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.
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.
December 1st, 2017 | Season 1 | 26 mins 14 secs
montreal, north america, the americas
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.
November 17th, 2017 | Season 1 | 6 mins 34 secs
cuba, havana, the americas
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.
November 10th, 2017 | Season 1 | 23 mins 25 secs
new york, the americas, usa
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 this episode we meet with 5 local New Yorkers to hear about their experiences living and learning languages in such a diverse city and to learn about the projects that have developed from living in this inspiring place.