Connecting Culture Through Communication

Culture permeates every aspect of our lives. We can’t understand others without having an understanding of their culture. As a language teacher, you are already aware of this. But our students may not understand that language is an expression of culture. Students need to learn that connecting culture through communication is essential for learning a Read more about Connecting Culture Through Communication[…]

Teaching ASL Humor for Culture Understanding

Humor is a way that cultures can share their perspectives of the world, allow others a peek into their belief system, and make intimate connections with others. Humor is an important part of every culture. For a language learner, it is imperative to understand the rules of humor and what is funny in order to Read more about Teaching ASL Humor for Culture Understanding[…]

Creating Thematic ASL Lessons

Recently, I have loved reading on social media about how people have organized their classrooms. I enjoy seeing how teachers have decorated their boards and what they are doing in their classrooms. I noticed in these threads that there is a lot of discussion about lower level instruction and a lot of frustration about what Read more about Creating Thematic ASL Lessons[…]