Hi, I'm Lindie Botes, a multi-passionate creator who loves languages and UX design.

I blog about language learning, UI/UX design, life, and healthy mindsets. I help language learners balance languages and life, and help language apps improve their user experiences.

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October language learning recap

Here’s how it went with my language learning progress in October 2022. I spent most of my time (13.5 hours) learning Thai, and also a little bit of passive Arabic and Hungarian learning. So far so good!

I grew in confidence from 0 to 100 thanks to language learning

Language learning gave me confidence from 0 to 100 and this is how I did it. Starting out from a shy high school girl who could barely talk to someone to becoming a speaker at international language events and live TV…here’s how languages got me to where I am.

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Regardless of which level you are in the language(s) you’re learning, this guide will be useful for you! 

It’s packed with 112 writing prompts and activities, writing tips, a 7-step guide to success, and resources that will help you get the most out of your writing. 

You’ll also get a discount code to book a personalized call with me!

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About Lindie

Based in South Africa, I’m a senior product designer at Solvers by day, co-founder of Kaards.io and designer at Skritter by night. 

I run a YouTube channel about language learning to an audience of 310K, as well as a monthly newsletter to 4000 subscribers. 

On the side, I coach language learning techniques to self-study learners, and help language apps solve their problems through UX consultations. 

I speak English, Afrikaans, Korean, Japanese, French, Spanish, Hungarian, Mandarin Chinese, Vietnamese, Arabic, Malay and Dutch to varying levels, and I’m always keen to dabble in new languages and share my methods here on my blog!

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