Word Worlds

World words © Goethe-Institut Neuseeland

Word Worlds

Learning a language isn’t (just) about the words. It’s what you do with them – and what they do to you!

Dave with bike at German rail station © Dave Lowe

Science in Other Words
Interview with travelling scientist Dr Dave Lowe

In the Goethe on Air Show 28 Dr Dave Lowe talks about opening windows on the world and winning part of a Nobel prize

Colloquy Podcast

Colloquy Series Word Worlds © Pip Adam

Episode 1
Writing in two tongues

How does speaking another language affect the work of writers in Aoteraoa New Zealand? In this first episode of new podcast series "Colloquy" we talk to novelists, poets and essayists who write in English -- but also think and live in other languages from Te Reo Māori to German or Chinese....

Episode 2
World words in New Zealand literature

Why do writers of English include other languages in their work? In this second episode of new podcast series "Colloquy" we talk to novelists, poets, essayists and publishers who read and create books in English that include words and phrases from other languages

Episode 3
Living outside the mother tongue

What is it like to live in and around one language while writing in another? In this third episode of new podcast series "Colloquy" we talk to novelists, poets and essayists who have written works in English while living in countries where English is not the first language

Episode 4
Writing and reading across worlds

In this fourth episode of new podcast series "Colloquy" we talk to novelists, poets, essayists and publishers about the role translation plays in their reading, writing and publishing. We talk to writers who translate and to writers who have worked with translators

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