Language barriers make it more difficult for different people from various backgrounds to communicate and understand each other. When you are in a location where no one speaks your language or no one understands you, you are sad, anxious and alone. You are hoping someone will be able to understand what you are saying and not judge you. When you do find someone who is making the effort to communicate with you and understand you, it is a delightful experience.
Imagine the communication barriers for the deaf, hard of hearing, mute and other communities who cannot speak English.
In this video of a ‘Woman Signs Heartwarming Story About Deaf Restaurant Customer’ by Newsflare Clips, Juliet Lyan had used American Sign Language to speak with a man who is deaf. He was so happy that she could understand ASL and connect with her.
Although ASL is not a universal language, it is used in the USA and in English-speaking parts of Canada and it is considered a foreign language. I feel we need to learn the basics of ASL, so we are able to communicate with those who cannot speak or hear. We should learn the basics of any language of the country where we are visiting and we should also learn the basics of the language that is commonly used in the community we live in. Breaking down the language barriers will help people to understand each other and have acceptance of one another.