People who do not speak English as a first language may feel vulnerable in certain situations as they are not able to express themselves because of the communication barrier. Some languages may not have an equivalent name or a translation for something common in English, and things might get lost in translation when translating something from a different language. Important matters like getting consent can be an obstacle for some individuals if they don’t understand the terms for certain things in English.
By completing this activity, you will gain a better understanding of how people who do not speak English as their first language may experience difficulties when communicating.
Stop and Reflect:
Momma’s experience – Communication Difficulties in the Real World
Listen to the recording of Momma’s experiences of communication difficulties in the real world. Use the following template to answer some reflective questions.