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American Sign Language
BY HOLLY BEAN
@ VOL 3
ON SEP 20, 2013
Holly Bean, after deciding that languages such as Spanish and French were too difficult, decided to study American Sign Language in college. This became a major turning point in her life. After learning sign language, becoming an interpreter, and experiencing the euphoria of helping deaf people communicate, she wanted to do more. She now runs outreach programs for the American Sign Language Organization.
A New Way to Learn a Foreign Language
BY ADRIENN KELEMEN
@ VOL 24
ON DEC 09, 2014
Adrienn Kelemen believes that foreign language lessons should be more interesting and more efficient for schoolchildren. She has devised a new method to teach foreign languages in schools, which can be useful not only in Western Europe, but most likely in less developed areas. She wants to make learning languages an easy, fun and interesting exercise for the youth.
BY GAETAN SCHMID
@ VOL 12
ON JAN 27, 2016
“You might see this when you don't know when to shut up. He wants to cover your mouth with his hand to get you to shut up, but that’s socially not correct so he projects his intentions over his own face.”
In Body Language from PechaKucha Night Johannesburg’s 12th volume, speaker Gaetan Schmid presents on the not quite secret language of the human body. We create impressions in others minds of how we sit, stand and walk, he provides the guidebook to them. A very comical and informative presentation from what he has learnt in Theatre.
This was "PechaKucha of the Day" on Tuesday, March 2nd, 2016.
Food As a Language
BY SHIRLEY KASTON
@ VOL 29
ON DEC 06, 2016
Shirley Kaston, as a chef and information technoligist, co-created the Kök Projekt. She views food as a language for sustainability and social innovation. Together with her partners she aims to create an international network and platform of food entrepreneurs to grow and exchange food related solutions.
The Language of Perception
BY JANA KNAPP SANCHEZ
@ VOL 2
ON SEP 27, 2017
Jana Knapp Sanchez's passion is helping people develop and share the stories and messages that are most important to them. She’s been telling stories professionally for more than 20 years. And for the last decade she’s been dedicated to helping people share what they’re passionate about and connect with others. In he presentation she examines the use of language.
Esperanto: Die erfundene Sprache (the invented language)
BY DAVID ROSS
@ VOL 13
ON AUG 09, 2018
David Ross talks about the history and formation of the invented language: Esperanto. In his talk, David tries to trace the roots of Esperanto, its alphabets, countries where it is spoken as well as the current trends in the langauge