Language can be limiting

Though I love languages, language learning, and language teaching, I have come to realize that language can be limiting. Most communication requires much more than spoken or written language to serve its purpose. Facial expressions, tone of voice, hand gestures… all contribute to the messages we wish to convey.

I showed Caro Babbo to two of my students from Editorial Design today. I hold Natalie and Karol close to my heart; having them in the classroom has been a very enriching experience. These students are deaf, so I have needed an interpreter to communicate with them and another one of their classmates in this course and in two others. Continue reading