Why hello there! I'm Lindsay and I do Languages, which is why I founded Lindsay Does Languages in 2012, a community dedicated to inspiring independent language learners + online teachers to succeed when doing it solo.
When I'm not learning languages myself (+ I've studied a few - 11 at last count!), I'm coaching independent language learners + online teachers just like you online.
And when I'm not doing that I'm playing with my tortoise Gonzo who speaks a grand total of zero languages.
Language Stories is a video and podcast project designed to inspire and educate language learners and armchair travellers alike as we (that's me + my husband Ashley) travel the world discovering languages and meeting the people who speak them.
May 20th, 2019 | 2 mins 1 sec
book, not a year off, southeast asia, the americas
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
October 26th, 2018 | 29 mins 57 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. (This is a Polyglot Undubbed Edition of Language Stories. The interviews are shared in their original language. Enjoy!)
October 19th, 2018 | 28 mins 26 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. (This is a Polyglot Undubbed Edition of Language Stories. The interviews are shared in their original language. Enjoy!)
October 12th, 2018 | 20 mins 24 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'. (This is a Polyglot Undubbed Edition of Language Stories. The interviews are shared in their original language. Enjoy!)
October 5th, 2018 | 32 mins 46 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. (This is a Polyglot Undubbed Edition of Language Stories. The interviews are shared in their original language. Enjoy!)
September 28th, 2018 | 5 mins 42 secs
bonus mini, peru, south america, the americas
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.
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.