They say to have another language is to possess another soul. If so, how many souls do polyglots have? And more importantly, what language do we dream in?
Hi, I’m Lindie, and these aren’t the typical questions that cropped up in my mind on my journey mastering 12-ish languages (although they’re worth thinking about). As a polyglot and Christian, I’ve always been fascinated by the possibilities that language offers to break down barriers and connect with people.
Since 2009, I have immersed myself in languages and developing efficient learning methods. As a result, I’m fluent in a few languages – but it’s not the number that counts. The process of learning a new skill and breaking down cultural barriers is rewarding in itself!
Despite being a self-confessed language nut, I don’t actually do it full time. I work as a UI/UX designer at a startup in Singapore by day, and I’m as such I am interested in the intersection of design and languages.
I enjoy sharing about language learning both online and in person. I post videos weekly on my YouTube channel where I share my progress, tips and struggles. In 2012 and 2018, I gave presentations to diplomats at the Department of International Relations in Pretoria, South Africa. Thereafter in 2019, I had the privilege of speaking at the annual Women In Language online seminar and at the Polyglot Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.