmong-mien languages, laos, southeast asia, vietnam

    What do you know about Hmong? Join us in Sapa, Vietnam; Luang Prabang in Laos; and somewhere a little further afield for this episode of Language Stories.

  • Teaching English in Laos

    December 14th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 52 secs
    english, laos, season two, southeast asia, teaching

    In Laos, English is an important language to learn. What's happening with teaching English in Laos? Find out in this episode of Language Stories.

  • Singapore Takes The Floor

    November 30th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  33 mins 33 secs
    english, season two, singapore, singlish, southeast asia

    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.

  • Learning Vietnamese

    November 9th, 2018  |  Season 2  |  28 mins 24 secs
    season two, southeast asia, vietnam, vietnamese

    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.