Episode 3: Montreal: Beyond Bilingual
Welcome to episode three of Language Stories! This time we visit Montreal, a city that goes beyond the bilingual expectations you might have. Why Montreal? When I was studying for my French A level, my French was going through a bit of an identity crisis. My Spanish was set. I just found it more endearing, more interesting, and more exotic and new. Whereas French? Well, French had been part of my life for much longer, and I’d been to France lots of times. It no longer excited me in the...
Episode 2: Chinatown in Havana
It's always nice to have a little familiarity when you're travelling somewhere new. Something you can rely on to give you that creature comfort. Sometimes, weirdly perhaps, Chinatowns are that thing. But not so much the Chinatown in Havana, Cuba. This is episode two of Language Stories. Why Cuba? As we were planning our trip back home in the UK, I spent some time browsing Skyscanner and dreaming about all the places we could head next after our time in Quebec, Canada. There were lots of...
Episode 1: New York and the 7 Line
Language Stories is finally here! Woohoo! And what better place to start for episode one than New York City. What is Language Stories? Language Stories is a new series here at Lindsay Does Languages of video and podcast episodes about languages in various places around the world. We’re currently spending a year travelling and working (online) and wanted to produce something lasting and inspiring both for language lovers and curious travellers alike. We’re creating Language Stories as we...