I’m Lindie and my life pretty much revolves around languages. As a Third Culture Kid, I grew up in France, Pakistan, the UAE, South Africa and Japan. I started taking language learning seriously in 2009 after realizing the doors that they can open to new cultures, music, experiences and travel. I’m also an unashamed follower of Jesus Christ, striving to live for Him every day.
I aim to motivate and inspire language learners to reach their fluency goals. My home language is Afrikaans and I was raised in English schools. Currently I’m focusing on Spanish, Mandarin Chinese and Japanese while maintaining my French, Korean and Hungarian. On the side, I’m dabbling in Malay, Vietnamese, Indonesian, Arabic, Norwegian, Burmese and Hindi.
I enjoy public speaking and sharing language learning methods. 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 alongside notable polyglots at the annual Women In Language online seminar and at Polyglot Conference in Fukuoka, Japan.
I don’t actually do languages fulltime!
Apart from languages, I work as a UI/UX designer at a startup in Singapore and my job makes me very happy! I also like doing film photography on the side.
Curious to know more?:
News & documentaries
Arirang TV: Travel Story Korean TV broadcast
KykNet TV: eNuus interview (Afrikaans)
Portrait of a Polyglot documentary
Arirang A Plus Korean language feature
Singapur: Karriere-Kinder ohne Heimat – Weltbilder documentary (German)
My language story & tips at Polyglot Conference, Fukuoka 2019
Talking about motivation and learning Korean on Spongemind: English interview | Korean interview
5 Minute Language chat podcast with Azren The Language Nerd
Talking about language learning in Spanish on Spanish Dreaming
Assassins of Language Learning chat by PassionForDreaming
Steve Kaufman YouTube interview about enthusiasm in languages