In this episode of It’s About Language, I talk with Linda Markley an experienced educator who has a lot to teach us about how to advocate for language learning and usage.
The words we know are intimately connected with the cultural environments we learn them in. Let me tell you some stories, and then let’s explore the cultural contexts of the words we know and use.
Episode 2 (airing 9/24) is with Linda Markley, a lifelong learner and teacher for over 40 years. Come learn about Linda and her ideas of teachers’ powerful advocate voices.
What happens when we lose our language? Sharon Deering suffered a stroke in 2017 that took her language away. In this episode, Sharon shares story and her struggle with us to bring insights and hope.
Come with me on a language and culture journey — and it all starts with bread! What will you discover about YOUR language and YOUR culture? Watch, ponder – and enter the conversation! This video ties to the previous post, “Language, Culture, and Bread.” I welcome you to read my thoughts there as well, andContinue reading “A Video Conversation on Language, Culture, Bread”
What is your word for these beautiful baked items? Done any extra baking lately? I’ve been on “bread overdrive” now for several months, and that got me thinking about bread – specifically, how, when I was in the fifth grade, I saw a loaf of sliced bread on our kitchen table and asked my dad,Continue reading “Language, Culture, Bread”
Language is deep inside us. What happens when language is suddenly gone? Sharon Deering lost her language. Come learn more about her and her story.