Language Tag Video!

A few weeks ago now, Felicia Follum posted a video on YouTube called Language Tag. She tagged me. In case you’re not familiar with the whole ‘blog/YouTube tag’ thing, let me give you a little explanation. I’m not overly familiar either but between us I’m sure we’ll do our best. It kind of works that you answer questions set by a mysterious internet person of yesteryear and then tag other internet people of toyear now inviting them to also answer the set of seemingly origin-free questions. Also, how is ‘toyear’ not a legit English word when ‘yesteryear’ is? Lame.

So, yeah. I tagged some folk as is the rules of the game. Those lovely people are Shannon Kennedy of Eurolinguiste, Kerstin Hammes of Fluent Language, Chris Huff of Language Fan, and Jimmy Mello of Mello Method. And as I say in the video, it’s by no means an exclusive list. If you fancy it, just give it a go and let me know! I’ll be happy to check it out!

Oh yes, for reference, here are the questions…

1) What do you consider to be your native language?
2) What was your first language learning experience?
3) What languages have you studied and why did you start them?
4) How does your personality affect how you learn languages?
5) Do you prefer learning languages in a class or individually?
6) What are your favourite language learning materials?
7) How much time do you spend actively learning per day/week?
8) What are your short term and long term language learning goals?
9) What is your favourite language?
10) What is the next language you want to learn?
11) What advice can you give to new language learners?

P.S Thank you to everyone who voted for Lindsay Does Languages in Bab.la’s Language Lovers List 2015! We made the Top 100 and the YouTube list! I’m so happy to be on that YouTube list this year! Yay! Thank you, thank you, thank you.

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About Lindsay Williams

Lindsay Williams always had a curiosity for language. From spotting that most of the words on Italian road signs ended in vowels to actually wanting to order the baguettes on holiday in France, the warning signs were there. It wasn’t until Shakira released Laundry Service and she asked for a Spanish dictionary for her birthday to translate the Spanish on the album that things got what might be described as serious. Since then, Lindsay has gone on to study more languages than her fingers can count, including a degree in Modern Language Studies along the way. After founding Lindsay Does Languages to inspire independent language learners to go further when doing it solo, she now hopes it’s contagious.

8 comments on “Language Tag Video!

  1. Hi there!
    Hope you are doing great!
    Your advice makes lot of sense. Many people out there are definitely afraid of claiming they speak this or that language. Some of them because they do not want to get embarassed during a face-to–face chat; some others becase they are way too ‘respectful’ and they do not want to pretend they speak a language which actually they just picked up.

    [oh and by the way, I apologize for my poor English and bad grammar πŸ™‚
    Greetings from Venice, Italy]

    • Hey Filippo! Thanks for your comment! I’m glad you agree with me on that point! πŸ™‚ I feel like there’s a lot of people ready to judge your language skills and snap as soon as you make a mistake – especially on the internet. Such is life!
      P.S. No need to apologise! Your English is brilliant! πŸ˜€

  2. Sounds like fun! I think I will make a video response to this tag even though I wasn’t tagged.

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