An Interview with Lindsay Dow - Living through Languages

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Lindsay Dow Knows Language Learning

Today I have a great interview with Lindsay Dow from Lindsaydoeslangauges.com

Lindsay is one of those language learning pros (professionals), and I brought her on the podcast to help you become a pro at English learning.  Lindsay Does Languages was born in 2012 as a local company in the heart of little old England offering private language tuition. Lindsay taught individuals, then groups, then corporate groups, then school groups, until finally, she found her niche teaching online via Skype.

Lindsay Does Languages was born in 2012 as a local company in the heart of little old England offering private language tuition. Lindsay taught individuals, then groups, then corporate groups, then school groups, until finally, she found her niche teaching online via Skype.

A big part of Lindsay’s job is inspiring others to teach themselves languages. Whether that be in a lesson with her when she’s in your home, a class on Skype when she’s in her home, or a blog or video you enjoy when she’s doing absolutely anything miles from you, she wants you to know that it’s possible for you to learn a language. Go team!

The Main Points
  • find something you love within the language, like music or history, and use that as your medium for learning
  • use things around you in everyday life to practice with. Social media is a great tool for this
  • More than anything, keep going! Don’t give up. Even a little practice every day makes a huge difference

 

The Vocab & Expressions

roundabout – a system for roads where intersections are “circles” and stop lights aren’t used

it has spiraled – it has developed and grown

to be drawn to something  – to be attracted to something

such a drag – something is boring and uninteresting

spark your interest – to gain your interest, catch your attention

stumbled upon – to find something of interest that you weren’t looking for

faded – when a color has lost it’s brightness due to wear and tear; over time something loses color

in a nutshell – to say in as few words as possible