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