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Kristang: A Tale of Two Cities

3/15/2019
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://youtu.be/ueL41RZuU00) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the...

Duration:00:28:37

Hands for Vietnam

3/1/2019
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://youtu.be/TpoH7X5BAOk) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any...

Duration:00:17:47

Make Hokkien Cool Again

2/1/2019
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://youtu.be/a7_0lYQwwG4) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any...

Duration:00:30:23

Discovering Hmong

1/4/2019
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://youtu.be/Ncwheh-MQDo) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure...

Duration:00:19:00

Teaching English in Laos

12/14/2018
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://youtu.be/iWJYxr-DGaI) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be...

Duration:00:33:52

Singapore Takes The Floor

11/30/2018
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/embed/9H4nha0Rm30) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any...

Duration:00:33:32

Learning Vietnamese

11/9/2018
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/embed/j5whLAa-2IM) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened...

Duration:00:28:24

POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Guarani In The Heart of South America

10/26/2018
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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!) THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode....

Duration:00:29:57

POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Nicaraguan Sign Language

10/19/2018
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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!) THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t6Wtwz1P7zI) To keep track of future...

Duration:00:28:26

POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Keeping K'iche'

10/12/2018
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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!) THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FfukBSc710g&t=2s) To keep track of...

Duration:00:20:24

POLYGLOT UNDUBBED EDITION: Maya Isn't Dead

10/5/2018
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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!) THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FsSxdDkRY-w) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT...

Duration:00:32:46

BONUS MINI: Aymara + Language Families

9/28/2018
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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. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister videos, you're going to keep up with...

Duration:00:05:42

BONUS MINI: Quechua + Language vs Dialect

9/21/2018
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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. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister...

Duration:00:07:39

BONUS MINI: The Galápagos + The Evolution of Language

9/14/2018
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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? Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister videos, you're going to keep...

Duration:00:04:27

BONUS MINI: Costa Rica + Is Immersion Everything?

9/7/2018
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"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. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister videos, you're...

Duration:00:03:23

BONUS MINI: Pipil + Language Nests

8/31/2018
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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... Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister videos, you're...

Duration:00:04:20

BONUS MINI: Garifuna + Gender Differences

8/24/2018
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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. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister videos, you're...

Duration:00:04:27

BONUS MINI: Cuba + Is Cuban Spanish Hard?

8/17/2018
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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? Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever listened to any podcast before, I'm sure you'll be familiar with what I'm about to say! Subscribe - by subscribing to the Language Stories podcast in your favourite place and YouTube for the sister...

Duration:00:07:48

BONUS: Dalriada Gaelic - Back From The Brink

6/7/2018
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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. The Video Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5n_0DIgt2jM) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. Support The Show The best thing you can do right now to support the project is threefold, and if you've ever...

Duration:00:25:25

Guarani in the Heart of South America

5/25/2018
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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. THE VIDEO Click here to watch the sister video to this podcast episode. (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LSS_n7-mt6c&t=25s) To keep track of future episodes in video form, click here to subscribe on YouTube. SUPPORT THE SHOW The best thing...

Duration:00:25:56